zondag, 26 januari 2020

Stone Age finds on Marawah Island, Abu Dhabi

100 kilometres off the west coast of Abu Dhabi lies the island of Marawah. A Stone Age village (8,000 years old) recently discovered there...
Clinopodium vulgare

Wild basil

Wild basil (Clinopodium vulgare) belongs to the genus Clinopodium and is a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae). The plant is a perennial which...

The Venus of Wulfen

Mythische Stenen (Mythical Stones) is a series of prehistoric discovery guidebooks, written by Hendrik Gommer, describing megaliths in many European countries. This article is...

The Wollschow Necropolis in Eastern Germany

Mythische Stenen (Mythical Stones) is a series of prehistoric discovery guidebooks, written by Hendrik Gommer, describing megaliths in many European countries. This article is...

A long-lost civilization in Saudi Arabia

An international team of more than 60 experts is working on a two-year project to survey 3,300 sq km in north-western Saudi Arabia....

Baby feeding in prehistory

One of the most fascinating pieces of Funnel Beaker pottery on display in the Hunebed Centre is a small bowl with a spout, shown...

Bronze Age rock art on Bornholm

A visit to the island of Bornholm off the east coast of Denmark is a rewarding experience for anyone interested in archaeology. Examples of...
De herfsttijloos (Colchicum autumnale)

The autumn crocus: exotic, poisonous and medicinal

The genus Colchicum contains many different species of perennial plants. The name comes from an area of Greece called Colchis. The plants are tuberous...

Forget-me-nots: a memorable flower

The genus of forget-me-nots (Myosotis) comprises a great number of different species. The name comes from the Greek words for mouse (mus) and ear...

Krijn’s skull

The oldest human remains found by archaeologists in the Netherlands is the fragment of a Neanderthal skull estimated to be between 40,000 and 100,000...