Shape and material of a copper axe blade found in 2008 at a Neolithic site in Riedmatt, Switzerland was proven to be practically identical to one found by Ötzi, the 5000-year-old individual discovered in the Italian Alps in 1991.
Archaeologists have tested a large storage jar dating back to Copper Age (early 4th millennium BC), found at Monte Kronio site, Agrigento, Italy. Chemical analysis of its residue has tested positive for organic traces characteristic for grapes and winemaking process.
Archaeologists are researching the so far unexplored border, or limes, of the Roman Empire in north-western Romania. Among the finds of the recent season is an unknown border sentry post near the legion fort of Resculum, near Bologa.
The excavations at the Canaanite palace at tel Kabri revealed numerous rooms filled with jars under the collapsed walls and roof. The palace is dated back to Middle Bronze Age (around 1950-1550 BCE).