Well, who ever thought the oldest trade document would be over an Ass? Discovered recently in the Kultepe-Kanis-Karum trade colony in Turkey, the tablet has ancient writing describing a trade, which may be the world’s oldest. Continue reading
A team of palaeontologists in New Mexico are excavating the skull of a Stegomastodon, which is one of the most intact ever found. The skull will be covered with plaster and transported to Alburquerque for analysis. The Stegomastodon went extinct approximately 1.3 million years ago.
The Mayan have always interested me, so it’s exciting when new discoveries are made. A team of archaeologists working in Guatemala have found a council house and various artefacts dating back 700 years. Continue reading
The Tiahuanaco people lived in southern Peru and parts of Bolivia. They are not very well known, but a new discovery in the Tambo Valley in Peru is shedding some light on the South American culture. Continue reading
During the construction of a toilet in the Murshidabad District in Beldanga, India, workers uncovered a stone idol of the Hindu God, Vishnu. The idol is made from a metamorphic rock called chloride schist and is about 4.5 feet high and 2.7 feet wide. The idol is being dating to approximately the 15th century AD.
So let’s take a look at some of the new and upcoming technology that’s taking the world of archaeology by storm. The term “future archaeology” in itself is an oxymoron, but the best way to learn about the past is to expand on the techniques for the future. Continue reading