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Archaeo News  

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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