Indonesia: Archaeologists find world's oldest animal cave painting

The life-sized picture of a wild pig found in a remote cave is thought to be 45,000 years old.

Jan. 14, 2021 ~2 min

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Boudicca revolt: Essex dig reveals 'evidence of Roman reprisals'

Archaeologists link the destruction of a "high status" village to the uprising in Roman Britain.

Dec. 20, 2020 ~2 min

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Ivory: Elephant decline revealed by shipwreck cargo

A forensic examination of the cargo reveals the devastation of populations caused by the trade.

Dec. 17, 2020 ~5 min

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Amazon rainforest rock art depicts giant Ice Age creatures

Researchers say the paintings in modern-day Colombia are believed to be about 12,000 years old.

Dec. 3, 2020 ~2 min

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Bronze Age tradition of keeping human remains uncovered

Experts say the tradition of commemorating the dead is "inconceivably macabre" by today's standards.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 31, 2020 ~2 min

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Israeli youths unearth 1,100-year-old gold coins from Abbasid era

Volunteers at an archaeological dig find 425 coins, enough to buy a mansion when they were buried.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 24, 2020 ~2 min

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Earliest art in the British Isles discovered on Jersey

Fragments of stone engraved with abstract designs are the earliest art in the British Isles.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
Aug. 19, 2020 ~6 min

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Star Carr: North Yorkshire's archaeological 'Tardis' 10 years on

Star Carr, a prehistoric site near present-day Scarborough, has yielded many important finds.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 14, 2020 ~4 min

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Detectorist 'shaking with happiness' after Bronze Age find

A metal detectorist discovers a rare hoard of Bronze Age artefacts during an expedition near Peebles.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
Aug. 10, 2020 ~2 min

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Mystery of origin of Stonehenge megaliths solved

Archaeologists have pinpointed the source of the stones to an area 15 miles north of the site.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 29, 2020 ~3 min

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