What’s been happening this week in archaeology, you ask? Well read on and find out… Continue reading
A rare piece of rock art has been uncovered in the Highlands of Scotland, dating back 4,000- 5,000 years ago. The origin is so far unknown and archaeologists are on the hunt for more. Continue reading
A mass graveyard of whale fossils have been uncovered in the Atacama desert in Chile. The bones date back between 6 and 9 million years old, and further analysis has shown they all died due to toxic algae they ingested. Continue reading
Seeing as it’s so isolated Hawaii was occupied quite late in history if you compare it with other South Pacific countries, so finding rock art is a big deal. Continue reading
Well this is pretty crazy! A piece of rock dating back 4.4 billion years is one of the oldest pieces of the Earth’s crust ever found, and gives some key information on how our world became habitable. Continue reading
Another week, another new set of discoveries, let’s check out some of the news making headlines this week in the world of archaeology.
It’s medieval murder in Scotland
The remains of a young man dating back 900 years has been found in Scotland. The skeleton identifies multiple stab wounds in the back, shoulders and ribs. Analysis shows some wear and tear on the mans shoulder, pointing to him possibly being an archer.
He was stabbed with a dagger, and the accuracy of the wounds suggest this was probably a professional job and not spur of the moment.
Origin of Stonehenge rocks revealed
The source of the smaller bluestone rocks that make up part of Stonehenge has been revealed to have come for a small outcrop just 1.8 miles away from the site. Researchers are hoping this new development will help source how the rocks came to Stonehenge in the first place.
Silver hoop earrings found in Israel
Ancient silver is always amazing to find, and in Israel archaeologists discovered a silver ball in an ancient jar form the biblical city of Abel Beth Maccah. The little moulded ball wasn’t thought of much at first, but on closer inspection researchers have identified five ancient hoop earrings. Archaeologists are not sure yet why the jar and its contents were left behind.
Statue of Shiva discovered in Kashmir
A rare statue of the Hindu god Shiva was unearthed in Kashmir during sand removal of a river bed. The statue dates to the ninth century AD and has a crown and three peaks on its head, along with the image of the third eye on its forehead.
Mosaic of Apollo found in Roman tunnel
An ancient mosaic of Apollo dating to the second half of the first century AD has been discovered in an ancient tunneling system in Rome. The tunnel was buried beneath the Trajan baths built in the second century AD.
The mosaic beautifully portrays a man with holding a harp, which points to Apollo – being the god of music, poetry. The fresco of a woman was also found, which is believed to be a muse connected to Apollo, along with other men thought to be ancient philosophers.
And that’s it folks! For on what’s been happening, check out some of the other stories on the site, they include:
Pet cemetery found in Mexico
What are the Paracas skulls?
Hellenistic village found in Israel
Have researchers found the real Mona Lisa?
Conspiracy theorists vandalise pyramids to prove aliens
Ancient forest revealed after storms
Surprise! The crazy storms that have hit the Europe and America has washed away sediment on the coast of Wales to reveal ancient trees that are now all over the shore. Continue reading