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Eggshells testify to drilling technique in Henan province

Two pieces of ostrich egg shells have been found bearing drilled holes in a paleolithic site in the suburb of Xuchang city in central China's Henan province. It indicates that people in that area had acquired the skill of drilling over ten thousand years ago.
The two shell pieces were in good shape when they were found, with each one have two drilled holes on it. Experts have dated them back to 13,000 years ago. It's the earliest drilled specimen found in Henan province, and also the best preserved drilled item found in China dating back more than ten thousand years.

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The oldest sculpture of hawk in the world discovered in Syria

French archaeologists have discovered the oldest sculpture of the hawk in the world, it dates back to the 10th millennium B.C, reports Global Arab Network according to al-Baath Newspaper, the Syrian state-run.
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Digger finds Neolithic tomb complex

Archaeologists on Orkney are investigating what is thought to be a 5,000-year-old tomb complex.
A local man stumbled on the site while using a mechanical digger for landscaping.
It appears to contain a central passageway and multiple chambers excavated from rock.

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Swiss archaeologists find 5,000-year-old door

Archaeologists in the Swiss city of Zurich have found a 5,000-year-old door that may be the oldest ever found in Europe.
Chief archaeologist Niels Bleicher says the ancient poplar wood door is "solid and elegant" with well-preserved hinges and a "remarkable" design for holding the boards together.

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The future of archaeology across the country could be severely compromised according to experts in the West Country.
Archaeologists from Wiltshire and Bristol are amongst those protesting at new restrictions on their freedom to study bones and skulls from ancient graves.

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University archaeologists excavating at the Roman Fortress in Caerleon, South Wales have discovered what they believe is a complete suit of Roman armour.
The team, which includes staff and students from Cardiff and University College London (UCL) made the discovery in their penultimate week of excavations at the site.
Speaking about the find, Dr Peter Guest, from the University's School of History, Archaeology and Religion who is leading the dig said it was "extremely rare" and "really special."

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Oldest evidence of arrows found

Researchers in South Africa have revealed the earliest direct evidence of human-made arrows.
The scientists unearthed 64,000 year-old "stone points", which they say were probably arrow heads.
Closer inspection of the ancient weapons revealed remnants of blood and bone that provided clues about how they were used.
The team report their findings in the journal Antiquity.

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Archaeologists have discovered several large buildings at the fortress of Caerleon in south Wales, one of Britain's best known Roman sites.
The major discovery was made by chance by students learning to use geophysical equipment.
Senior lecturer Dr Peter Guest said their find was "totally unexpected".

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'World's oldest champagne' found on Baltic seabed

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A team of archaeologists have announced they are to investigate an Ice Age site in Jersey, a British Crown Dependency off the coast of Normandy (France). An initial 18-day dig is to take place at seven sites including La Cotte, where Ice Age remains have been found. The 21-strong crew includes researchers from Southampton University, University College London, and the British Museum.
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