Archaeology and related sciences
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-12-07 19:20
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 11:02
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 06:57
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 17:08
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 21:56
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 19:26
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 Sat, 2007-11-17 23:26
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 08:03
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 14:04
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 17:08
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 19:48
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 16:14
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 12:48
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 14:32
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 17:03
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 11:00
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 15:29
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 17:09
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 12:24
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-01 09:10
English Heritage and the British Museum are pushing for legislation to curtail the illegal use of metal detectors to discover and remove artifacts from private sites.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-20 16:31
A team of archaeologists from St. Andrews University are battling against time to study Iron Age roundhouses on the Scottish island of North Uist. The structures were first exposed in 2005, and are now in danger of washing away in a storm.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-07-18 14:08
Archaeologists working on the grounds Scone Palace in Scotland hope to learn more about the site where the famous Scottish Stone of Destiny was mined, and more about the country's early history.
Submitted by Antonio on Mon, 2007-07-16 14:31
Nestled at the foot of Syria's coastal mountains, an ancient citadel has been put on the tourist map by restoration and excavation that revealed mysteries of the medieval Assassins sect that was once based there.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-08 14:28
Archaeologists in Oestfold, Norway are trying to understand how an Inca Indian came to be buried in the Norwegian city in the 11th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-07-07 20:03
On July 1, 2007, a crew of 65 men and women set sail from Denmark to Dublin on a reconstructed Viking warship called the Sea Stallion. The project's goal was to recreate the journey of the Viking raiding parties.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-23 13:31
Chinese archaeologists have discovered the 1,400-year-old remains of a European man in a tomb in central China. The burial proves that cultural mixing was farther east than experts previously believed.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2007-05-31 14:38
The National Geographic Society, the Maecenas Foundation for Ancient Art and the Waitt Institute for Historical Discovery have been working together "to authenticate, conserve, and translate a 66-page...codex."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-30 21:15
Skeletal remains discovered recently in London's Trafalgar Square have not triggered the British equivalent of CSI. The remains are of a wealthy Roman man who was buried in the 5th century beneath what is now the busy city center.
Submitted by margaretc on Mon, 2007-05-28 12:19
A team of archaeologists working at Edinburgh Castle believe they have discovered traces of the sites original castle.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-27 13:07
For several decades, Israeli archaeologist Ehud Netzer has been looking for the tomb of King Herod. Now he believes he has found it at Herodium, a flattened hilltop in the Judean Desert.