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September 2014 index:
2 September 2014
- Finds from Avebury's West Kennet Avenue
- Archaeology students mostly from Southampton and Leicester universities have re-opened one trench from last year's dig, plus another major area of investigation, moving tons of turf and soil to reach...
- Genetic prehistory of the New World Arctic peoples
- Many studies and discoveries focus on searching for the first Americans. Less popular but equally important has been research into how and when the Arctic was settled - the last...
- Neolithic site discovered in central China
- Archaeologists in central China's Henan province have excavated a large neolithic settlement complete with moats and a cemetery. The Shanggangyang Site covers an area of 120,000 square metres, beside a...
5 September 2014
- Kennewick Man looked Polynesian and came from far away
- Kennewick Man died 9,000 years ago in the Columbia River Valley of northwestern North America, a seal hunter who rambled far and wide with a projectile point lodged in his...
- Archaeologists discover Bronze Age wine cellar in Israel
- In 2013, while excavating within the palace ruins of Tel Kabri, a 30-hectare ancient Canaanite city site in what is now northern Israel which dates to 1700 BCE, archaeologists uncovered...
13 September 2014
- Modern Man is not responsible for decline of Neanderthals
- The story of the inter-action and inter-breeding of Modern Man with Neanderthals is an ever changing one. As analytical techniques become more sophisticated and accurate then the picture becomes clearer....
- Possible Pre-Clovis artefacts found in Kansas
- The Central great Plains is a semi-arid Eco region of North America, covering large parts of Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Nebraska. A team from the University of Kansas, lead by...
26 September 2014
- Ancient boat and settlement found off Denmark's coast
- Archaeologists are currently recovering and examining what is considered the oldest boat ever found in Denmark. The ancient six to seven metre long vessel is estimated to be 6,500 years...
- Neolithic necropolis unearthed in Northern France
- A team of archaeologists is currently conducting excavation work on 20 hectares of land in Fleury-sur-Orne (northwestern France), which is earmarked for residential development. This site has revealed an important...
- Massive 5,000-year-old stone monument discovered in Israel
- A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel. Located about 13 km (8 miles) northwest of the Sea of Galilee, the structure is...
- Underground scans show 17 new sites around Stonehenge
- Archaeologists have unveiled the most detailed map ever produced of the earth beneath Stonehenge and its surrounds. They combined different instruments to scan the area to a depth of three...
30 September 2014
- 3,900 year old bone armour unearthed in Russia
- Archeologists are intrigued by the discovery of a complete set of well-preserved bone armour, buried separately from its owner. Analysis is expected to determine its exact age, but Siberian archaeologists...
- Chinese boy discovers 3,000-year-old bronze sword
- An 11-year-old boy discovered the sword in July while playing near the Laozhoulin River, northwest of Shanghai. While washing his hands in the river, he touched the tip of something...
- Earliest sign of human habitation in Canada
- Researchers using a robotic submarine off British Columbia's northern coast believe they may have found the earliest evidence of human habitation in Canada. The site, which could date back almost...
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