Bronze-Age Helmets Uncovered in Slovakia — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

KOŠICE, SLOVAKIA—Ancient artifacts were handed over to the Eastern Slovakia Museum by a person who discovered them while picking mushrooms, according to a report in The Slovak Spectator. “This precious finding consists of two bronze helmets, partly stuck to each other,” said Róbert Pollák, who is director of the museum. “There were also two pairs… via … Continue reading Bronze-Age Helmets Uncovered in Slovakia — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

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Update and poll results

In this post I just wanted to share what will be coming up on the blog this September. Firstly, as some of you may know, I ran a poll on the Facebook page to determine name of my new series of short articles scoring various technical aspects of archaeology. The results are in and the … Continue reading Update and poll results

Statue head of Roman emperor unearthed in northern Bulgaria — The Archaeology News Network

The head of a statue which dates back to the third century AD and believed to be of Roman Emperor Aurelian has been discovered by archaeologists in Ulpia Oescus, which was one of the most important cities of the Roman Empire in what is today Bulgaria. The statue head from the 3rd century AD believed… via … Continue reading Statue head of Roman emperor unearthed in northern Bulgaria — The Archaeology News Network

Palenque mask believed to represent 7th-century Mayan ruler discovered — The Archaeology News Network

Routine conservation work in the Mayan city of Palenque, Chiapas, led to the discovery this week of a trove of archaeological treasures, including a mask believed to depict the Mayan ruler Pakal in his old age. The mask was discovered during routine conservation work in the Mayan city of Palenque, Chiapas [Credit: Héctor Montaño, INAH]A… via … Continue reading Palenque mask believed to represent 7th-century Mayan ruler discovered — The Archaeology News Network

Ptolemaic rock-cut tombs discovered in Alexandria — The Archaeology News Network

An Egyptian archaeological team has discovered a cemetery dating back to the Ptolemaic dynasty in Alexandria. Credit: Egyptian Ministry of AntiquitiesThe team was conducting archaeological testing at a site in Gebel El-Zaytoun, where a fence was to be established, inside workshops of the Railway Authority in the Mediterranean city when they made the discovery. Credit:… via … Continue reading Ptolemaic rock-cut tombs discovered in Alexandria — The Archaeology News Network

Clay pot with hundreds of silver and gold coins found at Bulgaria’s Kaliakra Fortress — The Archaeology News Network

An archaeological team working at the site of the Kaliakra Fortress on Bulgaria’s northern Black Sea coast have found a small clay pot containing close to 1000 objects, including silver and gold coins and jewellery, the National History Museum announced. Credit: National History MuseumThe find was made on August 17 2018. The items in the… via … Continue reading Clay pot with hundreds of silver and gold coins found at Bulgaria’s Kaliakra Fortress — The Archaeology News Network

Fossil turtle didn’t have a shell yet, but had the first toothless turtle beak — The Archaeology News Network

There are a couple of key features that make a turtle a turtle: its shell, for one, but also its toothless beak. A newly-discovered fossil turtle that lived 228 million years ago is shedding light on how modern turtles developed these traits. It had a beak, but while its body was Frisbee-shaped, its wide ribs… via … Continue reading Fossil turtle didn’t have a shell yet, but had the first toothless turtle beak — The Archaeology News Network

Short Archticles (Architools) in Archaeology

A project I forgot to mention VLOG (this is the level of professionalism we are dealing with here), was probably the important. Short Archticles (Architools) in archaeology will be a series looking at various aspects of archaeology in a short and snappy (and hopefully interesting and entertaining). These will be mainly technical and theoretical in … Continue reading Short Archticles (Architools) in Archaeology