Bronze Age artifacts revealed nickel levels and ratio of iron to cobalt that suggest these were made using metals from meteorites. The metal state of meteoric iron may also explain why it was used in the Bronze Age.
Ancient December 6, 2017
Archaeologists and students in Israel have discovered a clay figurine of a seated person appearing to be in deep thought. The statuette is 3,800 years old and is seated on top of a ceramic vessel.
Ancient November 25, 2016
A pair of metal detector enthusiasts discovered an untouched Bronze Age burial site in Lancashire. The burial site is estimated to date back from 2,500 BC.
Animals March 14, 2016
Excavations in Israel revealed for the first time an ancient winery in a Middle Bronze Age palace. The winery showed how ruling families strengthened their power during that era via splendid banquets of exquisite wine and choice cuts of goat and sheep meat.
Animals March 9, 2016
Archeologists found the oldest and most perfectly preserved Bronze Age wheel in Britain. The discovery is the oldest artifact unearthed in the area.
Animals February 19, 2016
A badger uncovered an archaeological site dating from the Bronze Age. What do we know about the person who was interned at the location near Stonehenge?
Animals February 10, 2016
Remarkably well-preserved ancient dwellings are a window into everyday Bronze Age life, researchers say. Five circular houses making up the settlement are dated to 1,000 to 800 B.C.
January 13, 2016
A prehistoric eco-house was unearthed by archaeologists near Stonehenge. Despite the interesting discovery, the experts are worried as the site is at risk of being destroyed due to government plans of improving the area.
Earth/Environment October 30, 2015
Researchers had found that prehistoric Britons also mummified their dead during the Bronze Age, just like ancient Egyptians. The reason for preserving bodies were said to be due to an intense agricultural land competition between nations during that time.
Animals October 2, 2015
A 4000-year-old skeleton of an adolescent child has been unearthed by a team of University of Reading archeologists at an excavation site near the world-famouse Stonehenge.
July 24, 2015
Researchers sequence ancient genomes to trace mass migrations of Bronze Age peoples. Demographics of modern Eurasians can be traced back to those movements of cultures, they say.
June 11, 2015
Ancient Irish goldsmiths may have preferred "exotic" imported gold over gold from local sources, researchers suggest. Gold from Cornwall in England found its way to Ireland as early at 2500 BC, they suggest.
Animals June 7, 2015
Gold trading took place between Ireland and the United Kingdom 45 centuries ago. Why was this occurring millennia before the world's first gold coins?
June 7, 2015
Young woman buried in Denmark 3,400 years ago was born in Germany, analysis of her remains indicates. She may have come to Denmark in a 'Game of Thrones' type of arranged marriage, researchers suggest.
Animals May 21, 2015
Ancient Europeans started domesticating animals long before their body can tolerate drinking animal milk. Because of their lactose intolerance, experts believe they practiced dairying for cheese and yogurt.
Animals October 23, 2014
Ancient artifacts from the Bronze Age were discovered in a burial mound near Stonehenge. Surprisingly, these were not made by adults but possibly by children, according to experts.
Animals September 19, 2014