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November 2007 index:

3 November 2007
Study of ancient skeletons found in Vanuatu
More than fifty headless skeletons have been unearthed in one of the oldest Pacific Islander cemeteries in the world. The individuals were members of a socially complex society, traveling between...
3000 years of Iranian history wiped out overnight
The destruction of one of the biggest historical sites in the Chahar-Mahal Bakhtiari province by the Ministry of Road and Transportation was reported by the Persian service of ISNA on...
Stolen Neolithic artifacts returned to Greece
A stolen collection of about 100 artifacts dating from more than 8,000 years ago - including what may be very early human portraits - has been returned from Germany to...
Ancient Welsh skeleton was 'even older'
The Red Lady of Paviland, discovered in a cave on Gower (Wales) in the 1820s may be 4,000 years older than previously thought. Scientists say more accurate tests date the...
Tracing ancient pottery in Mississippi
A Mississippi State University anthropologist will use a $46,000 national grant to employ a new non-destructive method for tracing Southeastern prehistoric pottery and other artifacts to their sources. MSU associate...
Iron Age chain discovered in Shetland
A 2,000-year-old bronze Iron Age chain has been discovered during consolidation work at the ancient Scatness settlement (Shetland, Scotland). The chain, with 20 double links and the remains of possibly...
Prehistoric artefacts unearthed in Maryland
Five thousand years ago, a stand of oaks was a place where Native Americans came to gather quartz and make tools. Now, archaeologists are working feverishly to learn all they...
Dig uncovers ancient Aboriginal dwellers
New archaeological evidence, publishedin Octoberin the journal Australian Aboriginal Studies, reveals that Aboriginal people visited the Watarrka Plateau, south-west of Alice Springs (Australia), 13,000 years ago. Archaeologists Dr June Ross...
Hazelnut shell pushes back date of Orcadian site
A charred hazelnut shell recovered during the excavations at Longhowe in Tankerness (Orkney, Scotland), earlier this year, has been dated to 6820-6660 BCE. Although Orkney has plenty of indications of...
17 November 2007
Excavation of the settlement near Stonehenge continues
Archaeologists working near Stonehenge have uncovered what they believe is the largest Neolithic settlement ever discovered in Northern Europe. Remains of an estimated 300 houses are thought to survive under...
Race is on to excavate Bronze Age barrow
Archaeologists are in a race against time to excavate a 4,000-year-old burial ground discovered just 20ft from a crumbling cliff edge. The Bronze Age barrow was unearthed at Peacehaven Heights,...
Bronze Age child found at school
The rare remains of a Bronze Age child have been discovered by archaeologists carrying out a dig at a Suffolk school (England). Culford School, in Culford, near Bury St Edmunds,...
Archeologists unearth 4,000-year-old temple in Peru
Archeologists in Peru have unearthed a 4,000-year-old temple on the country's northern coast, making it one of the oldest discoveries of its kind in the Americas. Archeologist Walter Alva said...
Neolithic Vinca was a metallurgical culture
Recent excavations at an ancient settlement part of the Vinca culture which was one of Europe's biggest prehistoric civilizations point to a metropolis with a great degree of...
Prehistoric hunters' camp site found in Russia
Archaeologists have found a 15,000 year-old hunters' camp site from the Paleolithic era near Lake Evoron in Russia's Far East, a source in the Khabarovsk archaeology museum said. "The site...
Cocoa used as early as 1000 BCE
Chemical and archaeological evidence has pushed back the earliest known use of cacao, the key ingredient of chocolate, by 500 years. The chemical compound, theobromine, which only occurs in the...
Tides turn up child's Bronze Age remains
Hight tides and winds that have battered the Northumberland coast (England) served up a burial mystery for archaeologists. Erosion by the sea and weather has revealed what seems to be...
Dig reveals 3,000 year old Vietnamese artifacts
Archaeologists have unearthed hundreds of stone and earthenware artifacts believed to be nearly 3,000 years old on the Sa Huynh culture on the An Hai islet on the Con Dao...
Theory explains the fall of ancient Argaric people
One of Western Europe's earliest known urban societies may have sown the seeds of its own downfall, a study suggests. Mystery surrounded the fall of the Bronze Age Argaric people...
Bronze Age barrow found in North Yorkshire
The first evidence of a Bronze Age settlement in Dewsbury has been uncovered at a sewage works in Earlsheaton (North Yorkshire, England). The dig, which is being carried out at...

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