Lost in Time and Out of Place: Trypillia Copper Axe is Poland’s Oldest

Updated 30 March, 2024 – 13:42 Joe Green A remarkable discovery has been made in eastern Poland. Archaeologists have unearthed a copper axe in Poland’s Hrubieszów district which looks for all the world like it belongs to the ancient Trypillia culture. …

Nesshenge Revisited: How Does the Reproduction Neolithic Henge Look 15 Years On?

It is not every day that one gets the opportunity to build a replica Neolithic henge earthwork. Moreover, after 15 years of “weathering”, one is amazingly surprised to see that it not only survives but has partly contributed to the enjoyment of the thousands …

Saint Guthlac’s Realm: Massive Stone Age Henge Discovered in Lincolnshire

Archaeologists from Newcastle University have been working for years in Crowland, Lincolnshire around the purported site of the hermitage of Saint Guthlac, a local cult figure. What they found there reveals a far older and more complex sacred landscape, …

The Unmatched 9,500-Year-Old Honeycomb City of Çatalhöyük

Updated 9 April, 2024 – 23:02 Joanna Gillan Overlooking the Konya Plain in Turkey lies the remarkable and unique ancient city of Çatalhöyük, the largest and best-preserved Neolithic site found to date. At a time when most of the world’s people were nomadic …

Investigation of Tomb Burial Reveals Sick Neolithic Ritual Sacrifices

Updated 10 April, 2024 – 23:00 Gary Manners Recent research has unearthed chilling evidence of ritual sacrifices in Neolithic Europe, a practice that involved the gruesome method of “incaprettamento” – tying victims’ necks to their bent legs, leading …

Remarkable Horseshoe Shaped Prehistoric Structure Discovered in France

Beneath the countryside landscape of Marliens, mere kilometers from Dijon in the heart of the Ouche valley, lies evidence of ancient life spanning through millennia. Before the expansion of a local gravel pit could proceed, INRAP archaeologists were called …

Giant Lava Tunnel Was Occupied By Ancient Herders in the Arabian Peninsula

Updated 18 April, 2024 – 16:55 Sahir A fabulous new study has highlighted the lifestyles of human herders spanning 10,000 – 7,000 years ago, from the Neolithic to the Chalcolithic/Bronze Age, in the challenging desert environment of the Arabian Peninsula. …

Discovering a New Neolithic World

March/April 2024 The Taş Tepeler, or Stone Mounds, in southeastern Turkey’s Şanlıurfa Province arc roughly 125 miles along the foothills of the Taurus Mountains, overlooking the Harran Plain and the Balikh River, a tributary of the Euphrates. The region …