Early humans in India clearly survived the super-eruption, and there’s no evidence of large-scale animal extinctions distant from the volcano, let alone of hominins
The Land of Israel has been a playground for archeologists seeking to uncover ancient ruins and artifacts since the mid-nineteenth century.
Israel’s archaeological digs mostly center on the excavation of sites mentioned in the Bible. Since the beginning of the twentieth century, remains of ancient settlements have also been excavated.
Archeology in the region expanded during the British Mandate period (1917 – 1948) and has increased with the founding of the modern state of Israel.
One of the most important discoveries has been that of the Dead Sea Scrolls, between 1947–1956, in caves in Qumran, near Jericho, which revealed some of the earliest copies of the books of the Bible.
Israel hosts a number of important Biblical and historic sites. Archeological digs have uncovered remains from the biblical cities of Hatzor, Megiddo, Be’er Sheva, Tiberias, Masada, and Herodian.
Archeological research in Israel has been used as an important tool to build up the modern state and has helped establish historical links between the Jewish people, the Bible and land of Israel.
Archeology in Israel involves the systematic investigation of all remains from the country’s past, from the prehistoric era to the end of Ottoman rule in Palestine.
Since Israel was historically situated at the crossroads between Africa and the East, and served as a land bridge between the prosperous cultures of the Fertile Crescent (now Iraq) and Egypt, archeological artifacts from some of history’s most important civilizations and developments have been found in the region.
In all, there are over 20,000 recognized antiquities sites in Israel, and the Israel Antiquities Authority is charged with ensuring the protection of these sites and in issuing licenses for the excavation.
Unless he hopped to the hunt, this young adult couldn’t have survived its foot injury without help from the prehistoric community, archaeologists say
Transportation Minister Bezalel Smotrich exerted heavy pressure on the committee to accept the plan, several sources say
Discoveries at 'Paleolithic cemetery' in Shanidar Cave tilt towards mortuary rites among Neanderthals, and loving care of the sick as well
Discoveries include amulet of the Egyptian goddess Hathor and the earliest known version of proto-Canaanite letter 'samekh'
Seeds discovered in the 1960s during Yigal Yadin’s digs at Masada and excavations at Qumran
Homes and silos identified at Tel Tsaf are a rare find given mud-brick’s aversion to rain – and an unseasonably wet winter is already causing exposed bricks to fall apart
A veterinarian taking a morning swim found what turned out to be an anchor engraved with hieroglyphs on the seafloor. But who defaced the Egyptian goddess?
At least the same size as Solomon’s Temple and resembling that structure’s description in the Bible, Motza temple was used for worship of both Yahweh and idols
Thwarted by a new law from placing their hexes in tombs of the untimely dead, Athenians sought a new avenue to the underworld gods
‘Talking about the settlement of the Americas is like building a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle with only about 20 pieces,’ explains Prof. Mark Hubbe
The remains at Horvat Tevet shed light on the rise and fall of the powerful Omride dynasty, which ruled over the northern kingdom of Israel 2,900 years ago
Anomalous Neanderthal tools in two caves are unlike those found in the nearby Denisova Cave, but are remarkably like ones found in distant Croatia
Intricate stone floor by a possible temple and cuneiform texts indicate that Usakli Hoyuk may have been the lost Hittite city of Zippalanda, suggests archaeologist Anacleto D’Agostino
Analysis of inscriptions found at ancient Samaria suggests literacy was not particularly widespread in the heyday of the Kingdom of Israel
Over 100,000 years ago, a group of Neanderthals in Italy would winter in a cave by the seaside and dive as much as 4 meters deep to collect shells – but not for eating
Archaeologists were surprised to find Hebrew writing in Abel Beth Maacah, which some don’t think was part of the ancient kingdom
Archaeologists discover stone table used to measure liquids such as wine or oil for sale in lower part of Jerusalem by a paved plaza
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Female Scythian warriors have been found before, but this is the first time multiple generations were found buried together – with a golden headdress and other grave goods that thieves missed
Coins placed in a clay juglet 1,200 years ago included rare specimens from North Africa and one issued by Caliph Haroun A-Rashid, on whom 'One Thousand and One Nights,' was based
Spear-throwing is an acquired skill and the peewee atlatls found in the prehistoric North American site of Par-Tee would have fit the hands of children very nicely
Male-dominated research field has overlooked women and children, argues Israeli researcher whose latest study uncovers evidence that could change the way we see ancient artifacts
`The remains of what seems to be a cherished child buried with its unadorned parents in Achziv 2,800 years ago indicate they lived well and died a century before the Assyrians arrived
Unusual slab uncovered in 3,100-year-old Beth Shemesh temple recalls biblical ‘large stone’ on which the ark once rested, suggesting kernels of history in the Bible are much older than thought
The Israeli seaside city, with its archaeological gems, diving center, and eateries, has notched up an impressive 12th place out of the 50 sites recommended by the prestigious Travel and Leisure magazine
Actual woman’s remains haven’t been found, but analysis of a piece of birch tar she chewed shows she was of hunter-gatherer stock, dark with blue eyes and ate duck
The Romans loved their raw fish guts sauce and, appropriately for an industry based on fermenting fish offal, the factory found in Ashkelon was nowhere near homes
The strange figurine isn’t a tiny altar, it’s a rook and demonstrates a stage in the evolution of the chess castle from a Persian chariot, archaeologist says
Not finding cooking technology from 2,500 years ago, archaeologists tap isotope analysis to investigate how exactly the pre-Colombian people of Puerto Rico prepared their shellfish