A bear bone discovered in Ireland has changed the way archaeologists view human history in the region, experts say.
Radiocarbon dating performed on a bear's knee bone discovered in 1903 at the Alice and Gwendoline Cave in County Clare, on the country's western coast, has found that humans were present in the region 2,500 years before previously thought.
Cuts and marks on the bone indicate the bear had been inexpertly butchered by humans, archaeologists say. more >>
A 1,100-year-old cross necklace recently discovered in Denmark could "change history," an archaeologist says.
The small crucifix pendant was discovered earlier this month by amateur archaeologist Dennis Fabricius Holm in the town of Anslev, Østfyn.
Holm wrote on his Facebook page that he had got off of work early one day and decided to go exploring in Anslev with his metal detector when he stumbled upon the small figure, which is tiny enough to fit in the palm of his hand. more >>
A church in Washington State is debating whether or not to remove a swastika image put on the floor of its sanctuary before the Second World War.
Longview Community Church's sanctuary was constructed during the 1920s, before the swastika garnered its malevolent reputation as a symbol of Nazism.
The San Francisco Gate reported Sunday that the congregation of Longview Community is not of one mind about what to do, if anything, about the imagery. more >>
French and Syrian archaeologists have collaborated to have some of Syria's most revered historical sites uploaded online as 3D images after the country's history has been threatened by the Islamic State terror group.
The project, known as the Million Images Database, is the result of collaboration between the French imaging company Iconem and the Syrian Directorate General of Antiquities and Museums (DGAM).
Along with 3D replicas of famous historical sites, such as the Umayyad Mosque in Damascus and the famous Arch of Triumph in Palmyra, archaeologists will also be sharing important artifacts and museum treasures online as a way of preserving Syria's history. more >>
Israeli archaeologists have discovered two "rare" seals dating back to the First Temple period in what is now a parking lot in Jerusalem.
The two seals were found in the Giv'ati parking lot in Jerusalem's City of David earlier this month, the Israel Antiquities Authority has confirmed.
What makes the two seals so rare is their date from the First Temple era, as well as the fact that one of the seals belonged to a woman named Elihana bat Gael. more >>
Archaeologists have confirmed the discovery of a 4,200-year-old necropolis dating back to pre-historic times in Bethlehem.
A team of Palestinian and Italian archaeologists recently uncovered the large cemetery, complete with over 100 tombs dating back to 2200 BCE to 650 BCE, at the site of Khalet al-Jam'a, located near Bethlehem.
While many of the tombs have been destroyed by looters, excavators say the discovery confirms there was a Canaanite town near Bethlehem that served as an important stop along a popular trade route. more >>