June 2016 index:
1 June 2016
- Bones under pub change what we know about the Irish
- Ten years ago a pub owner in Northern Ireland uncovered an unusually large flat stone beneath which were the remains of three humans - an ancient burial that, after a...
- Stonehenge wasn't so hard to build after all
- An experiment by researchers at University College London found that mounting huge stones on a sycamore wood sleigh and dragging it along a corrugated "road" of timbers required far less...
- 5,000-year-old paintings high in the French Alps
- British and French archaeologists used lasers to scan prehistoric paintings at a site more than 2,000 metres above sea level in Southern France. The Abri Faravel Rock shelter site, about...
2 June 2016
- Migration back to Africa took place during the Palaeolithic
- An international team led by the Universidad del Pais Vasco has retrieved mitochondrial DNA from 35,000 year-old fossil human remains found in the Pestera Muierii cave in Romania belonging to...
- Cave art found deep underground in Spain
- Spanish archaeologists say they have discovered an exceptional set of Palaeolithic cave drawings that could rank among the best in a country which already boasts some of the world's most...
- Indus era older than previously thought
- Scientists from the India Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, and the Archaeological Survey of India, have uncovered evidence that the Indus Valley Civilisation is at least 8,000 years old, and...
5 June 2016
- 8,000 year-old piece of wood blowing archaeologists' minds
- In Europe, the oldest boat ever discovered is a 10,000 year-old dugout canoe from the Netherlands. The oldest plank-built vessels in the region are Bronze Age boats found at Dover...
- Advanced techniques used to find more about Homo Naledi
- As part of the discovery of the Dinaledi chamber and the Rising Star Cave in the Malmani dolomites, part of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site in South Africa,...