Last year’s Beirut port blast shattered dozens of rare pieces of Roman and medieval glassware in the American University of Beirut’s archaeological museum. Since then, conservators and students have been trying to make sense of a pile of thousands of pieces of broken glass, reassembling a small but important part of Lebanon’s rich ancient past.
Hundreds of graves dating from the fifth century to the seventh century AD in an area stretching from Transylvania to England were opened as part of regular mortuary customs in order to remove artifacts, move bodies around and even add a dog to the burial, according to new research published in the journal Antiquity. In
Cancer isn’t just a modern-day affliction. A new archaeological analysis suggests malignant growths in medieval Britain were not as rare as we once thought. Even before widespread smoking, the Industrial Revolution, and the modern surge in life expectancy, it seems cancer was still a leading cause of disease. Scanning and X-raying 143 medieval skeletons
By Donna Lu A large grave in Rennes probably contains soldiers from the French Royal army Colleter et al. Remains buried in two mass graves in the same cemetery in France have been identified as medieval soldiers belonging to opposing armies. Rozenn Colleter at the French National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research and her colleagues