A treasure trove of more than 10000 colourful glass beads and evidence of glassmaking tools were found in Ile-Ife, South-western Nigeria, suggesting that the ancient city was one of the first places in West Africa to master the art of glassmaking.
First biological analysis of ancient terracotta figurines found at Yikpabongo in Northern Ghana’s Koma Land between 2010-2011 revealed that they were created by an unknown African civilisation. The figurines depict ancestral figures and animals.
Burial site found at Clavijo farm in Santa Maria de Guia, Canary Islands, was confirmed being the oldest cemetery of slaves on the Atlantic sea coast, dating to between 15th-17th century.
A study of sequenced DNA from remains of cats dated from 13000 BC to 18th century AD reveals how cats spread throughout ancient Eurasia and Africa.
Archaeologists from Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Polish Academy of Sciences conducted research in a remote area between modern Egypt and Sudan revealing Neolithic sites belonging to the early pastoral societies.