Archeology 2022, November

For the first time, the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was associated with two cases of throat cancer

For the first time, the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant was associated with two cases of throat cancer

At least eight people have died in Florida this year as a result of an infection with a bacteria of the species Vibrio vulnificus, according to recent reports from US health authorities. This is the highest number of deaths in the state since 2018, when from and

Turkish archaeologists have discovered a Byzantine terracotta grill in the ancient city of Assos

Turkish archaeologists have discovered a Byzantine terracotta grill in the ancient city of Assos

Turkish archaeologists have unearthed Byzantine sites in the ancient city of Assos. In the ruins of residential buildings, they managed to find a large number of ceramic dishes and utensils, including a terracotta grill

Found traces of the oldest shipwreck in the Adriatic

Found traces of the oldest shipwreck in the Adriatic

In Croatia, experts have identified the remains of a ship found earlier by underwater archaeologists at the bottom of the Adriatic Sea off the island of Ilovik. It turned out to be a merchant ship that sank over two thousand years ago as a result of some kind of disaster

A rich collection of treasures found in the ancient capital of China

A rich collection of treasures found in the ancient capital of China

In China, archaeologists have presented new finds made in recent months during excavations at the site of the ancient capital of Sanxingdui. In the sacrificial pits, they discovered incredibly valuable artifacts that will add to the collection of national

Bronze Age coffin and ax found on golf course

Bronze Age coffin and ax found on golf course

British archaeologists have examined an early Bronze Age burial discovered during the reconstruction of a pond on a golf course near Grimsby

Sacred bronze tree found in Sanxingdui sacrifice pit

Sacred bronze tree found in Sanxingdui sacrifice pit

During the excavation of one of the six recently discovered sacrifice pits at the Sanxingdui archaeological site of the Bronze Age in Sichuan province in southwestern China, a sacred bronze tree of the Shu culture dating from the 12th-11th centuries was discovered

Early Iron Age sword found in scrap metal

Early Iron Age sword found in scrap metal

An unusual artifact was found in one of the collection points for recyclable materials in the Krasnoyarsk Territory

The oldest forest in the world, unlike anything that could be imagined, confused scientists

The oldest forest in the world, unlike anything that could be imagined, confused scientists

The 385 million-year-old fossilized root web has led scientists to re-imagine what the world's first forests might have looked like. The picture they painted could not be more different from what is now in its place. Not far from the small town of Cairo in upstate New York, under an old road department quarry, scientists have restored the remains of a mighty and mature ancient forest, which was home to at least three of the world's first tree-like plants.

Neanderthal hunting camp found in southern Serbia

Neanderthal hunting camp found in southern Serbia

Serbian archaeologists have discovered a Neanderthal hunting camp in the Central Balkans. It was located in the Peshturin Cave and was used for the extraction and butchering of horses and red deer between 117 and 85 thousand years ago

Archaeologists find world's oldest evidence of beer drinking

Archaeologists find world's oldest evidence of beer drinking

During excavations in southern China, archaeologists found ceramic vessels with traces of a beer drink in burials dating back to nine thousand years. This is one of the world's oldest records of beer production and consumption

Archaeologists have discovered tools for making clothing from the Epipaleolithic era in KBR

Archaeologists have discovered tools for making clothing from the Epipaleolithic era in KBR

During the study of a unique monument - the Psytuazhe canopy - in the gorge of the Fanduko River in Kabardino-Balkaria, archaeologists discovered tools for making clothes, including skins. The age of the finds is about 11-13 thousand years, such tools are here

Archaeologists have found a tool that was ahead of its time by 100 thousand years

Archaeologists have found a tool that was ahead of its time by 100 thousand years

Researchers from the University of Colorado in Boulder (USA) have announced the identification of a record large set of ancient bone tools, which consists of almost a hundred different tools about 400 thousand years old. One of them excited the scientists, that

