Archaeology

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The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity by David Graeber and David Wengrow review – have we got our ancestors wrong?
This imaginative attempt to reconfigure humanity’s roots contends that early people were free to shape their own lives

Andrew Anthony

18, Oct, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Figures of Babylon: oldest drawing of a ghost found in British Museum vault
A 3,500-year-old image tablet of a ‘miserable male ghost’ gives up its secret

Dalya Alberge

16, Oct, 2021 @5:00 PM

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‘Sensational’: skeleton buried in Vesuvius eruption found at Herculaneum
Archaeologists find remains of fugitive during first dig at site near Pompeii in almost three decades

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

15, Oct, 2021 @7:33 PM

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Historic England to offer virtual flights over ancient landscapes
Aerial Archaeological Mapping Explorer will allow users to see landscapes from England’s past

Harriet Sherwood

08, Oct, 2021 @5:01 AM

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Fossilised ‘hell heron’ dinosaur unearthed on Isle of Wight
Discovery along with another species enhances island’s reputation as Europe’s best place to find dinosaurs

Hannah Devlin

29, Sep, 2021 @4:07 PM

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‘Prickles down the neck’: project reveals unsung female heroes of Sutton Hoo dig
Barbara Wagstaff and Mercie Lack’s photographs of 1939 excavation left in plastic bag at National Trust

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

29, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Human footprints thought to be oldest in North America discovered
Ancient tracks found in New Mexico are believed to be between 21,000 and 23,000 years old, study says

Gloria Oladipo

23, Sep, 2021 @9:17 PM

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Gold of the Great Steppe review – breathtaking exhibition reveals lives of history’s ‘barbarians’
From their astounding burial mounds to their dazzling horses dressed up as mythical beasts, this exhibition about Kazakhstan’s ancient nomads shows the power of archaeology to revive the dead

Jonathan Jones

23, Sep, 2021 @1:55 PM

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Scientists find evidence of humans making clothes 120,000 years ago
Tools and bones in Moroccan cave could be some of earliest evidence of the hallmark human behaviour

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

16, Sep, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Stonehenge project launched to repair deep lintel cracks
Climate crisis and unsympathetic 1950s repairs have taken a toll on prehistoric structure

Steven Morris

13, Sep, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Details of rare bronze age coffin found in golf course pond revealed
Size of telephone box, coffin thought to be 4,000 years old and includes well-preserved axe among remains

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

10, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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‘It’s exactly like a puzzle’: experts on piecing together Roman fresco find
House in southern France yielded find of outstanding wall paintings dating from 1st century BC

Kim Willsher in Paris

03, Sep, 2021 @4:15 PM

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