A mummy that dates back more than 3,000 years is puzzling archeologists because it was prepared in a way that nobody has ever seen before, revealing new insights into the death rituals of ancient Egyptians.
Bronze Age graves, Neolithic pottery and the vestiges of a mysterious C-shaped enclosure that might have been a prehistoric industrial area are among the finds unearthed by archeologists who have carried out preliminary work on the site of the proposed new road tunnel at Stonehenge.
Archeologists are to excavate an ancient beach at Herculaneum, Campania, Italy, the ancient Roman town that along with Pompeii was partially destroyed and entombed by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius nearly 2,000 years ago.
Chocolate had a place of honor for the historic residents of Chaco Culture National Historical Park in New Mexico, the US. Until recently, though, the cacao bean’s importance to the Chacoans was unknown to archeologists.
Using different remote sensing techniques and open access datasets (mainly aerial photography, satellite imagery, and airborne LiDAR), an international team of archeologists has discovered 66 Roman military sites of different sizes — used for training and shelter — in the northern fringe of the River Duero basin in León, Palencia, Burgos and Cantabria provinces of Spain.
Archeologists are closer to understanding the diets of the people of the ancient Indus Civilization after new research found fatty residues in ceramic vessels, indicating an abundant use of animal products.
According to the Greek Ministry of Culture, archeologists excavating a site in Ilia, a region in the western Peloponnese, recently discovered eight ancient graves spanning from the second to the fourth century BCE.
Archeologists excavating in the village of Poniatach Wielkie, within the Pułtusk County, Masovian Voivodeship, of east-central Poland have discovered hundreds of metal objects that date from the 11th/12th-13th centuries.
“Dublin, capital of the Republic of Ireland, and York, a city in northeast England, are by the far the most important Viking towns in Western Europe,” said Glasgow University archeology lecturer Stephen Harrison.