Archaeology and related sciences
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-05-19 14:42
Archaeologists from Ecuador's Cultural Patrimony Institute hope to discover the tomb of Atahualpa, the last Inca emperor, during a dig to be conducted at Sigchos, about 70km south of Quito. The site was found in 2010 by Ecuadoran historian Tamara Estupinan.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Mon, 2012-05-14 10:08
Theories about the fate of the "Lost Colony", a group of English colonists who founded a settlement in coastal North Carolina (USA), have ranged from disease to alien abduction. New evidence found on an English map may finally answer the question.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-05-12 12:49
Many travelers to England are familiar with the country's famous Roman forts, but Elaine Edgar is hoping that a UK£49,200 Heritage Lottery Fund grant will help bring fame and visitors to a lesser-known site, Epiacum.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-05-11 10:21
A researcher examining excavation reports from Glastonbury Abbey has found that the glass fragments and glassmaking remains found there date to the 680's, much earlier than previously thought.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-05-10 10:40
Future filmmakers of movies about barbarians may have to trade their traditional rock-and-fur decor for a Coleman camping stool.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-05-06 11:50
A second century comb, discovered several years ago in central Germany, may lead to the understanding of early Germanic languages. The carved antler comb bears the oldest engraved runes known in the area. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-05-03 17:18
In 2008, 37 skeletons were discovered buried at St John's College in Oxford, England. Once believed to have been victoms of the 1002 St Brice's Day Massacre, the remains are now believed to be Viking raiders.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-04-28 10:34
Authorities have halted resurfacing work around Greyfriars Garden in St. Andrews, Scotland after the discovery of skeletons believed to be Franciscan monks from the 15th century.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-04-27 08:46
In Northumberland, England, volunteers are sifting through mole hills looking for artifacts from Epiacum, a Roman fort 12 miles south of Hadrian's wall.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-04-25 18:12
Mildenhall Museum in Suffolk, England is expanding to accommodate a new exhibit, the remains of an Anglo-Saxon warrior and the horse he rode in on - or at least with which he was buried - complete with bridle, sword and shield. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-04-21 00:41
A team of archaeologists, supervising the installation of a water main through the site of a Roman fort near Kirkton, Scotland, has discovered a cobbled roads and artifacts dating to Roman times.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2012-04-19 17:31
Belgian archeologists Fabienne Pigière and Denis Henrotay have found evidence of camels in Belgium, specifically, camels used by the Romans near military and civilian towns. Their report can be found in an upcoming article for the Journal of Archaeological Science.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2012-04-18 22:02
Visitors to Caerleon, near Newport in south Wales have long admired the huge 1st century Roman amphitheater, the site of gladiatorial combat, but new discoveries point to the area as an important Roman outpost in Britain. (video)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2012-04-12 17:12
A bronze bucket filled to the brim with silver coins was found in a field on the island of Gotland, Sweden. The coins date to the Viking era.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2012-04-11 09:43
1,800 years ago, a mixed martial arts champion retired from the ring and decided to give back to his country, successfully using his celebrity to recruit for the army.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-04-10 10:15
While the word helmet dates to the 15th century, military headgear has been around for much longer. This article traces the history of the helmet from ancient warfare to modern sports.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-04-07 11:23
Plans for the new kitchen and classrom space are on hold at Norton primary school in North Yorkshire, England due to the discovery of a Roman kiln, complete with pottery fragments.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-04-06 09:40
Sports physiologists are examining the skeletons found on the Mary Rose, an English ship that sank in 1545. They are looking for stress injuries and other markers that would indicate which skeletons were professional archers.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-03-31 17:35
St. Ann's Well, a medieval healing spring in Nottingham, England, has been scheduled to be excavated sometime in 2012. The site, under a demolished pub, was once believed to have magical healing powers.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-03-31 14:11
Dr Britt Baillie, from the University of Cambridge, believes that 54 skeletons discovered in 2009 at Ridgeway Hill in England were Viking mercenaries from the time of Aethelred the Unready. All remains were found beheaded "in an unusual fashion from the front."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-03-30 14:23
The U.S. Government is set to name a spot north of San Francisco, California after Sir Francis Drake, giving credance to that spot as the true location where Drake landed and claimed "Nova Albion" for Elizabeth I.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2012-03-28 15:20
A rare set of frescoes depicting secular themes have been found in a house in Slovenia. The frescoes depict men and women wearing the latest fashions.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-03-27 15:35
A grave of a young Anglo-Saxon woman lying on a bed has been found in Cambridgeshire. She was buried with a gold and garnet cross comparable in quality to the treasures found at Staffordshire and Sutton hoo. The cross was stitched to the woman's gown.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-03-24 18:18
Dublin's Viking past is everywhere in the city, from the Viking exhibition Dublinia to excavations at Dublin City Council headquarters. Join Catherine Le Nevez of Lonely Planet for a look at the city's Norse heritage.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2012-03-20 17:55
Recent archaeological discoveries indicate the Spanish search for gold may have taken them into Colorado much earlier than previously thought.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2012-03-17 07:42
On her blog Bones Don't Lie, mortuary archaeologist Katy M. Meyers discusses proof of Viking women warriors in the 9th and 10th centuries in the form of swords found in female burial mounds. (photos)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2012-03-16 19:17
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, here is a selection of some of the many medieval artifacts featured in The Irish Time's column A history of Ireland in 100 objects.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2012-03-14 14:59
Worsely Man, the 1st century CE skull of a man found in an English bog in 1958, has been sent to Manchester Children's Hospital for a CAT (computer-assisted tomography) scan.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-03-11 18:01
Metal detector hobbyists and amateur archaeologists in Great Britain are encouraged to record their discoveries of objects over 300 years old on the Portable Antiquities Scheme website, which also provides news and articles on British archaeological finds.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2012-03-04 12:26
National Geographic's website offers a slideshow of artifacts discovered recently in eastern Europe. Among them are the remains from a grave in Poland dubbed the "Young Warrior."