The fierce Vikings may have had a soft spot for cats thousands of years before they came to dominate internet culture, according to a new study which suggests that felines travelled through ancient Eurasia and Africa alongside early farmers and ancient mariners.
A 9,500-year-old human burial from Cyprus also contained the remains of a cat.
Tired archaeologists aside, it’s been an amazing summer and week 12 saw the team add a few new pieces to the puzzle, before making sure that all loose ends were tied up prior to our autumn hiatus.
In ‘That End’, Gary’s team had a very productive week.
It’s a cliche that’s brazenly obvious at the end of a long project, but nonetheless seems perfectly apt.
We’ve had a lot of fun and made some intriguing and often surprising discoveries.