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Archaeology

Forgotten museum specimens shed new light on animal history

The NTNU University Museum has uncovered long forgotten specimens, such as a squirrel from 1878 and a 6,600-year-old walrus, providing new information on the history of their species.

Why some Iron Age women chose exotic jewellery

The highly untraditional choice shows a desire to stand out in a crowd, according to one archaeologist.

Unique jewellery from the British Isles found in Danish Viking grave

A Danish Viking burial site contains a buckle that may have come from Ireland or Scotland.

Neanderthals could have survived in Scandinavia

New research shows that southern Scandinavia was warm enough for Neanderthals to settle. So why didn’t they?

1,750 skeletons tell stories of life during the industrial revolution

Analyses of bones unearthed during Copenhagen’s metro expansion are revealing details of everyday life and living conditions during the industrial revolution.

Two Danish discoveries among 2015's best archaeology

The history of the famous Egtved girl and a DNA study of African slaves are among this year’s greatest discoveries listed in the magazine Archaeology.

Archaeologists develop new technology to read ancient documents

Using X-rays and 3D-modelling, scientists have developed a new method to read ancient texts, which were until now considered unreadable.

Ice Age hunters reveal new line of European ancestry

Scientists discover a new line of European ancestry in the Caucasus Mountains, which suggest that we are the result of a mixture between four groups.

Archaeologists excavate 300-year-old tax haven

The remains of a rich pearl fishing industry in Qatar were abandoned for centuries until archaeologists recently unearthed them.

The Black Death has been hiding among us for thousands of years

Fossil DNA reveals that the plague is much older than previously suspected. The discovery could shed new light on the evolution of a deadly disease.