Archaeology

Frankenstein Meets The Mummy In Scotland Of 1,000 B.C.

The best stuff is found in Scotland. And by 'best' I mean weirdest, like haggis, caber-tossing and 3,000-year-old mummies that turn out to be Frankenstein monsters. Well, at least we know the ancient Celts weren't anti-science.  I mean, they ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jul 10 2012 - 11:11pm

Giant Neo-Hittite Human Sculpture Found In Turkey

A  giant human sculpture has been unearthed at the Tayinat Archaeological Project excavation site in southeastern Turkey. The head and torso of the human figure is intact to just above its waist and stands approximately 5 feet tall, so it likely had a tota ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2012 - 2:28pm

Ancient Nature: Using Poison To Kill 44,000 Years Ago

Man has been killing man and beast since whatever critter of common descent crawled out of the primordial ooze. And likely before, there's just no way to know it. But some things can be known and one of them is this; you don't manufacture poison ...

Article - News Staff - Jul 30 2012 - 5:00pm

Macabre Archeology: Forty Hectares Of Remains Found In Denmark Bog

Forty hectares of remains have been found  in Alken Enge bog located in  in the Alken Enge wetlands near Lake Mossø in East Jutland, Denmark. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 14 2012 - 1:57pm

Richard III: The Hunt For The Last Plantagenet King

King Richard III, the last of the  Plantagenets, ruled England from 1483 until he was defeated at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, the next-to-last major battle in what would later be called The Wars of the Roses. If you're watching "Game of Thron ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Aug 27 2012 - 4:25pm

The Bones Of Richard III: A Win For Risky Research

Never in a million years. That was my first reaction to finding out that the University of Leicester (where I am based) was about to commence an archaeological dig to uncover the bones of Richard III. But, a press conference this morning has showed be to b ...

Article - Oliver Knevitt - Sep 12 2012 - 1:45pm

Treveri Versus Romans In The Conquest Of Celtic Gaul

The Gallic War showed Julius Caesar as a great military leader, proof that even 2070 years ago politicians who get stuff done got farther ahead than politicians people simply liked. It is also the first instance of a military commander documenting a campai ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 17 2012 - 11:36am

1,600-Square-Foot Roman Mosaic Unearthed In Turkey

A massive Roman mosaic, from the apex of Imperial reach and power, has been unearthed in southern Turkey. ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 18 2012 - 2:55pm

Spot Of Julius Caesar Assassination Confirmed

A concrete marker to condemn the assassination of Julius Caesar has  confirmed that the  legendary statesman and general was stabbed right at the bottom of the Curia of Pompey while he sat, presiding over a meeting of the Senate. Currently, the remains of ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 13 2012 - 1:12pm

Forensic Archeology: Philistines And Early Israelite Cults In Tel Beth-Shemesh

Tel Beth-Shemesh, an ancient village that resisted the aggressive expansion of neighboring Philistines, has been hiding an 11th century B.C. sacred compound. The complex is comprised of an elevated, massive circular stone structure and an intricately cons ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 13 2012 - 5:11pm