Archaeology and related sciences
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2008-01-10 17:54
Norwegian historians are rethinking the distribution of power in Viking Norway after the recent discovery of two massive Viking halls in Borre. The halls date to around 700-800 C.E. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2008-01-09 17:46
Archaeologists working at an Anglo Saxon village in West Stow, near Bury St Edmunds, England have discovered the remains of three 6th century pits. The pits contained a "mysterious black substance."
Submitted by Pierre on Tue, 2008-01-08 09:35
A wooden and ivory throne, dating to the times of Julius Caesar, has been discovered in Herculaneum and is considered to be "the most significant piece of wooden furniture ever discovered there."
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Thu, 2008-01-03 08:43
Archaeologists have uncovered parts of Prague's oldest ramparts, dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries. The remnants of the wall, which was part of one of Prague's main entrance gates, were discovered in the cellar of the Academy of Performing Arts building.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-29 13:41
Radiocarbon dating was used recently to help identify the remains of six bishops found buried in at Whithorn Priory in Galloway, Scotland. The skulls dated from between 1200-1360 CE. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-12-17 08:57
The Archaeology Data Service (ADS) has announced the publication of 50 years of their Medieval Archeology publication on their website.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-16 12:55
Researchers believe that the area around Liverpool, England was a Viking settlement. Their findings are based on original surnames and DNA evidence.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-15 12:38
For decades, researchers have debated the cause for the disappearance of the Norse colonists in Greenland. Where they massacred? Assimilated? Or did they starve? Now scientists think they have the answer.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Fri, 2007-12-14 19:35
Archaeologists are studying the buried remains of a ship from a Spanish colonization fleet led by Don Tristan de Luna.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-12-12 09:15
A team of archaeologists from Keele University are using the latest geophysical equipment to search the grounds of Hulton Abbey in England hoping to find the graves of the monks who lived there as far back as the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-12-09 09:54
Archaeologists are delighted with the discovery of "the only known Anglo-Saxon royal burial site in the North of England" near Loftus on Teesside, where they found some incredible jewelry dating to the mid 7th century.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-07 20:20
Archaeologists working on a dig in southern Telfair County, Georgia, believed they were looking for a 17th century Spanish mission. Instead they found something even more interesting: evidence of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto's 1540 travels through the state.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-12-01 12:02
The remains of four adults dating to the 1st century have been discovered in Staverton near Trowbridge, England. The area is known to locals as the Blacklands and is said to be haunted. (photo of Roman coin)
Submitted by Gwenhyfar on Fri, 2007-11-30 07:57
Italian archaeologists believe they have found the cave where, according to legend, a she-wolf nursed Romulus and Remus, the twin founders of Rome.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-11-23 18:08
The News for Medievalists blog reports that a research paper dealing with the topic of infant mortality has been published in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-11-21 22:56
Workers on the site of a school in Twyford, England worried when they discovered human remains until it was determined that the skeletons belonged to 1,300-year-old Saxons.
Submitted by margaretc on Tue, 2007-11-20 20:26
A red sandstone Roman Tombstone, the first Scottish example ever found, has been unearthed near Inveresk, Scotland proving "that Inveresk was a pivotal Roman site in northern Britain."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-18 00:26
Archaeologists working on a site near Coriscada in northeastern Portugal have discovered a hoard of over 4,000 coins dating to the 4th century inside the wall of the home of a Roman blacksmith.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-11-11 09:03
Danish archaeologists have discovered a rare 4th century Roman cemetery near Copenhagen, Denmark. "It is something special and rare in Denmark to have so many (ancient Roman) graves in one place," said archaeologist Rune Iversen.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-22 15:04
Archaeologists working in Norwich, England have discovered city walls dating back to Viking times. “Our finding gives us the old geography of the city and lets us look at the history of the defensive mechanisms used in Norwich at the time," said Andy Hutcheson, archaeology manager for NAU Archaeology.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-10-08 18:08
Russian archaeologists have discovered 75 graves dating from the 15th to 18th centuries C.E. in Veliki Novgorod. The experts hope that more tombs will be found.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-09-24 20:48
A new study by Sue Niebrzydowski of Bangor University's Institute of Early and Modern Studies says that women of 600 years ago had unprecedented power and independence.
Submitted by khalja on Wed, 2007-09-19 17:14
A team from Nottingham University's archaeology department believes it has rediscovered the remains of an intact Viking boat under a Merseyside pub.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-18 13:48
Bone Kickers, a new drama on BBC One scheduled for Spring 2008, will follow the work of a team of archaeologists in Bath, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-09 15:32
National Geographic reports that a mass grave containing the remains of over 1,500 victims of the plague has been discovered on Venice's Lazzaretto Vecchi, an island used to quarantine the sick.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-09-07 18:03
Archaeologists from English Heritage have yet to formulate a theory about the change in shape of medieval skulls between the 11th and 13th centuries. The shape changed from a long, narrow head to a rounder shape.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 12:00
Archaeologists working on a dig at Crowcastle in Aldbourne, England have discovered 12 graves dating back to the 8th century. The remains were unearthed during excavation for a housing development.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-09-01 16:29
The footprint of a hobnailed sandal has caused quite a stir since it was discovered during work at the Roman city of Sussita, east of Lake Kinneret in Israel.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-08-07 18:09
A class of teenagers on a class dig have discovered the remains of a woman believed to have been Saxon in Chediston, England. The woman was buried in classic Christian style in a churchyard.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-05 13:24
Archaeologists are studying what they believe are the remnants of conquistador Hernando de Soto's camp in Tallahasse, Florida abandoned in 1540. The site is near the modern state capitol.