Read more about the article Mass Grave With 38 Headless Skeletons Found At 7,000-Year-Old Site
Image shows two of the 38 decapitated skeletons, undated photo. The scientists still do not know why their heads were removed in the town of Vrable, in the Nitra Region, Slovakia. (Dr Till Kuehl, Institute for Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology, Kiel University/Newsflash )

Mass Grave With 38 Headless Skeletons Found At 7,000-Year-Old Site

A 7,000-year-old prehistoric grave with 38 decapitated skeletons could contain the remains of victims of Stone Age headhunters, it has emerged. Astonished archaeologists unearthed the mass grave in Slovakia where…

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Read more about the article Ancient Ostrich Eggs Found At Prehistoric BBQ
Photo shows the flint finds uncovered during the excavation in the right tray and the Ostrich eggshell fragments in the left tray, undated. Ostrich eggs believed to be 4000-year-old were uncovered in the Negev in Israel. (Emil Aladjem, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Ancient Ostrich Eggs Found At Prehistoric BBQ

Ostrich eggs dating back up to 7,500 years have been found beside a prehistoric barbecue pit where a tribe of hunter-gatherers cooked giant omelettes. The astonishing desert discovery was made…

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Read more about the article Mystery Animals Frozen Under Glacier Were Bodies Of 7000-Year-Old Wild Goats
Image shows the remains of a whole herd of ibex found on the Lodner mountain, undated photo. Four climbers found remains of at least 15 animals dating back to the Neolithic Age on the Lodner mountain, in the Oetztal Alps in South Tyrol, Italy, in July 2022. (LPA, Forststation St. Leonhard/Newsflash)

Mystery Animals Frozen Under Glacier Were Bodies Of 7000-Year-Old Wild Goats

These devilish-looking horned skulls spotted by climbers in the Italian Alps have been identified by UK scientists as belonging to prehistoric wild goats that died more than 7,000 years ago.…

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Read more about the article Scientists Reveal First-Ever Mass Produced Children’s Toy Is 5,000-Year Slate Bird
Picture shows Placa de Valencina, undated. Researcher Juan Jose Negro suggests that the owl-shaped slate plates from 5,000 years ago could have been created by children to be used as toys, in a study conducted at the Donana Biological Station, in Sevilla, Spain. (Museo Arqueologico de Sevilla, Ministerio de Cultura/CEN)

Scientists Reveal First-Ever Mass Produced Children’s Toy Is 5,000-Year Slate Bird

Forget Lego, Barbie or even teddy bears, the world's first-ever kids toy craze was actually carved slate owls covered with real feathers according to latest research. Scientists believe the owls…

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Read more about the article Ancient Americans Hunted And Butchered Prehistoric Elephants 13,000 Years Ago
Picture shows the excavation process of the Taguatagua 3 deposit, in Taguatagua, Chile, undated. More than a hundred fossil remains of gomphotheres have been found and the lithic tools used to hunt them have been recovered at the site since 2019. (IPHES/Newsflash)

Ancient Americans Hunted And Butchered Prehistoric Elephants 13,000 Years Ago

A startling discovery of a Stone Age slaughterhouse has revealed that ancient Americans were hunting and butchering prehistoric ancestors of elephants in Chile nearly 13,000 years ago. Scientists have unearthed…

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Read more about the article 5,300-Year-Old Ice Mummy Died In Spring And Not Autumn As Previously Believed
Image shows the investigation of Otzi in South Tyrol, Austria, undated photo. The South Tyrolean Museum of Archeology is the exhibition venue of the "Man from the Tisenjoch". (South Tyrol Museum of Archeology, EURAC, Samadelli, Staschitz/Newsflash)

5,300-Year-Old Ice Mummy Died In Spring And Not Autumn As Previously Believed

New research has suggested that Otzi the 5,300-year-old prehistoric iceman did not die in autumn before being preserved under winter snow, and instead had died in early spring on a…

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Read more about the article Half-A-Million-Year-Old Tusk From Extinct Giant Elephant Unearthed
Photo shows a half-a-million-year-old elephant tusk, undated photo. It was unearthed in the southern coastal plain of Israel. (Yoli Schwartz, Israel Antiquities Authority/Newsflash)

Half-A-Million-Year-Old Tusk From Extinct Giant Elephant Unearthed

This footage shows a tusk from an extinct, half-a-million-year-old giant elephant at an archaeological dig site in southern Israel after a visitor stumbled across it by accident. Experts have said…

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Read more about the article Balkan Cemetery Studies Reveal High Prehistoric Mortality Rate
Picture shows detail from tomb 14 with a necklace of bronze pendants (8th-7th century BC), undated. The discovery has been made at the Kopilo site in Bosnia and Herzegovina. (ÖAW- ÖAI, M. Gavranovic/Newsflash)

Balkan Cemetery Studies Reveal High Prehistoric Mortality Rate

A necropolis found in Bosnia and Herzegovina has revealed a high mortality rate in the prehistoric period after archaeologists discovered 46 graves and 53 individuals from the Bronze and Iron…

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Read more about the article Prehistoric Bronze Age Daggers Were Not Used As Weapons, Research Finds
Prehistoric Bronze Age daggers weren't used as weapons but mainly as tools for skinning animal carcasses, reveals new research.The knives, made from copper alloy, were widespread in Europe including Britain and Ireland, appearing around 5,000 years ago. See SWNS story SWNNdaggers. As most of these daggers have been recovered as burial goods in warrior graves it was thought they had a ceremonial purpose to show the status of the deceased. But Newcastle University scientists developed a new technique to study organic material on the blades. They discovered lots of traces of bone and sinew of animals and when they made reproductions of them found that skinning animals was their best use. Archaeologists have long debated what these objects were used for, with some saying they were primarily ceremonial objects used in prehistoric funerals and others suggested that they may have been used as weapons or tools for crafts.

Prehistoric Bronze Age Daggers Were Not Used As Weapons, Research Finds

Prehistoric Bronze Age daggers were mainly used as tools for skinning animal carcasses rather than as weapons, reveals new research. The knives, made from copper alloy, were widespread in Europe…

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Read more about the article Amazingly Preserved 3,000-Year-Old Statue Of Water Goddess Unearthed
The 3,000-year-old clay figurine that was discovered at an excavation site in the Schweinfurt region, on the edge of the Unkenbach plain that is now Monchstockheim in Germany. (Axel Konig, StMWK/Newsflash)

Amazingly Preserved 3,000-Year-Old Statue Of Water Goddess Unearthed

An astonishingly well-preserved 3,000-year-old statue of a magical water goddess has been unearthed by amazed archaeologists in Germany. The clay figurine was found in a stream where a prehistoric riverside…

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