Archaeology

Ancient Roman fortification discovered in Germany

It wasn’t only Asterix who resisted the Roman conquest of Gaul.

Were Neanderthals the earliest cave artists?

  An improved dating method has revealed that cave paintings in Spain are older than previously thought.

Earliest evidence of human art

An engraved ceiling predates the famous paintings at the Grotte Chauvet. 

Earliest Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012

A small room in Xultún indicates that the Mayan calendar goes well beyond 2012.

Neanderthals were disappearing before modern humans arrived

European Neanderthals were already on the verge of extinction 50,000 years ago.

Fossilised pollen reveals ancient garden

Pollen recovered from 2500-year-old plaster has unlocked the secrets of Ramat Rahel’s garden.

Revisiting Otzi

The exhibition “20 years from Ötzi’s recovery” will be extended until 2013.

From South America with love

6,700 years ago popcorn irrupted as a popular snack.

3,000-year-old tomb of female singer found in Egypt

Swiss archaeologists have discovered the tomb of a female singer dating back almost 3,000 years in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings.

World’s oldest evidence of deep sea fishing

Our regional ancestors mastered the art of deep sea fishing 42,000 years ago.

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