Archaeology

Embalming Study Finds Mummification 1,500 Years Earlier Than Believed

Researchers have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. Traditional theories on ancient Egyptian mummification suggest that in prehistory-- the Late Neolit ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 13 2014 - 4:30pm

Bronze Age Wine Cellar Found In Israel

A Middle Bronze Age Canaanite palace at the Tel Kabri excavation in Israel has revealed an ancient wine cellar. ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 27 2014 - 3:17pm

Wild Nights Of The Canaanites Revealed By Massive Wine Cellar Discovery

A key part of civilization? Credit: E Photos, CC BY-SA ...

Article - The Conversation - Aug 28 2014 - 5:00am

Iron Age: Workers At Slaves' Hill Were Not Slaves

In 1934, American archaeologist Nelson Glueck named one of the largest known copper production sites of the Levant, located deep in Israel's Arava Valley, "Slaves' Hill." This hilltop station seemed to bear all the marks of an Iron Age ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 28 2014 - 11:04am

Studying The Silk Tunics And Relics Of St. Ambrose

Archaeologists and restorers, are preserving and studying 4th-century tunics ascribed to St. Ambrose. In the course of examining the valuable silk garments, they have made surprising scholarly discoveries regarding the development of early relic worship. B ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 3 2014 - 10:32am

Who Was Dangerous Enough To Make Vikings Build Fortresses? Other Vikings

South of Copenhagen, Danish archaeologists have done something that has not happened in over 60 years- they have found a previously undiscovered Viking fortress. It will be a surprise to most that Vikings built fortresses at all- they were the people that ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 8 2014 - 9:30am

The Hidden Archaeology Of Stonehenge Revealed

Previously unknown archaeological monuments have been discovered around Stonehenge as part of a digital mapping project that will transform our knowledge of this iconic landscape – including remarkable new findings on the world's largest 'super ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 9 2014 - 8:18pm

1,500 Years Old: One The World’s Earliest Surviving Christian Charms Found

A 1,500 year old papyrus fragment contains some of the earliest documented references to the Last Supper and ‘manna from heaven’. Dr. Roberta Mazza of the University of Manchester came across the Greek ‘amulet’ while working on thousands of fragments of un ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 10 2014 - 7:30am

Ethics, Group Psychology And Meteora – A Tour Group Dilemma

Metoera. Credit:Panos Photographia/Flickr By Steve Ellen, Monash University Everyday life is full of mini-ethical moments. Do you own up to being under charged? Do you push in when the traffic is heavy and you’re running late? Do you hassle your kid’s tea ...

Article - The Conversation - Sep 18 2014 - 2:30pm

325,000 Year Old Stone Age Site In Armenia Leads To Human Technology Rethink

Artifacts from a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia finds that human technological innovation occurred intermittently throughout the Old World, rather than spreading from a single point of origin (usually hypothesized as Africa), as previously thought.  ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 28 2014 - 11:00am