Crossing Authority Security Officers at Erez Crossing between Israel and Palestine prevented smuggling of rare artefacts while three men were arrested attempting to loot gold coins from the archaeological site of the Bar Kokhba Revolt (132-136 AD).
A number of footprints dating back 7000 years, discovered at Port Eynon on the Gower peninsula, South Wales, could reveal the behaviour of Mesolithic hunters.
A gold-decorated Late Bronze Age spearhead and other weapons were discovered during excavations on land being developed into council football pitches at Balmachie in Carnoustie, Scotland.
Low tide at Thallabawn beach, Mayo, North-western Ireland, revealed remains of a wooden shipwreck that has not yen been identified.
Danish archaeologists discovered a jewellery workshop containing semi-precious gemstones on a small island of Failaka off Kuwait’s coast. The finds date to between 2100 and 1700 BC.
Remains of a bronze foundry was discovered in Szczepidło, central Poland, dating back 3500 years, to the Late Bronze Age. The site was occupied by people of the Tumulus culture, distinguished among others for the practice of burying the dead beneath burial mounds.
Artefacts being 2500 years old were found during a scheduled clearing of a forest area in the district of Wipsowo, northern Poland, from potential unexploded ordnance by sappers in cooperation with archaeologists.
In the vicinity of the largest burial mound ever found in Georgia, in the Kakheti region, archaeologists discovered a settlement site. The mound, being 20 metres high, dates to the Bronze Age.
A rock with a round hole about 1 metre in diameter might have served as a calendar marking the beginning of winter to people living in Sicily 5000 years ago.
Archaeologists found evidence for industrial activities such as metalwork, glasswork and pottery in Tom Maroon, in Iran’s area of Persian Gulf. The site dates back from ancient Bronze Age up to the historic and Islamic periods.
The National Museum of Ireland recently received four items sent anonymously in letters without a post-mark addressed to the “History Museum”. The artefacts are dated to Bronze Age and Viking Age.
40 years after archaeologists discovered burials containing casting molds for axes, razors, and other tools, the finds will be properly researched and published. The 3000-year-old finds from Legnica, south-western Poland, are said to be unique in Europe.
Archaeologists discovered burial mounds dated to the Neolithic and Bronze Age, near Ościsłowo, central-western Poland. Now, the discovery might be used to stop the planned development of an open pit mine that is also being protested by local residents.
A discovery of numerous Roman Era artefacts was made off Tunbridge Lane in Bottisham, United Kingdom, where a new housing development is scheduled.
Burial of a young women wearing bronze jewellery, including an elaborate diadem or a crown, was found at Pydna Pieria in Macedonia. The burial is dated to the Late Bronze Age, ca. 1500-1200 BC.
Researchers discovered evidence for industrial pollution in Jordan that originated 7000 years ago due to early stages of developing metallurgy in the period of transition from Late Neolithic to Chalcolithic.
Reassessment of a box of cremated human remains excavated from a cist tomb in 1947 led to a discovery of a a collection of 4000-year-old small bone objects, among which was a bone pommel for a bronze knife – the first to be found on the Isle of Man.
Excavations at Llanfaethlu, West of Anglesey, in north-west Wales, revealed a fourth Early Neolithic house (6000 years old) and extensive archaeological remains, that add up to the three Early Neolithic houses discovered in previous digs.
According to the Portable Antiquities Scheme annual report launched at the British Museum, over 82000 discoveries were made by members of the public, mostly by people who were metal-detecting, in the United Kingdom.
Archaeologists discovered pottery fragments, mounds and the remains of kilns used for drying grain while monitoring the building of the West Link, a road built to ease traffic flow through Inverness, Scotland.