Archaeologists have discovered in Norway the shaft of a medieval arrow, the broken shank of which was repaired by a hunter using sinew. However, apparently, then he was unsuccessful again and his shot missed the target, burying the arrow for several centuries under snow and ice. As the Secrets of the Ice project team reports… Continue reading In Norway, a repaired arrow from an unlucky hunter was found that had melted from under the ice.
Archaeologists have radiocarbon dated a wooden bow discovered last year in Norway. It turned out that the artifact that melted from under the ice was about four thousand years old. According to researchers, this is the oldest bow ever found in Norway, as they reported on the Secrets of the Ice project Facebook page*. Climate… Continue reading Onions that melted in Norway turned out to be about 4,000 years old
Archaeologists spoke about the results of excavations of ancient burials located in flooded areas of the Sayano-Shushenskoye reservoir. So, in one of the graves they found the remains of a Xiongnu warrior buried with the bridled skull of a horse, in another – a young woman with bronze earrings, who was apparently a representative of… Continue reading Archaeologists have excavated the grave of a Xiongnu warrior at the bottom of the Sayano-Shushenskoye reservoir
A Norwegian amateur archaeologist has discovered a fragment of a Viking Age sword using a metal detector. The scientists to whom he conveyed his find determined that this fragment complemented a fragment of a hilt found in the same area in 2021 by another local enthusiast. The hilt with traces of rich decoration belonged to… Continue reading Amateur archaeologist finds second fragment of rare Viking Age sword
Scientists have determined by analytical methods the origin of silver in late Iron Age hoards from the Southern Levant. It turned out that at the end of this period, Iberian silver was largely replaced by metal mined in the Aegean region. Researchers have linked this process with political events at the end of the 7th… Continue reading Iron Age hoards point to Phoenicians' problems due to fall of Assyria
Archaeologists reported the remains of the oldest shoes found in Norway back in 2007. They were discovered during a survey of an ice patch in the south of the country. It was a small leather shoe that apparently belonged to a woman or teenager. The artifact dates back to approximately 1100 BC, that is, the… Continue reading A 3,100-year-old leather shoe has melted out of ice in Norway.
The study of two gilded bronze figurines found at Karnak about half a century ago has made it possible to clarify the details of the foundry technology of the ancient Egyptians during the New Kingdom and after it, in the Third Intermediate and Late Periods. It turned out that to produce thin-walled figures using the… Continue reading Egyptian archaeometallurgist recreates ancient method of hollow bronze casting
Archaeologists for the first time discovered in the Southern Trans-Urals the remains of a copper smelting furnace at a Bronze Age mine, which was left by the bearers of the Sintashta or Abashevo cultures. The study showed that at the turn of the 3rd–2nd millennium BC it was used to smelt pure copper at high… Continue reading Archaeologists for the first time found a copper smelter at a Bronze Age mine in the Southern Trans-Urals
Norwegian archaeologists reported the results of a study of the Hestfonni ice patch. Over the course of several years, they managed to discover ancient stone markers, iron horseshoes, one of which turned out to be about 700 years old, as well as artifacts related to reindeer hunting. Among the finds, the remains of a leather… Continue reading Archaeologists have found an ancient leather shoe that melted from a glacier in Norway.
The CUORE collaboration reported that after four years of operation of their detector, no traces of double neutrinoless beta decay of the tellurium-130 nucleus were found. The scientists' work imposes new restrictions on the half-life of the nucleus through this channel, which now cannot be less than 2.2 × 1025 years, which, in turn, more… Continue reading In four years of work, CUORE has not found traces of double neutrinoless beta decay