Archaeology and related sciences
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-04-17 16:58
A three-year research project, sponsored by the Prehistory Institute of Poznan University and the National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums of Sudan, has begun at the Hosh esh-Sheitan strongold in the Nile Valley. Archeologists have already found one or more medieval settlements.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-16 12:24
A short documentary, entitled The Vinland Mystery, looks at the search for the "only known Norse settlement in North America - Vinland the Good."
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-14 13:33
During the Peasants' Revolt in 1381, Simon Theobald, once Lord Chancellor of England and Archbishop of Canterbury, was beheaded outside the Tower of London. Now his mummified skull is being given the scientific treatment.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-04-13 10:23
Parts of a 7th century "heavy plough" have been found in Kent, England. This discovery pushes back the first known instance of heavy plowing in England by several hundred years.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-04-09 22:39
In a research paper for Scandinavian-Canadian Studies, Vol.16 (2005-6) Erin-Lee Halstad McGuire discusses new methodologies for studying the settlement and development of Iceland.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-04-07 11:29
To enhance the visitor experience, the burial chamber at Sutton Hoo is being reconstructed. Richard Daniel, of the BBC, reports. (video)
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-04-05 17:48
Did Spanish conquistadors first settle North Carolina? After discoveries in the 1980's along the Catawba River, where archaeologists found a Spanish fort, they just may have. The Berry Site is located near Morganton, North Carolina.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-03-25 20:17
Two elaborately carved altar stones have been unearthed in East Lothian, Scotland. The stones are dedicated to the Roman god Mithras and is the northernmost location that evidence of Mithraism has been found.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-03-22 17:21
Thefts and vandalism of historic British landmarks has led English Heritage to team with police chiefs in Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset to create a new police force to guard historic sites.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-03-21 16:57
Archaeologists have feared the worst for Libya's Roman cultural heritage during the recent unrest in the country, but so far, sites such as Leptis Magna the "jewel in the crown" of Libya's Roman legacy, are unharmed.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-17 19:15
Archaeologists from the University College Dublin are unable to resume research on 14th century fishweirs near the Fergus Estuary in County Clare, Ireland which have been threatened by weather. The team blames budget cuts by the Irish Heritage Council. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2011-03-17 15:29
Remnants of a medieval mill, including well preserved timber beams, pottery, and shoes, have been found beneath Meeting House Square in Temple Bar, Dublin. The site was discovered during a routine pre-constuction survey, and they did not expect to find much of interest.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-17 12:42
For the first time in several years, archaeologists believe they have located the lost continent of Atlantis. The latest theory is the subject of a new television film on the National Geographic Channel entitled Finding Atlantis.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-03-09 16:47
In 1870, Humphrey Senhouse discovered Roman altars at Maryport near Hadrian's Wall, beginning a long debate over the nature of religion in the Roman military. Now excavations at the Camp Farm site may shed new light on the subject.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-03-03 19:24
When archaeologists excavated the Viking village of Birka near Stockholm, Sweden, they never imagined that filmmakers Mikael Agaton and Lars Rengfelt would make it possible to walk through the town as it was in the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-03-02 08:50
Suzi Wilczynski knows what it is like to work on a dig in the hot Israeli sun. Now she has used her experience to create an adventure computer game aimed at children which allows them to learn about the Romans and the life of an archaeologist.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-02-27 17:43
Researchers of all things Viking may want to visit the Vikverir website which features a links page of museums throughout Scandinavia which have posted photos of their collections.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2011-02-25 12:39
2,000 years ago, a Roman child went skipping through the mud near a Roman fort in Yorkshire, England. In 2010, his or her footprint was found.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-02-23 12:08
Sometime in the 4th century, an Roman soldier of African descent picked Stratford-upon-Avon as a place to retire. The soldier's remains were discovered in 2009.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-02-22 16:53
Several books in the Archaeology of York series are now available to download for free in PDF format. The books are out of print.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2011-02-21 13:29
The mystery of Rome's "lost legion" has mystified historians for centuries. Now a new young-adult film, along with a redesigned Roman museum, may revive interest in Hadrian's Wall.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-02-19 17:55
For centuries, scholars have debated the origins of bodies discovered mummified in murky swamps throughout northern Europe spurring calls for further investigation.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-02-19 12:49
A team of Knox College (Galesburg, Illinois) professors and their students will spend the summer studying Tall Dhiban, an archeological site near the modern town of Dhiban in west-central Jordan.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2011-02-02 09:16
Archaeologists working at Jabal al-Sin, Syria on the Euphrates River have found cemeteries dating to the era of the Byzantine Empire.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-02-01 16:36
Contractors working on an extension to a church in Jersey, UK, were surprised to discover human remains during excavation. They were doubly surprised to learn that the remains are from Roman residents of the island.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2011-01-26 08:51
Archaeologists have found gold and amber jewelry in a Celtic tomb near Herbertingen, Germany. They believe the tomb belonged to a noble woman from the area. The tomb is part of a region that was an important Celtic trading center in the 7th-4th centuries BCE.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2011-01-22 17:23
During England's War of the Roses, the Battle of Towton was a turning point in long-going warfare between the Houses of Lancaster and York. Now new forensic studies are helping researchers to understand the concept of medieval warfare in a new way.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2011-01-20 17:26
Five years ago, local archaeologists discovered a thing, an open-air Viking meeting place, on Hanger Hill in Sherwood Forest, England. Now the experts are moving in for an official survey.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2011-01-18 13:25
"The surface mine at Shotton has given us the first direct evidence of Anglo-Saxon settlement in this part of the county and has confirmed its potential for making important archaeological discoveries," said Karen Derham, Northumberland County Council Assistant County Archaeologist about the recent discovery of an Anglo-Saxon settlement.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2011-01-09 10:27
Archaeologists working on the site of a new school in Lowestoft, England, believe they have discovered the remains of a 1st century Roman farm where a family of 12 might have lived.