October 2016 index:
3 October 2016
- 'World's earliest rock art' in Western Australia
- A three year project documenting, analysing, and dating more than 200 rock art sites in the northwest Kimberley region of Western Australia has identified what may be the longest, most...
- Ancient artefacts found on Plymouth building site
- Archaeological investigations have been taking place since late last year across Sherford, a new town on the eastern edge of Plymouth, 300 kilometres southwest of London on the south coast...
- Scientists reconstruct 5,000 year old tomb in Ukraine
- Scientists have reconstructed the monumental 5,000 year old tomb of an elite member of a community of nomadic shepherds, discovered in a barrow cemetery on the border between Ukraine and...
- Indigenous Australian storytelling records sea level rises 7,000 years ago
- Sunshine Coast University marine geographer Patrick Nunn and University of New England linguist Nicholas Reid believe that 21 Indigenous stories from across the Australian continent faithfully record events between 18,000...
5 October 2016
- Pressed flower among Bronze Age finds
- Late Bronze Age ritual offerings unearthed at a site in northwest England include weapons, jewellery and ornaments - among them a 3,000-year-old complete pressed flower from a thistle, a plant...
6 October 2016
- Dyed material found in Peru predates Egypt
- Indigo is a blue pigment extracted from a plant with the Latin name 'Indigofera tinctoria' and is distinctive enough to be one of the seven named colours of the rainbow....
- Intact Neolithic figurine discovered in Turkey
- The large bellied, large breasted female figurines of the Neolithic era, which have been discovered in the past have mainly been believed to have been symbols of fertility, due to...
- Neanderthals had more cognitive abilities than first thought
- In the central region of France, at Arcy-sur-Cure, lies a cave which has been at the centre of a controversy over Neanderthal intelligence for decades. During digs made over the...