Clovis only made stone tools for about 300 years

The Clovis, some of North America's oldest inhabitants, probably only made stone tools for about 300 years, new research shows.

Keith Randall-Texas A&M • futurity
Oct. 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: archaeology science-and-technology early-humans ancient-history stone-tools north-america

Eurasia’s oldest balls suggest warriors worked out

Three leather balls from a cemetery in China are the oldest known yet from Eurasia. They indicate warriors on horseback worked to keep fit.

U. Zurich • futurity
Oct. 15, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: china archaeology horses sports society-and-culture burials

Ceramic pots may ‘remember’ ancient meals

The details of ancient recipes remain in residues in cookware, new research finds.

Yasmin Anwar-UC Berkeley • futurity
Sept. 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: archaeology food society-and-culture

Inca llama shell offering found at bottom of Lake Titicaca

The discovery of a carved stone box suggests that Lake Titicaca was a locus of ritual and ceremonial activity by the Inca, researchers say.

A'ndrea Elyse Messer-Penn State • futurity
Aug. 17, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: archaeology religion peru science-and-technology ancient-history

Evidence rewrites early Indigenous-colonizer encounters

Indigenous people in Oconee Valley—now central Georgia—actively resisted European influence for nearly 150 years after the arrival of Hernando de Soto.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
July 27, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: history archaeology united-states indigenous-people society-and-culture

Do stone tools put humans in America 30K years ago?

Researchers say DNA from stone tools from in a Mexican cave suggests humans first arrived in America about 15,000 years earlier than previously thought.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
July 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: dna archaeology migration science-and-technology early-humans caves stone-tools north-america

Method may solve mysteries of ancient human ashes in urns

A new tracing method could fill in historical gaps by getting information from cremated human remains in buried urns.

Michael Skov Jensen-Copenhagen • futurity
July 17, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: archaeology isotopes featured science-and-technology society-and-culture burials

Divers discover mining cave from the Ice Age

"Until now, no one was really sure why this region's earliest inhabitants were exploring underground cave systems."

Austin Fitzgerald-Missouri • futurity
July 14, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: archaeology mining featured society-and-culture caves

Team finds the biggest, oldest Maya monument

A monumental building is the oldest and largest in known Maya history, far larger than their later pyramids and palaces.

Mikayla Mace-Arizona • futurity
June 4, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: archaeology maya buildings mexico society-and-culture social-lives monuments

X-rays offer clues to armor on Henry VIII’s warship

X-ray analysis of three brass links from Henry VIII's warship the Mary Rose offers clues to life onboard.

Peter Thorley-Warwick • futurity
April 28, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: history archaeology united-kingdom metals society-and-culture ships

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