601 CE and Earlier
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-02-01 15:25
Humans are not the only visitors to the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum. Pigeons have found a goldmine in the tourist hotspot, leaving behind a mess and forcing officials to try a new approach in pest control: hawks.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-22 16:10
A new book and television series claim that 20% of Scots have blood ties to Iraq stemming from a migration in 4000 BCE.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2005-01-22 13:05
When Roman Emperor Nero was deposed, his contemporaries went to great lengths to obliterate his legacy, burying his Domus Aurea (Golden House) with debris. Officials in Rome have revealed a mosaic the size of a large door that suggests that Nero's palace ruins may be remarkably well-preserved under the hill that covers them.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-19 17:40
The remains of a Roman chariot track have been discovered under an army barracks in Colchester, England.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-01-06 16:53
The Scottish Urban Archaeological Trust has evidence that noisy toys may date back to the Bronze Age.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-05 10:18
New research in England's Roman city of Bath leads archaeologists to believe that wealthy citizens built homes in luxury clusters and shopped in commercial districts.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-01-04 10:21
The Council of British Archaeology has published Excavations at Deansway, a report documenting the excavations beneath a British shopping center that revealed the city's past from Roman times through the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-01 14:40
Roses have fascinated gardeners for generations. This short article looks at the history of the flower.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-28 12:44
Archaeologists have identified remains found in a cemetery in Cumbria, England as belonging to two Amazon warriors, proving that women fought with the Roman army.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-26 11:01
Raymond Tebble of South Shields, England, was convicted of "going equipped for theft" to an archaeolical site in Leicestershire, England, and was sentenced to one month in prison. His metal detector was confiscated.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-25 12:38
A 2,000-year-old Roman infantry sword "autographed" by its original owner, has been added to the collection of Great Britain's Royal Armouries.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-25 10:56
An archaeological dig at Northgate House in Winchester, England has unearthed well-preserved remains of several early medieval buildings.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-12-19 13:20
A treasure trove inquest held recently in Great Suffolk, England, has declared a collection of jewelry fragments discovered by a metal detector to be treasure.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 08:13
Archaeologists excavating the ancient city of Eleutherna on Crete are finding evidence of continuous occupation from the 9th B.C.E. until the 14th century C.E.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-12-15 17:03
DNA tests have shown the remains of a 2,000-year-old warrior in an Iranian tomb are those of a woman.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-12-15 12:29
According to forensic research conducted for a BBC2 documentary, "The Real Face of Santa," Saint Nicholas was short, olive-skinned and had a broken nose.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2004-12-14 22:20
The Cumbria County Council has transferred management of the Birdoswald Roman Fort on Hadrian's Wall to English Heritage.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2004-12-13 19:00
Iranian archaeologists have discovered a 5,000-year-old backgammon set, thought to be the world's oldest, making the country the "cradle of board games."
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-11 15:57
Archaeologists working on a site near Neuss, Germany have discovered the remains of a Roman rest stop, including a service station, restaurant and a hotel.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-11 12:11
A Greek farmer recently discovered a stone monument marking the 1st century B.C.E. battle between Mithridates VI and Roman forces.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-04 17:33
Derbyshire carpenter Patrick Weir has a new theory on the construction of Stonehenge and how the massive stones were transported to Salisbury Plain.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-04 12:08
An article by Cassandra Franklin-Barbajosa for National Geographic traces the history of tattoos, including the use of the Jerusalem cross during the Crusades.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2004-12-03 09:43
The graves of five Saxon warriors were discovered on the weekend at Marlborough by metal detecting enthusiasts.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-28 18:55
A burial site near Acre, once believed to have been a Jewish cemetery, has turned out to be Roman.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-11-27 16:03
Timbers from a 2nd century Roman brewery have been returned to England and are now on display in an Ipswich museum.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-11-27 10:58
A 4,000-year-old megalithic structure has been discovered in central Russia.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-11-25 20:51
American researcher Robert Sarmast claims to have discovered the legendary island of Atlantis off the coast of Cyprus.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-11-24 10:15
Out of SCA time period, but still interesting, is an article on the costumes of sets of Oliver Stone's Alexander.
Submitted by Anonymous on Mon, 2004-11-22 08:15
An archaeological dig at Southwark in London has turned up a tin of Roman face-cosmetic, according to scientists at Bristol University.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2004-11-21 14:20
University of New York at Buffalo geophysicist Gregory S. Baker believes laptops may be more effective tools for archeologists than picks and trowels.