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Sweden, Europe
Researchers say it is the only ring with an Arabic inscription ever found at a Scandinavian archaeological site.
CNN
 | Archaeology
March 20, 2015
South America, Argentina, Uruguay
The species - Toxodon plantensis and Macrauchenia patachonica - were first discovered by Charles Darwin in Uruguay and Argentina 180 years ago.
Daily Mail
 | Archaeology
March 19, 2015
Spain, Europe
The Don Quixote author was buried in 1616 at the convent but the exact whereabouts of his grave in the tiny convent chapel are unknown.
New York Daily News
 | Archaeology
March 18, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Wiltshire monument may have been equivalent of an ancient Mecca on stilts according to an idea put forward by former museum director Julian Spalding.
The Guardian
 | Archaeology
March 17, 2015
Turkey, Europe
The caves, tunnels, hidden churches, and escape galleries, which were uncovered late last year, honeycomb beneath the surface, and are thought to date back 5,000 years.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
March 13, 2015
Pakistan, Asia
The site is believed to date back 2,000 years, and pending laboratory tests on recent finds, Bhamala might be found to be even older.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
March 12, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Archeologists expect to find artifacts from as long ago as Roman times.
CBC News
 | Archaeology
March 11, 2015
Israel, Asia, Middle East
According to the archaeologist, an ancient text points to a first century stone and mortar structure hewn out of limestone in a hillside in Nazareth.
Inquisitr
 | Archaeology
March 07, 2015
Ethiopia, Africa
The 2.8 million-year-old specimen is 400,000 years older than researchers thought that our kind first emerged.
BBC
 | Archaeology
March 05, 2015
Honduras, North America
In search for legendary City of the Monkey God, explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture.
National Geographic
 | Archaeology
March 04, 2015
France, Europe
The site was once the cemetery of a hospital that operated from the 12th to the 17th century.
AOL
 | Archaeology
March 02, 2015
Africa
Links have been made between the rock art of Niger and that of several other countries. The engravings may therefore pre-date some of the oldest civilizations.
The British Meseum
 | Archaeology
February 26, 2015
Netherlands, Europe
Netherlands-based Drents Museum recently discovered that one of their Buddhas was hiding a secret: crouched inside was a monk who had died around the year 1100 AD.
thecreatorsproject
 | Archaeology
February 22, 2015
World
A mysterious group of humans from the east stormed western Europe 4,500 years ago - bringing with them technologies such as the wheel, as well as a language that is the forebear of many modern tongues.
Nature
 | Archaeology
February 22, 2015
Israel, Asia, Middle East
Scuba divers have uncovered the largest treasure trove ever discovered off Israel's Mediterranean coast - but won't get a penny.
Daily Mail
 | Archaeology
February 19, 2015
World
The Mesozoic era is so heavily associated with dinosaurs that it can be easy to forget our own mammalian lineage got its start there too.
Motherboard
 | Archaeology
February 14, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Historians have turned up an early edition of the Magna Carta dating to 1300 in the archives of Kent County, home to the coastal town of Sandwich.
History
 | Archaeology
February 10, 2015
India, Asia
Although the alignments likely had symbolic meanings, it's also possible that the architects of the structure used the solstice sun to help build it.
Live Science
 | Archaeology
February 07, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
A new study says that the great 17th century scientist was not only ahead of his time in his contributions to mathematics, science and mechanics, but also in botanics.
China, Asia
The Qijianglong has a neck that's half the length of its body.
Time
 | Archaeology
February 02, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
Ancient oak trees found on the bottom of the North Sea represent a prehistoric woodland that likely spanned thousands of acres.
Smithsonian
 | Archaeology
January 30, 2015
China, Asia
When the teeth were compared to a database of over 5,000 teeth of known species, they did not match any of the accepted hominids.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
January 28, 2015
Belize, South America
The main structure rests beside a deep pool where pilgrims offered sacrifices to the Maya water god, and perhaps also to the demons of the underworld.
National Geographic
 | Archaeology
January 28, 2015
Egypt, Africa
The mask should have been taken to the conservation lab but they were in a rush to get it displayed quickly again.
AP
 | Archaeology
January 23, 2015
Peru, South America
The two moderately healthy male skeletons were found to have drilled holes in the bones of their legs.
Peru This Week
 | Archaeology
January 22, 2015
Italy, Europe
Powerful x-ray technique reveals letters and words on two fire-damaged scrolls from Herculaneum and provides clues to the author of one.
