Archaeology and related sciences
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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-01 10:10
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 17:31
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 15:08
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 15:31
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 15:28
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 21:03
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 14:31
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 15:38
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 22:15
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 13:19
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 14:07
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-26 07:07
The Museum of London's Centre for Human Bioarchaeology hosts a database of osteological measurements from human remains during the medieval and post-medieval periods.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-18 16:03
In an interview with Conor Newman, an archaeology professor at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Melissa Block of NPR's All Things Considered learns about the recent discovery of a celtic temple near Ireland's Tara.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-11 20:17
Roman remains and artifacts were discovered recently in Vinkovci during excavations to construct a new sports hall including a fibula, a Roman ornamental clip, dating to the 4th century C.E.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-05-06 23:04
On May 9, 2007, Evelyn Baker, former manager of the Bedfordshire County Archaeological Survey, presents "La Grava: Bedfordshire's Best Kept Secret," about the 13-year project described as "the most important and extensive manorial and monastic excavation of the 20th century."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-05-05 22:35
A new exhibit at the Jorvik Viking Centre in York, England allows visitors to study new scientific techniques used to determine what Viking life was like. The exhibit also includes a "3-dimensional walk-through Viking riverside scene, graphics and interactive activities."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-02 22:18
Archaeologists are preparing to begin a major dig at the site of the 2002 Old Town fire in Edinburgh's Cowgate district. They hope to find the remains of buildings dating as far back as the 12th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-04-21 08:23
Archaeologists working on the Lincoln aqueduct in England now believe that underground water source was actually used by the Romans. For centuries it was believed that the aqueduct was built but never used by the Romans.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-19 07:37
The Daily Express reports that the Roman fort at Caister, near Yarmouth, England, along with hundreds of artifacts, was destroyed when permission was given for builders to excavate on an archaeological site.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-04-17 18:41
An unused plot of ground near Burwell, England, which was being tested for possible development, has revealed the remains of a medieval windmill dating as far back as the 13th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-04-15 13:08
John Leicester of the Globe and Mail reports on the ongoing controversy over the remains of Joan of Arc. The verdict: It is a rib bone, but it did not belong to Joan of Arc.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-04-13 18:42
Researchers will soon begin analysis of remains from 30 medieval graves discovered in February, 2007 in Preston, England's city center, believed to have once been the site of a friary dedicated to St. Clare.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2007-04-09 20:08
DNA evidence from the remains of a Viking woman seems to point to the fact that her ancestors originated in the area of the Black Sea. The woman was buried in a grave in Norway's Oseberg Viking ship, one of the country's most famous burial sites, but her roots were in the Black Sea region, according to Professor Per Holck of the University of Oslo.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-04-08 08:16
A team of French archaeologists have discovered three towns in the Rift Valley of Ethiopia which they believe are part of the "lost" Islamic kingdom of Shoa. The Muslim stronghold was an important stop on the trade route from the 10th to the 16th centuries.