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January 2014 index:
2 January 2014
- Woman buried pregnant 6000 years ago in Bulgaria
- Bulgarian archaeologists have uncovered the remains of a woman that appears to have been buried pregnant 6000 years ago. The found - described as highly unusual - was made in...
- Discovery of 3,000-year-old Zeng State tombs
- Archaeologists announced that more than 2,000 items dating back more than 3,000 years and discovered in central China's Hubei Province are likely to reveal the mysteries of the Zeng State...
- Oldest footprints gives clues to Mexico's climate
- The oldest human footprints in North America have been dated for the first time and could help scientists to understand what Mexico's climate was like 7000 years ago. The new...
- Bronze Age artists used palace floor as a creative canvas
- The floors of Greek Bronze Age palaces were made of plaster that was often incised and painted with grids containing brightly colored patterns and/or marine animal figures. In researching one...
3 January 2014
- 8,000-year-old artifacts unearthed in Minnesota
- An archeological dig in the suburbs south of Minneapolis (Minnesota, USA) is turning up artifacts thousands of years old at the future site of a bridge project. Before work begins,...
8 January 2014
- Neolithic life in coastal Denmark
- Excavations by Lolland-Falster Museum archaeologists are currently ongoing in advance of the upcoming construction of a new crossing from Denmark to Germany. Work began in August 2013, and since then...
- Eating nuts caused tooth decay in hunter-gatherers
- Eating nuts and acorns may have helped hunter-gatherers survive 15,000 years ago in northern Africa but the practice wreaked havoc on their teeth, researchers say. Fermented carbohydrates in the nuts...
11 January 2014
- Remains of 2,000-year-old woman found in Florida
- Archeologists say a significant prehistoric find was made in Davie (Florida, USA): a woman's remains perfectly preserved for 2,000 years. She rested in peace until utility crews came shortly before...
- Ice Age tools unearthed in Surrey
- Ancient artefacts uncovered at the building site for the new Guildford fire station (Surrey, South East England) have been dated back to the Ice Age. More than 2,400 flints shaped...
- Chinese archaeologists uncover Neolithic beacon towers
- Archaeologists said fortifications of the largest Neolithic Chinese city ever discovered were excavated in northwest China's Shaanxi Province. The ruins of two square beacon towers, once part of the city...
- Stone circle in the Isle of Man threatened by vehicles
- The area around one of the Isle of Man's most important archaeological monuments, the Neolithic stone circle at Meayll Hill, Rushen, has been badly churned up by four-wheel vehicles and...
16 January 2014
- 11,000-year-old Indian sites discovered on California island
- On Santa Rosa Island, one of the Channel Islands just 65 kilometres from Santa Barbara, USA, nearly 20 sites reveal signs of prehistoric human activity. At least nine have what...
- Ancient times table hidden in Chinese bamboo strips
- Five years ago, Tsinghua University in Beijing received a donation of nearly 2,500 bamboo strips. Muddy, smelly and teeming with mould, the strips probably originated from the illegal excavation of...
- Priddy Circles update
- In May 2011, large-scale damage was done to one of the four Priddy Circles - a group of large, circular earthworks of prehistoric date in Somerset, southwest England - when...
19 January 2014
- Neanderthals could speak like modern humans
- Analysis of a Neanderthal's fossilised hyoid bone - a horseshoe-shaped structure in the neck - suggests the species had the ability to speak. This has been suspected since the discovery...
- Neolithic mural may depict ancient eruption
- First discovered and excavated in the 1960's by British archaeologist James Mellaart, the world-famous 9,000-year-old Neolithic site of Catalhoyuk in Central Anatolia, Turkey, has provided a unique window on the...
- 6,500-year old tin-bronze from Serbia
- The hypothesis of a single origin for Eurasian metallurgy has been challenged by the discovery of copper smelting evidence some 7000 years old at Plochnik, a Vincha culture settlement in...
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