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Top 5 Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

2014 has been a year of incredible archaeological discoveries, hastened by the rapidly accelerating fields of underground mapping and no-dig techniques. But some of the most important and transformative discoveries could only have come about with a careful eye and a careful hand. Here’s our pick of the biggest-hitting stories we’ve published this year. 1. […]

10 Christmas Cracker Jokes No Serious Archaeologist Will Ever Laugh At (But Silly Ones Will)

Future archaeologists, shoveling through the stinking heaps of 21st century landfill may look with wonder at the small scraps of paper that constitute the physical evidence of our Christmas comedy tastes, struck by their sheer feebleness. But of course, that’s the whole point of a cracker joke. So, what if they were compiled by someone […]

Archaeologists Investigating the Origins of Agriculture Could Help Shape the Future of Food

What will we eat in the future? Archaeologists investigating the agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could help shape the answer. Why did the first arable farmers choose to domesticate some cereal crops and not others? Can this information help inform food production in the future? Those are the questions […]