This month we explore the dramatic burial of an El Zotz Maya king; he was seemingly interred with the remains of six sacrificed children. Also under the spotlight is the abandoment of the site if Kiuic, a mysterious Maya city which was deserted in the midst of construction. Plus, in Backyard Archaeology Tom Birch investigates a huge Roman mining settlement in Austria.
In this episode
10:06 - Earliest evidence of the bow-and-arrow found in South Africa
Earliest evidence of the bow-and-arrow found in South Africa
Stone-tipped arrows thought to be 64,000 years old have been found in the Sibundu Cave in South Africa. Lyn Wadley & Marlize Lombard from the University of Johannesburg led the team which analysed the stone tools microscopically to see whether they were from spears or arrows.