How Did This Arabic-Inscribed Ring End Up In A 9th-Century Viking Grave?

Ancient texts tell of encounters between Viking Age Scandavia and the Islamic world, but material evidence supporting the interaction of these two civilizations is rare. This ring, recently reexamined more than 100 years after its discovery in a ninth century Viking grave, lends credence to these accounts. » 3/18/15 10:00am 3/18/15 10:00am

Discovery Of 8,000-Year-Old Wheat Could Rewrite Ancient British History

A DNA analysis of wheat found in an ancient peat bog suggests early Britons were more commercially sophisticated than previously thought. The presence of wheat on the British Isles a full 2,000 years before farmers began cultivating cereal grains means these hunter-gatherers may have established important trade… » 2/27/15 1:20pm 2/27/15 1:20pm