- Pattern Surveys Unlock Secrets Of China's Rural Past
Although still relatively unknown to the general public, an archaeological method called a regional settlement pattern survey is being practiced at several locations around the world. Rather than focusing on city centers and their easilt serviceable sites, ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 3 2008 - 3:08pm
- Salmon: A Fresh Look At Their Return To The Sea
Have you watched salmon leaping and jumping seemingly impossible hurtles to return to the place of their birth? Many times I've watched the ritual with wonder. While we think of this migration as having gone on "forever" from sea to river to ...
Article - Heidi Henderson - Mar 3 2008 - 3:33pm
- Medieval Commerce: Trade Between Israel And China Shows Ceramics Were Not That Valued
In the west, we call valuable ceramic place settings 'china' because high-quality ceramic wares were imported from the east. They were the best and had the highest value. Not really so, at least in Israel, according to research at the University ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 4 2008 - 10:27am
- Domesticated Corn Used As Food In South America Earlier Than Thought
Corn has long been a primary food crop in prehistoric North and Central America but, according to a new study, it was also an important part of the South American diet for much longer than previously thought. PhD student Sonia Zarrillo and archaeology prof ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 24 2008 - 5:10pm
- Indiana Jones And The Fake Crystal Skulls?
As Indiana Jones races against time to find an ancient crystal skull in his new movie adventure, he should perhaps take a moment to check its authenticity. New research suggests that two well-known crystal skulls, in the British Museum and the Smithsonian ...
Article - News Staff - May 23 2008 - 11:49am
- Leicester Burial Mound Shows Practices From Bronze Age, Iron Age And Medieval Times
Researchers from University of Leicester Archaeological Services have recently completed work on the results of three closely related Bronze Age round barrows excavated at Cossington, Leicestershire and show how the ancient cemetery was reused by successiv ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 9 2008 - 11:36pm
- Discovery: Palmyra- Pre-Roman Hellenistic Settlement
The discovery of an ancient city buried beneath the sands of modern-day Syria has provided evidence for a Hellenistic settlement that existed for more than six centuries extending into the time of the Roman Empire. The site provides a unique insight into t ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 23 2008 - 10:04am
- Tell Edfu Excavation Yields Ancient Egypt Infrastructure
A University of Chicago expedition at Tell Edfu in southern Egypt has unearthed a large administration building and silos that provide insight into ancient Egyptian urban life and a little understood aspect of ancient Egypt; the development of cities in a ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 1 2008 - 5:28pm
- Discovery: Pre-Historic Cult Cemetary From 8,500 BC
Excavations at Kfar HaHoresh, in the north of Israel, led by Prof. Nigel Goring-Morris of Hebrew University's Institute of Archaeology, have revealed a prehistoric funerary precinct dating back to 6,750-8,500 BC. This funerary has grave goods includin ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 1 2008 - 11:43am
- Philology- Rarely Seen Middle English Texts Go Digital
After several years of detective work, philologists at the University of Stavanger in Norway have collected a unique collection of texts online and they're about to start the most comprehensive analysis of middle English ever. During the last few year ...
Article - News Staff - Sep 23 2008 - 11:30am