Tag: Archaeology

Prehistoric Women Had Bones Stronger Than Today’s Athletes, Study Finds

Prehistoric women were doing all sorts of laborious farm work during their time. That’s why their bones were much stronger than most athletes at present, including a modern rower’s.

Medicine November 30, 2017

Scientists Find Evidence That Ancient Canaanites Survive Today: Was The Bible Wrong?

Ancient Canaanites were annihilated according to a passage in the Old Testament, but the Bible may be mistaken. Archaeologists have found evidence of Canaanite DNA in modern-day Lebanese.

Ancient July 28, 2017

Boy Finds 1.2 million-year-old Stegomastodon Bones: Other Chance Prehistoric Fossil Discoveries

A 9-year-old kid from New Mexico literally stumbled upon a 1.2 million-year-old stegomastodon fossil while playing with his siblings. Here are some other incredible and interesting accidental fossil finds.

Ancient July 23, 2017

Modified Human Skulls Discovered In Turkey Provide Evidence Of ‘Skull Cult’

Researchers from the German Archaeological Institute unearthed hundreds of human skull fragments in an ancient temple in Turkey. Stone carvings suggest evidence of a skull cult.

Ancient June 30, 2017

Archaeologists Discover Ancient Roman Road, Find 2,000-Year-Old Coins Between Pavement Stones

Archaeologists digging near Bet Shemesh uncovered a perfectly preserved ancient road dating back to the time of Emperor Hadrian. Hidden between cobblestones, they also found a prized array of Roman coins.

Ancient March 14, 2017

Archaeologists Unearth Impressive Rock Art Carved In 4,000-Year-Old Tomb

Abstract engravings uncovered in an ancient dolmen near Kibbutz Shamir are the first documented rock art ever found in the Middle East. The tomb’s impressive size and structure suggest there was more to the 'Dark Ages' of the Levant than previously thought.

Ancient March 11, 2017

Dead Sea Scrolls: Archaeologists Discover Cave In Israel That May Have Contained The Scrolls

Archaeologists have discovered another cave where the Dead Sea Scrolls were believed to have been housed. The cave is located in Israel in the cliffs of the Judean desert.

Ancient February 9, 2017

5000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Tastes Fruity: Stanford Students

Stanford University students successfully recreated a 5,000-year-old Chinese beer recipe uncovered by scientists last year. The result was a fruity, cider-like concoction.

Ancient February 9, 2017

Inscription In Ancient Tomb Of Chinese General And His Princess Wife Reveals Couple Was Buried On Same Day

The ancient tomb of a general who served the rulers of the Northern Qi dynasty and his princess wife was found during an excavation between August 2012 and June 2013. The tomb was filled with pottery figurines.

Ancient February 8, 2017

Skeletons Of At Least 6 People Unearthed In 2,400-Year-Old Tomb In Iraq

A 2,400-year-old ancient tomb, discovered in northern Iraq by construction workers, has been further excavated by archaeologists to reveal at least six skeletons and a number of artifacts.

Ancient January 10, 2017

Mayan ‘Nesting Doll’ Pyramid Discovered In Mexico’s Chichen Itza Ruins

New archaeological research suggests that the Pyramid in Mexico's Chichen Itza ruins nests another inner structure, smaller and incorporated in the largest ones. The finding opens a new line of research possibilities.

Ancient November 18, 2016

Humans Settled, Developed Sophisticated Tools In Australia’s Arid Interior 10,000 Years Earlier Than Previously Thought

A new study found proof of people settling down in Australia as many as 10,000 years before previously thought. The analysis of the objects found revealed some surprising facts about early Aboriginal culture.

Ancient November 4, 2016

400-Year-Old Petroglyphs Unearthed On Hawaiian Beach

One July evening, two tourists strolling on a Hawaiian coast accidentally stumbled upon something fascinating. The tourists discovered curious carvings believed to have been made by Hawaiian indigenous people.

Ancient August 11, 2016

Archaeologists Reveal Vast, New Medieval Cities In Cambodia

New medieval cities surrounding Angkor Wat in Cambodia were finally revealed in a groundbreaking discovery. Through airborne laser scanning technology lidar, archaeologists were able to map out a vast cityscape buried underneath vegetation.

Ancient June 13, 2016

What Is The Mysterious Monument Discovered At Petra?

An ancient, massive structure has been discovered in the city of Petra in Jordan. What was the purpose of this once-magnificent building?

