3,500-year-old pumpkin spice? Archaeologists find the earliest use of nutmeg as a food

As pumpkin spice arrives in the shops, on menus, and in coffee... Has a new study indentified the earliest example of nutmeg as food ingredient. Find out below. Source: 3,500-year-old pumpkin spice? Archaeologists find the earliest use of nutmeg as a food

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Works in progress – Archie’s Adventures in Archaeology

Hello everyone, So anyone who follows me on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, has been treated to my very bad drawings recently (part deliberately bad, and part I just cannot draw). Not sure why I decided to start drawing... I guess it is because I have been watching a lot of YouTube recently, specifically around animation … Continue reading Works in progress – Archie’s Adventures in Archaeology

13,000 Year Old Brewery Discovered in Mount Carmel Cave — Ancientfoods

Jewishpress.com The earliest evidence of alcohol production, some 13,000 years ago, was discovered in the Rakefet Cave in Mount Carmel, in a joint study by researchers from the University of Haifa and Stanford University. The alcohol, probably a kind of beer made from fermented grains, was produced by the Natufians, who lived in the […] via … Continue reading 13,000 Year Old Brewery Discovered in Mount Carmel Cave — Ancientfoods

New evidence discovered regarding first English voyage to America — The Archaeology News Network

Historians from the University of Bristol have uncovered compelling new evidence concerning the first English-led expedition to North America in 1499 hidden deep within huge parchment rolls and only legible by using ultra-violet light. A personal letter – now in The National Archives – written by Henry VII to his Lord Chancellor on 12 March… via … Continue reading New evidence discovered regarding first English voyage to America — The Archaeology News Network

New Technique Detects Opiate Residue in Bronze Age Jug — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

YORK, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that a team of researchers led by Rachel Smith of the University of York developed a technique to detect traces of an opium alkaloid in a 3,500-year-old base-ring jug held in the collections of the British Museum. Such jugs are shaped like the seed head of the opium poppy, and were… via … Continue reading New Technique Detects Opiate Residue in Bronze Age Jug — Archaeological Headlines – Archaeology Magazine

Neolithic burials discovered in Vietnam cave — The Archaeology News Network

Vietnamese archaeologists have announced announced the results of their excavation in the Krong No volcanic cave in Dak Nong Province, in the southwest of the Central Highlands at the tail end of the Truong Son mountain chain. Credit: VNExpressKrong No is a volcanic cave system that has made headlines for its impressive scale and length.… via … Continue reading Neolithic burials discovered in Vietnam cave — The Archaeology News Network

‘Tomb Raider’ Colouring Book Coming in January 2019 — Tomb Raider Horizons

This will be going on my Christmas list 😉   Swap your game controller for a pack of coloured pencils and get ready to unleash your inner artist because Dark Horse Comics is publishing a Tomb Raider colouring book in January! The book, which has been created in conjunction with Square Enix, will celebrate some … Continue reading ‘Tomb Raider’ Colouring Book Coming in January 2019 — Tomb Raider Horizons

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