The people in the 5,000-year-old grave were captured and executed with blows to the head. Using genome-wide analysis, a reconstruction of the grave shows mainly women and children lying close together with their bodies and limbs overlapping.
Using modern methods of bone analysis, researchers from the universities of Warsaw and Szczecin have returned to the 2,000-year-old remains to try and discover more about the body on the beach.
The find in southern Poland appears to challenge existing beliefs about how the Neanderthals used open spaces. Scientists thought that Neanderthals living outside caves rarely settled there for long, at least not until later, alongside homo sapiens. For this reason, they rarely left behind larger numbers of tools.
Archaeologists from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, southern Poland, have developed a professional, digital guide to southern Jordan, which includes not only information about the nature and landscapes but also a word about Polish research in the region.
A seat of power for the Romans and according to myth the birthplace of the goddess Aphrodite, for over 50 years Polish archaeologists have been digging up untold treasures – and they haven’t finished yet.
Described as a “unique” find the grave has also helped re-work theories on just where ancient tribes lived.
During the expedition to the 2,500-year-old city in Uzbekistan, the computer science experts helped save the famous Sher Dor medres Muslim theological school using the state-of-the-art 3D scanners.
The port of Berenike where the fortress was discovered was one of a chain dotted along the Red Sea to help supply war elephants to the Ptolemies, whose last leader was Cleopatra.
The 3-metre-tall statue was reconstructed and moved to Damascus after being cut to pieces by ISIS terrorists. With a missing part being recently found and reattached, it is now complete.
A town covering seven hectares and dating back to 5,100 BC unearthed in the North West.