Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian

Researchers sequenced the DNA from more than 400 Viking remains including from this female skeleton named Kata discovered in a Viking burial site in Varnhem, Sweden.(Image: © Västergötlands Museum) By Yasemin Saplakoglu The research “debunks the modern image of Vikings.” Those ferocious seafaring warriors that explored, raided and traded across Europe from the late eighth toContinue reading “Vikings may not have been blonde, or Scandinavian”

Archaeologists unearth Viking neighborhood in Istanbul

Archaeologists looking for traces of the Vikings in Istanbul have discovered a Viking neighborhood in the ancient city of Bathonea near Lake Küçükçekmece, officials told daily Milliyet. “Vikings lived in Istanbul between the eighth and the 11th centuries in different periods. We have found their exact settlement area to be between the ninth and 11th centuries in the BathoneaContinue reading “Archaeologists unearth Viking neighborhood in Istanbul”

Amateur metal detectorist finds astonishing Bronze Age haul in Scotland

Written by Amy Woodyatt, CNN Aamateur metal detectorist has uncovered a haul of Bronze Age objects in a Scottish field, in what experts are calling a “nationally significant” discovery. The hoard, which dates from 1,000-900 BC and includes a complete horse harness and sword, was found by Mariusz Stepien as he searched a field near Peebles, Scotland with friendsContinue reading “Amateur metal detectorist finds astonishing Bronze Age haul in Scotland”

Albany archaeological excavation may uncover historic district at transportation center site

The former Albany Transportation Center in Downtown Albany. By WALB News Team ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) – Before the groundwork is laid for a new transportation center in Downtown Albany, an archaeological excavation is underway to preserve the history of the Good Life City’s Freedom Historic District. The excavation includes Albany’s Harlem District and is currently underwayContinue reading “Albany archaeological excavation may uncover historic district at transportation center site”

Archaeologists find ancient Aboriginal sites underwater, off the coast of Australia

By Jack Guy, CNN One of the sites was found in the Cape Bruguieres Channel, off northwestern Australia. (CNN)Researchers have found the first confirmed underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites off the coast of Australia, and predict that there are many more to be discovered. Many settlements were built in areas that were on dry land at the end ofContinue reading “Archaeologists find ancient Aboriginal sites underwater, off the coast of Australia”

Some Polynesians Carry DNA of Ancient Native Americans, New Study Finds

A new genetic study suggests that Polynesians made an epic voyage to South America 800 years ago. By Carl Zimmer Children play in the ocean behind Ahu Tongariki on Easter Island.Credit…Josh Haner/The New York Times About 3,000 years ago, people on the eastern edge of Asia began sailing east, crossing thousands of miles of ocean toContinue reading “Some Polynesians Carry DNA of Ancient Native Americans, New Study Finds”

Archaeology breakthrough: How NASA satellite exposed 8,000-year-old ‘lost civilisations’

By CALLUM HOARE ARCHAEOLOGISTS were able to uncover more than 14,000 settlement sites in northeastern Syria thanks to help from satellite technology from NASA’s Shuttle Radar Topography Mission. The small communities were hiding in the overgrown landscape of the Middle East, but scientists say they hold vital clues to ancient civilisations that once inhabited this area. ByContinue reading “Archaeology breakthrough: How NASA satellite exposed 8,000-year-old ‘lost civilisations’”