The best news of the week has got to be the identification of the landing site Caesar used during his abortive invasion of Britain. The Guardian, Archaeology, and the Smithsonian have all reported on it.
And after you’ve had a look through those, here’s the rest of this week’s roundup. Enjoy!
New evidence suggests that the Sutlej river in India originally took a different path, creating an ideal environment for the agriculture needed to sustain the Indus Valley Civilization.
Cave camels? They’re no sabre-tooth tigers, but new evidence from the Ural Mountains suggests that a cave painter may have travelled a long way after seeing one to add it to other animal figures painted on the walls.
Analysis of human remains from 5,000 BC suggest that women in that time were noticeably stronger than women today, particularly modern rowers and runners.
And the brightly painted head of a sphinx from DeMille’s 1923 film The Ten Commandments has been discovered in the California desert.
From the Smithsonian:
After being reopened in 2016, analysis of the materials used to build the famous Tomb of Jesus of Nazareth shows that it was restored during the time of the emperor Constantine.
A huge cache of over two hundred fossilized pterosaur eggs has been discovered in China.
The discovery of large cauldrons in Leicestershire, England suggests that the Iron Age site was a central hub for ceremonial feasts.