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Nearly 500 ancient ceremonial sites found in Southern Mexico

Nearly 500 ancient ceremonial sites found in Southern Mexico

The discovery shifts researchers' understanding of the relationship between the Olmec civilization and the subsequent Maya civilization.
A tiny 100 million year old crab found in amber

A tiny 100 million year old crab found in amber

It is the most ancient crab ever found, living in the time of the dinosaurs in a wooded region of Southeast Asia.
VUB-researchers identify interglobular dentine in cremated human teeth

VUB-researchers identify interglobular dentine in cremated human teeth

As part of the Brussels Bioarchaeology Lab and the MARI and AMGC research groups, Dr. Barbara Veselka and Prof. Christophe Snoeck conducted burning experiments using an archaeological sample of 17 paired teeth.
Erimi-Laonin 2021: the new findings

Erimi-Laonin 2021: the new findings

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announces the completion of the 2021 fieldwork season of the Italian Erimi Archaeological Project at Laonin tou Porakou.
Kouklia-Marchello: Research of an important monumental wall

Kouklia-Marchello: Research of an important monumental wall

Several postgraduate students and PhD candidates participated in the excavations, which were directed by Associate Professor Konstantinos Kopanias.
The Northern Caucasus focus of horse domestication for Eurasia proved

The Northern Caucasus focus of horse domestication for Eurasia proved

South Ural State University (SUSU) scientists and their foreign colleagues have continued study devoted to the time and place of horse domestication.
Researchers discover exclusive kitchenware set in Roman officer’s villa

Researchers discover exclusive kitchenware set in Roman officer’s villa

An exclusive kitchenware set in the villa of a Roman officer in the legionary camp Novae in Bulgaria has been discovered by Polish archaeologists.
Therasia: the new excavation finds from the prehistoric settlement

Therasia: the new excavation finds from the prehistoric settlement

The excavation concerns the exploration of the Early Cycladic and Middle Cycladic settlements situated around the monastery of Panaghia Koimisis at the island’s southern tip.
Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

Scientists of the University of Groningen and an international team of collegues, show that Europeans were already active in the Americas in 1021 AD.
What drove the invention of military technologies?

What drove the invention of military technologies?

New research applied to a rich historical dataset shed light on the evolution of weapons, armour and fortifications in human history.
€21.8m for The Balloon Girl

€21.8m for The Balloon Girl

The “Balloon Girl” graffiti stenciled on a wall on the South Bank of London in 2002 was considered Britain’s favourite work of art.
Klimt paintings reconstructed by artificial intelligence

Klimt paintings reconstructed by artificial intelligence

Google used artificial intelligence to add colour to the black-and-white photographs of these lost works by the painter.
Ancient driftwood tracks 500 years of Arctic warming and sea ice

Ancient driftwood tracks 500 years of Arctic warming and sea ice

A new study reconstructs the path of frozen trees as they made their way across the Arctic Ocean over 500 years, giving scientists a unique look into changes in sea ice and currents over the last half millennium.
900-year-old crusader sword found on seabed off Israel’s coast

900-year-old crusader sword found on seabed off Israel’s coast

Atlit resident Shlomi Katzin was scuba diving last Saturday (16 October 2021) off the Carmel coast, when he was amazed to discover ancient artifacts on the seabed..
Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated & Annotated

Ramesside Inscriptions. Translated & Annotated

This book presents full translations of the texts of the later Nineteenth Dynasty that were published in hieroglyphic in Ramesside Inscriptions (KRI), Volume IV.
Prehistoric habitation layer unearthed at Ioannina

Prehistoric habitation layer unearthed at Ioannina

This is an excavation assemblage which offers valuable data regarding habitation in the lakeside areas of the Ioannina basin.
Early modern human adapted to a rainforest environment

Early modern human adapted to a rainforest environment

New insights into the diet of our species' earliest member in the tropical rainforest of Southeast Asia.
Giant sloth that once roamed South America scavenged for meat

Giant sloth that once roamed South America scavenged for meat

A giant ground sloth that once roamed South America occasionally broke its plant-based diet to eat meat, researchers have found.
Archaeologists discover unique 3,000-year-old golden bowl with sun motif

Archaeologists discover unique 3,000-year-old golden bowl with sun motif

A Polish archaeologist has made ‘the discovery of his life’ after finding a unique 3,000-year-old gold bowl decorated with a sun motif.
Head from Roman period pulled up from the sea off Preveza

Head from Roman period pulled up from the sea off Preveza

It is a portrait bust probably from the period of Antoninus or Severus (2nd-3rd century AD).
Poussin and the Dance

Poussin and the Dance

In this exhibition, Poussin’s paintings and drawings of dance will be shown alongside the antique sculpture he studied, inviting you to trace the evolution of his ideas from marble to paper to paint.
Tucked-away marble quarries discovered as source for Archaic Apollo

Tucked-away marble quarries discovered as source for Archaic Apollo

A geoarchaeologist believes he found the source of marble for a statue of Apollo on the Greek island of Delos.
Evi Touloupa has passed away

Evi Touloupa has passed away

"Evi Touloupa’s name is linked with the history of Greek archaeology in the last decades of the 20th century," said Minister of Culture and Sports Lina Mendoni.
“Farewell” to Thanasis Kalpaxis

“Farewell” to Thanasis Kalpaxis

Thanasis Kalpaxis contributed significantly to the consolidation and growth of the Institute of Mediterranean Studies of the Institute of Technology and Research.
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