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Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital

Mesopotamian King Sargon II envisioned ancient city Karkemish as western Assyrian capital

In a new study published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies , Gianni Marchesi translates a recently discovered inscription of the Assyr...
Daily grind: The biography of a stone axe

Daily grind: The biography of a stone axe

Tom Breukel analysed some 250 stone axes from the Caribbean and reconstructed their biographies, thus increasing our knowledge of productio...
Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'

Researchers hunt for 17th century 'witch bottles'

A team of archaeologists and historians from MOLA and the University of Hertfordshire are calling on people who may have discovered 17th ce...
How superstitions spread

How superstitions spread

Ancient Roman leaders once made decisions about important events, such as when to hold elections or where to build new cities, based on the...
A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

A history of the Crusades, as told by crusaders' DNA

History can tell us a lot about the Crusades, the series of religious wars fought between 1095 and 1291, in which Christian invaders tried ...
The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt

The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt

A thousand years ago, the Wari empire stretched across Peru. At its height, it covered an area the size of the Eastern seaboard of the US f...
Argentinian researchers discover an extraordinary 220 million year old animal cemetery in San Juan

Argentinian researchers discover an extraordinary 220 million year old animal cemetery in San Juan

It is a surprising accumulation of fossils that would belong to dinosaurs, giant crocodiles and mammalian ancestors. In this "bed of b...
Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

Fossils found in museum drawer in Kenya belong to gigantic carnivore

Paleontologists at Ohio University have discovered a new species of meat-eating mammal larger than any big cat stalking the world today. La...
Funerary customs, diet, and social behaviour in a pre-Roman Italian Celtic community

Funerary customs, diet, and social behaviour in a pre-Roman Italian Celtic community

Analysis of human remains from a Pre-Roman Celtic cemetery in Italy shows variations in funerary treatment between individuals that could b...
New study identifies natural dyes used to colour clothing in ancient China and Peru

New study identifies natural dyes used to colour clothing in ancient China and Peru

Even thousands of years ago people wore clothing with colourful patterns made from plant and animal-based dyes. Chemists from Martin Luther...
Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee

Switch from hunting to herding recorded in ancient pee

The transition from hunting and gathering to farming and herding is considered a crucial turning point in the history of humanity. Scholars...

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