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June 2017 index:
6 June 2017
- Changes in prehstoric tool production linked to 'musical' ties
- The University of East Anglia has recently carried relating to stone tool production and found that the evolution of this production type activates the same receptors in the brain as...
- Earliest evidence of aboriginal occupation discovered in Australia
- Recent evidence from Western Australia has pushed back the original occupation of the Indigenous occupation to more than 50,000 years ago. The research was carried out by the University of...
- Tool sharpens focus on network in ancient Middle East
- A stone tool discovered in Syria some 80 years ago is helping archaeologists gain a greater understanding of networks in the Stone Age. The stone itself is small enough to...
- Ochre use in Ethiopian cave persisted over thousands of years
- Ochre was used by the inhabitants of the Porc-Epic cave - in Ethiopia, two kilometers south of the town Dire Dawa - for at least 4,500 according to a recent...
- Siberian island provides earliest evidence for dog breeding
- 9,000 years ago, the hunter-gatherers of the Zhokov Island survived frigid temperatures in animal-skin tents, some 500 kilometres north of Russian mainland. These people successfully hunted large numbers of polar...
13 June 2017
- Prehistoric site uncovered around a Shrewsbury church
- An archaeological dig around a Shrewsbury church (Shropshire, England) has revealed it is the earliest known sacred site that is still in use in Britain today - dating back 4,050...
- Stirling's lost Iron Age roundhouse rediscovered?
- Archaeologists believe they have found part of the remains of an Iron Age roundhouse, known as a broch, in Stirling (Scotland). It was first discovered and described by a local...
- Prehistoric henge uncovered in Warwickshire
- A prehistoric henge, dating back almost 6,000 years, has been uncovered on farmland in Warwickshire (England). The site, in Newbold-on-Stour, is earmarked for a housing development. A geophysical survey led...
- Clava Cairns site in Scotland vandalised
- One of Scotland's ancient burial sites has been vandalised. Stones have been dislodged and graffiti written on a rock at the 4,000-year-old Clava Cairns near Culloden in the Highlands. The...
14 June 2017
- Prehistoric site discovered off California coast
- A crew working on a rehabilitation project of the historic Main Ranch House on Santa Rosa Island have discovered an ancient Native American site beneath the building. Santa Rosa is...
- West Kennet timber circles older than previously thought
- New dates for two massive circular wooden enclosures built at West Kennet, close to Avebury (Wiltshire, England), show they predate the first stones erected at nearby Stonehenge by about 800...
- Neolithic tomb in Wales stars in new CGI film
- Work has been completed on an innovative film that will bring to life one of the most evocative archaeological sites in Britain. Bryon Celli Ddu is a 5,000-year-old passage grave...
15 June 2017
- Bamboo raft to explore 30,000-year-old sea route
- A traditional bamboo raft was recently launched in Taimali in Taitung County, Taiwan, as part of a Taiwan-Japan project to explore a sea route between Taiwan and Okinawa which may...
- Bones in Israel rewrite Neanderthal history
- Previously known only from cave sites, the recent discovery from about 60,000 years ago of Neanderthal remains and material culture at an open-air site at Ein Kashish, on the banks...
16 June 2017
- 13,000-year-old arrowhead discovered in Massachusetts
- Archaeologists from Northampton discovered what they believe to be the oldest artefact ever found within Massachusetts (USA). Investigations have focused on how this artefact could provide information for a broader...
- Scientists solve prehistoric bison hunt mystery
- In the summer of 2002 archaeologists excavated an area of Bear Creek in Stanton County (Kansas, USA), who uncovered a mystery buried within the grey soil. They uncovered a thick...
- Oldest human-made object from South America discovered
- A small, ancient, and rectangular copper mask was found in the southern Andes in Argentina, and dated to be about 3,000 years old. According to archaeologists, it has been determined...
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