archaeology

  1. Orion

    New Technologies Virtually Reconstruct The Pre-Hispanic City Of Tingambato

    In the 70’s, two archaeologists, Román Piña Chan from Mexico and Kuniaki Ohi from Japan, undertook an extensive exploration project in Tingambato, Michoacan, finding, among other structures, a game involving a ball and a mass burial grave, which is still under investigation by the National...
  2. Orion

    Pantheon Sinkhole Reveals Ancient Paving

    A sinkhole that opened up in front of the Pantheon in Rome last week has uncovered ancient Roman paving stones, sources said this week. Credit: Soprintendenza Speciale Roma The seven slabs of travertine, which are about 2.30/2.70 metres below street level with dimensions of about 80 by...
  3. Orion

    Ancient Tomb With Murals Discovered In North China

    A group of farmers in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region discovered a tomb decorated with murals dating back about 1,000 years ago, Xinhua reported on Friday. Credit: CFTV According to Inner Mongolia Museum of Prehistoric Culture, the tomb was built in the middle and late...
  4. Orion

    Rediscovering A Path To The Milky Way At The Ancient City Of Cahokia

    We're standing on a roadside at the edge of a muddy expanse. While I'm wearing rubber boots, Tim Pauketat is going to get his feet wet. He left his waterproof boots in Indiana, but this won't stop him from tromping out into the soggy, overgrown remains of the ancient city of Cahokia...
  5. Orion

    New Findings On The Byzantine Necropolis Tell Es-Sin In Syria

    A study published in the journal Bioarcheology of the Near East reveals the characteristics of the population that was buried in the Tell es-Sin necropolis, a Byzantine site dated between the 5th and 7th centuries that is located in Syria, on the left bank from the Euphrates River. Tell...
  6. Orion

    From War Elephants To Cheap Electronics: Modern Globalization Has Its Roots In Ancient Trade Networks

    Many think of globalization as a modern and corporate phenomenon, and it has been readily linked to the spread of coronavirus. But globalization isn't new. Archaeological research shows it began in antiquity. Credit: British Library A global economy, with luxury consumerism and global...
  7. Orion

    Evidence Of Late Pleistocene Human Colonization Of Isolated Islands Beyond Wallace's Line

    A new article published in Nature Communications applies stable isotope analysis to a collection of fossil human teeth from the islands of Timor and Alor in Wallacea to study the ecological adaptations of the earliest members of our species to reach this isolated part of the world. Because the...
  8. Orion

    X-Ray Analysis Sheds Light On Construction And Conservation Of Artefacts From Henry VIII's Warship

    21st century X-ray technology has allowed University of Warwick scientists to peer back through time at the production of the armour worn by the crew of Henry VIII's favoured warship, the Mary Rose. The Mary Rose [Credit: Johnny Black] Three artefacts believed to be remains of...
  9. Orion

    The Largest Ivory Workshop Found In Banbhore, Sindh, Pakistan

    A very important area for ivory processing was recently found in Banbhore, Sindh, Pakistan. The discovery was done within the framework of the Italian-Pakistani collaboration between the University of the Sacred Heart, Milan (Italy), and the Directorate General of Antiquities, Culture, Tourism...
  10. Orion

    Study Traces Spread Of Early Dairy Farming Across Western Europe

    A study has tracked the shift from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to early farming that occurred in prehistoric Europe over a period of around 1,500 years. An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of York, analysed the molecular remains of food left in pottery used...
  11. Orion

    Bronze Age Swords Bear The Marks Of Skilled Fighters

    Warriors during the Bronze Age used their weapons in skillful ways that would have required lots of training in specific techniques, researchers say. An example of the damage caused by one of the replica swords [Credit: Bronze Age Combat Team/Hotspur School of Defence] A team led by...
  12. Orion

    Nine Great Wall Beacon Towers Discovered In China's Inner Mongolia

    Remains of nine beacon towers of the Great Wall have been discovered in northern China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, according to the cultural relics bureau of the Alxa League. Credit: Xinhua The beacon towers, built during the Han Dynasty (206 B.C.-220 A.D.), used to act as...
  13. Orion

    Ancient Greek Site Where Men Were Buried With Their Horses To Be Restored

    The Minister of Culture Lina Mendoni vowed to restore the ancient burial site of Doxipara located in Evros in northeast Greece which she described as having an “indisputable archaeological and historical value.” Credit: Greek Minister of Culture During her recent visit to the site...
  14. Orion

    Ancient Petroglyphs Discovered In Sinai Cave

    An ancient cave featuring a unique and diverse collection of engravings depicting scenes of animals has been discovered at Wadi Al-Zulma in North Sinai. Credit: Rock Inscriptions Documentation Project 2020 "The newly discovered cave is the first of its kind to be discovered in the...
  15. Orion

    INAH Archaeologists Locate Post-Classical Mayan Village In Mahahual, Quintana Roo

    Archaeologists with the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) have confirmed the existence of a pre-Hispanic settlement between jungle and mangroves in southern Quintana Roo. Until now little was known about the presence of farming and fishing villages on the eastern coast...
  16. Orion

    17th Dynasty Mummy Of Teenage Girl Discovered At Draa Abul Naga Necropolis In Luxor

    A 17th dynasty anthropoid coffin containing a mummy, along with a mud-brick offering chapel and a pile of mixed materials from funerary equipment, have been unearthed by a Spanish-Egyptian archaeological mission in Draa Abul Naga necropolis on Luxor’s West Bank. Credit: Egypt. Ministry of...
  17. Orion

    5700 Year Old Settlement Unearthed In Upper Valais, Switzerland

    As part of the expansion of the senior citizens' centre in Naters, in the canton of Valais in Switzerland, archaeologists have excavated a settlement from the Middle Neolithic period, dating from 3700 to 3550 BC. This is the largest site from this period in the Upper Valais to date...
  18. Orion

    Pre-Colonial Urn Burial Unearthed In Brazil's Salvador City

    A pre-colonial Tupi-Guarani burial urn, has been discovered during excavations on Avenida Sete de Setembro, a major road in the city of Salvador, Bahia, Brazil. The oval shaped clay vessel measures 80 cent. long by 60 cent. wide, and contains the skeletal remains of a man, probably a...
  19. Orion

    1000 Year Old Church Walls Discovered In Ethiopia

    The walls of a 1,000-year-old church in Ethiopia have been discovered by archaeologists from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology at the University of Warsaw. Credit: M. Mackiewicz/CAS UW After being forced to abandon their excavation in March after just eight days because...
  20. Orion

    Excavation Of Etruscan Tomb In Corsica Completed

    In recent months, Inrap has conducted extensive excavations in Corsica, one of which led to the major discovery of a Roman and Etruscan necropolis at Aleria. This preventive archaeological excavation uncovered an exceptional Etruscan tomb from the end of the 4th century BC. View of the...
Üst