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February 2017 index:

9 February 2017
Unique Iron Age burial excavated in Germany
An undisturbed Iron Age tomb containing gold, bronze, and amber was recently uncovered by the Danube River in southern Germany, just north of the Alps. The treasure adorned and surrounded...
12,000 year old prostate stones earliest ever found
Italian and British researchers investigating the prehistoric cemetery of Al Khiday on the left bank of the White Nile in central Sudan in 2013 found the oldest known prostate stones,...
DNA reveals continuity between Stone Age and modern East Asians
Researchers working on ancient DNA from human remains buried almost 8,000 years ago in a cave known as Devil's Gate, in a mountainous area close to the far east coast...
10 February 2017
Wyoming wildfire reveals ancient artefacts
A wildfire in 2011 high in the alpine forests of northwestern Wyoming, USA, revealed a vast, centuries-old Shoshone [sho-SHO-ne] campsite. The site had likely been used intermittently for as much...
38,000 year old rock art discovered in France
In the summer of 2012, a group of archaeologists discovered what could be one of the oldest examples of art in Europe when they turned over a broken block of...
Rare Stone Age house found in Abu Dhabi
Archaeologists have revealed the discovery of a 7,500-year-old, well-preserved three-room house on Marawah Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, at what was once one of the region's largest...
28 February 2017
Hundreds of ancient earthworks found in the Amazon
The Amazonian rainforest was transformed over two thousand years ago by ancient people who built hundreds of large, mysterious earthworks. The ditched enclosures, in Acre state in the western Brazilian...
A prehistoric labyrinth in Denmark?
Archaeologists have discovered a large enclosure from the Neolithic period near Stevns in Denmark, but the purpose of the site is a mystery. Discovered by archaeologists from the Museum Southeast...
Flint sickles prove grain cultivation in Galilee 23,000 years ago
Agriculture is believed to have dawned around 12,000 years ago, in the Levant or southern Turkey. Now remains of a 23,000-year-old camp, including flint sickle blades and extraordinarily preserved botanical...

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