1. Archetype0ne

    Earliest adorned female infant burial in Europe/Understanding Evolution of Personhood

    https://phys.org/news/2021-12-earliest-adorned-female-infant-burial.html "Ten thousand years ago, just after the last Ice Age, a group of hunter-gatherers buried an infant girl in an Italian cave. They entombed her with a rich selection of their treasured beads and pendants, and an eagle-owl...
  2. Jovialis

    Decapitation Burial Ritual in Roman-Era Britain?

    SUFFOLK, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that up to 40 percent of the skeletons unearthed in a fourth-century Roman cemetery in eastern England had been decapitated. Andrew Peachey of Archaeological Solutions thinks the heads were carefully removed after death. “We are looking at a very specific part...
  3. Jovialis

    Greek Burials, and Artifacts found during Pipeline Construction

    Hopefully we can get some ancient DNA out of those burials.
  4. Jovialis

    Diversity and differential disposal of the dead at Sunghir

    Abstract Understanding the Palaeolithic emergence of human social complexity opens up a key perspective on later periods of cultural evolution. Palaeolithic mortuary practice is particularly revealing, as it echoes the social statuses of both the living and the dead. The famous Sunghir burials...
  5. Jovialis

    Anglo-Saxon Cross from one of the Earliest Christian Burials in Britain

    The 1,300-year-old gold and garnet cross was unearthed at Trumpington Meadows near Cambridge in 2011 on land for a new housing development. The grave is thought to be one of the earliest Christian burials in Britain. The Trumpington Cross, thought to be worth more than £80,000, was donated to...
  6. Jovialis

    Possible Cartouche of Ptolemy IV discovered in Necropolis near Cairo

    Three rock-hewn burial shafts filled with coffins and faience pots have been uncovered in Egypt's Abusir necropolis near Cairo.The discovery was made after authorities received reports of illegal excavations in the area. Mostafa Waziri, secretary-general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities...
  7. Jovialis

    Archaeologists discover 2 ancient tombs in Egypt's Luxor

    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/archaeologists-discover-ancient-tombs-egypts-luxor-51687983 Egypt on Saturday announced the discovery of two small ancient tombs in the southern city Luxor dating back some 3,500 years and hoped it will help the country's efforts to revive its...