The Tomb of the Otters

The Tomb of the Otters

A STONE AGE burial chamber in Orkney has yielded a gruesome haul of more than 1,000 human bones, it was revealed June 13, 2011. Drawing the north cell lintel of Tomb of the Otters. Photo: © ORCA The 5,000-year-old human bones – numbering at least 1,000, but...
The Neolithic Boom-time machine

The Neolithic Boom-time machine

A new technique lets archaeologists reconstruct the past in greater detail THAT economic expansion leads to building booms seems to have been as true 6,000 years ago as it is now. When agriculture came to Britain, it led to a surge of construction as impressive—and...