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This 2,000-Year-Old Chinese Woman Is One Of The Most Well-Preserved Mummies In The World

by Dave Sadler
She died in 163 BC. When they found her in 1971, her hair was intact, her skin was soft to the touch, and her veins still housed type-A blood. Now more 2,000 years old, Xin Zhui, also known as Lady Dai, is a…

Humanity’s strange new cousin is shockingly young — and shaking up our family tree

by Luke Higgins
Homo naledi, a strange new species of human cousin found in South Africa two years ago, was unlike anything scientists had ever seen. Discovered deep in the heart of a treacherous cave system — as if they'd…

‘Norfolk’s industrial archaeological gem is coming back to life’ – canal trust chairman

by Dave Sadler
An important but little-known part of Norfolk’s heritage will take centre stage during a weekend aimed at encouraging people to enjoy a restored attraction. Continue reading - ‘Norfolk’s…

Ancient-genome study finds Bronze Age ‘Beaker culture’ invaded Britain

by Dave Sadler
Around 4,500 years ago, a mysterious craze for bell-shaped pottery swept across prehistoric Europe. Archaeologists have debated the significance of the pots — artefacts that define the ‘Bell Beaker’ culture…

Drowned City: Jordan to Search for Ancient Site’s Underwater Remains

by Dave Sadler
This July, archaeologists in Jordan will begin an underwater search for remains of an early Islamic city. Located at the northern tip of the Red Sea, modern-day Aqaba is Jordan's only port. In the Middle Ages, the city was…

Rochdale council : Bottle digging craze-Treasure hunting on rubbish dumps is illegal and dangerous

by Luke Higgins
Council bosses have warned treasure hunters digging for old bottles that they could be breaking the law - and might end up hurting someone. Town hall chiefs say there have…

Japan’s oldest human skeleton found in Okinawan cave

by Dave Sadler
A human skeleton thought to be the oldest in Japan has been found in a collapsed cave in Okinawa, a local museum said Friday, adding that it appears to be around 27,000 years old. The nearly complete skeleton, dating from the Old Stone Age, appears to have…

Did Dutch hordes kill off the early Britons who started Stonehenge?

by Dave Sadler
The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. However, researchers have discovered that their impact on other aspects of the nation may have been less impressive. In particular, their input into…

Medieval brewery used by monks discovered by archaeologists on the outskirts of Lincoln

by Dave Sadler
A medieval brewery has been discovered by archaeologists along the route of Lincoln Eastern Bypass. When this area was stripped of its plough soil several months ago a large area of rubble was found,…

Tiny metal bird of ‘national significance’ is unearthed in grounds of Bamburgh Castle

by Dave Sadler
he discovery of a tiny metal bird in a dig at a castle site which was once a royal capital has set archaeologists a-flutter. The intricate copper alloy representation of a bird, thought to…
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