Highlights / archaeology

International, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadians help discover prehistoric mining complex in Mexico

Discovery of unknown aspect of ancient indigenous group Between 12,000 and 10,000 years ago, inhabitants of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula would have shared space with such things as sabre-toothed tigers and giant sloths. They would also have been using a system »

International, Society

Ancient fortifications discovered in Quebec City

Some of the earliest fortifications in North America have been uncovered in Quebec City. While excavating for a new condo project in the “old city” portion of Quebec City, workers came across some bits of waterlogged wood deep in the »

Internet, Science & Technology

Anthropology: new non-destructive test discovered

Often anthropologists and palaeontologists and other scientific researchers when testing for certain forensic and lifestyle factors in a specimen, examine the teeth of a specimen. Teeth have proven an excellent source of information during tests and analysis to determine such »

Indigenous, Society

Canadian researchers count on Siberian reindeer herders to solve archaeological mystery

Two Canadian archaeologists are on their way to a remote part of the Russian Arctic hoping that the traditional knowledge of Nenets reindeer herders might be able to help them solve an archaeological mystery that could have far reaching implications »

Indigenous, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

The oldest human footprints in North America?

Ancient footprints, possibly prehistoric, found on British Columbia tidal beach. Researchers on an island off Canada’s west coast are exited about a find deep in the sand of a remote beach. David Fedje, an archaeologist at the Hakai Institute and »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Recreating cities from antiquity for your mobile device

Imagine visiting an ancient ruined city around the Mediterranean and seeing what it actually looked like, the exact rooms, buildings, and city itself when they were whole several thousand years ago. An archaeology professor and tech team from the University »