Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist

A Decade Of Digging

World Archaeology Magazine is ten years old- and the anniversary issue contains a round-up of the developments of the past decade.

We keep pushing the origins of civilization further and further back, we've discovered two new species of hominid, we've decoded Mayan script, so moving that civilization from prehistory to history, we've had to rethink the "neolithic revolution" thanks to the uncovering of the extraordinary ritual site at Gobekli Tepe in Turkey, we've found cave art in Britain for the first time- and so on.

The past just gets more and more interesting.

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