Both Andrus Island and Atlantis near Gibraltar were sited at sea level and both would inevitably have been completely destroyed by the tsunami of 1159 BCE. This also suggests a building practice for Atlantean colony cities. We should look for a she
NEY: Cranial features distinctive to Australian Aborigines are present in hundreds of skulls that have been uncovered in Central and South America, some dating back to over 11,000 years ago.
. The storms also revealed a deep channel leading into the harbor next to the end of the platform. The channel is cut through the reefs and the bedrock. Research revealed that the harbor has never been dredged and the channel was not cut in modern ti
Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed part a 3,000-year-old statue of the pharaoh Amenhotep III, believed to be the grandfather of the young King Tutankhamun. "The statue was found near the northern entrance of Amenhotep III's temple and depicts the
The bracelets, nearly 3,000 years old, were spotted lying on top of a pile of earth dug up from a trench.
he photographs, artifacts and evidence we have accumulated points unquestionably to a lost and never-before-seen civilization that predates all others -- not by just a few hundred years, or a few thousand years... but many thousands of years. These d
Israeli archaeologists have excavated a lavish, private theater box in a 400-seat facility at King Herod’s winter palace in the Judean desert, the team’s head said Tuesday. Ehud Netzer of Jerusalem’s Hebrew University said the room provides furth
The July 2007 discovery of the skull in Olstykke on the Danish island Sealand did however not make headlines and remained largely ignored by science until 2010. The researchers who in 2008 examined the skull at the Veterinarian High School in Copenha
If this skull is indeed the oldest remain on the continent, it would prove the "Solutrean Hypothesis," the theory that Europeans were the first humans to touch North America. Academics and skeptics will attempt to discredit this particular theor
But scientists now think that instead of stone-age tribes, like the groups that occasionally emerge from the forest today, the Indians who inhabited the Amazon centuries ago numbered as many as 20 million, far more people than live here today. "T
A hunchback dinosaur of sorts once roamed what is now central Spain. The meat-eating beast sported a humplike structure low on its back, a feature never previously described in dinosaurs, and one that has scientists scratching their heads.
This patch of forest, and many others across the Amazon, was instead home to an advanced, even spectacular civilization that managed the forest and enriched infertile soil to feed thousands.
The early 17th-century author had translated Spanish numbers—uno, dos, tres—and Arabic numerals into a mysterious language never seen by modern scholars. "Even though [the letter] doesn't tell us a whole lot, it does tell us about a language tha
Mammoths, giant bears, big cats and the like disappeared rapidly from the fossil record, and a comet or asteroid strike was seen as a possible culprit.
"For the first time, radiocarbon dating has become precise enough to constrain the history of ancient Egypt to very specific dates," said Bronk Ramsey. "I think scholars and scientists will be glad to hear that our small team of researchers has in
Because of the shape of these "little geometric pieces", Dr Lombard was able to see exactly where they had been impacted and damaged. This showed that they were very likely to have been the tips of projectiles - rather than sharp points on the end
A deadly, heavier relative of Velociraptor, which had twice as many giant sickle-like claws on its feet and was more of a kickboxer than its famous sprinter-like cousin, has been discovered in Romania.
For a century, archeologists have been looking for a gate through a wall built by the Vikings in northern Europe. This summer, it was found. Researchers now believe the extensive barrier was built to protect an important trading route.
The cave bear started to become extinct in Europe 24,000 years ago, but until now the cause was unknown. An international team of scientists has analysed mitochondrial DNA sequences from 17 new fossil samples, and compared these with the modern brown
We wanted to see how sensitive the estimates were to the assumptions of the models," Kimmel said. "We found that all of the models that accounted for random population size - such as different branching processes - gave similar estimates. This is r
Scientists at Durham University in England say the new findings challenge accepted theories that humans played a large part in the extinction of woolly mammoths, woolly rhinos and cave lions through hunting, co
The oar was discovered in mud land in Changnyeong, 240 kilometres (140 miles) southeast of Seoul, the Gimhae National Museum said. "This is a very rare find, not only in South Korea but also in the world," museum researcher Yoon On-Shik told AFP
So-called 'plant-like' and 'trident-shaped' markings have been found on fragments of pottery dating back 5500 years.
Archaeologists in Bulgaria claim they have found remains of John the Baptist while excavating the site of a 5th century monastery on the Black Sea island of Sveti Ivan.
Yet any evidence will be concentrated in the last decades of that society’s presence. There are exceptions, most notably in Mesopotamia where it was as easy to make bricks as it was to work with failed bricks. Again it is an exception.
"In its day Stonehenge was at the centre of the largest ceremonial centre in Europe," said archaeologist Tim Darvill, who helped lead a recent excavation at Stonehenge but wasn't involved with this find. He said the discover
The system looks for commonly used symbols in the two languages and gradually refines its mapping of the alphabet until it can go no further. The Ugaritic alphabet has 30 letters, and the system correctly mapped 29 of them to their Hebrew counterp
Scientists scouring the area around Stonehenge uncovered the foundations of a second circular structure only a few hundred yards from the world famous monument. Like Stonehenge itself, the structure's precise purpose remains a mystery.
A well-preserved tomb believed to be the final resting place of an ancient Mayan king has been discovered in Guatemala, scientists announced last week. The 1,600-year-old tomb was discovered on May 29 beneath the El Diablo pyramid in the city of E
Scholars discovered the 100-yard-wide (90-metre-wide) canal at Portus, the ancient maritime port through which goods from all over the Empire were shipped to Rome for more than 400 years.