British archaeologists discover six Old Kingdom tombs in Aswan

The British Archaeological Mission of the University of Birmingham
and the Egypt Exploration Society, working on the Qubbet el-Hawa project
in Aswan succeeded in uncovering six tombs of different sizes dating back to the Old Kingdom. Continue reading “British archaeologists discover six Old Kingdom tombs in Aswan”

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Burial sites from 5th and 6th centuries yield unexpected treasures

Archaeologists have uncovered lavish burial sites for women in Lincolnshire from the fifth and sixth centuries, which illustrate how women of the time made themselves resplendent.

Items recovered from the previously unknown Anglo-Saxon cemetery include jewellery made from amber, silver and glass as well as personal grooming items such as tweezers. Continue reading “Burial sites from 5th and 6th centuries yield unexpected treasures”

Clovis site: Montana burial site answers questions about early humans

Scientists have shown that at the Anzick site in Montana — the only known Clovis burial site — the skeletal remains of a young child and the antler and stone artifacts found there were buried at the same time, raising new questions about the early inhabitants of North America, says a Texas A&M University professor involved in the research. Continue reading “Clovis site: Montana burial site answers questions about early humans”

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