Recent excavations at Kanaljorden in Sweden, have revealed disarticulated 8000-year-old human skulls with remains of wooden stakes on which they were mounted, intentionally placed at the bottom of a former lake.
The shipwrecks were discovered by maritime archaeologists off shore Stockholm, Sweden. One is believed to be a cog from the 14th or 15th century. The other one dates back to the 16th century.
Gold rings and coins dating back to 5th century AD discovered at the site of Sandby Borg, a ringfort on Öland, Sweden confirm a theory that the island was in close contact with the Roman Empire.
Recent study of ancient DNA obtained from 2000-year-old remains of a boy from Ballito Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, East Republic of South Africa, indicates that the split between modern humans and earlier human groups occurred between 350000-260000 years ago – earlier than previously thought.
Wreck of a ship, believed to be “The Gustav II Adolf”, a 17th century vessel of King Gustav II Adolf has been unearthed during renovation works in central Stockholm, Sweden.
Archaeologists finished the ninth season of excavations of the Teutonic Order’s castle in Człuchów, North Poland, revealing remains of a rectangular tower which contained many surprises.
Archaeologists believe to have found the shipwreck of the historic vessel named the Blekinge, which sunk in 1713 at Karlskrona, southern Sweden. Among other campaigns, it served during king Karl XII’s sea assault against Denmark in 1700.
Viking toolbox found during excavations in the Viking fortress at Borgring, Denmark, was carefully examined and extracted in laboratory conditions. It revealed an extraordinary set of iron hand tools that may have been used to make Viking ships and houses.
Underwater archaeologists studied remains of a Mesolithic hunting site found on the bottom of the Baltic Sea at a place where once a lagoon existed and was used as a fish-hunting area.
A Medieval seal was discovered near Skällvik Castle, Sweden, by a detectorist. Swedish archaeologist was able to identify it and track its female owner.
Underwater explorers of the Baltic Sea discovered a 150-year-old sunken ship off the Åland Islands, located in Central Baltic between Sweden and Finland. The hold of the ship is said to be full of bottles.
Construction workers placing a lightning conductor at Hagby Church, west of Uppsala, Sweden, discovered a Viking Era runestone that was missing for almost 200 years.
Polish researchers produced a facial reconstruction of a female skull that belonged to an individual buried within a crypt of Yaroslav I the Wise, Grand Prince of Kievan Rus’. The woman is believed to be the second wife of the ruler, Ingegerd Olofsdotter of Sweden.
Latest research shows that late Stone Age hunter-gatherer communities spent time working out the basics of farming on the fertile lands of what is now Turkey before taking this knowledge migrating to Europe as gene material gathered among burials of early European settlers and early farmers in Central Turkey shows resemblance.
The wreckage of the 16th cent. battleship Mars, once pride of Swedish navy became the subject of research by divers and scientists. The remains of the ship, resting on the Baltic Sea’s floor, is said to be the best preserved vessel of the first generation of big, three-masted warships.