Archaeology

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Great auks and seal-headed men: a window into ice age Provence
The Cosquer cave near Marseille astonished the diver who discovered it with its ancient depictions of sea and land animals. Now it has been painstakingly recreated

Matthew Reisz

02, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Germany hands over two Benin bronzes to Nigeria
Two countries sign restitution agreement covering more than 1,000 items in German hands

Philip Oltermann in Berlin

01, Jul, 2022 @4:22 PM

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Gold miner in Canada finds mummified 35,000-year-old baby woolly mammoth
Discovery in the Klondike ranks as the most complete mummified mammal found in the Americas

Ashifa Kassam

26, Jun, 2022 @6:14 PM

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Witch marks and rare ice age art: Why you should visit Creswell Crags
In these caves you can admire Britain’s rarest ice age art, wonder at more recent ‘witch marks’ and imagine Robin Hood hanging out there

Kitty Empire

26, Jun, 2022 @1:00 PM

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‘Solitude and awful wildness’: why you should visit Castlerigg stone circle
Instead of fighting the crowds at Stonehenge, head to beautiful Keswick to visit one of the country’s earliest monuments – solstice or no solstice

Killian Fox

25, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Marble head of Hercules pulled up from Roman shipwreck site in Greece
Rich archaeological area 50 metres under sea off Antikythera gives up yet more treasures after boulders removed

Helena Smith in Athens

21, Jun, 2022 @5:31 PM

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Mystery of Waterloo’s dead soldiers to be re-examined by academics
Modern techniques to test traditional explanation that most bones from 1815 battle were ground into powder for fertiliser

Nicola Davis

18, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Stunning’ Anglo-Saxon burial site found along HS2 route
Remains of more than 140 people found at site in Buckinghamshire, along with trove of personal items

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

16, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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‘I’m certainly open to criticism’: David Wengrow and the trouble with rewriting human history
Wengrow and his late co-author David Graeber caused a sensation with their revisionist view of humankind’s development. But then came the attacks…

Andrew Anthony

12, Jun, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Mass frog burial baffles experts at iron age site near Cambridge
An unprecedented trove of 8,000 bones presents archaeologists at a road dig with a prehistoric mystery

Dalya Alberge

12, Jun, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Wreck of Royal Navy warship sunk in 1682 identified off Norfolk coast
HMS Gloucester could be the ‘most historic maritime discovery since the raising of the Marie Rose’

Tobi Thomas

10, Jun, 2022 @7:01 AM

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65,000 year-old ‘Swiss Army knife’ proves ancient humans shared knowledge, research says
The prehistoric artefacts, all made to a similar shape and template, are found in enormous numbers across southern Africa across vast distances

Cait Kelly

09, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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