Latest Archaeology News

Human bone fragments found during construction project

Sep. 14, 2021 12:41 PM EDT

LINCOLN, N.H. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the discovery of human bone fragments found during a recent construction project near Loon Mountain. The investigation includes New Hampshire State Police, Lincoln police, the state archaeologist, the state medical...

Greece launches mandatory testing for unvaccinated workers

Sep. 13, 2021 05:46 AM EDT

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece on Monday introduced mandatory weekly testing for all unvaccinated workers as it struggles to boost vaccination rates that are lagging the European Union average. Public and private sector employees will have to pay for weekly tests or carry...

Medicine Lodge ceramics point to early Crow inhabitants

Sep. 12, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) — Artifacts found this summer at Medicine Lodge Archaeological Site are slated for radiocarbon dating, which could tell researchers more about when the Crow, or Apsáalooke, people came to the area, according to the Wyoming State Archaeologist. ...

Missing ancient Mesopotamian artifacts seized in Norway

Sep. 03, 2021 07:57 AM EDT

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Nearly 100 missing tablets and other archaeological objects from ancient Mesopotamia have been found in Norway and seized, police said Friday. Authorities said they would now be examined to determine their authenticity and establish their...

Once green, prehistoric Arabia drew early humans from Africa

Sep. 01, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Huw Groucutt passes rolling sand dunes as far as his eye can see when traveling to archaeological sites in the northern Arabian Peninsula. But the same desert regions were once intermittently lush and green, attracting early humans and large animals such as hippopotamuses...

Archaeologists find skeleton, evidence of Greek in Pompeii

Aug. 17, 2021 09:31 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists in the ancient city of Pompeii have discovered a remarkably well-preserved skeleton during excavations of a tomb that also shed light on the cultural life of the city before it was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in AD 79. A skull bearing...

Historic Mammoth Cave hotels in Kentucky come to light

Aug. 14, 2021 00:02 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — As Mammoth Cave became a national tourist attraction in the 19th century, there soon became a need for close-by accommodations. Several lodges, hotels and inns have come and gone in what is now a national park. The first large hotel at Mammoth...

Indigenous schools leave legacy of generational scars

Aug. 08, 2021 10:11 AM EDT

DENVER (AP) — When Dzabahe was 11 years old, she went to her first government-run boarding school in rural Arizona around 1953. She left everything she knew on the Navajo reservation where she grew up.. “You became an orphan on that day,” she said. “My life was a...

Mexico to bury archaeological find because of virus costs

Jul. 23, 2021 12:01 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The costs of dealing with the coronavirus pandemic have forced Mexican archaeologists to re-bury a unusual find that combined colonial and pre-Hispanic features. The National Institute of Anthropology and History had announced in 2019 that it found a...

Rare stone discovered outlining ancient Rome's city limits

Jul. 16, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Archaeologists have discovered a rare stone delineating the city limits of ancient Rome that dates from the age of Emperor Claudius in 49 A.D. and was found during excavations for a new sewage system. Rome Mayor Virginia Raggi was on hand for the unveiling...