June 2013 index:
2 June 2013
- Island off the Australian coast surveyed on ancient human life
- A new archaeological survey will investigate human occupation sites at Barrow Island - a 202 km2 (78 sq mi) island located 50 kilometres (31 mi) northwest off the coast of...
- First ever prehistoric fashion show announced
- The world's first prehistoric fashion show will take place in London (England) during the upcoming international Humanities festival sponsored by archaeologists at the University of Southampton and the Natural History...
- Scouts restore Long Man of Wilmington
- A 235ft (72m) ancient chalk carving thought to be an Iron Age symbol of fertility has been repainted by British Scouts. The Long Man of Wilmington (East Sussex, England) was...
3 June 2013
- Thousands of prehistoric artefacts returned to Greece
- An archaeological open-air museum in southern Germany - consisting of reconstructions of stilt houses from the Neolithic and Bronze Age - will return 8,000 pottery fragments from the Neolithic Era,...
- Early Palaeolithic sites in Northern China
- The Danjiangkou area is a pivotal region for human migration and cultural communication between south and north China. The discovery of hominid fossils and abundant Palaeolithic sites highlight its significant...
- Iron in ancient Egyptian relics came from space
- After carefully analysing a 5,000-year-old iron bead from Egypt, a team of specialists reached the conclusion that it is made from a meteorite. The iron bead is shaped like a...
7 June 2013
- The origins of the spear
- It has proved quite a challenge to identify the stage at which early man transitioned from short range (and dangerous) hunting by stabbing with a spear, and took the more...
- Bahrain preserves its heritage
- Recent excavations in Bahrain have uncovered the remains of a settlement once inhabited by the enigmatic Dilmun civilization. This ancient civilization, said to date to the third millennium BCE, was...
- Rare Greek Neanderthal site found
- Until recently, evidence of Neanderthal settlement on the Greek peninsular had been very scarce. Now new excavations at the Kalamakia Middle Paleolithic Cave site, in southern Greece, have been yielding...