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June 2012 index:

2 June 2012
Prague district yields evidence of 5500 BCE settlement
Not long ago, archaeologists found evidence of the oldest ploughed field here, tended five and a half thousand years ago. Now the imprints of structures have been found, dating back...
Prehistoric flutes date to 42,000 years ago
Scientists have identified what they believe are the world's oldest known musical instruments, based on new dating for animal bones excavated in the same archaeological layers as the musical instruments...
3 June 2012
Hominids practiced sophisticated hunting techniques in East Asia
More than ten thousand bone fragments were recovered from the Lingjing site, Henan Province, China, during 2005 and 2006. Statistical analyses of the skeletal elements of the two predominant species...
Climate change contributed to demise of ancient Indus civilisation
Using archaeological data and geoscience technology, a team of scientists has shown that a major, gradual decline in monsoon rains led to the collapse of the ancient Harappan culture, which...
22 June 2012
Prehistoric human remains discovered in Sri Lanka
Archaeology Department of Sri Lanka has found a skeleton of a prehistoric man from the Fa-Hien cave archaeological site in Pahiyangala of Kalutara district. The skeleton is believed to be...
Oldest Australian rock art discovered
An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an...
Welsh people could be the most ancient Britons
Welsh people could lay claim to be the most ancient Britons, according to scientists who have drawn up a genetic map of the British Isles. Research suggests the Welsh are...
24 June 2012
New methods for tomb excavation
A new study takes a geo-archaeological approach towards excavation in hopes of better interpreting the use and reuse of Mycenaean chamber tombs, reconstructing the complex processes to better understand the...
Lost ruins revealed in Honduras
Field teams have surveyed a remote region of Honduras, indicating the locations of several new archaeological sites. The results mark the successful completion of the first light detection and ranging...
New test from a Welsh cave confirms Britain's oldest rock-art
Following the discovery of an engraved cervid, probably a reindeer from the rear section of a Welsh cave in September 2010, three samples were taken from flowstone that covered part...
27 June 2012
3,300-year-old gold trove sparks archeological dispute
A 3,300-year-old cache of gold was found early this year in a field in the Gessel district of Lower Saxony, in northern Germany. The 117 pieces together weigh 1.8 kilograms,...
Iberian paintings are Europe's oldest cave art
The practice of cave art in Europe began up to 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, indicating the paintings were created either by the first anatomically modern humans in Europe,...
Mysterious structure found on ancient Welsh lakeshore
Archaeologists have unearthed the foundation of a massive, ancient timber structure, in what is now southeast Wales. Three giant wooden beams once lay alongside one another on a floodplain at...
28 June 2012
4,000-year-old necropolis found in Serbia
An Early Bronze Age necropolis has been found in the vicinity of the southern Serbian city of Vranje. A team of experts from the Archeological Institute of the Serbian Academy...
Bronze Age burial urn discovered in Norfolk
An exciting find of an intact Bronze Age burial urn has been made by a team of archaeological experts working on the site of a new link road under construction...

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