The Original Dairy 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


Towers and tombs

How rescue archaeology is revolutionising our knowledge of the past


Jordan, Neolithic Figs

Ancient figs found in Jordan may prove to be some the earliest evidence of agriculture in the world

Neolithic Baby Boom

Scientific study reveals the invention of agriculture led to significant population increase

Saxony’s Sun Sanctuary

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 […]

Brochtorff Stone Circle

The Brochtorff Stone Circle at Xaghra on the island of Gozo reveals an amazing underground burial complex

Llublijana, Slovenia

A wheel found in Slovenia dates to around 100 years earlier than the previous record holder

Kuk, Papua New Guinea

Research reveals Papua New Guinea was a region where agriculture evolved independently

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