Archaeologists conducted investigation and specialised analysis of the structures within the ancient city built atop a coral reef at Temwen Island in Federated States of Micronesia. A monumental tomb said to belong to the first chief of the island of Pohnpei was studied.
As archaeological investigation at the Plain of Jars in Xieng Khouang province of Laos continues, archaeologists create a three-dimensional virtual reality to document and allow for remote exploration of the mysterious site.
DNA analysis of of 50000-year-old European bison (wisent) remains from a cave in France revealed that it originated from a previously unknown hybrid species of wisent which was depicted through Upper Palaeolithic rock art 15000 years ago.
Archaeologists use drones in the inaccessible area of Caribbean islands to document the excavations and conduct prospection of traces of pre-Columbian cultures.
Archaeologists discovered and documented at least 50 Upper Palaeolithic cave paintings, dating even 14000 years ago. The find is located within Armintxe cave under a building in the centre of Lekeitio in the Basque country, Spain.
Scientists are trying to recognise the chemical elements used in painting of Greek vessels through X-ray imaging. The spots marked in blacks, reds and whites can be identified as particular elements, such as iron, potassium, calcium and zinc.
Japanese researchers discovered information proving that a Persian official was working in Japan’s former capital Nara (710-784 AD) more than 1200 years ago.
A Bronze Age tomb dated to 1450 BC, discovered near Pylos, south-western Greece, contained a spectacular array of precious jewellery, weapons and riches.
Archaeologists studied the remains and personal belongings of individuals buried at the Middle Ages cemetery in Schüpfen, at the Bernese Lakeland region of Switzerland. The remains included an unusual grave of a man buried face down.
American archaeologists in Peru discovered a piece of a 6200-year-old textile that has been dyed indigo-blue. It is believed to be one of the oldest known cotton textiles and the oldest one dyed to this colour in the world.
Experts of a restoration laboratory in Cairo examined a piece of a wooden boat discovered during excavations near the Great Pyramid of Giza, revealing the first evidence for use of metal in boat construction by ancient Egyptians.
Team of archaeologists from University of Victoria made a discovery of sophisticated stone tools crafted 250000 years ago in a former oasis near Azraq in Jordan. Analysis of the blades found residual remains of butchered animals including horse, rhinoceros, wild cattle and duck.
A chamber tomb was unearthed in San José de Moro in Peru, revealing the remains of a woman who had been laid to rest with lavish offerings. She is believed to be a priestess or a queen or both of the pre-Columbian Moche civilization thriving on the northern coast of Peru.
Remains of a women, living 1600 years ago were discovered in an area called Tlailotlacan, near ancient ruins of Teotihuacan in Mexico. The teeth of the skeleton’s skull were encrusted with mineral stones and the skull shows signs of intentional deformation.
Construction of Rome’s third line of subway revealed ancient sites, as ruins of barracks and a burial place have been excavated by archaeologists at the planned Amba Aradam station.
The 500-year-old wreckage of Portuguese ship piloted by an uncle of explorer Vasco da Gama has been found off the coast of Oman.
Archaeologists from Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and Université de Bordeaux presented the results of analysis of 17 bone tools recovered the Palaeolithic site of Ma’anshan Cave, Guizhou Province (Southern China).
Archaeologists of the Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences discovered what seems to be a private arsenal of a military commander from the era of Ivan the Terrible, the 16th century 1st Tsar of Russia.