Top Ten Discoveries of 2007

Archaeology magazine has released it’s top ten discoveries of 2007. In no particular order, they are:

  • The solar observatory at Chankillo, Peru
  • Nebo-Saresekim Cuneiform Tablet
  • New dates for Clovis sites
  • Early squash seeds from Peru
  • Ancient Chimpanzee tool use
  • Urbanisation at Tell Brak, Syria
  • Lismullin Henge, Tara, Ireland
  • Polynesian chickens in Chile
  • Homo habilis and Homo erectus
  • Great Angkor, Cambodia

They also single out nine more for special mention:

  • Baby mammoth, Russia
  • Alexander’s isthmus, Tyre, Lebanon
  • Otzi’s final moments, Italy
  • Neolithic mural, Syria
  • Imperial standards, Rome
  • Building the Great Pyramid, Giza
  • Palaeolithic tools, India
  • 5,800-year-old mass grave, Syria
  • Polynesian breakthroughs

To find out more about them, check out their website. You can also comment on their bulletin board. Do you agree? disagree? Did they leave anything out?


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