Welcome to Experimental Soup! In this series we will be conducting experimental archaeology to better understand various aspects of the past. Why not have a […]
A tiny corpse by the Devil’s Jumps
South Downs Way, West Sussex: Constructed about 3,500 years ago, these bronze age barrows are oriented upon the setting sun on Midsummer Day
QoD: Contact with Ancient China
Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today, we examine Ancient China’s links with […]
Hidden shell middens reveal ancient human presence in Bolivian Amazon
10,000-yr-old remains of hunter-gatherer settlements identified in ‘forest islands’ Previously unknown archeological sites in forest islands reveal human presence in the western Amazon as early […]
GB: Top Tippleses Coming Soon!
Our resident Archaeological legend is fresh, (well not so much fresh as gin soaked) from his latest expedition through the DVD collection here at Archaeosoup […]
European hunter-gatherers owned pigs as early as 4600 BC
European hunter-gatherers acquired domesticated pigs from nearby farmers as early as 4600BC, according to new evidence. The international team of scientists, including researchers at Durham […]
AF: The First Manned Flight?
Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today we hear of Abbas Ibn Firnas and his attempt to fly!
Italian archaeologists have grape expectations of their ancient wine
Scientists plant vineyards with the aim of making wine using techniques from classical Rome described by Virgil
AF: Hungry Hallucinations
Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today we examine the potentially hallucinatory hardships of Medieval peasantry.
Researchers reveal hunter-gatherers’ taste for spice
Our early ancestors had a taste for spicy food, new research led by the University of York has revealed. Archaeologists at York, working with […]