journal of archaeological science

Humans recycled stone artefacts 13,000 years ago!


September 21st, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
Madrid, Sep 21 (IANS) Humans recycled their stone artefacts even as early as 13,000 years ago, according to a finding based on the discovery of burnt artefacts in the Moli ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Scientists trace violent death of Iron Age man


March 29th, 2011 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 29 (IANS) The skull and brain of an Iron Age man - one of the oldest brains found in Europe - unearthed face-down during excavations indicate he was ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stone tools helped human hand evolve unique features


March 9th, 2011 - 4:04 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 9 (IANS) Increased use of stone tools by our ancestors helped the human hand evolve unique characteristics.Past research has borne out the existence of features in the bones ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Stone-age era fertility artifact of ‘woman with spread legs’ found in Poland


February 5th, 2011 - 12:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 5 (ANI): A Stone-Age era artifact carved with multiple zigzags and what appears to be a woman with spread legs has been found in Poland.The discovery suggests that fertility rituals ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Google Earth reveals almost 2000 ancient archaeo sites in Saudi Arabia


February 4th, 2011 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 4 (ANI): Google Earth has revealed 1977 potential archaeological sites, including 1082 "pendants" - ancient tear-drop shaped tombs made of stone, in Saudi Arabia."It's not the easiest country to break ... Read more...

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Earliest known winery found in Armenian cave


January 11th, 2011 - 10:33 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Yerevan, Jan 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) An Armenian home may be home to the oldest winery in the history of the world.International team of experts that descended on the location have managed to ... Read more...

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Geneticists to drill 18,000-year-old ‘hobbit’ tooth to extract DNA


January 6th, 2011 - 12:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 6 (ANI): In the hope of extracting DNA samples, a team of geneticists will analyse a roughly 18,000-year-old tooth that belongs to 'hobbit' Homo floresiensis, 1-metre-tall extinct distant relative of ... Read more...

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2,500 years old noodles unearthed in Chinese dig


November 20th, 2010 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 20 (ANI): Archaeologists have unearthed 2500 years old noodles, moon cakes and other foods in a Chinese cemetery.Since the cakes were cooked in an oven-like hearth, the findings suggest that ... Read more...

Posted in South Asia |

1,000-year-old Andean tattoos reveal ancient acupuncture techniques


October 4th, 2010 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 4 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered tattoos on a 1,000-year-old Andean woman that reveals the practice of acupuncture.Maria Anna Pabst of Austria's Medical University of Graz and her ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Water buffalo and goat hooves may have disturbed Indian Stone Age sites


September 24th, 2010 - 2:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 24 (ANI): Interpretations of Stone Age culture from discoveries of ancient tools and artefacts may need to be reanalysed, says a new research conducted in in the Jurreru River Valley ... Read more...

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Human activity has caused shellfish size to increase: Study


September 1st, 2010 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 1 (ANI): A species of shellfish widely consumed in the Pacific over the past 3,000 years has increased in size despite, and possibly because of human activity in the area, ... Read more...

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Neanderthals’ cosy bedroom with hearth and grass beds unearthed


August 7th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 7 (ANI): Remains of an apparent Neanderthal cave sleeping chamber have been unearthed, complete with a hearth and nearby grass beds that might have once been covered with animal fur.Neanderthals ... Read more...

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Neanderthals feasted on lions


June 8th, 2010 - 2:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 8 (ANI): Looks like our ancestors could boast of the proverbial nerves of steel - Neanderthal cavemen hunted and feasted on lions, according to a new Spanish research.The study appears ... Read more...

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58000-year-old glue and paint factory found in Africa


June 7th, 2010 - 2:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): Archaeologists have stumbled upon a once-thriving ochre powder production site in South Africa.The colour and glue trade could have been a blossoming industry some 58,000 years ago. The ... Read more...

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Stress an ancient problem, Peruvian hair sample shows


January 23rd, 2010 - 6:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 23 (IANS) Recent studies show that stress is on the rise but then the problem is of much older vintage. New research from the University of Western Ontario (UWO) proves stress ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Illness carried by humans may have killed the Neanderthals 30,000 years ago


July 8th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Copenhagen (Denmark), July 8 (ANI): A new theory has suggested that an infectious disease carried by Homo sapiens migrating out of Africa was responsible for the demise of the Neanderthal 30,000 years ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ancient Roman Christians liked eating fish


April 11th, 2009 - 3:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 11 (ANI): A recent research on bones from the Roman catacombs has suggested that in ancient Rome, Christians preferred to eat a lot of fish, which indicates that the eating ... Read more...

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DNA survives two millennia underwater to shed light on ancient containers in ships


July 21st, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 21 (ANI): A new study has shown that traces of ancient DNA can survive more than two millennia underwater, which can shed light on what was shipped in particular ... Read more...

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Humans first started using shoes 40,000 years ago


July 2nd, 2008 - 1:37 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): The first time humans put their feet inside shoes was 40,000years ago, a new anthropological research suggests.Erik Trinkaus and Hong Shang, from Washington University in Missouri ... Read more...

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Humans first started using shoes 40,000years ago


June 6th, 2008 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 6 (ANI): The first time humans put their feet inside shoes was 40,000years ago, a new anthropological research suggests.Erik Trinkaus and Hong Shang, from Washington University in Missouri made ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Scientists unearth first evidence of Neanderthal movement


February 16th, 2008 - 2:17 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 16 (ANI): An international team of researchers says that it has found evidence that Neanderthals moved from place to place during their lifetimes by studying a 40,000-year-old tooth with the ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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