Archaeology 2020 – March – April

Welcome to the second edition of Archaeology 2020. Every two months the Archive publishes a new update covering some of the most important archaeological, anthropological and other new discoveries. Enjoy!


  • 1.5 billion-year-old Earth had water everywhere
  • 2,000-Year-Old Leopard Face Painting Reconstructed from Egyptian Sarcophagus
  • Homo Erectus used a variety of Stone Tools for Hundreds of Thousands of Years
  • First Known Extraterrestrial Protein Possibly Spotted in Meteorite
  • Maya Warrior Queen may have Built the Longest ‘White Road’ in the Yucatán
  • Researchers find Evidence of a Cosmic Impact that Caused Destruction of one of the World’s Earliest Human Settlements
  • Zambia claims Rhodesian Man, the 250,000-year-old Fossilized skull at London’s Natural History Museum
  • Student Discovers 5,000-year-old Sword Hidden in Venetian monastery
  • Scottish Storms Unearth 1,500-year-old Viking-era Cemetery
  • ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ at the Museum of the Bible are All Forgeries
  • Researchers Discover 3,400-year-old Ballcourt in Mexican Highlands
  • This Mysterious Ancient Structure Was Made of Mammoth Bones
  • First Pocket-sized Artworks from Ice Age
  • Fine-tuning Radiocarbon Dating Could ‘Rewrite’ Ancient Events
  • Ancestor of All Animals Identified in Australian Fossils
  • Neanderthals Ate Sharks and Dolphins
  • Ancient Cultic Area for Warrior-god Uncovered in Iraq
  • Complexity of the Settlement of Asia by Homo-sapiens
  • Three Human-like species Lived Side-by-side in Ancient Africa
  • Revolutionary New Method for Dating Pottery
  • Crops were cultivated in Regions of the Amazon ‘10,000 Years Ago’
  • Ancient Teeth from Peru Hint that now-extinct Monkeys Crossed the Atlantic from Africa
  • Israeli Archaeologists Solve Mystery of Prehistoric Stone Balls
  • Archaeologists Verify Florida’s Mound Key as Location of Elusive Spanish Fort
  • Israeli Archaeologists Find Hidden Pattern at ‘World’s Oldest Temple’ Göbekli Tepe
  • Postclassic Period Maya Village Discovered in Mexico