Tag: Iron Age

Bones Of Ancient Human Sacrifice Victims Found By Workers Laying Water Pipes

British researchers have uncovered 3,000-year-old human skeletons at a dig site in Oxfordshire. The remains are believed to be from people who became human sacrifices.

Ancient April 17, 2019

Iron Age Swedes Brewed Beer For Large-Scale Mass Production

Researchers discovered new evidence that the Swedish had been making beer for large-scale productions since the Iron Age. The findings were made in Uppakra, an important economic, political, and religious center at the time.

Ancient June 21, 2018

Inaccuracies Of Radiocarbon Dating Could Shift The Timeline Of History

Archaeologists discovered that radiocarbon dating produces a 20-year offset in calendar dates of organic material. Small as this may be, this minuscule variation may totally alter the timeline of history.

June 6, 2018

Ancient Warrior Found Buried In 2,500-Year-Old Iron Age Settlement

Researchers found the remains of a young warrior king in the 2,500-year-old Iron Age burial site in Pocklington, East Yorkshire. The graves belonged to the people of the Arras culture who lived during the Middle Iron Age.

Animals March 19, 2016

Builders In Britain Unearth Remains Of Iron Age Village

British home builders stumbled upon the remains of a 2,500-year-old Iron Age village. They unearthed the remains of ancient people belonging to the Arras culture as well as weapons and several artifacts.

Animals March 18, 2016

Scientists Find 2,500-Year-Old Skeleton Of Woman And Child Buried Next To Butchered Turtles

An ancient burial in southeastern Turkey revealed two Iron-Age skeletons buried with a number of turtles. The presence of Euphrates soft-shelled turtles in the burial was believed to strengthen the turtle-afterlife link among all chelonian species.

Animals February 26, 2016

Iron Age Settlement In Norway Shows Vikings Had Soft Spot For Delicate Glass, Amber Beads

Archaeologists at Ørland, Norway's Main Air Station, dug up glass shards, beads, bones, and garbage tracing from 1,500 years ago. The finds from Iron Age longhouses suggested that the residents loved their bling.

Society December 28, 2015

Ancient Human Dwellings Shed New Light On Earth's Magnetic Field Reversals

Scientists have discovered a new record of the Earth’s magnetic field strength in burnt villages during the Iron Age in South Africa. The Earth's core in the region may have played an important role in magnetic field reversals.

Animals July 30, 2015

Ancient Europeans were lactose intolerant for at least 5000 years, DNA study reveals

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

Iron Age chariot pieces discovery 'very rare': Actually, it's 'find of a lifetime'

Archeologists unearthed remains of an Iron Age chariot that was burned as a religious offering. The 2,200 year old chariot was likely owned by a nobleman and was possibly offered to mark a new season.

Animals October 16, 2014

Rare Iron Age chariot pieces found by archaeologists

Fittings and other accessories from a 2,200 year old chariot have been discovered by archaeologists from the University of Leicester in England.

October 14, 2014

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