Ancient June 9, 2016

Archaeologists Test New Scanner That May Unlock Ancient Secrets Of Egypt's Great Pyramid

The quest for Egypt's ancient secrets continues. A team of French scientists is testing a new telescope that can scan the pyramids' hidden chambers as well as other undiscovered structures inside.

Ancient June 4, 2016

Ancient City Of Palmyra Retains Authenticity, Integrity Despite Destruction: UNESCO

The ancient Syrian city of Palmyra was visited by UNESCO as part of a technical rapid assessment mission to take preliminary stock of its destruction. The World Heritage site fell under a year-long invasion by Islamic State terrorists (ISIS).

Ancient April 30, 2016

Mother Embracing Her Baby For 4,800 Years: Fossilized Remains Unearthed In Taiwan

Another great discovery of early human activity in Asia has been found in Taiwan and it is heartwarming. Take a look at the fossilized remains of a mother cradling her child.

Earth/Environment April 28, 2016

Giant Sphere In The Forests Of Bosnia Stirs Controversy: Is It Proof Of An Ancient Civilization?

"Bosnian Indiana Jones," an archaeologist in Bosnia, has landed in a controversy yet again with his claims of discovering the largest manmade spherical rock. He claims it’s humanly constructed and that it proves an ancient advanced civilization existed 1,500 years ago.

April 15, 2016

When Was The Bible Written? New Study Suggests Earlier Than We Thought

Literacy rates of a bygone era could possibly shed light on when the Bible could have been ideally written. Research suggests that it could have been inked much earlier than previously believed.

April 13, 2016

Archaeologists Find 1,500-Year-Old Mummy Wearing Adidas Boots

Archaeologists found an ancient Mongolian mummy wearing a pair of well-preserved boots whose design resembles the Adidas logo. The mummy grave included several items such as a clay vase, iron kettle, four Mongolian coats and the carcass of a whole horse.

Arts & Culture April 13, 2016

Archaeologists In Boston Dig At Former Home Of Human Rights Activist Malcolm X

Boston archaeologists are hoping to dig important historic artifacts in Malcolm X's boyhood home. The 'community dig' would last for two weeks.

Society March 29, 2016

Archaeologists Unearth Lost Medieval Castle In Glasgow

Scottish Water discovered two castles in Glasgow while laying the groundwork for a wastewater infrastructure upgrade. One is a castle that was used by 12th- or 13th-century bishops, and the other is a tower house, Partick Castle, that was constructed on the site in the 17th century after the earlier castle was demolished.

Arts & Culture March 24, 2016

Researchers Create World's First 3D Replica Of 3,000-Year-Old Chinese Oracle Bone

A 3,000-year-old Chinese oracle bone made history as the first artifact to have a high-resolution 3D image and replica. With its ease of use, 3D technology continues to aid experts and researchers in their studies.

Arts & Culture March 24, 2016

11,000-Year-Old Stone Pendant Is Oldest Work Of Art Uncovered In Britain

An 11,000-year-old engraved shale pendant was recovered from an archaeological site North Yorkshire. The artifact is believed to be the earliest example of artwork in the United Kingdom from the Mesolithic Period.

Animals February 26, 2016

You Can't Go More Vintage Than World's Oldest Known Dress From More Than 5,000 Years Ago

UK’s Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology presented a well-preserved 5,000-year-old haute couture dress that was recovered from an ancient Egyptian tomb. The Tarkhan dress, was bundled with ragged pieces of clothing when it was first discovered in 1913.

Animals February 19, 2016

Badger Unearths Bronze Age Cremation Site Near Stonehenge

A badger uncovered an archaeological site dating from the Bronze Age. What do we know about the person who was interned at the location near Stonehenge?

Animals February 10, 2016

Diamonds From Ancient Rock Formations Hold Clues To Primeval Earth

Geoscientists have long been debating about the right period that plate tectonics began to operate on Earth. Three diamonds unearthed in Johannesburg during the 19th century may finally help shed light on the matter.

Animals January 25, 2016

Pre-Historic Indonesian Island Was Home To Ancient Hominin 'Hobbits'

Ancient Sulawesi was home to dwarf-sized hominin species dubbed 'hobbits' but the ancient stone tools found 400 kilometers away may not be theirs. Find out why archaeologists think hobbits are unlike the mysterious toolmakers they are commonly perceived as.

