Roman mosaic floor found under Italian vineyard

Authorities north of Verona in Italy found the well-preserved tile floor after decades of searching.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 27, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: italy archaeology

Ancient Tap O' Noth hillfort in Aberdeenshire one of 'largest ever'

Archaeologists say up to 4,000 people may have lived in more than 800 huts perched high on the Tap O' Noth.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
May 14, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: archaeology university-of-aberdeen rhynie

50,000-year-old string found at France Neanderthal site

A three-ply chord fragment made from bark was spotted on a stone tool recovered at a cave in France.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 13, 2020 ~2 min

Tags: archaeology france neanderthals

Mysteries of decorated ostrich eggs in British Museum revealed

Five Easter-egg sized decorated ostrich eggs in the British Museum are the subject of a new study.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
April 9, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: history archaeology british-museum

Neanderthals ate sharks and dolphins

Neanderthals were eating fish, mussels and seals at a site in present-day Portugal, according to a new study.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
March 26, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: animals archaeology human-evolution neanderthals dolphins

Romulus mystery: Experts divided on 'tomb of Rome's founding father'

A discovery at an ancient temple divides experts over possible links to the city's legendary founder.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Feb. 21, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: italy archaeology rome

Neanderthal 'skeleton' is first found in a decade

Researchers describe the first "articulated" remains of a Neanderthal to be discovered in a decade.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Feb. 18, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: iraq islamic-state-group archaeology human-evolution university-of-cambridge

Mudwasps used to date Australia's aboriginal rock art

Scientists use the remains of wasps’ nests to date Australia’s ancient aboriginal rock art.

By Jonathan Amos • bbcnews
Feb. 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: archaeology art australia wasps indigenous-australians insects

Mummy returns: Voice of 3,000-year-old Egyptian priest brought to life

Experts use 3D printing and speech technology to replicate the voice of Egyptian priest Nesyamun.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Jan. 23, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: archaeology egypt

DNA from Stone Age woman obtained 6,000 years on

Ancient DNA extracted from a tooth print in ancient "chewing gum" reveals new clues about our ancestors.

By Helen Briggs • bbcnews
Dec. 17, 2019 ~3 min

Tags: archaeology genetics dna

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