Archeaology

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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115,000-Year-Old Engraved Bones Found in China

Archaeologists digging at an early hominin site in China have discovered two engraved bone fragments that date back nearly 115,000 years. Photographs of the two engraved bone fragments from the site of Lingjing, China. Image credit: F. d’Errico L. Doyon. The two weathered bone fragments were found at the site …

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Rare Byzantine Gold Coin Found in Israel

A rare gold solidus dating back 1,600 years has been found by a group of Israeli students in the Galilee region. The 1,600-year-old gold solidus, obverse. Image credit: Nir Distelfeld, Israel Antiquities Authority. “The gold coin is a solidus minted by the emperor Theodosius II in Constantinople around 420-423 CE,” …

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