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

Tags: human-evolution archaeology art

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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Mexico archaeology: Pre-Hispanic ruins found on mountaintop

Experts think the site, estimated to be 1,500 years old, was dedicated to the god of the underworld.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~3 min

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Earliest evidence for humans in the Americas

Humans settled in the Americas much earlier than previously thought, according to new finds from Mexico.

By Paul Rincon • bbcnews
July 22, 2020 ~4 min

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Ancient Americans made epic Pacific voyages

New evidence has been found for epic prehistoric voyages between the Americas and eastern Polynesia.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
July 8, 2020 ~4 min

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First Viking ship excavation in a century begins in Norway

Just three other well-preserved vessels from the period have been discovered in the Scandinavian country.

BBC Science News • bbcnews
June 27, 2020 ~1 min

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