Latest Archaeology Stories
The Largest Collection of Mummies Ever Assembled ORLANDO, Fla., March 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The nationally recognized Mummies of the World exhibition will make its debut
Approximately 3,000 skeletons, some dating back to the 1500s, have been discovered and are being excavated as part of the construction of a new train station being built near London.
An ancient people living along the coasts of modern-day Chile and Peru called the Chinchorro are the first-known population of human to practice mummification, around 5050 BC, and quite a number of the mummies have been uncovered over the years.
A cache of coins and jewelry dating back to the days of Alexander the Great has been discovered by spelunkers exploring a cave in northern Israel, officials there announced on Monday.
15,000 year-old tools might have just been discovered by archaeologists in Oregon, making these tools the oldest in North America.
Pharaoh Senebkay, from Ancient Egypt’s forgotten Abydos Dynasty, was viciously killed in battle over 3,600 years ago--probably being cut down from his horse or chariot, according to a new forensic study.
A mummified body has been found inside an ancient Buddha statue, cross-legged in exactly the same position as the outer sculpture. Scientists have determined that the remains date back to the 11th or 12th century and that the mummy was that of a Chinese Buddhist master.
The Egyptians working on tombs might have had better healthcare than you.
Did ancient civilizations negatively impact the rainforest? Researchers from the UK are using drones to find out.
By dissolving the glue in mummies’ masks without damaging ink on the papyri, researchers have gained accessed to all kinds of documents, one of which is thought to be a fragment of the Gospel of Mark written during the first century, before the year 90. Until now, the oldest surviving copies of the gospel texts date to the second century, the years 101 to 200 AD.
Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...
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