The engraved shell sat in a museum in the Netherlands for over a century and remained unrecogonised until archaeologist Josephine Joordens noticed it while studying the collection when researching how Homo erectus used marine resources. Read more.
High up on a steep plateau, the site of La Almolaya is set within the Argaric territory – a civilisation that flourished in south-eastern Spain during the Bronze Age. The excavations also uncovered tombs containing a wealth of grave goods, including a silver diadem and four gold and silver ear dilators. Read more.
The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project, led by the University of Birmingham in conjunction with the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology, is the largest project its kind. Read more.
During a three week excavation in Pirttitörmä, Northern Finland, a small team of archaeologists from the University of Oulu unearthed evidence of a rare Late Iron Age site, including jewellery, coins and a walled settlement, with a burial site just 1km away. Read more.
Measuring 145m from side to side, this is not just any Viking fortress, but one of the perfectly circular Trelleborg fortresses built during the reign of King Harald Bluetooth. And it seems to have been burnt to the ground. The discovery of this new Viking fortress is a unique opportunity to gain new knowledge about Viking war and conflicts. Read more.
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