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September 2012 index:

1 September 2012
Indo-European languages originated in Anatolia
Indo-European languages belong to one of the widest spread language families of the world. For the last two millennia, many of these languages have been written, and their history is...
Earliest modern human fossil in Southeast Asia
A skull recovered from a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos is the oldest modern human fossil found in Southeast Asia, dating to between 46,000 and 63,000 years...
Prehistoric rock art found in caves on Azores
The president of the Portuguese Association of Archeological Research (APIA), Nuno Ribeiro, claims to have found evidence on the island of Terceira supporting his belief that human occupation of the...
2 September 2012
Stone Age skull-smashers spark cultural mystery
An unusual cluster of 10,000 year old Stone Age skulls with smashed-in faces has been found in Syria, carefully separated from the rest of their skeletons. They appear to have...
China excavations show initial appearance of the late Palaeolithic
Many behavioural and technological innovations appear in the archaeological record of Eurasia between about 45,000 and 24,000 years ago. This period has been termed the 'initial Upper Palaeolithic' and is...
6 September 2012
Secrets of ancient Bon religion uncovered
Before Buddhism was introduced to Tibet, in the 7th Century CE, the main religion was known as Bon. This was an elemental religion involving the worship of mountains and lakes...
Danish bog army revealed
On the edge of the shoreline of Lake Mosso in Denmark (as it would have been 2,000 years ago), archaeologists have uncovered a macabre site. The area is now a...
21 September 2012
Restoration of a fallen menhir in India
Punkri Burwadih is perhaps the most eminent megalith of India, yet it is not protected by the government. Here people gather to view the equinox sunrises twice every year. On...
Archaeologists uncover remains of Stortford Henge
Archaeologists investigating sites earmarked for thousands of new homes on "areas of special restraint" along the A120 bypass around Bishop's Stortford, near Stansted airport between London and Cambridge (England), believe...
22 September 2012
Early cannibalism tied to territorial defence?
The earliest known instance of cannibalism among hominids occurred roughly 800,000 years ago, in the Gran Dolina cave of the Atapuerca Mountains in north central Spain. Eudald Carbonell of the...
Restoration work begins on Giant's Quoit dolmen
A year-long project to restore an ancient monument that could be 6,000 years old has begun near Camborne, Cornwall, in the extreme southwest of England (Land's End). Carwynnen Quoit, sometimes...

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