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June 2012 index:
2 June 2012
- Prague district yields evidence of 5500 BCE settlement
- Not long ago, archaeologists found evidence of the oldest ploughed field here, tended five and a half thousand years ago. Now the imprints of structures have been found, dating back...
- Prehistoric flutes date to 42,000 years ago
- Scientists have identified what they believe are the world's oldest known musical instruments, based on new dating for animal bones excavated in the same archaeological layers as the musical instruments...
3 June 2012
- Hominids practiced sophisticated hunting techniques in East Asia
- More than ten thousand bone fragments were recovered from the Lingjing site, Henan Province, China, during 2005 and 2006. Statistical analyses of the skeletal elements of the two predominant species...
- Climate change contributed to demise of ancient Indus civilisation
- Using archaeological data and geoscience technology, a team of scientists has shown that a major, gradual decline in monsoon rains led to the collapse of the ancient Harappan culture, which...
22 June 2012
- Prehistoric human remains discovered in Sri Lanka
- Archaeology Department of Sri Lanka has found a skeleton of a prehistoric man from the Fa-Hien cave archaeological site in Pahiyangala of Kalutara district. The skeleton is believed to be...
- Oldest Australian rock art discovered
- An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an...
- Welsh people could be the most ancient Britons
- Welsh people could lay claim to be the most ancient Britons, according to scientists who have drawn up a genetic map of the British Isles. Research suggests the Welsh are...
24 June 2012
- New methods for tomb excavation
- A new study takes a geo-archaeological approach towards excavation in hopes of better interpreting the use and reuse of Mycenaean chamber tombs, reconstructing the complex processes to better understand the...
- Lost ruins revealed in Honduras
- Field teams have surveyed a remote region of Honduras, indicating the locations of several new archaeological sites. The results mark the successful completion of the first light detection and ranging...
- New test from a Welsh cave confirms Britain's oldest rock-art
- Following the discovery of an engraved cervid, probably a reindeer from the rear section of a Welsh cave in September 2010, three samples were taken from flowstone that covered part...
27 June 2012
- 3,300-year-old gold trove sparks archeological dispute
- A 3,300-year-old cache of gold was found early this year in a field in the Gessel district of Lower Saxony, in northern Germany. The 117 pieces together weigh 1.8 kilograms,...
- Iberian paintings are Europe's oldest cave art
- The practice of cave art in Europe began up to 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, indicating the paintings were created either by the first anatomically modern humans in Europe,...
- Mysterious structure found on ancient Welsh lakeshore
- Archaeologists have unearthed the foundation of a massive, ancient timber structure, in what is now southeast Wales. Three giant wooden beams once lay alongside one another on a floodplain at...
28 June 2012
- 4,000-year-old necropolis found in Serbia
- An Early Bronze Age necropolis has been found in the vicinity of the southern Serbian city of Vranje. A team of experts from the Archeological Institute of the Serbian Academy...
- Bronze Age burial urn discovered in Norfolk
- An exciting find of an intact Bronze Age burial urn has been made by a team of archaeological experts working on the site of a new link road under construction...
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