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Photo of an excavation of a Kazburun burial ground in Southern Urals

Broad genetic variation on the Pontic-Caspian Steppe

The genetic variation within the Scythian nomad group is so broad that it must be explained with the group assimilating people it came in contact with. This is shown in a new study on Bronze and Iron Age genetics of the Pontic-Caspian Steppe, situated in the Black Sea region

Adult male, Sigtuna, buried in the 11th century. Discovered in 2008.

Half the population of the Viking-town Sigtuna were migrants

New analysis of the remains of 38 people who lived and died in the town of Sigtuna during the 10th, 11th and 12th century reveals high genetic variation and a wide scale migration.

This is incipient Jōmon pottery from Hanamiyama site, Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. Cred

Luxury behind norms during the Stone Age

Already in Stone Age hunter-gatherer society the pursuit of luxury objects was great. Everything was not only about survival and adaptation to the environment and to a changing climate. This is evident in new research from an international research group with, among others, Stockholm University.

3D Image of Birka Dragonhead © Sven Kalmring, Lena Holmquist & Mikael Lundin

Dragonhead found in Birka's Black Earth Harbour can be linked to Viking Age ship figureheads

The ’Birka dragon’ is synonymous with the famous Viking Age town of that name, an association born from 1887 discovery of a casting mould depicting a dragonhead.

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