Stone Age humans brought deer to Scottish islands by sea, DNA shows

Apr 7, 2016

Stone Age humans brought deer to Scottish islands by sea, DNA shows

Stone Age humans populated the Scottish islands with red deer transported “considerable distances” by boat, researchers said Wednesday. They admitted surprise at our prehistoric ancestors’ seafaring prowess. DNA analysis revealed that deer on Scotland’s northernmost islands were unlikely to have come from the closest ...

Apr 2, 2016

Possible second Viking settlement discovered in Canada

Archaeologists using satellite imagery said Friday they have discovered what is believed to be the second Viking settlement in North America on the southwest tip of Canada’s Newfoundland province. Experts tracked down the site on the island’s Point Rosee peninsula and began excavating it ...

Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Feb 18, 2016

Israeli archaeologists discover 7,000-year-old settlement

Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday they have unearthed a 7,000-year-old settlement in northern Jerusalem, describing it as the oldest discovery of its kind in the area. Israel’s Antiquities Authority said the excavation exposed two houses with well-preserved remains and floors containing pottery vessels, flint tools ...