As scientists find more tattoos on preserved remains from Indigenous cultures, artists living today are drawing from them to revive cultural traditions.
Category: Archaeology and Anthropology
The underground warren where ancient Roman gladiators and animals awaited their fates has been restored.
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Technological advances, including DNA and tooth enamel analyses, allowed researchers to form new conclusions about capital punishment under Roman rule.
Czech archaeologists say marks found on a cattle bone are sixth-century Germanic runes, in a Slavic settlement. The find has provoked an academic and nationalist brawl.
Researchers want to learn more about the connections between humans and the feeding of birds, beasts and other fauna.
The Scythians, marijuana-smoking nomadic warriors of ancient Ukraine, built thousands of burial mounds that are at risk today. A preservation group sees meaning in them for a country at war.
An archaeological excavation south of Rome uncovered fossil remains of nine Neanderthals, along with the bones of hyenas, elephants and rhinoceroses.
The winning design for a new floor for the Roman landmark, planned to be ready for 2023, will cover the exposed subterranean chambers and reconnect “the thread of time.”
“It’s like finding a treasure trove while you are picking up mushrooms in a forest,” an archaeologist said. “We are overwhelmed with this discovery.”