Coffee Break Archaeology’s Christmas Countdown

So, a quick update. Starting tomorrow I will be starting a countdown to Christmas by posting something new to my social media channels each day. One might call this advent(urous) ;). These wont necessarily be related to Christmas. Why am I doing this? Well because I want to... but beyond on that I hope this … Continue reading Coffee Break Archaeology’s Christmas Countdown

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Stone Tool Workshop Unearthed in Tibet — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

BEIJING, CHINA—Cosmos Magazine reports that a team of researchers led by Xiaoling Zhang of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has unearthed a 30,000-year-old stone tool workshop in central Tibet—some 15,000 feet above sea level. Evidence from the site, known as Nwya Devu, suggests humans were able to survive at the area's extremely high altitude at… via … Continue reading Stone Tool Workshop Unearthed in Tibet — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Hoard of Ottoman-Era Coins Unearthed in Bulgaria — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

PLEVEN, BULGARIA—Archaeology in Bulgaria reports that inmates discovered two pots filled with silver coins dating to the Ottoman Empire on the grounds of Pleven Prison, which is located in northern Bulgaria. The more than 7,000 akces, weighing more than 18 pounds in all, are thought to have been buried in the nineteenth century. Archaeologist Vladimir… via … Continue reading Hoard of Ottoman-Era Coins Unearthed in Bulgaria — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Chinese archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old liquor in ancient tomb — Ancientfoods

original article: Xinhuanet.com ZHENGZHOU, Nov. 6 (Xinhua) — Archaeologists in central China’s Henan Province on Tuesday poured liquid out of a bronze pot unearthed from a Western Han Dynasty (202 BC to AD 8) tomb into a measuring glass, which gave off an aroma of rich wine. “There are 3.5 liters of the […] via Chinese … Continue reading Chinese archaeologists discover 2,000-year-old liquor in ancient tomb — Ancientfoods

Neolithic Stone Mask Recovered in Israel — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

JERUSALEM, ISRAEL—According to an AFP report, a rare, 9,000-year-old mask made of pink and yellow sandstone was found in the Pnei Hever region of the West Bank. “The last one that we know was found 35 years ago,” said archaeologist Ronit Lupu of the Israel Antiquities Authority. Stone masks have been linked to the rise… via … Continue reading Neolithic Stone Mask Recovered in Israel — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Excavated in England — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

LINCOLNSHIRE, ENGLAND—According to a report in The Guardian, an Anglo-Saxon cemetery dating from the late fifth to mid-sixth centuries A.D. and containing at least 20 graves has been discovered in England’s East Midlands. The men in the cemetery were buried with shields and spears, as would be expected. The women, however, were interred with elaborate… via … Continue reading Anglo-Saxon Cemetery Excavated in England — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Archaeologists Investigate Japan’s Daisen Kofun — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

OSAKA, JAPAN—The Mainichi reports that an investigation of Daisen Kofun, a large, keyhole-shaped burial mound on the island of Honshu, has revealed that one of the dykes surrounding it was paved with white stones. The tomb, which is surrounded by a total of three moats and two dykes, is thought to have been built in… via … Continue reading Archaeologists Investigate Japan’s Daisen Kofun — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Remains of 5,000 year old logboat discovered in Irish river close to Newgrange — The Archaeology News Network

Scientific dating has confirmed that the remains of a logboat found in the River Boyne close to the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site dates to the Neolithic period, over 5,000 years ago. Scientific dating has confirmed that the logboat is more 5,000 years old [Credit: Irish Times]The prehistoric logboat was found in June 2016… via … Continue reading Remains of 5,000 year old logboat discovered in Irish river close to Newgrange — The Archaeology News Network

Revealing the face of an infamous 19th century British assassin from a skull — The Archaeology News Network

A brand new portrait of the only person to have successfully assassinated a British Prime Minister, has been revealed by museum technicians at Queen Mary University of London. The skull of John Bellingham [Credit: Queen Mary, University of London]The image of John Bellingham was created through forensic reconstruction based on his skull—the most famous item… via … Continue reading Revealing the face of an infamous 19th century British assassin from a skull — The Archaeology News Network

Megalithic Ships in Wales — Archaeodeath

Flint Dock – now heavily silted – is a wonderful walk along the Dee estuary west of Flint Castle, with heritage boards explaining the industrial archaeology of the coast and town. I observed a plethora of bird-life in the estuarine muds, including gulls, knots, redshanks and a little egret. On a bleak day, the light […] … Continue reading Megalithic Ships in Wales — Archaeodeath