The first European farmers found a settlement in the Balkans

The first European farmers found a settlement in the Balkans

Scientists from the University of Bern have identified the earliest farms in Europe. Their research focused on pile dwellings found off the coast of Lake Ohrid (considered the oldest in European territory)

Ancient weight used for deceit in trade found in Jerusalem

Ancient weight used for deceit in trade found in Jerusalem

Archaeologists working in the northern part of the City of David in Old Jerusalem have discovered a weight about 2,700 years old in the main drainage channel at the base of the Western Wall. According to experts, such weights were once used

Four ancient rams were found off the coast of Sicily. They helped the Romans defeat Carthage

Four ancient rams were found off the coast of Sicily. They helped the Romans defeat Carthage

Four ancient bronze battering rams, each weighing a whopping 200 kilograms, recovered from Roman ships that sank off the coast of Sicily in 241 BC

Paleoanthropologists find a baby tooth of a Neanderthal child in Iran

Paleoanthropologists find a baby tooth of a Neanderthal child in Iran

Paleoanthropologists have discovered a milk tooth in Iran that belonged to a six-year-old Neanderthal child. Radiocarbon dating showed that he lived about 43-41 thousand years ago. This is the second find of the remains of Neanderthals in Iran

Archaeologists have discovered 36 Aztec burials in the city of Tlatelolco

Archaeologists have discovered 36 Aztec burials in the city of Tlatelolco

Mexican archaeologists excavating the Aztec city of Tlatelolco discovered 36 burials, six of which were made in locally made spherical vessels

Fossil sharks with petal teeth found in China

Fossil sharks with petal teeth found in China

Paleontologists have discovered seven well-preserved shark teeth of the extinct genus Petalodus in China's Shanxi province

Scientists are wondering about the purpose of the mysterious stones found during excavations in Scotland

Scientists are wondering about the purpose of the mysterious stones found during excavations in Scotland

Archaeologists have discovered unusual polished stone balls the size of a palm while excavating a Neolithic settlement in the Orkney Islands

The skull of a giant fossil hyena was found in the Tavrida cave in Crimea

The skull of a giant fossil hyena was found in the Tavrida cave in Crimea

Scientists from the Crimean Federal University and the Russian Academy of Sciences for the first time in Europe found an almost complete skull of a fossil giant hyena, Pachycrocuta, as well as a preserved canine tooth of a saber-toothed cat, Homotheria

Priest treasures: ancient artifacts found under the Mexican pyramid

Priest treasures: ancient artifacts found under the Mexican pyramid

All of these items are over 2000 years old. They were buried in a tunnel under the Mexican Pyramid of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan. It took archaeologist Sergio Gomez and his team more than 10 years to find them

Hundreds of Silver Coins Found Near Lukov Castle in Bohemia

Hundreds of Silver Coins Found Near Lukov Castle in Bohemia

In the forest near the South Moravian castle Lukov (Czech Republic), a treasure from the beginning of the 14th century was discovered. According to Arkeonews, two members of the Society of Friends of Lukowski Castle did it quite by accident during an ordinary mushroom walk in the forests in the area

Surprisingly well-preserved Iron Age combat knife found in Sweden

Surprisingly well-preserved Iron Age combat knife found in Sweden

Archaeological excavations at Skelby in the southwest of Westeros, Sweden continue to bring unexpected finds. A short sword or combat knife dating from AD 700-900 was recently found in a well. Archaeologists have already noted the unique preservation

6th century gold treasure found in Denmark for "saving the Sun"

6th century gold treasure found in Denmark for "saving the Sun"

On the Jutland Peninsula, an amateur archaeologist discovered the largest treasure of gold objects in the history of Denmark of the 6th century. The treasure consists of 22 beautifully preserved gold objects with a total weight of 945 grams

Mesolithic sites explored in Murom district

Mesolithic sites explored in Murom district

Traces of a settlement dating back 10 thousand years, more than 20,000 finds: stone tools, numerous remains of animal and fish bones were discovered by an expedition of the Institute of Archeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences during excavations of Mesolithic sites near the Veletma River (a tributary of the Oka) - et