Animals January 14, 2016

Archaeologists Unearth Bronze Age Village They're Calling 'Britain's Pompeii'

Remarkably well-preserved ancient dwellings are a window into everyday Bronze Age life, researchers say. Five circular houses making up the settlement are dated to 1,000 to 800 B.C.

January 13, 2016

England's Stonehenge First Built In Wales, Moved Later, Study Suggests

Identification of a quarry in Wales where stones were cut suggests they may have first been used to construct the monument there, researchers say. The stones were quarried 500 years before Stonehenge was built, suggesting initial use in Wales before they were moved to England.

December 9, 2015

3,500-Year-Old Sunken Town Discovered In Croatia

A team of archeologists unearthed various artefacts upon discovering an ancient sunken town in Croatia. Some relics are as old as 3,500 years.

Animals November 25, 2015

Forgotten Board Game Pieces Found in 2,300-Year-Old Chinese Tomb

Nobody knows how to play the game, but we're pretty sure they didn't find the whole thing.

Geek November 20, 2015

Archeologists Unearth Ancient Smoke-Absorbing Lamps In China

Chinese archeologists excavated two ancient smoke-absorbing bronze lamps that are believed to be about 2,000 years old. Experts said the artifacts may have been the world's first eco-friendly lamps.

Arts & Culture November 15, 2015

DNA Of Mummified Inca Boy Reveals How Humans Spread To South America

A team of scientists recently sequenced the DNA of a mummified Inca boy who lived 500 years ago. Their research revealed how ancient humans migrated to South America.

November 13, 2015

Modern-Day 'Indiana Jones' Using Satellites To Find, Protect Ancient Sites Wins $1 Million Science Prize

Sarah Parcak wins a TED prize grant for her work using satellite imagery to locate hidden ancient archaeology sites. The technology also is being used to help combat looting at such sites.

November 10, 2015

6 Million-Year-Old Skull Of Elephant Found In China

The discovery of the six-million-year old elephant skull in Shuitangba, Zhaotong City in China pushed back the species' history by one million years. The fossil suggests that the species originated somewhere in Yunnan Province.

Animals November 9, 2015

Archaeologists Discover 14,000 Year Old Engravings: Ice Age Discovery Could Be The Oldest Artwork In Britain

Archaeologists unearthed what could be the oldest known artwork in Britain. The 'artwork' dates back to the end of Ice Age and includes stone pieces carved with crisscrossed lines.

Animals November 3, 2015

Scientists Confirm A Case Of Decapitation - From 9,000 Years Ago

A skull and severed hands are evidence of the oldest-known ritual beheading in the New World, researchers say. The find in Brazil may have been part of a sophisticated funeral ritual, they say.

September 24, 2015

10,000-Year-Old Stone Tools Unearthed in Seattle: What These Reveal About Ancient Humans

Archaeologists have unearthed stone tools in Bear Creek in Redmond, Washington, which are said to have been created and used some 10,000 years ago. The new discovery may reveal details about the settlement, survival techniques and technology of ancient humans.

September 14, 2015

Alaskan Archaeological Find Tells Story Of Shipwreck Survivors 200 Years Ago

Items unearthed at an Alaskan site tell a story of survival in harsh conditions. Crewmembers of the sunken Russian ship Neva used material scrounged from the wreckage to survive for a month awaiting resue.

September 12, 2015

Where Homo Naledi Fits Into The Human Family Tree And Why It’s Important

The scientific community is abuzz with the news of the discovery of not one, but fifteen skeletons of an ancient human species that has never been described before. Here’s what scientists know -- and just as importantly, don’t know -- so far about where the species fits into our extended human family.

September 10, 2015

Have Archaeologists Unearthed The Lost Palace Of Sparta?

A finding in southern Greece near Sparta could reveal insights into the ancient Mycenaean civilization. The mysterious disappearance of the civilization around 1200 B.C. has long puzzled scientists.

Animals August 27, 2015

Colonial Archaeological Dig Uncovers Stone Walls Of Incomplete British Fort

An archaeological dig unearthed an unfinished British fort that goes back to the French and Indian War some 250 years ago. The excavation was sponsored by the State University of New York and attended by numerous volunteers and students.

Earth/Environment August 20, 2015

Construction Worker Discovers Hundred-Year-Old Mass Grave In Pennsylvania

A construction worker accidentally discovered a mass grave of early Schuylkill locals who died during the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic. The bones are being collected for testing and identification. A proper burial will be held once testing is complete.

August 19, 2015

Real Time Analytics