September 2016 index:
26 September 2016
- Significant Bronze age burial find in Cyprus
- A team of archaeologists from Sweden's University of Gothenburg have been carrying out excavations and research in Cyprus for the last seven years. This season they have made a substantial...
- Oetzi the Iceman was an agropastorialist, as well as a hunter
- Ever since his discovery in the Italian Alps in 1991, scientists and researchers have been working on the remains of Oetzi the Iceman, trying to elicit as much information as...
- New research throws light on ancient stone artifacts
- A mixed team of archaeologists and scientists at the Indiana University (USA) have been throwing some very sophisticated analytical study at a group of stones, collectively dating from 1.8 million...
27 September 2016
- Amazing rock art panel studied and then reburied in Scotland
- A prehistoric stone panel said to be the 'most important in Europe' had been unearthed for the first time in more than 50 years in Clydebank (West Dunbartonshire, Scotland). The...
- Neolithic tomb in Orkney to close over safety fears
- One of Orkney's most popular ancient landmarks is to be closed to the public due to concerns over safety. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) has announced that Maes Howe, the biggest...
- World's oldest snowshoe found on an Italian glacier
- Scientists in Italy's Dolomite mountains have unveiled what they believe to be the world's oldest snowshoe. Carbon-dating has shown that the rudimentary snow shoe, made of birch wood and twine,...
- New broch site unearthed in Scotland
- The remains of what could be an Iron Age broch have been identified in a loch near Whiteness (Shetland, Scotland) by a researcher from the University of Aberdeen. Michael Stratigos...
28 September 2016
- Burnt cheese casts light on 3,000 year-old family drama
- A clay pot has been unearthed during an archaeological excavation in central Jutland, Denmark. Museum Silkeborg curator and archaeologist Kaj Rasmussen says: "We found the clay pot in what was...
- What Oetzi the Iceman sounded like
- We know what Oetzi was wearing when he died more than 5,000 years ago. We know how many tattoos he had. Now scientists have recreated the "best possible approximation" of...