The remains of an unknown predatory dinosaur the size of a bus found in Uzbekistan

The remains of an unknown predatory dinosaur the size of a bus found in Uzbekistan

Japanese and Canadian scientists have determined that the dinosaur bone found in Uzbekistan belongs to a previously unknown species of giant lizards that were once at the top of the food chain

What archaeologists have discovered in the Hellenistic fortress of Uzundara

What archaeologists have discovered in the Hellenistic fortress of Uzundara

Russian archaeologists, as part of an international team, have excavated the Hellenistic fortress Uzundara in the Boysun region of Uzbekistan. There they discovered a significant number of artifacts, thanks to which they were able to trace the history of the emergence of cre

Archaeologists have found parts of a Bronze Age foundry in Ugra

Archaeologists have found parts of a Bronze Age foundry in Ugra

It is associated with a foundry at the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC. NS

The burial of a woman of the late Bronze Age was found in Khakassia

The burial of a woman of the late Bronze Age was found in Khakassia

Metallic elements of a headdress discovered next to the woman's skull

Mysterious pictograms made 3.5 thousand years ago were found at the excavations near Arkaim

Mysterious pictograms made 3.5 thousand years ago were found at the excavations near Arkaim

Archaeologists in the Chelyabinsk region have investigated a complex of children's burials near Arkaim. The burials were made 3.5 thousand years ago

In Egypt, discovered the ruins of a Greco-Roman city in the area of ​​Alexandria

In Egypt, discovered the ruins of a Greco-Roman city in the area of ​​Alexandria

An Egyptian archaeological expedition uncovered the remains of a residential and commercial city dating back to the Greco-Roman era in the Alexandria area on the north coast

Archaeologists have found the oldest Paleo-Indian site in the Great Lakes region

Archaeologists have found the oldest Paleo-Indian site in the Great Lakes region

American archaeologists have discovered in the Great Lakes region the oldest site of hunter-gatherers who inhabited this area about 13 thousand years ago

Archaeologists have found the largest hunting camp of the Neanderthals in Spain

Archaeologists have found the largest hunting camp of the Neanderthals in Spain

Spanish archaeologists have published the results of excavations in the Navalmaillo cave in central Spain. The authors established that it was not a permanent settlement, but a huge Neanderthal hunting camp, the largest in the Iberian Peninsula

1800-year-old bouquets of flowers found under the Mexican pyramid

1800-year-old bouquets of flowers found under the Mexican pyramid

According to archaeologists, bouquets of flowers are an offering to the god Quetzalcoatl

Archaeologists have found out who is the most mysterious Mayan mask

Archaeologists have found out who is the most mysterious Mayan mask

In Mexico, at a meeting of the archaeological colloquium, a new interpretation was presented to explain the purpose of the Malinaltepec mask

In Turkey, archaeologists discover a 3500-year-old oven

In Turkey, archaeologists discover a 3500-year-old oven

In Turkey, in the Tepechik mound, located in the area of ​​the city of Chine (west of the Aydin province), archaeologists have discovered a furnace three and a half thousand years old

Archaeologists have found a hunting camp of the Spanish Neanderthals

Archaeologists have found a hunting camp of the Spanish Neanderthals

Spanish archaeologists discovered a Neanderthal hunting camp near Madrid, which was used seasonally for the extraction of animals more than 70 thousand years ago

Archaeologists have unearthed the grave of the "amber" man in Karelia

Archaeologists have unearthed the grave of the "amber" man in Karelia

The expedition of PetrSU stumbled upon an ancient burial near Petrozavodsk, which is about 5500 years old

The remains of a mammoth with preserved soft tissues and muscle fibers were found in Yamal

The remains of a mammoth with preserved soft tissues and muscle fibers were found in Yamal

According to preliminary data, the remains belong to an adult animal