Archaeometallurgists have been debating the exact origin of tin used in the Bronze Age for 150 years; a new study in Frontiers in Earth Science
Necklace from child’s grave reveals complex ancient culture at the Neolithic village of Ba’ja in Jordan; the study is published in PLoS ONE
The first prehistoric wind instruments (known as flutes) in the Levant have been found at the site of Eynan-Mallaha in northern Israel
New insights into the chemistry of embalming show how globalized trade relationships had already become nearly 3,000 years ago
In a trio of papers, published simultaneously in the journal Science, a massive effort of genome-wide sequencing shows the lively genetic history of the Southern Arc region
An article published in Science shows the origins of donkey domestication Africa in 5,000 B.C.E, around the time when the Sahara became the desert region we know today
A cremation pyre pit in Beisamoun, Israel, represents the oldest proof of direct cremation in the Middle East; dates as far back as 7,000 B.C.