My First VLOG

Transcript Welcome to Coffee Break Archaeology's first vlog! This is really just a test of doing a vlog to see how it goes. It has been a hectic week back at work after my Scottish holiday, and those blogs the places of where I visited are on their way. They just need a little polishing … Continue reading My First VLOG

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Maya Ancestor Remains Discovered in Mexico Cave — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO—According to a CBC report, archaeologists have discovered human remains in southern Mexico's Puyil cave, the earliest of which are estimated to be around 7,000 years old. According to archaeologist Alberto Martos of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, the oldest remains—which are now on display in Mexico City—date to a period… via … Continue reading Maya Ancestor Remains Discovered in Mexico Cave — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Pebble Mosaic Unearthed in Western Greece — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

ARTA, GREECE—Tornos News reports that a mosaic made of pebbles was discovered in a bathhouse near the center of the ancient city of Ambracia, which is located in northwestern Greece. The round mosaic features depictions of cupids, swans, fish, water fowl, and an octopus, rendered in off-white and dark river pebbles. Archaeologists from the Ephorate… via … Continue reading Pebble Mosaic Unearthed in Western Greece — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

700-Year-Old Octagon-Shaped Tomb Found in China — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

YANGQUANY, CHINA—A 700-year-old octagonal tomb with a pyramid-shaped roof has been discovered in north China, according to a Live Science report. It has been excavated by a team of archaeologists from Yangquan City’s Office of Cultural Heritage Administration and the Bureau of Cultural Relics and Tourism of the Suburbs of Yangquan City. The archaeologist said… via … Continue reading 700-Year-Old Octagon-Shaped Tomb Found in China — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Homo erectus May Have Been Unable to Plan Ahead — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

CANBERRA, AUSTRALIA—According to an Australian Broadcasting Corporation report, researchers led by Ceri Shipton of Australian National University say Homo erectus living in what is now Saudi Arabia employed “least-effort strategies” when making tools and gathering resources, when compared to Homo sapiens and Neanderthals, who are thought to have gone the extra mile to obtain quality… via … Continue reading Homo erectus May Have Been Unable to Plan Ahead — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

A brief visit to Westbury Manor Museum – Fareham

It has been very weird being back at work this week after the holiday to Lewis. But today is my day off, and instead of working on the articles and work that I want to construct about my visit, I have taken a quick visit to Fareham with a friend, well he is at work, … Continue reading A brief visit to Westbury Manor Museum – Fareham

Archaeological remains found near Wariwillka site in Peru — The Archaeology News Network

Skeletal remains, pots, and mortars —allegedly belonging to pre-Inca Wari culture— were unearthed some 100 meters away from Wariwillka archaeological complex in Andean city of Huancayo. Credit: Randy MendozaThe discovery was made during leveling works in a piece of land belonging to Huayllaspanca neighbourhood. Confirmed by Peru's Culture Ministry experts, the accidental find was reported… via … Continue reading Archaeological remains found near Wariwillka site in Peru — The Archaeology News Network

Discovery of copper band shows Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought — The Archaeology News Network

A research team including Matthew Sanger, assistant professor of anthropology at Binghamton University, State University at New York, has found a copper band that indicates ancient Native Americans engaged in extensive trade networks spanning far greater distances than what has been previously thought. These are excavations recovering copper band from site in coastal Georgia [Credit:… via … Continue reading Discovery of copper band shows Native Americans engaged in trade more extensively than thought — The Archaeology News Network

5,000-Year-Old Axes Found in Scotland — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

KIRKWALL, SCOTLAND—BBC News reports that two polished stone axes were uncovered last week at the Ness of Brodgar, a Neolithic settlement made up of monumental stone buildings on the island of Orkney. The first ax, the largest found so far at the site, showed signs of heavy use. Site director Nick Card of the University… via … Continue reading 5,000-Year-Old Axes Found in Scotland — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Archaeologists find traces of submerged Stone Age settlement in Southeast Finland — The Archaeology News Network

The prehistoric settlement submerged under Lake Kuolimojarvi provides us with a clearer picture of the human occupation in South Karelia during the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic Stone Age (about 10,000 - 6,000 years ago) and it opens up a new research path in Finnish archaeology. Eveliina Salo taking samples of the hearth structure [Credit: Jesse… via … Continue reading Archaeologists find traces of submerged Stone Age settlement in Southeast Finland — The Archaeology News Network