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October 2013 index:

14 October 2013
Bronze Age migration from Sweden to Poland
During the Early Bronze Age there was a very high level of territorial mobility of the Únětice culture in Silesia, a large community inhabiting the south western territories of Poland...
Butchering in Denmark 12,000 years ago
Big-game hunts about 12,000 years ago involved feasting on a meaty morsel popular with today's gourmets, followed by chopping, hauling, bone tossing, jewelry making and boasting. All of these activities...
Hunter-gatherers and farmers lived side-by-side
Hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived side-by-side for more than 2,000 years in Central Europe, before the hunter-gatherer communities died out or were absorbed into the farming population. Researchers made a...
Peering inside prehistoric clay balls
Archaeologists are using CT scanning and 3D modelling to crack a lost prehistoric code hidden inside clay balls, dating to some 5,500 years ago, found in Mesopotamia. These clay balls...
Archaeo News: back online!
In life, the unexpected rules. Many of our readers already know that we were about to leave our home on the shores of the Lake of Bracciano to move to...
21 October 2013
Women left their handprints on ancient cave walls
An anthropologist determined the sex of some of the people who left their prints on ancient rocks and cave walls, finding that the majority of them were women. The assumption...
Frogs' legs: an English delicacy since 8000 BCE
Archaeologists digging about a mile away from Stonehenge have made a discovery that appears to overturn centuries of received wisdom: frogs' legs were an English delicacy around eight millennia before...
Bronze Age obsidian sources in Syria
An archaeologist at the University of Sheffield has found evidence that, contrary to a widely held theory, ancient Syrians made their stone tools locally instead of importing finished tools from...
Denisovans may have occupied Australia
Scientists have proposed that the most recently discovered ancient human relatives - the Denisovans - somehow managed to cross one of the world's most prominent marine barriers in Indonesia, and...
Neanderthals roamed with elk, bison east of Berlin
Fossils and flint tools found in a coal mine prove that Neanderthal man roamed the region east of Berlin (Germany) during the last-but-one ice age, the Brandenburg state government said....
Skull find rebuts multiple human species idea
Paleoanthropologists from the University of Zurich have uncovered the intact skull of an early Homo individual in Dmanisi, Georgia. This find is forcing a change in perspective in the field...
Archaeologists to restore dolmen In Cornwall
Archaelogists are to finally start work on reconstructing Giant's Quoit, a portal dolmen built 5,000 years ago by Neolithic man living near Camborne (Cornwall, England). Following three years of fundraising...
Jersey, home of the last Neanderthals?
A study on a site in the Channel island of Jersey - a British Crown dependency just off the coast of France - revealed a significant piece of late Neanderthal...
28 October 2013
Ancient Chinese wrote with brushes
The discovery in Henan Province of 3000-year-old oracle bones and oracle bone script at Yinxu, the last capital of China's Shang Dynasty, resulted in the identification of the earliest known...
Excavations at the capital of a Bronze Age Canaanite kingdom
The 2013 excavations at Tel Kabri, in the western Galilee region of modern Israel, included the discovery of a complex composed of several rooms adjacent to the palace, and an...
Linguist reconstructs sounds of prehistoric language
What did our ancestors sound like in the 50th century BCE? In a recent on-line article for Archaeology Magazine, University of Kentucky linguistics lecturer Dr Andrew M Byrd can be...

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