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Ancient burial practices at Sunghir in Russia

Around 34,000 years ago, hunter-gatherers roaming the Russian plains started to bury their dead at the site of Sunghir, about 200 kilometres east of...

Calafell, experimental archaeology in Spain

The Iberian citadel of Calafell lies between the tourist destinations of Barcelona and Tarragona. It dates from the 4th to the 1st century BC...

The Lion-man of Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany

The Lion-man (German: Löwenmensch) figurine is a prehistoric ivory sculpture discovered in 1939 in a German cave called the Hohlenstein-Stadel. It was carved out of mammoth ivory using a...

Girsu in Iraq, birthplace of urban society?

Four millennia ago, the ancient Sumerian city of Girsu was home to 15,000 people, making it one of the earliest known cities. Sebastien Rey,...

Female archaeologists in Iraq

Since 2015 the British Museum, working with Iraq’s State Board of Antiquities and Heritage, has trained 50 Iraqi archaeologists to...

Did the hunebed builders have to pay tax?

A farmer in Devizes Wiltshire, has built the first new ‘hunebed’ in the UK in more than 5,000 years. And now he has been...

Prehistoric remains on Dartmoor

The Dartmoor National Park in Devon covers 954m2 and the moorland is capped with granite outcrops dating from the Carboniferous Period. The moor contains...

New tombs discovered in Luxor, Egypt

Last Saturday (24 November 2018) in Luxor, Southern Egypt, Egyptian authorities unveiled the well-preserved mummy of a woman inside a previously unopened coffin dating...

Kents Cavern – a Geopark Gateway Visitor Centre

The county of Devon in South West England is famous as a popular holiday destination, and since 2007 it has also been home to...

Earliest tools and footprints found in England

The village of Happisburgh on the Norfolk coast of England is famous for three things – its name, which despite its spelling is pronounced...

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