Archeaology

45,000-Year-Old Tiny Stone Tools Found in Sri Lanka

An international team of archaeologists has found a collection of microliths — small, retouched, often-backed stone tools — at the cave site of Fa-Hien Lena in the tropical evergreen rainforests of Sri Lanka. Some of these microliths are 45,000 years old and represent the earliest evidence of such advanced technology …

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Archaeologists Find Prehistoric ‘Baby Bottles’ in Europe

Archaeologists have actually discovered traces of ruminant milk on ceramic recuperated from Neolithic websites in Europe. Bronze Age child containers. Photo credit report: Enver-Hirsch, Wien Museum.” Possible baby feeding vessels initially show up in Europe in the Neolithic (around 5,000 BCE), ending up being extra typical throughout the Bronze and …

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1,400-Year-Old Colorful Christian Mosaic Found in Israel

A team of Israeli archaeologists has uncovered an impressively detailed mosaic in an ancient city called Hippos-Sussita. Dating back approximately 1,400 years to the Byzantine period, the mosaic once sat on a church floor and may depict one of Jesus’ most famous miracles — ‘Feeding of the 5,000.’ The fragment …

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16,000-Year-Old Stone Artifacts Unearthed in Idaho

Archaeologists have uncovered almost two hundred stone artifacts, including projectile points and flake tools, and bone fragments from large mammals at the Cooper’s Ferry site in western Idaho, the United States. The discovery suggests that humans lived in the area 16,000 years ago, more than a thousand years earlier than …

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8,000-Year-Old Wooden Platform Found Off Isle of Wight

Underwater archaeologists working off the coast of the Isle of Wight have discovered an 8,000-year-old structure next to what is believed to be the world’s oldest known boat building site. Historian Dan Snow inspecting the 8,000-year-old wooden platform off the coast of the Isle of Wight, UK. Image credit: Maritime …

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Archaeologists Unearth 45,000-Year-Old Stone Tools in Mongolia

A collection of stone artifacts unearthed at the archaeological site of Tolbor-16 in the northern Khangai Mountains of Mongolia indicate that anatomically modern Homo sapiens traveled across the Eurasian steppe 45,000 years ago, about 10,000 years earlier than previously thought. The Tolbor-16 site (arrow) in the western flank of the …

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Archaeologists Unearth Norse-Period Hall in Scotland

A team of researchers from the Archaeology Institute at the University of the Highlands and Islands has unearthed the remains of a large Norse building at the site of Skaill farmstead in Westness, Rousay, a small island about two miles (3 km) north of Mainland, the largest island in the …

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Archaeologists Locate Long-Lost Biblical City of Ziklag

Archaeologists believe they have found the lost Philistine city of Ziklag, where young David lived when he fled from King Saul. They said they had discovered the remains of the 3,000-year-old settlement near the modern town of Kiryat Gat in southern Israel. An aerial view of the archaeological site of …

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Archaeologists Unearth 9,000-Year-Old Settlement in Israel

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) have uncovered the remains of a large Neolithic-period settlement near the modern town of Motza, about 3 miles (5 km) west from Jerusalem. An aerial view of the Neolithic-period settlement near Motza, Israel. Image credit: Eyal Marco, Israel Antiquities Authority. “This is the …

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