Wednesday , October 18 2017


8,800-Year-Old Ornamented Artifact Uncovered in Poland

An ornamented bâton percé, or pierced rod, unearthed at the archaeological site of Gołębiewo in Poland, may provide evidence of interregional contact in the European Mesolithic, according to a new study published in the journal PLoS ONE. An ornamented artifact from the Gołebiewo site, Poland. Image credit: J. Kuriga. The …

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Earliest Evidence of Domesticated Sorghum Discovered

Sorghum was domesticated from its wild ancestor more than 5,000 years ago, according to archaeological evidence uncovered by University College London archaeologist Dorian Fuller and colleagues in Sudan. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor). Image credit: Pethan, Botanical Gardens, Utrecht University / CC BY-SA 3.0. Sorghum (Sorghum bicolor) is a native African grass …

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Researchers Uncover Purpose of Mysterious Amazonian Geoglyphs

Geometrical earthworks found in the Amazon rainforest — dubbed the Geoglyphs of Acre — were once important ritual communication spaces, says a duo of researchers from the São Paulo University in Brazil and the University of Helsinki in Finland. Sa and Seu Chiquinho sites featuring circular, square, and U-shaped earthworks. …

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