Thursday , December 14 2017


Ancient Georgian Pottery Reveals World’s Oldest Wine

8,000-year-old pottery fragments from two sites in the Republic of Georgia, South Caucasus, have revealed the earliest biomolecular archaeological and archaeobotanical evidence of grape wine and winemaking. The discovery is described in a paper published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Early Neolithic jar, circa 6000-5000 …

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Archaeologists Unearth Sasanian-Period Loom in Iraq

A team of Near Eastern archaeology students led by Goethe University Professor Dirk Wicke has uncovered the burnt remains of a Sasanian loom, about 1,500 years old, at the archaeological site of Gird-i Qalrakh in the province of Sulaymaniyah, northern Iraq. Aerial view of the site of Gird-i Qalrakh from …

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Archaeologists Find Unique Minoan Sealstone in Greece

An international group of archaeologists led by the University of Cincinnati has found a Minoan sealstone in the treasure-laden tomb of a Bronze Age Greek warrior in southwest Greece. The Pylos Combat Agate. Image credit: University of Cincinnati. In 2015, University of Cincinnati (UC) archaeologists Professor Jack Davis and Dr. …

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