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part of a leopard's face painted on wood

Rare painted leopard revealed

A virtual restoration of a painted leopard's head from a sarcophagus found at the Aswan necropolis. Archaeologists with the Egyptian-Italian Mission at West Aswan have ...
Kirsty Penkman identifies fossil shells for analysis in the lab

Expanding amino acid dating

Geologists take samples at a Russian site dating to the Plio-Pleistocene (5 million-12,000 years ago). How should we date material that is millions of years ...
Into the daylight: a new rock art discovery

Into the daylight: a new rock art discovery

Recent excavation work in the Côa Valley has found a wealth of Upper Palaeolithic images densely covering a rock surface over 6m long. A fallen ...
Neatly tied bundle of coloured camelid hair

Tambo Viejo

Excavating remarkable Inca rituals After incorporating the Acari Valley within their empire, the Incas established a new administrative complex. Excavations at the site have revealed ...
A 5,000-year-old mystery: recording rock art within the Dolmen de Soto

A 5,000-year-old mystery: recording rock art within the Dolmen de Soto

Investigating an isolated Neolithic tomb in Andalucía has revealed a new dimension to its rock art. What can this tell us about life as well ...
Prehistoric amber figurine of a bear

Review: National Museum of Denmark

Some of the small gold boats from Bronze Age Nors, which represent the ship that carried the sun through the darkness of the underworld at ...
A mosaic featuring bearded Oceanus and his wife Tethys – an aquatic scene with sea creatures including different types of fish and dolphins ridden by cupids.

Richard Hodges: Zeugma’s last secret

A mosaic featuring Oceanus and his wife Tethys – an aquatic scene, which was to prove ominously prophetic in the summer of 2000, when a ...
Adam Stanford presents Gavin McGuire with his certificate on stage

CWA Photo of the Year Competition 2020 – Winners Announced

Our judge, Adam Stanford, presents the winner, Gavin McGuire, with his certificate at CA Live! 2020 in London. The CWA Photo Competition 2020 is sponsored ...
Rewriting the past

Rewriting the past

As CWA reaches a milestone, we sifted through our back issues in search of the most exciting discoveries about our shared past. Ten sites have ...

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A 5,000-year-old mystery: recording rock art within the Dolmen de Soto

A 5,000-year-old mystery: recording rock art within the Dolmen de Soto

Investigating an isolated Neolithic tomb in Andalucía has revealed a new dimension to its rock art. What can this tell us about life as well as death in a remarkable megalithic monument?

7 Wonders

7 discoveries that changed the archaeological world

7 discoveries that changed the archaeological world

One of the most exciting things about archaeology is that it is an ever-changing landscape, constantly causing us to reconsider our most firmly-held beliefs about ...
7 skeletal sites

7 skeletal sites

What happens to us after we die? Prepare to get shivers down your spine as we look more closely at seven sites that dance closely ...
7 wonders - Editor's choice

7 wonders – Editor’s choice

It is hard to narrow down your favourite archaeological sites to just 7 place names when you have the whole world from which to choose, ...
7 Fashionable Finds

7 Fashionable Finds

Throughout history people have been keen to keep up with the latest trends and fashions. Whether used to display wealth or indicate membership of a ...
7 facts about the 7 Wonders of the World

7 facts about the 7 Wonders of the World

Herodotus was the first to create a list of the seven most spectacular monuments in the world - or at least, in the world known ...
7 spectacular temples
Dominating the forum of Ostia Antica, the main harbour town supplying ancient Rome, the brick-built Capitolium can be seen from almost every part of the 2,500-year-old ...
7 facts you might not know about Howard Carter
Today (May 9) is Howard Carter's birthday, so we thought we would share some of our favourite facts about the discoverer of Tutankhamun's tomb. 1. Family ...
7 ship-shape sites
We're in a maritime mood today. Read on for seven of our favourite ship-related archaeological sites. Bon Voyage! 1. The Oseberg ship, Norway In 1904, ...
7 revolutionary writings
We often think of archaeology as being all about objects, but written sources are just as fundamental to our understanding of the past. Official inscriptions, ...

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