Research on Chinese Neolithic sites aim to discover true date of rice domestication
Animal bones used to analyse ancient diets
Could the origins of agriculture be located in the well drained foothills of mountain chains rather than river valleys as previously thought?
Meet the ancestors: current research on skeletons from the Neolithic cemetery of Vedrovice is offering individual portraits of Europe’s first farmers
Cattle, sheep and goats were domesticated by the 8th millennium BC but until recently the earliest evidence for milk processing, most likely to make butter, ghee, yogurt and cheese, came from the 5th millennium BC. This article is an extract from the full article published in World Archaeology Issue 32. Click here to subscribe
Sea shells and phallic figurines found in Neolithic graves
How rescue archaeology is revolutionising our knowledge of the past
Ancient figs found in Jordan may prove to be some the earliest evidence of agriculture in the world
Scientific study reveals the invention of agriculture led to significant population increase
A project to reconstruct a 5000 BC henge monument, interpreted as a solar observatory, the oldest of its kind in Europe, has just begun at Goseck in the German state of Saxony. The ambitious reconstruction, which is estimated to cost a total of 100,000 euros (c.£70,000) at its completion, should be finished by the end [...]
Excavated in the 1960′s, could this be the worlds oldest town?
The Brochtorff Stone Circle at Xaghra on the island of Gozo reveals an amazing underground burial complex
Oldest pottery back into Palaeolithic
A wheel found in Slovenia dates to around 100 years earlier than the previous record holder