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10 September 2014 5:04 PM HIDDEN CITY beneath STONEHENGE had HUMAN ABBATOIR. And pub

Boozed-up ancients drank beer before tearing corpses apart Boffins have discovered the remains of a hidden city two miles away from Stonehenge after using digital mapping techniques to sketch an image of the area around the ancient site in unprecedented detail. All in all, researchers found 17 previously undiscovered religious monuments, as well as a huge burial 7

09 September 2014 11:52 PM Franklin expedition: Recovery of shipwreck artifacts, bodies must follow diplomatic agreement

Canada and Britain have pact on who gets what and who pays. But technical challenges may limit what’s actually brought up from the deep. On Aug. 5, 1997, a legal adviser for Canada’s Foreign Affairs Department signed a two-page document. Three days later, the British High Commissioner to Canada did the same. The document specified what would happen if searchers 11

26 August 2014 3:12 PM Neanderthals and modern humans co-existed for thousands of years

Tuesday 26 August 2014 - 8am PST First author Tom Higham, a professor in Oxford's School of Archaeology, and colleagues describe how they compiled the timeline in the journal Nature. One of their most significant findings suggests that modern humans did not rapidly replace Neanderthals, but that our ancestral cousins disappeared at different times across 19

22 August 2014 8:06 PM Astronomers Find Traces Of One Of The Universe's First Stars

Astronomers have a pretty good idea about what the first stars looked like - gigantic and weighing anywhere from 20 times the mass of the Sun all the way up to 100 Suns' worth of material or more, writes Time. Astronomers have a pretty good idea about what the first stars looked like - gigantic and weighing anywhere from 20 times the mass of the Sun all the way up to 100 Suns' 15

15 August 2014 12:08 AM Man was already culturally diverse before he left Africa: Differences in stone tools hint at a variety of traditions

Early modern humans had already developed distinct cultural traditions before they left North Africa. Researchers carried out the largest ever comparative study of stone tools between 130,000 and 75,000 years old to shed new light on our ancestors. The tools, discovered in the region between sub-Saharan Africa and Eurasia, were made in different ways, reflecting 11

07 August 2014 10:21 PM Skeleton in the closet identified: Bones from ancient Ur

The skeleton lay hidden in a crate in the “mummy room” of the museum for decades. Curators at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (Penn Museum) knew about it, but had no idea who lay buried there—or even in what long-ago era he had lived. Now, a careful examination of records has revealed his identity: The bones belong 9

07 August 2014 6:26 PM The skeleton found in museum cellar

Researchers were able to determine that the skeleton was unearthed around 1930 as part of an excavation into the Royal Cemetery of Ur led by Sir Leonard Woolley. Philadelphia - A Philadelphia archaeology museum said its researchers have discovered an extremely rare 6 500-year-old human skeleton in its own basement, where it had been in storage for 85 years 30

29 July 2014 7:42 AM PlanetSolar on prehistoric mission

The world's largest solar-powered boat, MS Turanor PlanetSolar sails through the Corinth Canal near the town of Corinth. The boat arrived in Greece as part of a joint archaeological project focused on underwater exploration off one of Europe's oldest human occupation sites, the Franchthi cave in the Argolid, southeast Peloponnese. Athens - The world's 8

25 July 2014 11:01 AM Earlier Stone Age Artifacts Unearthed in South Africa

An international team of researchers have unearthed tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts at an archaeological site in Kathu, Northern Cape province of South Africa. An international team of researchers have unearthed tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts at an archaeological site in Kathu, Northern Cape province of South Africa 11

25 July 2014 9:49 AM Earlier Stone Age artefacts found in Northern Cape of South Africa

The archaeologists’ research on the Kathu Townlands site, one of the richest early prehistoric archaeological sites in South America, was published in the journal PLOS ONE on 24th July 2014. It has been estimated that the site is between 700,000 and one million years old. Steven James Walker from the Department of Archaeology at UCT, lead author of the journal 8