Switzerland

1377

Neolithic novelty north of the Alps

Excavations in Switzerland have revealed the first intact Neolithic burial chamber north of the Alps. The dolmen, at Oberbipp in the Canton of Bern, contains the remains of at least 28 individuals dating to about 5,000 years ago. Marianne Ramstein, director of excavations, explained that examples of such burial chambers are rare, most are in […]

Abb_4_IMG_0608b

Grave discovery: first intact Neolithic burial chamber north of the Alps

Excavations in Switzerland have revealed the first intact Neolithic burial chamber north of the Alps. The dolmen, at Oberbipp in the Canton of Bern, contains the remains of at least 28 individuals dating to about 5,000 years ago. Marianne Ramstein, director of excavations, explained that examples of such burial chambers are rare, most are in […]

Oetzi the Iceman had bad teeth

New research on the remains of ‘Oetzi’, the world’s oldest wet mummy, has revealed that his violent death was not the only misfortune suffered by the Iceman – he also had terrible teeth. According to a study led by researchers from the University of Zurich’s Centre for Evolutionary Medicine, Oetzi’s gritty diet had wreaked havoc […]

1178

Celtic coins – Füllinsdorf, Switzerland

In Füllinsdorf, archaeologists have announced the discovery of the largest hoard of Iron Age silver coins ever to be found in Switzerland. Almost 300 Celtic coins were found in farmland during a survey by Baselland Archaeology. Cantonal archaeologist Dr Reto Marti told CWA that the coins were buried together in 70 BC or 80 BC, […]