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When Viking grave Bj 581 was discovered in the 19th century at the former Viking town of Birka, Sweden, the remains it contained were automatically assumed to be those of a man. This person had been buried with all the trappings of a high status professional Viking warrior, including an axe, a sword, a spear, … More A Female Viking Warrior? DNA Evidence Says “Yes”.
The first anatomically modern humans set foot in Britain between 44,200 and 36,400 years ago*, likely during a brief warm spell during the Upper Palaeolithic. The two oldest modern human remains in Britain derive from Kents Cavern in Devon (fragment of an upper jaw, dated to 44,200 – 41,500 BP in 2011 in a study … More The First Humans in Britain: A Journey through Time
In the 13th century BC, the banks of the river Tollense near the Baltic coast in north-eastern Germany (Fig.1) witnessed a battle of a scale previously undocumented for any region north of the Alps in prehistoric Europe – and perhaps the earliest of this scale so far discovered anywhere in Europe. The area surrounding the … More Bronze Age Battle at the River