Every year that we move forward in time, archaeologists continue to peel back many layers of years into the past to discover treasures and history that tells us a clearer story of who we all once were.
2016 revealed many interesting finds such as a dinosaur tail preserved in amber, and ancient roman shoes. We have listed these, and more intriguing finds, below.
An archaeologist by the name of Bob Dawe discovered an oven from around 400 A.D. that still contained food. It had been left untouched in a place known now as “Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump”.
The oven is about the size of a table, and he had it lifted in it’s entirety to the Royal Alberta Museum, where he will analyze it to find out exactly what food was being cooked inside.
Bronze Age Stilt Houses
In the East Anglian Fens, archaeologists have uncovered an insight into what domesticity looked like at the end of the Bronze Age, 3000 years ago. They discovered a settlement that would have housed a group of families, built above water on stilts.
It appears as though fire caused the inhabitants to move on, but what they left behind became preserved in the river.
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