The Guardian
 | Archaeology
January 21, 2015
Egypt, Africa
The recycled material bearing part of the Gospel of Mark was written in the first century and predates the next oldest surviving copy by a century.
Daily Mail
 | Archaeology
January 20, 2015
Norway, Europe
Mittens, shoes, weapons, walking sticks - lost in the high mountains of Norway thousands of years ago - are now emerging from melting ice.
ScienceNordic
 | Archaeology
January 17, 2015
France, Europe
A 60,000-year-old multi-purpose bone tool unearthed in France suggests they understood how to use bones to make useful devices.
Daily Mail
 | Archaeology
January 16, 2015
United Kingdom, Europe
A new species of dolphin-like sea creature named Dearcmhara shawcrossi was discovered in the Isle of Skye.
The Telegraph
 | Archaeology
January 13, 2015
United States, North America
A Triceratops horn discovered in Montana has been controversially dated to 33,500 years, challenging the traditional view of dinosaurs' extinction.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
January 11, 2015
Italy, Europe
According to Plato, this alloy was second only in value to gold in Atlantis and was mined all over the long-gone island.
Metro
 | Archaeology
January 10, 2015
China, Asia
Dating back to the turbulent Spring and Autumn Period, the tombs evidently belonged to high-ranking nobles.
Haaretz
 | Archaeology
January 08, 2015
Peru, China, Asia, South America
Similarities in ancient art and artifacts found in China and Peru have led some scholars to suggest an ancient link between the two cultures.
Ancient Origins
 | Archaeology
January 07, 2015
Middle East, Africa
The discovery is expected to shed light on dynasties that saw construction of the first pyramids.
Aljazeera
 | Archaeology
January 06, 2015
Mongolia, Asia
The ability to explore in a noninvasive way allows to try solving the ancient secret without overstepping cultural barriers.
Motherboard
 | Archaeology
January 06, 2015
Egypt, Middle East, Africa
The complex includes a shaft that connects to multiple chambers, including one with demons holding knives.
Gizmodo
 | Archaeology
January 04, 2015
Turkey, Europe
The city is thought to date back 5,000 years and is located around the Nevsehir fortress, where escape galleries and hidden churches were discovered.
Hurriyet Daily News
 | Archaeology
December 30, 2014
Austria, Europe
The 75-acre facility is described as the biggest secret weapons facility of the Third Reich.
Metro
 | Archaeology
December 30, 2014
World
It is almost impossible to narrow down one year of magnificent findings to ten, but these ones revealed striking new information about our ancient past.
Ancient Origin
 | Archaeology
December 27, 2014
Belize, North America
Although the findings aren't the first to tie a drought to their demise, the new results strengthen the case that dry periods were indeed the culprit.
Live Science
 | Archaeology
December 25, 2014
United Kingdom, Europe
Archaeologists are saying that an amazing new discovery near the ancient Stonehenge site in the UK may rewrite British history.
Digital Journal
 | Archaeology
December 20, 2014
Guatemala, North America
The very method by which Tikal grew so large, however, could have sown the seeds of its demise.
NewHistorian
 | Archaeology
December 19, 2014
Egypt, Africa, Middle East
The people buried in this cemetery tended to be relatively poor, it was the arid natural environment that mummified them.
Live Science
 | Archaeology
December 17, 2014
South Africa, Africa
The Khoisan may once have comprised the majority of living humans on the planet, for much of the past 150,000 years.
Ancient Origin
 | Archaeology
December 15, 2014
India, Asia
A new report suggests that a massive lava flow share the blame with an asteroid impact credited with killing the dinosaurs.
The Washington Post
 | Archaeology
December 13, 2014
United States, North America
It may be the oldest unopened time capsule on record. The condition of its contents is currently unknown.
Boston.com
 | Archaeology
December 13, 2014
China, Asia
Scientists hope the fossil found in China can shed some light on Earth's early sea life.
Nature World News
 | Archaeology
December 10, 2014
Italy, Europe
On the basis of the size that had been determined so far, it could hold more than four million liters of water.
Hexapolis
 | Archaeology
December 07, 2014
Russia, Europe
Bones of a man exhumed in Siberia that date back 4,500 years show he had lung or prostate cancer, which eventually spread through his body.
CBC News
 | Archaeology
December 07, 2014

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