- Ancient Trade Routes: South American Cashews Found In Ancient German Sediment
Cashew nut fossils have been identified in 47-million year old lake sediment in Germany, revealing that the cashew genus Anacardium was once distributed in Europe, remote from its modern “native” distribution in Central and South America. It was previously ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 17 2007 - 1:26pm
- American Geographical Society Library Shows Rare Cartography Secrets
Whales were the economic drivers of the 1850s. So important was this resource that the founder of the U.S. Oceanographic Office, Matthew Fontaine Maury, created a map showing the worldwide distribution of sperm and right whales in 1851. “Whale oil then was ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 20 2007 - 4:42pm
- Discovery: Ancient Galilee Synagogue Reveals Unique Mosaic Floor
Remains of an ancient synagogue from the Roman-Byzantine era have been revealed in excavations carried out in the Arbel National Park in the Galilee under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The excavations, in the Khirbet Wadi Hamam, were ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 21 2007 - 11:23am
- 3,000 Year-Old Egyptian Glassmaking Kiln Reconstructed
A team led by a Cardiff University archaeologist has reconstructed a 3,000-year-old glass furnace, showing that Ancient Egyptian glassmaking methods were much more advanced than previously thought. Dr Paul Nicholson, of the University’s School of History a ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 14 2007 - 10:51am
- Oldest Human-Powered Transport: Skates Made From Animal Bones
Archaeological evidence shows that bone skates (skates made of animal bones) are the oldest human powered means of transport, dating back to 3000 BC. Why people started skating on ice and where is not as clear, since ancient remains were found in several l ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 24 2007 - 11:33am
- Stone Statue, Lioness Uncovered In Syria
Excavation works carried out by national and foreign archeological teams in the central Syrian Governorate of Hama has yielded several important findings in Tal al-Homsi, Apamea, al-Rawda, Ba'arin Cemetery, Tal al-Qarqour. The teams also executed many ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 23 2008 - 8:29pm
- Bronze Age Funeral Site Uncovered In Syria
The Syrian Archeological Team discovered parts of an architecture that included several tombs and funeral findings at Tal Shair site in the northeastern area of Hasaka dating back to the Middle Bronze Age in the 3rd millennium B.C. Member of the Executive ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 23 2008 - 8:38pm
- Motilla Del Azuer Discovery Sheds Light On The Bronze Age
Researchers of the Group of Recent Prehistory Studies (GEPRAN) of the University of Granada, from the department of Prehistory and Archaeology, have taken an important step to determine how life was in the Iberian Peninsula in the Bronze Age. Since 1974, a ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 24 2008 - 11:18am
- Discovery: Iron Ore Mine In Peru Pre-Dates Inca
A Purdue University archaeologist discovered an intact ancient iron ore mine in South America that shows how civilizations before the Inca Empire were mining this valuable ore. "Archaeologists know people in the Old and New worlds have mined minerals ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 29 2008 - 11:23am
- Discussing The Art Of A Hard Science
Museum archaeologists, conservation scientists, archivists and university researchers gathered at a one-day workshop at the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) Daresbury Laboratory to discuss preservation of art and artefacts as well as immova ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 29 2008 - 10:35am