Earth from space banner
home > current archeo-news > archeo-news archive: Nov-Dec 2008





Archeo-news archive: November-December 2008





Paleolithic human figurine found in Russia
Dig unearths Stone Age sculptures
(Dec 2, 2008)


Rare artefacts from the late Stone Age have been uncovered in Russia. The site at Zaraysk, 150km south-east of Moscow, has yielded figurines and carvings on mammoth tusks. The finds also included a cone-shaped object whose function, the authors report in the journal Antiquity, "remains a puzzle".

Read more. Source: BBC

pottery fragment from Khirbet Qeiyafa
'Oldest Hebrew script' is found
(Nov 4, 2008)


Five lines of ancient script on a shard of pottery could be the oldest example of Hebrew writing ever discovered, an archaeologist in Israel says. The shard was found by a teenage volunteer during a dig about 20km (12 miles) south-west of Jerusalem. Experts at Hebrew University said dating showed it was written 3,000 years ago – about 1,000 years earlier than the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Read more. Source: BBC

BACK TO TOP



You are here:

Home
   > archeo news
   > archeo-news archive
         Nov-Dec 2008


Other news sections

Latest science news
Eco news
Health news
Living world news
Paleo news
Robot diaries
Strange news
Tech news


Also on this site:

Encyclopedia of Science

Encyclopedia of Alternative Energy and Sustainable Living

News archive
Bookshop
Contact