British scholar unveils burial practices of Faynan communities in Neolithic Jordan — The Archaeology News Network

The earliest human burials found in Faynan, some 140km south of Amman, come from the early Neolithic site of WF16 and date back to 11,200 years ago, a British scholar said, noting that this discovery also indicated a high mortality rate among the local communities. Skeletal remains found in Wadi Faynan 16 [Credit: Steven Mithen]Steven… via … Continue reading British scholar unveils burial practices of Faynan communities in Neolithic Jordan — The Archaeology News Network

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Russian archaeologists discover medieval cemetery in Pskov — The Archaeology News Network

Russian archaeologists have discovered a medieval cemetery in the historical center of Pskov, first mentioned at the end of the fifteenth century, head of the archaeological center for the Pskov Region Marina Kulakova told journalists at a press conference on Wednesday. Credit: © Alexandr Ryumin/TASS"During the excavations between Sverdlovka and Spegalsky streets, in the historical… via … Continue reading Russian archaeologists discover medieval cemetery in Pskov — The Archaeology News Network

Over 60 artefacts found in ancient Tibetan tombs — The Archaeology News Network

More than 60 artefacts thought to be around 2,000 years old have been found in ancient tombs in southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, local authorities said Friday. Credit: Xinhua (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Researchers found the artefacts at two tomb sites in Zanda County of Ngari Prefecture after two months of excavation. There are… via … Continue reading Over 60 artefacts found in ancient Tibetan tombs — The Archaeology News Network

A brief trip to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke

So yesterday was my day off this week, and whilst out shopping I thought I would pop into a museum that is on my doorstep, The Willis Museum in Basingstoke. The reason for the visit was to do some research for the blogs exploring the archaeology in my local area that I mentioned in my … Continue reading A brief trip to the Willis Museum, Basingstoke

Paleo-rivers predated Harappans by 35,000 years — The Archaeology News Network

A recent study on direct dating of sediments extracted from paleochannels close to Harappan sites in the region of Sutlej-Yamuna interfluve by a team of scientists from the Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad (PRL) and CNRS, France, indicate that these rivers changed their course nearly 35,000 years before the Harappans came to settle there. Reconstruction of… via … Continue reading Paleo-rivers predated Harappans by 35,000 years — The Archaeology News Network

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