The 7 Biggest Archaeology Finds of 2016

From an ancient Greek city to a Viking shrine
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 19, 2016 12:21 PM CST
The 7 Biggest Archaeology Finds of 2016
An undated image shows stone rings likely built by Neanderthals inside a cave on Bruniquel in France.   (Michel Soulier/CNRS via AP)

We’ve learned quite a bit about the past in the past 12 months. Heritage Daily rounds up the top archaeological discoveries of 2016, from an ancient Greek city to a shrine dedicated to a Viking king:

  1. A well-preserved Bronze Age settlement of wooden homes on stilts in England
  2. The ancient Greek city of Vlochós, which hit its peak around 2,400 years ago
  3. A 1,600-year-old shipwreck in Caesarea, Israel
  4. A lost city first established 5,000 years ago in Iraq
  5. An Iron Age monument built 2,500 years ago in Britain
  6. A shrine to a Viking saint-king in Norway
  7. Structures in a French cave likely made by Neanderthals 176,500 years ago
Click for the full list, which includes the mummy of an Egyptian queen. (More archaeology stories.)

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