Rapport Archeo 2023


The population of the Copper Age mega-sites in what is now Ukraine and Moldova had a predominantly vegetarian diet.

- Taihu Lake (Chine) : Scientists reveal foodcrust archaeology through molecule excavation

Coro Trasito  (Espagne):First high mountain settlers at the start of the Neolithic already engaged in other livestock activities apart from transhumance

- Mesopotamian bricks unveil the strength of Earth's ancient magnetic field

- The plague came from Egypt: Myth or reality?

- Urd Ulaan Uneet  (Mongolie) : Archaeologists unearth one of earliest known frame saddles

Environmental stress rather than genetics influenced height differences in early Neolithic people

- Interamna Lirenas ((talie) : Roman ‘backwater’ bucked Empire’s decline

- Lykaion  (Grèce) : How 'listening' to archaeological sites could shed light on the past

How early farmers in Scandinavia overcame climate change

Gabbanat el-Qurud (Egypte) : Conditions of keeping of the ancient baboons

- Herlaugshagen  (Norvège) : Scandinavia's oldest known ship burial

- Closer look at the Menga dolmen (Espagne) shows it was one of the greatest engineering feats of the Neolithic

- Research traces modern maize back to a hybrid created 5,000 years ago in Mexico

Historical violence in Tasmania: Victorian collector traded human Aboriginal remains for scientific accolades,

New evidence suggests Indonesia’s Gunung Padang could be world’s oldest known pyramid

Koli (Finlande) :Was 'witchcraft' in the Devil's Church based on acoustic resonance?

- Central Tablelands, (Australie) : Unveiling the sacred Wiradjuri carved trees

Casas del Turuñuelo,(Espagne) : a site of repeated animal sacrifice in Iron Age

-- AI: Researchers develop automatic text recognition for ancient cuneiform tablets

Serbie / Slovenie : Archaeologists uncover Europe's hidden Bronze Age megastructures

Questenburg (Allemagne) : Examining late medieval to early modern stone engravings created by prisoners in a castle dungeon

Gezer (Israel) : New dates allow testing of proposed correlations between texts and archaeological remains

Las Capellanías (Espagne)   Late Prehistoric discovery turns archaeological assumptions on their head

Pigs provided food in the Middle Ages, but men had to watch out for their scrotums

Estrées-Saint-Denis (France) : nouvelles données sur le sanctuaire de « Moulin-Brûlé »

Turkana stone beads tell a story of herder life in a drying east Africa 5,000 years ago

Amarna (Egypte) :  burial reveals ovarian teeth in oldest example of teratoma

Silver reveals luxury tastes of Vikings and trade talents of ancient Greeks

- New evidence strongly suggests Indonesia's Gunung Padang is oldest known pyramid

Vindelev (Danemark) : 3D scans will uncover the secrets of Iron Age gold treasure

Sulawesi  (Indonésie) : Bringing a shark to a knife fight: 7,000-year-old shark-tooth knives discovered

Human consumption of seaweed and freshwater aquatic plants in ancient Europe,

Egypte : Thoth, the god of learning and wisdom :  on the trail of a great mystery

- Dingoes given 'almost-human' status in pre-colonial Australia,

- Namaqualand (Afrique du Sud) ; Ancient pots hold clues about how diverse diets helped herders thrive 

Researchers help study and catalog museum's ancient Greek coins

Researchers identify the oldest pieces of Baltic amber found on the Iberian Peninsula: imports began over 5,000 years ago

New dating of cave art reveals history of Puerto Rican people

- How an ancient society in the Sahara Desert rose and fell with groundwater

New research shows Romans were early pioneers of recycling

A non-exploitative economy favored the splendor of the Iberian Peninsula's Copper Age communities

Scroll depicting rat wedding banquet provides important insight about cooking in medieval Japan

Researchers find pre-Columbian agave plants persisting in Arizona landscapes

Mummified poop reveals pre-Columbian cultures of the Caribbean consumed a diversity of plants

Ancient Maya reservoirs offer lessons for today’s water crises

Scientific analysis reveals the true colors of the Parthenon Sculptures

Nefud '(Arabie Saoudite) :Stone Age herders transported heavy rock tools to grind animal bones, plants and pigment

Research finds dramatic increase in cranial traumas as the first cities were being built, suggesting a rise in violence

- Jebel Oraf : Analysis of grinding tools reveals plant, pigment and bone processing in Neolithic Northern Saudi Arabia

More than 10,000 pre-Columbian archaeological sites remain unexplored in the Amazon rainforest

The burials that could challenge historians' ideas about Anglo-Saxon gender

Stonehenge study upends a 100-year-old theory and suggests further discoveries to come

- A brief history of abortion—from ancient Egyptian herbs to fighting stigma today

Abousir (Egypte) : New rooms discovered in Sahura’s Pyramid

Los Murciélagos (Espagne) : Oldest hunter-gatherer basketry in southern Europe, 9,500 years old, discovered

Cordoba (Espagne) : Presence of camelids during the Roman and al-Andalus eras

From passerine birds to cranes: Neolithic bird hunting in Upper Mesopotamia

- Hyrcania (Israel) :Unearthing ancient faith: Byzantine Greek inscription of Psalms 86

New study refutes origin claim involving Bronze Age tin ingots recovered from shipwreck

The Ancestors of Today’s Barbie Dolls “Coptic dolls”

Boğazköy-Hattusha  (Turquie) :  New Indo-European language discovered

Upper Xingu River (Brésil) :  Ancient Amazonians intentionally created fertile 'dark earth'

Viking trade connections stretched over hundreds of kilometres to the Arctic

Czarnówko (Pologne) ; New analysis sheds light on mystery of turtle remains found in a Roman  Iron Age grave

Economic relationships in Pre-Columbian Mexico show that Aztec rulers were ruthless exploiters

Marstrand (Suède) : Shipboard cannon found off the coast may be the oldest in Europe

The scent of the ancient Egyptian afterlife has been recreated—

- Arran (Ecosse): Researchers find complete Neolithic cursus

Cookham (Angleterre)  : Rare archaeological finds show monastery was a social and religious hub

St. Pölten.(Autriche): Multiple types of testing reveal details of Bronze Age cremation remains

The scent of the afterlife unbottled in new study of ancient Egyptian mummification balms

Chinge Tey (Russie)  :The Valley of the Kings reveals a tomb of nomadic queen

- Belcarra (Canada): Sustainable chum fishery for 2,500 years under Tsleil-Waututh Nation

Dismantling the myth that ancient slavery 'wasn't that bad'

The idea that imprisonment 'corrects' prisoners stretches back to some of the earliest texts in history

The land use of West Estonian lowlands in Late Stone Age turned out to be seasonal

Pompéi (Italie): Analyses of i victims with X-ray fluorescence suggests they died of asphyxiation

Changge Shigu (Chine): Evidence of the formation and structural evolution of prehistoric agricultural economy

Mesa Verde ( USA): Technology reveals new picture of Native American culture

CAUCASIAN Steppes : metal cauldrons give us clues about what people ate in the Bronze Age

Goseck (Allemagne):: Sacred place and astronomical observatory: New research on the Middle Neolithic circular enclosure

Lac Ohrid (Albanie): Archaeologists uncover Europe's oldest stilt village

- New study: Archaeologists refute claims that a comet destroyed Hopewell culture

Tasmanie: Rising seas and a great southern star: Aboriginal oral traditions stretch back more than 12,000 years

Europe's ancient languages shed light on a  migration and weather vocabulary

- Pingliangtai (Chine):  oldest water pipes were a communal effort

Roman road network spanning the south west UK identified

Aqueduct of Divona (France): The art of Roman water management

Ba`ja (Jordanie): Neolithic necklace from child’s grave

- Shared horse and human burials show how deeply the vikings cared for their animal companions 

Jirentaigoukou (Chine):Systematic use of coal as a fuel source found at Bronze Age  site

‘Ocomtun (Mexique) : Lost Mayan city discovered by laser scanning

- Ouistreham (France): archéologie du littoral

- Mississippi River Delta (USA): Earthen and shell mounds

Hidden details in ancient Egyptian tomb paintings are revealed by chemical imaging

- New insights into the origin of the Indo-European languages

Pottery shards reveals how a building burned during siege of Jerusalem in 586 BCE

Melite (Malte): Team discovers 2,000-year-old Roman house

- Linmere (Angleterre): Importance of pits for understanding early Britain

- Antikythera (Grèce): New discoveries on the wreck

Conservation on ancient burial mounds of Eurasia

Mesoamerican urbanism

Qiaocun (Chine): Earliest known composite-tiled roofs

The illicit antiquities trade

- Earliest glass workshop north of the Alps discovered

La Braga (Espagne): Earliest evidence of forest management

Titiakos (Espagne): A Celtiberian city more than 2000 years old found

- Rimrock Draw rock (USA): Evidence of humans in Oregon 18,000 years ago

Te'omim Cave (Israel) : Hidden lamps, skulls  suggests Roman-era practice of necromancy

Research group deciphers enigmatic ancient 'unknown Kushan script'

- Hidden details of Egyptian paintings revealed by chemical imaging

A Magical Handbook for the Afterlife

Huqoq (Israel): Archaeological dig uncovers mosaics of Samson and commemorative inscriptions

- Lyobaa (Mexique) : Archaeologists Found the Ruins of the Famous ‘Backdoor to Hell’

- Why archaeologists usually rebury their excavations

Hala Sultan Tekke (Chypre): Tombs rich in artifacts discovered

- The power of the Copper Age 'Ivory Lady' revealed

Legends of Norse Settlers drove Denmark towards Greenland

Bresles (France) : Vestiges d'un village médiéval et d'un habitat antique

- New methods for ancient texts

Artificial Intelligence Meets Archaeology: The Impact of AI on Excavation Site Prediction

- Tlalim (Israel): Enigmatic 2,500-year-old Burials in the Desert

- Intrepid southern voyage in the wake of early waka

- Early Dalmatian farmers specialized in sheep husbandry

 La Chabroulie (France): Un établissement rural des Lémovices

- How ceramics are telling the story of 14th century Chinese trade

Face of Anglo-Saxon teen VIP revealed with new evidence about her life

- Warfare was responsible for the boom-bust cycles of Neolithic societies

Evia (Grèce): Long Lost Temple of Artemis Reveals More Secrets

Climate change likely led to violence in early Andean populations

Seeking the origin of Indigenous languages in South America

-  Remains at Crenshaw site are local, ancestors of Caddo

Walls along River Nile reveal ancient form of hydraulic engineering

- Sceaux-du- Gâtinais (France): Fouille de l'agglomération antique de Segeta

Medieval music wasn't only supposed to be beautiful to listen to

Dmanisis Gora (Georgie): Fortress community resilience in the transition from the Bronze to Iron Age

The lost cities of the Nigerien Sahara

Archaeologists discover 4,300-year-old copper ingots in Oman

Unique 'bawdy bard' act discovered, revealing 15th-century roots of British comedy

Bridging archaeology and marine conservation in the South Atlantic Ocean

AI is helping researchers to read ancient Mesopotamian literature

Carmo (Espagne): Proof that part of the Roman Empire smelled of patchouli

Early toilets reveal dysentery in Old Testament Jerusalem

 Lost since 1362: Researchers discover the church of a sunken medieval trading place

Earliest evidence of wine consumption in the Americas found in Caribbean

- Ancient Mayan board game—here's what it can teach modern educators

- Evidence of bird sacrifices to the goddess Isis in ancient Roman Empire

Humanity's earliest recorded kiss occurred in Mesopotamia 4,500 years ago

Surprising diversity of ethnic groups in the US Virgin Islands before Columbus

- Bronze Age long-distance connections: Baltic amber in Aššur

- Hidden chamber discovery in the underground Hellenistic necropolis of Neapolis by muography

Copper artefacts reveal changing connections in prehistoric Europe

- Further dark secrets of Batavia shipwreck laid bare

Recent research advances on historical artifacts and their preservation

- How archaeologists reconstructed a Roman gateway to tell the story of Britain's invasion

- Interactive 3D model recreates Old Man of the Mountain

Buried medical waste found in Renaissance-era landfill on site of ancient Roman forum

- Xiongnu Empire Was Multiethnic With Strong Female Leadership

Une occupation néolithique à Dilligato – Punta Campana (France)

- Machine translation for cuneiform tablets

Roman military camps in desert found

- Oldest human remains from Puerto Rico reveal a complex cultural landscape since 1800BC

New insight into the mystery of ancient Gaza wine

Researchers figure out how lager first developed in Bavaria

- Prolonged droughts likely spelled the end for Indus megacities

Anthropologist pair solve the mystery of Mayan 819-day count

Long distance voyaging among the Pacific Islands

- Secret ingredient in durable Maya plaster discovered

- Insights into sealed ancient Egyptian animal coffins

- Allard Pierson starts international research on twelve mummy portraits

Chicken breeding in Japan dates back to fourth century BCE

USA -St. Croix:  Researchers plan to use coral to unravel the history of the slave trade

Leonardo da Vinci, a new discovery on folio 843 of Codex Atlanticus

Archaeologist explains why we need to look underwater to understand our past

Sea-level rise in southwest Greenland as a contributor to Viking abandonment

- Umm al-Aqarib (Iraq): ancient treasures sand-blasted by climate change

Norse Greenlanders found to have imported timber from North America

More than 100 pre-Hispanic religious sites linked to ancient Andean cults discovered in Bolivia

A newly uncovered ancient Roman winery featured marble tiling, fountains of grape juice and an extreme sense of luxury

Tralleis (Turquie): Early Romans may have been the first to breed flat-faced dogs

- Researcher offers solution to coal conundrum on famous pirate shipwreck

- Archaeological sites at risk from coastal erosion on the Cyrenaican coast, Libya

- Exploring why the bodies of people in a town near Pompeii were not well preserved when Vesuvius blew

Protecting the cultural heritage of ancient bone artifacts is now possible.

Less predictable rainfall may have caused disintegration of early Maya societies

Fragment of a 1,750-year-old New Testament translation discovered

Es Càrritx (Espagne): Evidence of drug use during Bronze Age ceremonies

Benin Bronzes found to be made of German brass

Tell el-Dab‘a (Egypte): Palace pits with severed hands studied

Classicist: 'Modern' view of religion dates to 303 AD

Mummies provide the key to reconstruct the climate of the ancient Mediterranean

How hunter-gatherers fitted into southern Africa’s first city, 800 years ago

Yak milk consumption among Mongol Empire elites

The untold history of the horse in the American Plains

-  The wild psychedelic origins of indigenous mystical rites — as revealed by archaeology

By studying ancient residues, scholar finds clues of humanity’s past

- How a local community helped researchers make incredible prehistoric discoveries

Dance and games offer glimpses of life, and death, in ancient Italy

The “Stonehenge calendar” shown to be a modern construct

- Copper artifacts unearth new cultural connections in southern Africa

Sevrey (France): Sur les traces de l'artisanat potier

Chance cross-cultural unicorn concepts lost in translation

Cyprus’s copper deposits created one of the most important trade hubs in the Bronze Age

Neolithic ceramics reveal dairy processing from milk of multiple species

AlUla (Saudi Arabia): Uncovering the ritual past of an ancient stone monument

Notre-Dame de Paris Cathedral was historical first in using iron reinforcements in the 12th century

-  Using rock images to study cult of the gods in pre-Egyptian society

Sagalassos (Turquie): Roman era gravesites with unusual funerary rites

- Were there gladiators in Roman Britain?

Pérou: Lasers and chemistry reveal how Wari pottery was made — and how an empire functioned

Magnetic fields could provide the key to studying submerged civilisations

Conjuring Mongolian deer stones: biographical statuary of Bronze Age Central Asia and south Siberia

Mexique: Ancient artifacts reveal the 'roots of Casas Grandes'

- PEROU : The colors on these ancient pots hint at the power of an empire

- Archaeologists dug for evidence of the Rosetta Stone's ancient Egyptian rebellion

Does the artificial watercourse in the Hessian Ried have a Roman past?

Malomirovo (Bulgarie): The world’s first horse riders

Strontium points researchers to the provenance of 400-year-old timber

Runes were just as advanced as Roman alphabet writing

- Minoan Civilisation may have used celestal “Star Path” navigation technique

Sustainability and duration of early central places in prehispanic Mesoamerica

Bronze Age well contents reveal the history of animal resources in Mycenae, Greece

Egypt unveils hidden corridor in Giza pyramid

Female remains in Aztec skull rack are associated with the origin myth of Huitzilopochtli

Steel was already used in Europe 2900 years ago

- Mysterious new behavior seen in whales may be recorded in ancient manuscripts

Piecing together Scotland's religious past with shards of glass

Fanum Martis (France): Les vestiges du quartier occidental

Mayas Utilized Contemporary Market-Based Economics

Chaco Canyon (USA): Were timbers transported to using tumplines?

Le Peu (France): Archaeologists discover homes of Europe's first monument makers

Hidden from the Romans: 200 tons of silver on the shores of the river Lahn

Vindolanda (England): Discarded Roman artifact may have been more than a good luck charm

European summer droughts since 2015 were most severe over centuries – but multi-year droughts also happened in the past

- New Testament's Book of Revelation Was Influenced by Curse Tablets

Wirral (Angleterre): Scientists investigate an ancient boat buried

- Unique discovery offers glimpse of provincial culture in Inka Empire

- 500-year-old horn container discovered in South Africa sheds light on pre-colonial Khoisan medicines

Trove of spices from around the world found on sunken fifteenth-century Norse ship

Une nouvelle méthode pour faire parler les carbonisats

Echoes of ancient curse tablets identified in the Book of Revelation

Severe multi-year drought coincident with Hittite collapse around 1198–1196 BC

AI is deciphering a 2,000-year-old 'lost book' describing life after Alexander the Great

Researcher uses AI to make texts that are thousands of years old readable

Evolution of wheat spikes since the Neolithic revolution

- How to make a mummy: Ancient Egyptian workshop has new clues

Vikings crossing the North Sea to Britain brought their horses, dogs and other animals

Ancient ‘Pagan Masks’ Debunked by Archaeologists in Poland

Cryptic lost Canaanite language decoded on 'Rosetta Stone'-like tablets

Nouvelles découvertes au camp de Sarlier à  Aubagne

Viking brutality failed to wipe out community, dig finds

New research uncovers the "water" mystery of  Great Zimbabwe

- Unearthing the archaeological passing of time at Lagash (Iraq)

- ‘Golden boy’ mummy was protected by 49 precious amulets, CT scans reveal

Roman sexuality was far more complex than simply gay or straight

- Agriculture linked to changes in age-independent mortality in North America

3,600-year-old hoards may contain the earliest silver currency in Israel and Gaza

Violence was widespread in early farming society