Recent History Articles
The origins of modern Europeans have been revised by an international team who have
been working on genetic prehistory of Europeans for the past 7-8 years.
Pre-Christian Vikings dressed
more flamboyantly than previously thought with the use of vivid colors, silk ribbons, and bits of mirrors.
The price of land in nineteenth century America
was a significantly less important factor in Westward Expansion than population growth and technological innovation
leading to decreased transportation costs.
A fortified village pre-dating the arrival of Europeans in Western Canada -
the only one of its kind so far discovered on the Canadian plains - is producing intriguing evidence of a hitherto
unknown First Nations group settling on the prairies. It is also rekindling ties between the Siksika Nation
(Blackfoot) and other groups in the U.S.
Ancient Mayans used lustrous pigments to make their buildings glitter in daylight.
New light on Bronze Age life in the Iberian Peninsula.
New research throws light on long-standing
controversies surrounding the origins and genetic relationships of Pacific Islanders.
A survey of Caistor Roman town near Norwich sponsored by the
British Academy has given dramatic new insights into the nature of this settlement and confirms it as a site of international importance.
Archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have discovered an
ancient synagogue among the ruins of a large Jewish village from the Roman-Byzantine era at the foot of the Mt Nitai
cliffs overlooking the Sea of Galilee.
The earliest known cacao consumption has been identified from analysis of pottery shards found at the site of Puerto
Escondido in northern Honduras.
First evidence of Africans having lived among "indigenous" British people for centuries and found that their descendants
were unaware of their black ancestry.
Researching a book on Winston Churchill, Dr Richard Toye, a lecturer in
history at the University of Cambridge, has found that science fiction writer H.G. Wells was a significant intellectual influence, both during the statesman's early career and subsequently. Churchill and Wells met in 1902, by which time Wells had already written some of his best-known works including The War Of The Worlds and The Time Machine. The two men kept in touch until Well's death in 1946.