Play was a central element of people’s lives as far back as 4,000 years ago. This has been revealed by an archaeology thesis from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, which investigates the social significance of the phenomenon of play and games in the Bronze Age Indus Valley in present-day Pakistan.
Saw this was opening in 2011... Julius Caesar arrived in Gaul, what we now know as France, in 58BC. The Gauls had established large hilltop towns, notably at Bibracte near Autun and here, the tribal factions united under the leadership of Vercingétorix against the Romans.
New research has compared the performance of the heels of modern-day distance runners to the heels of Neandertals and ancient Homo sapiens. The results show the Neandertals' heels were taller than those of modern humans and Homo sapiens, and more adapted to walking than running...
Coal and Wine Tax Posts, which mainly date from the 1850's were used to mark the places around London at which taxes were payable on goods coming into the city. These taxes were used to pay for the upkeep and construction of bridges across the River Thames, street paving and new access roads into London.
On the outskirts of Rome a large cache of ancient Roman statues dating to the late 2nd and early 3rd Century have been unearthered. The statues on first examination are thought to represent the Severan dynasty that had a troubled and violent reign.
Terrain thought to be ruled by only the largest dinosaurs to inhabit Earth could have in fact been home to dozens of other creatures, ground-breaking research from The University of Manchester has found
I always have a hard time following these easy archaeological interpretations on the basis of uniparental markers, both because I'm convinced that they are not supported by the wide confidence intervals of age estimates, and because, as I've argued countless times, age of colonization != age of most recent common ancestor of colonists' descendants.