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  • Archaeologists reconstruct an ancient Aryan bow
    on 20 May 2022 at 2:08 pm

    A unique compound bow from the Bronze Age nearly 2 meters tall was reconstructed from authentic materials by SUSU specialists as part of an international team. This weapon had the greatest accuracy, shooting distance and killing power in its time.

  • How seascapes of the ancient world shaped the genetic structure of European populations
    on 20 May 2022 at 1:33 pm

    Trinity scientists, along with international colleagues, have explored the importance of sea travel in prehistory by examining the genomes of ancient Maltese humans and comparing these with the genomes of this period from across Europe. Previous findings from the archaeological team had suggested that towards the end of the third millennium BC the use of the Maltese temples declined.

  • Prehistoric faeces reveal parasites from feasting at Stonehenge
    on 20 May 2022 at 6:15 am

    A new analysis of ancient faeces found at the site of a prehistoric village near Stonehenge has uncovered evidence of the eggs of parasitic worms, suggesting the inhabitants feasted on the internal organs of cattle and fed leftovers to their dogs.

  • Research confirms eastern Wyoming Paleoindian site as Americas' oldest mine
    on 19 May 2022 at 5:12 pm

    Archaeological excavations led by Wyoming's state archaeologist and involving University of Wyoming researchers have confirmed that an ancient mine in eastern Wyoming was used by humans to produce red ocher starting nearly 13,000 years ago.

  • Impact of sea level rise on human groups during Mesolithic and Neolithic periods
    on 19 May 2022 at 3:12 pm

    A study carried out in the area around the Pego-Oliva Marshland Natural Park, between Valencia and Alicante, reveals how the rise in sea level impacted the human groups that inhabited this area of the Mediterranean coast during the Mesolithic and Neolithic periods.

  • Climate change reveals unique artifacts in melting ice patches
    on 19 May 2022 at 1:37 pm

    One day more than 3,000 years ago, someone lost a shoe at the place we today call Langfonne in the Jotunheimen mountains. The shoe is 28 cm long, which roughly corresponds to a modern size 36 or 37. The owner probably considered the shoe to be lost for good, but on 17 September 2007 it was found again—virtually intact.

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  • Su Gardosu Tomba di Giganti
    by SolarMegalith on 16 May 2022 at 12:12 pm

    Snow - this April - how is this possible!. Tomba di giganti Su Gardosu is a Nuragic megalithic tomb located immediately east of the local road to Lodine on the island of Sardinia (Sardegna). The burial chamber survived in good condition, albeit without vaulting. The exedra is likewise mostly distinguishable. The tomb is built of granite blocks.

  • Cefn Bryn Great Cairn
    by Judy on 15 May 2022 at 11:25 am

    Many stones across the whole cairn have been stacked into little piles across the site. Do not under any circumstances disturb ancient cairns like this, this counts as Heritage Crime.. A large and magnificently situated round cairn, located close to the Maen Ceti burial chamber this is the largest of many cairns in the area. See the nearby sites list on our page for more. It has spectacular views out to sea. The smaller cairns can be difficult to find in long bracken.

  • Dolmen Vinya Monera
    by Tom_Duplex on 14 May 2022 at 8:06 am

    This dolmen is situated next to the Museu Arqueològic de Cataluña in Barcelona.

  • La Coste statue menhir
    by Aska on 12 May 2022 at 8:17 am

    A replica statue menhir standing on a hill near the road D25 from Broquiès to Villefranche-de-Panat (not in the hamlet of La Coste). There is a car parking space, toilet and picnic tables attached. The signposts on the way indicate "Broquiès statue menhir", but the last one only says "La Coste statue menhir". The original statue menhir is preserved in Musée Fenaille, Rodez.

  • Whisper of the Stones with Ronald Hutton and More, 25th May, Brighton Fringe
    by Andy B on 11 May 2022 at 10:45 am

    Odditorium and Stone Club present: Whisper of the Stones. A megalithic collaboration: Guest speakers: Prof. Ronald Hutton (Stonehenge) David Bramwell (Children of the Stones) Dr Matt Pope (Brighton’s Sacred Stones) Watkin’s Books Fiona Robertson (How to Read a Stone) Matthew Shaw and Lally Macbeth (The Living Stones)