iron age

  1. Maciamo

    Iron-age armours, weapons and sculptures

    I often see very beautiful art and weaponry from Iron Age Europe on Twitter/X. I thought it would be nice to gather these photos in one thread. Etrusco-Latin/Hellenistic From Palestrina, Italica (325-275 BCE) Hellenic Gold ‘Braganza Brooch’ from Spain (250–200 BCE) Geto-Dacian silver and...
  2. R

    Genetic study The Picenes and the Genetic Landscape of Central Adriatic Italy in the Iron Age.

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  3. Anfänger

    Empress Ashina

    Ancient genome of Empress Ashina reveals the Northeast Asian origin of Göktürk Khanate Abstract We have unveiled the first genomic profile of the ancient Türkic royal family and Chinese historical celebrities. Our genomic analyses of Empress Ashina revealed Göktürk's Northeast Asian origin...
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    R-L21 in Ireland not from the Bronze Age?

    I've been watching maps from this site I noticed that R1b-L21 is not dominant in the British Isles throughout most of the Bronze and Iron Ages.Only in the Late Iron Age comes back in prominence. Before that time, R1b-P312(the ancestor of DF-27 &...
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    Iron Age settling of Britain A new David Reich's paper has shed light of a 50% population turnover at the end of Bronze Age (1200-800 BC) in Britain. We're yet to see what about Ireland. The settlers descended from a population in France. Given...
  6. Anfänger

    Central Asia and the Scythians

    Ancient genomic time transect from the Central Asian Steppe unravels the history of the Scythians Abstract The Scythians were a multitude of horse-warrior nomad cultures dwelling in the Eurasian steppe during the first millennium BCE. Because of the lack of first-hand written records, little...
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    MyTrueAncestry MyTrueAncestry - closest modern countries to ancient ethnicities

    This thread is dedicated to comparing the the closest results of people from various European countries and regions to specific ancient archaeological cultures (e.g. Corded Ware, Unetice, Nordic Bronze Age, Villanovan, Hallstatt) or specific unmixed ethnic groups (Romans, Gauls, Franks, Saxons...
  8. Jovialis

    Embalmed heads of the Celtic Iron Age in the south of France

    Abstract Ancient texts described that one of the most impressive ritual practices of the Celts during the Iron Age was to remove the heads of enemies killed in battle and to embalm them for display in front of the victors dwellings. An archaeological settlement excavation site in Le Cailar, in...
  9. Jovialis

    Bronze to Iron Age Iranian Graves Discovered

    Archaeological excavations in a village in Isfahan province have led to the discovery of 12 graves, and remnants of the Bronze to Iron ages, grey pottery, and stone and agate beads. One of the excavation supervisors said the third stage of the explorations at Josheqan-e Estark village in the...
  10. Maciamo

    Heatwave reveals England's lost prehistoric sites

    The heatwave this summer has been a boon for archaeologists. BBC News: Heatwave reveals England's lost prehistoric sites "The heatwave has continued to reveal details of England's ancient past to archaeologists. Surveys from the air have revealed Neolithic ceremonial monuments, Iron Age...
  11. Jovialis

    Archaeologists found traces of submerged Stone Age settlement in Southeast Finland

    A prehistoric settlement submerged under Lake Kuolimojarvi provides researchers with a clearer picture of the human occupation in South Karelia during the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic Stone Age (about 10,000—6,000 years ago) and opens up a new research path in Finnish archaeology. In the...
  12. Jovialis

    Scotland: Dun Deardail the ‘melted’ Iron Age fort

    Archaeologists have made a breakthrough in solving the ancient mystery surrounding an Iron Age fort in the Highlands that was burned at such high temperatures that parts of it melted. Over the years, a number of experiments have been carried out at Dun Deardail in Glen Nevis to establish how...
  13. Jovialis

    Iron Age skull found in Somerset could be linked to ancient head cult

    When dog walker Roger Evans spotted a skull on the banks of the River Sowy in Somerset last March, police immediately suspected foul play. But the history of the mysterious severed head could be even more curious and sinister than originally thought. Analysis by experts showed that far from...
  14. Peura


    Hi, new to the forum. Is anybody interested in talking about U5a2a (or any U5a2 -family)? To get the ball rolling, I learned today that the oldest found remains for this HG was at Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany, 8,700 YBP, and more recently, at Damsbo, Denmark, 4,200 YBP. The latter is an Iron...
  15. Maciamo

    New autosomal DNA of two ancient Thracian Iron Age individuals from Bulgaria

    Sikora et al. published a new paper comparing the genome of two 2,500-year-old Iron Age Thracians (P192-1 and K8) with Ötzi (Chalcolithic Alps), Gök4 and ajv70 (Neolithic Sweden), brana1 (Mesolithic Spain) and Swedish hunter-gatherers. The admixture comparison is particularly interesting. The...
  16. Maciamo

    Map of Hallstatt and La Tène expansions

    I have made a new map showing the spread of the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures from the Late Bronze Age to the Late Iron Age. There were already maps on Wikipedia but some lacked accuracy, others didn't show the modern borders or cut out Eastern Europe and Anatolia. I have also updated the...