Beads made from meteorite reveal prehistoric culture’s reach

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Beads made from meteorite reveal prehistoric culture’s reach.   Blackened and irregular, the prehistoric beads found in a centuries-old Illinois grave don’t look like anything special. But the latest analysis1 shows that they were fashioned from an exotic material: the shards of a meteorite that fell to Earth more than 700 kilometres from where the beads […]

Bolivia’s Tiwanaku Citadel Surveyed

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LA PAZ, BOLIVIA—The Latin America Herald Tribune reports that the archaeological complex at Tiwanaku spans some 1,675 acres, and is thus larger than had been previously thought. Archaeologist Jose Ignacio Gallegos led a team that employed topographic imagery, satellite technology, and drone flights to make plans for the conservation of the site. The survey also […]

Human Evolution Of The Homo Genus Began In Grassy, Open And Dry Landscape

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EAST AFRICAN HOMININ DIET STUDIED TEMPE, ARIZONA—According to a report in The International Business Times, a study by Joshua Robinson, John Rowan, Christopher Campisano, and Kaye Reed of Arizona State University, and Jonathan Wynn of the University of South Florida, analyzed animal and hominin fossils to learn about the environment in areas of East Africa […]

Early Silk Road Settlement found In Uzbekistan

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  MING-TEPE, UZBEKISTAN—The Daily Sabah reports that a 2,000-year-old Silk Road settlement, including a tomb, a workshop, and a garrison for travelers, has been discovered in Central Asia’s Ferghana Valley by a team of archaeologists from the Institute of Archaeology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Institute of Archaeology of Uzbekistan. […]

Example of fine-line Later Stone Age paintings studied by the archaeologistsBonneau/Antiquity

Rock art in Southern Africa depicts shamans’ journey to the world of the spirits

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For years, archaeologists have known that southern Africa is home to very rich and well-understood rock art.  Rock art is thought to have been produced by hunter-gatherers in the Later Stone Age. Using an innovative approach, researchers have now come up with new dates.  They suggest that in south-eastern Botswana, rock art was created as […]

Lost Roman City Has Been Discovered in Southern France

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An ancient lost Roman City has been discovered in Southern France.  For the first time in over a thousand years, archeologists have laid eyes on the ancient lost Roman town of Ucetia.   Ucetia is decked out with some surprisingly well-preserved mosaics. The discovery by the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP) was made near […]