Archaeology

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Stonehenge builders ate undercooked offal, ancient faeces reveals
Intestinal parasites recovered from prehistoric rubbish dumps shine light on lives and diet of builders

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

20, May, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Rare stone circle found at prehistoric ritual site in Cornwall
Archaeologists find pits lying in crooked horseshoe formation at Castilly Henge near Bodmin

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

18, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Iron-age boxer statues’ torsos discovered in Sardinian necropolis
Bare torsos of two warrior statues are latest finds of ‘giants of Mont’e Prama’ dug up since 1970s

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

08, May, 2022 @10:45 AM

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‘I wept with joy’: young director made guardian of Italy’s temples of Paestum
The Greek archaeological sites in Campania are now overseen by Tiziana D’Angelo, 38, one of the few women in such a senior role

Angela Giuffrida in Paestum

08, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Ministers accused of abandoning UK geologist at risk of execution in Iraq
Family ‘baffled’ by Foreign Office after Jim Fitton arrested for taking pottery pieces from ancient site

Steven Morris

05, May, 2022 @5:23 PM

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Prehistoric women were hunters and artists as well as mothers, book reveals
French book and documentary coming to the UK in September seeks to ‘debunk the simplistic division’ of gender roles

Daniel Boffey

29, Apr, 2022 @12:34 PM

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Phoenician ‘harbour’ in Sicily revealed to be religious site aligned with stars
Research upturns theory that pool in ancient city of Motya was used by military and underlines Phoenician connection to astronomy

Rafqa Touma

28, Apr, 2022 @7:35 AM

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Workers discover ‘unprecedented’ Phoenician necropolis in southern Spain
Preliminary surveys in Osuna have turned up eight burial vaults as well as staircases

Sam Jones in Madrid

26, Apr, 2022 @2:58 PM

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New clues shed light on ‘pivotal’ moment in the great Pacific migration
Archaeologists say find of tools and bones changes our understanding of the Lapita people, the first to make landfall in Remote Oceania

Donna Lu

22, Apr, 2022 @8:00 PM

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Exhibition of Pompeii’s sex scenes aims to decode erotica
As art found among ruins goes on display, site’s director says ancient life was just as complex as our own

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

17, Apr, 2022 @3:03 PM

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How archery was vital to the survival of early humans
Remains found in the Rhône Valley, dating back 54,000 years, are earliest discovered outside Africa

Robin McKie Science Editor

16, Apr, 2022 @1:25 PM

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Where the magic happens: 10 of Britain’s most mystical sites
From healing wells to sacred stones, the author of a new guide to Magical Britain selects his favourite wild and enchanting places

Rob Wildwood

16, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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