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Ancient skeletons discovered in a freshly excavated Roman necropolis in Italy, buried with gold jewelry and costly leather shoes

Archaeologists working on a two-year excavation effort at the site of a proposed solar energy plant in Tarquinia, north of Rome, discovered an old Roman [more…]

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Handprints with Missing Fingertips in Prehistoric Cave Art Point to Ritual Amputation

A recent interpretation of Paleolithic cave art suggests that prehistoric people severed their fingers as part of religious ceremonies, according to researchers who studied prehistoric [more…]

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Archaeologists discover the smallest Neolithic pot of its kind in China

Archaeologists have discovered a Neolithic pot, the smallest of its kind, in the Peiligang area in Xinzheng, eastern China’s Henan Province. This type of small-mouthed, [more…]

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New research shows the Cerne Abbas Giant was a muster station for King Alfred’s armies

New research from the University of Oxford concludes that the Cerne Abbas Giant was originally carved as an image of Hercules to mark a muster [more…]