New stone tools analysis challenges theories of human evolution in East Asia — The Archaeology News Network

A new study of stone tools from a cave site in China shows that sophisticated "Levallois" tool-making techniques were present in East Asia at a much earlier date than previously thought. Some of the artefacts from the Guanyindong Cave site in China showing signs of Levallois tool-making techniques [Credit: Marwick et al., 2018]The findings challenge… via … Continue reading New stone tools analysis challenges theories of human evolution in East Asia — The Archaeology News Network

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Historian tells new story about England’s venerated ‘Domesday book’ — The Archaeology News Network

Nearly a thousand years ago, a famous king created a famous book, later given the title "Domesday" (pronounced "doomsday"). “Great Domesday Book” (above, in two volumes) and “Little Domesday Book” (below, in three volumes) [Credit: The National Archives (UK)]At least that's been the common story: William the Conqueror, 20 years after his 1066 invasion of… via … Continue reading Historian tells new story about England’s venerated ‘Domesday book’ — The Archaeology News Network

Researcher sheds new light on the origin of sewing technologies — The Archaeology News Network

The earliest known bone awls, suitable to produce skin clothing, are 73 000 years old and come from Blombos Cave, a site investigated by the researchers of the UiB Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour. However, little is known about the origin of the sewing techniques necessary to produce tailored clothing. A new study, lead by… via … Continue reading Researcher sheds new light on the origin of sewing technologies — The Archaeology News Network

Update from Greece’s Ancient City of Tenea — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

ATHENS, GREECE—According to an Associated Press report, Greece’s Ministry of Culture announced the excavation of residential areas at a site identified as the ancient city of Tenea in southern Greece. Ancient texts say Tenea was founded by Trojan War captives after the sack Troy. Archaeologist Elena Korka and her team have uncovered walls, door openings,… via … Continue reading Update from Greece’s Ancient City of Tenea — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Prehistoric teeth give up their secrets — The Archaeology News Network

The isotope values of food consumed are reflected in the individual's tissues. As bone is constantly being turned over by remodelling, analysing the stable isotope ratios of bone collagen can shine a light on the main dietary protein sources consumed over many years. New research uses this factor to analyse diet, migration and society between… via … Continue reading Prehistoric teeth give up their secrets — The Archaeology News Network

Stone tools from the Middle Stone Age in South Africa shows that different communities were connected — The Archaeology News Network

The tools - mainly blades and backed knives from the Howiesons Poort - were found in various layers in the Klipdrift Shelter, in the southern Cape in South Africa. They were examined by a group of lithic experts, who found distinct similarities to tools from sites in South Africa's Western Cape, over 300km away, in… via … Continue reading Stone tools from the Middle Stone Age in South Africa shows that different communities were connected — The Archaeology News Network

Holocene temperature in the Iberian Peninsula reconstructed studying insect subfossils — The Archaeology News Network

Remains of chironomid subfossils, a type of insects similar to mosquitoes, were used in a study by researchers from the University of Barcelona, the Pyrenean Ecology Institute (IPE-CSIC), and the University of Bern, to reconstruct the temperature of the Iberian Peninsula in the Holocene, the geological period that goes from 11,000 years ago until now.… via … Continue reading Holocene temperature in the Iberian Peninsula reconstructed studying insect subfossils — The Archaeology News Network

History of early settlement and survival in Andean highlands revealed by ancient genomes — The Archaeology News Network

A multi-center study of the genetic remains of people who settled thousands of years ago in the Andes Mountains of South America reveals a complex picture of human adaptation from early settlement, to a split about 9,000 years ago between high and lowland populations, to the devastating exposure to European disease in the 16th-century colonial… via … Continue reading History of early settlement and survival in Andean highlands revealed by ancient genomes — The Archaeology News Network

2,000-Year-Old Repair Revealed on Wooden Bowl — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND—BBC News reports that work to conserve a wooden bowl discovered in a well under the floor of a broch on the Orkney Island of South Ronaldsay has revealed a repaired crack. 110 more words via 2,000-Year-Old Repair Revealed on Wooden Bowl — Archaeological Headlines - Archaeology Magazine

New Thoughts on Chile’s Ancient Desert Structures — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

ANTOFAGASTA, CHILE—Live Science reports that Catherine Perlès of the Université Paris Nanterre and Lautaro Nuñez of Chile’s Universidad Católica del Norte reevaluated two archaeological sites located less than one mile apart from each other in the Atacama Desert. One of the two sites, a ceremonial complex last excavated in 2015, flourished between 1200 and 500… via … Continue reading New Thoughts on Chile’s Ancient Desert Structures — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine