Rapports Archeo 2017 - 2

Top 10 Discoveries of 2017

Bolivie : Unexpected agricultural production allowed pre-Hispanic society to flourish in arid Andes

Easter Island had a cooperative community, analysis of giant hats reveals

Dongoin shiree (Mongolie): Discovery of ruins of ancient Turkic monument surrounded by 14 pillars with inscriptions

Bornholm (Danemark): Mysterious Stone Age rock

Ziyaret Tepe (Turquie): Archaeologists Unearth Record of Ancient Assyria's Demise

Trondheim (Norvège): Archaeological finds unearthed on the fly

Venezuela : rock art mapped in unprecedented detail

Liangzhu (Chine) : Oldest known waterway system that took a mystery Neolithic civilisation 3,000 people and nearly a decade to build discovered

New study proposes greater sharing of data between farmers and archaeologists

Sandbrauta (Norvège) : 3000-year-old graves found

Bronze Age Iron Artifacts Likely Made from Meteoric Iron

- Egypte: First-of-its-kind mummy study reveals clues to girl's story

-  Pegwell Bay, (G-B) : First evidence for Julius Caesar's invasion of Britain discovered

Mystery Solved: How the Ancient Indus Civilization Survived Without Rivers

USA : Archaeologist says fire, not corn, key to prehistoric survival in arid Southwest 

Glenfield Park (G-B) : Unique metal artefacts from Iron Age settlement shed new light on prehistoric feasting

Tollerup (Danemark) :  Lost medieval village discovered

Puebla (Mexique) : Rare 400-Year-Old Map Traces Indigenous Roots

Cat's Brain (G-B) : 6,000-year-old monument offers a tantalising glimpse of Britain’s neolithic civilisation

Egypte : New treasures from Tutankhamun's tomb

- Jingchuan (Chine) : Cremated Remains of the 'Buddha' Discovered

Gadachrili Gora (Géorgie): Earliest evidence of winemaking

Sutz-Lattrigen (Suisse) :  Three ways to preserve a Neolithic site

The Bakhshali manuscript: The world's oldest zero?

- New research on the Caribbean's largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art

Oldest recorded solar eclipse helps date the Egyptian pharaohs

Chine : Shipwreck found Dates to When Genghis Khan's Descendants Ruled China

- Jelling (Danemark) : Archaeologists excavate 400 Iron Age houses

New challenge to centuries-old theories on Roman glass

Aitape (Papouasie) : 6,000-year-old skull could be from the world's earliest known tsunami victim

Oman : Oldest known marine navigation tool revealed with scanning technology

Tracing Indigenous Australian ochre sources via microbial 'fingerprinting'

Canyon Creek (USA) : new light on early turquoise mining in Southwest

Volcanic eruptions linked to social unrest in Ancient Egypt

Volcanic eruptions linked to social unrest in Ancient Egypt

Køge (Danemark) : This tiny ornament may have belonged to Harold Bluetooth’s shaman

-  The making of medieval bling

Alizay et Igoville (France) : Des traces de pas millénaires

Monte Castedo (Brésil) : Amazon farmers discovered the secret of domesticating wild rice 4,000 years ago

Beyköy (Turquie) :  3,200-Year-Old Stone Inscription Tells of Trojan Prince, Sea People

Carleon (G-B): How to feed an invading army thousands of miles from home

Berenike  (Egypte) : Archaeologists Find Rare Pet Cemetery

- Ancient grain reveals the development of the earliest cities

Earliest evidence for a native African cultigen discovered in Eastern Sudan

- Finland's wetlands are an internationally significant archaeological repository

Ancient textiles reveal differences in Mediterranean fabrics in the 1st millennium BC

Folloni (Italie) : 700-year-old saint myth has been proven (almost) true

Blue J (USA) : Images of a Chaco-era room block (LA 170609)

Brazilian earthworks eerily similar to Ohio’s Hopewell mounds

Earthquakes May Have Had Great Cultural Significance in Ancient Greek World

Alta Fjord (Norvège) : Two new sites found with Stone Age art

- Ile de Pâques (Chili) : Solving the population puzzle

- Teotihuacan (Mexique) : unique urban design

Trondheim (Norvège) : Early Viking Boat Grave Discovered

Bibracte (France) : une construction intrigante

Ile dePâques (Chili) : researcher attempts to read a unique writing

Bakhshali (Pakistan):  Indian Manuscript Contains Oldest Example of Mathematical Symbol ‘Zero’

Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou (Chypre) : Archaeological excavations completed for 2017

Saint Catherine’s Monastery (Egypte) : Lost Languages Discovered

Quelepa (Salvador) : Ancient Remains Offer Clues About Early Americans

Hazor (Israel) : 4,300-Year-Old Statue Head Depicts Mystery Pharaoh

- Harbor sediment core samples offer historic evidence of ancient Rome's plumbing

Larsa (Iraq) : Mathematical mystery of ancient Babylonian clay tablet solved

Agrigente (Italie) :World's oldest Italian wine just discovered

Early Indian Ocean trade routes bring chicken, black rat to eastern Africa

Pompéi (Italie) : Poisonings went hand in hand with the drinking water

Herculaneum (Italie) : Remarkable artistry hidden in ancient Roman painting revealed

Rach Nui (Viet Nam) :  Archaeologists uncover ancient trading network

Çatalhöyük (Turquie) : Mystery of 8,500-year-old copper-making event revealed through materials science

Analysis finds defeat of Hannibal 'written in the coins of the Roman Empire

Tayinat (Turquie) :Archaeologists uncover 3,000-year-old female statue at citadel gate complex

Lufton -G-B) : Villa excavations reveal new details about famous fish mosaic

Ancient pottery reveals insights on Iroquoian population's power in 16th century

-  Zanzibar : Archaeologists locate early Portuguese churches

Chaco Canyon (USA) : petroglyph may represent ancient total eclipse

Krasnosamarskoe (Russie) : Sacrificed dog remains feed tales of Bronze Age ‘wolf-men’ warriors

Tell Asmar (Iraq) :Ancient Fidget Spinner? Nope — That's a Weapon from Mesopotamia

Carrowkeel (Irlande) : Secrets of ancient funeral practices revealed

Algorithms identify the dynamics of prehistoric social networks in the Balkans

Soctacocha / Yanacocha (Pérou) : Divers discover secrets... of the Inca