Clocking in at over 14,000 years old, an archaeological dig on Triquet Island (a small island appx. 450 km northwest of Vancouver) has unearthed an ancient human settlement belonging to the area of the current Heiltsuk nation. Some of the findings included an atlatl (spear-thrower), fish hooks and a hand drill for starting fires. A PhD student at the University of Victoria, Alisha Gauvreau, made the discovery and will go to present her findings at the Society of American Archaeology.
The ancient Luwian language, used in the west of ancient Anatolia, has been at least partially understood now. The text that researchers have to work with is actually a sketch of an inscription that was later destroyed which has led to questions regarding its authenticity. Understanding this opposition, I’ll fill you guys in on what was discovered. The text describes a kingdom called Mira which was quite powerful in the region, having subjected Troy to its authority multiple times. If proven true this would help us to understand the ancient region and fill in some historical holes that have been missing from the area, specifically those mysterious Sea Peoples. The research was done by Fred Woudhuizen, independent scholar, and Eberhard Zangger, geologist and president of the Luwian Studies Foundation.
A Viking boat along with a couple skeletons was discovered in Trondheim, Norway.
Swedish coins found in Człuchów castle.
An Egyptian Old Kingdom obelisk fragment was discovered at Saqqara (the necropolis for Memphis) and is the largest so far.
An olive press found in the ancient city of Tripolis, Turkey has been dated to 2,000 years old. The dig for the artifact was overseen by Bahadır Duman, a professor at the Archaeology Department of Pamukkale University and a member of the Tripolis Excavation Committee.
A church dating at 1,200 years old was found in the ancient city of Adramyttium, Turkey in the northwest between Çanakkale & Bursa. The excavation was at the order of the Balıkesir Kuvayi Milliye Museum Directorate as well as the Burhaniye Municipality with a team of thirty archaeologists digging at the site.
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