Category: Archaeology

Archaeology: Alaskan volcano linked to mysterious period with extreme climate in ancient Rome

PHYSICS The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BCE has long been shrouded in mystery. Now, an international team, including researchers...

Archaeology: New method solves old mystery: Hafnium isotopes clinch origin of high-quality Roman glass

IMAGE: One of the colourless Roman glass sherds from Jerash, Jordan, analysed in this study. Purple splashes...

Archaeology: Care for cats? So did people along the Silk Road more than 1,000 years ago

IMAGE: Cats like we know them today accompanied pastoralists in Kazakhstan more than 1,000 years ago. ...

Archaeology: Naturally perforated shells one of the earliest adornments in the Middle Paleolithic

IMAGE: Shells from Qafzeh Cave on which use-wear was studied. view...

Archaeology: Fossil jawbone from Alaska is a rare case of a juvenile Arctic dromaeosaurid dinosaur

IMAGE: Fossil jawbone from Alaska is a rare case of a juvenile Arctic dromaeosaurid dinosaur ...

Archaeology: New evidence helps form digital reconstruction of most important medieval shrine

IMAGE: This is a CGI reconstruction of Thomas Beckets shrine. view...

Archaeology: Behind the dead-water phenomenon | EurekAlert! Science News

What makes ships mysteriously slow down or even stop as they travel, even though their engines are working properly? This was first observed in 1893 and was described experimentally in 1904 without...

Archaeology: Norman Conquest of 1066 did little to change people’s eating habits

Archaeologists from Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield have combined the latest scientific methods to offer new insights into life during the Norman Conquest of England. Until now, the story of the...

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Archaeology: Cooling of Earth caused by eruptions, not meteors

IMAGE: Workers excavating Hall's Cave in Central Texas ...

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IMAGE: An artistic impression sharing a secret using structured...