Archeology News

Earliest Known Iron Artifacts Were Made from Meteoritic Iron

August 20, 2013


Archaeologists from the University College London have discovered ancient Egyptian iron beads that were made from meteoritic iron, rather than iron ore. Researchers have shown that ancient Egyptian iron beads held at the UCL Petrie Museum were hammered from pieces of meteorites, rather than iron ore. The objects, which trace their origins to outer space, […]

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Scientists Reveal a New Species of Dinosaur

May 7, 2013


New research describes the newly discovered species of bone-headed dinosaur, named Acrotholus audeti, which lived about 85 million years ago. Scientists have named a new species of bone-headed dinosaur (pachycephalosaur) from Alberta, Canada. Acrotholus audeti (Ack-RHO-tho-LUS) was identified from both recently discovered and historically collected fossils. Approximately six feet long and weighing about 40 kgs […]

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400,000 Year Old Fossil Helps Shed New Light on Human Evolution

February 11, 2013


A nearly 400,000 year old human fossil discovered in a Serbian cave is helping scientists shed new light on human evolution. Winnipeg, MB – A fossil fragment of a human lower jaw recovered from a Serbian cave is the oldest human ancestor found in this part of Europe. The newly obtained radiometric date of the […]

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Neolithic Pottery Reveals Cheese-Making from 7,500 Years Ago

December 13, 2012

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A team of scientists from Princeton University and the University of Bristol, UK, have discovered traces of dairy fat in ancient ceramic fragments, indicating that humans have been making cheese in Europe for up to 7,500 years. Early dairy farmers probably devised cheese-making as a way to preserve milk. The scientists published their findings in […]

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Ancient Cooking Stones Help Reconstruct Earth’s Magnetic History

December 11, 2012



Cooking stones that line Maori steam ovens in New Zealand are helping scientists study the history of the Earth’s magnetic field. The cooking process generates so much heat that the magnetic minerals in the stones will realign themselves with the direction of the current field. The scientists presented their findings at the fall meeting of […]

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Stone Blades Suggest that Early Humans Passed on Technological Skills

November 8, 2012



Archaeologists have discovered some new stone blades from a cave from South Africa that seem to indicate that early humans were already quite adapt at crafting blades. The scientists published their findings in the journal Nature. The tiny blades are no longer than 3 cm in length were used as tips for throwable spears or […]

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Extinct Animals from the Pleistocene Discovered in Mexico

September 26, 2012



More than a hundred bones of animals, some which could be of human origin from the final stages of the Pleistocene period, were found in the Atontonilco de Tula, Hidalgo scattered within an area of 100 acres, between 7 and 10 meters in depth. The discovery was made during the construction of a water treatment […]

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