The old school timeline, still widely taught, went something like this: Homo sapiens evolved into a distinct species from earlier hominins about 200,000 years ago in Africa and became anatomically modern humans (AMHs) about 100,000 years ago. Then, a
Trigonometry, the study of the lengths and angles of triangles, sends most modern high schoolers scurrying to their cellphones to look up angles, sines, and cosines.
A quarter of a century ago, researchers Robert Schoch and Robert Bauval were at the centre of two controversial debates in Egyptology: Schoch, with his geological redating of the Great Sphinx to a period earlier than its supposed builder, the Pha
It's an idea that could transform our understanding of how humans went from small bands of hunter-gatherers to farmers and urbanites. Until recently, anthropologists believed cities and farms emerged about 9,000 years ago in the Mediterranean and Mi
The Great Pyramid of Giza is a massive structure composed of approximately 2,300,000 stone blocks that weigh from 2 to 30 tons each and there are even some blocks that weigh over 50 tons. It's huge. In fact, the ancient builders used so much stone
If a settlement is ever reached between Israel and the Palestinian Arabs, under the so-called Road Map for Peace, due to reach its conclusion in 2005, it is likely Qumran will fall into the area of a new Palestinian State and one of the most importan
The Fuenta Magna is a large stone vessel, resembling a libation bowl, that was found in 1958 near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. It features beautifully engraved anthropomorphic characters, zoological motifs characteristic of the local culture, and, more
Today, there are over six million people that speak a language that evolved out of the Maya civilization, which inhabited parts of what are now Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador for over 3,000 years. However, while spoken languages
ANCIENT Egypt was once ruled by a real life giant, according to scientists who discovered a huge pharaoh.
Horatio Bardwell Cushman wrote in his 1899 book "History of the Choctaw, Chickasaw, and Natchez Indians": "The tradition of the Choctaws . . . told of a race of giants that once inhabited the now State of Tennessee, and with whom their ancestor
A safe haven where drug users inject themselves with heroin and other drugs has been quietly operating in the United States for the past three years, a report reveals.
In his poems of the Iliad, the Greek Philosopher Homer introduces us to the mythical city of Troy, which remained a curiosity to many until the late 1870s when Heinrich Schliemann, on a hunch, began excavating the remains of an ancient city in Turkey
There is a hill in the Amazon rainforest that stretches out over two acres of land. It is called Montegrande and, to look at it, it seems like nothing more than another hill. A particularly steep one perhaps, but nothing more than an overgrown mound
includes both the most sophisticated stone masonry that we have seen among the known 16+ Itza-te (Itza Maya descendants) towns in Georgia, Alabama and South Carolina, plus the ruins of what appears to be a 17th century European house.
During his time at the monastery in 1887, one lama explained to Notovitch the full scope and extreme level of enlightenment that Jesus had reached. "Issa [Jesus] is a great prophet, one of the first after the twenty-two Buddhas," the lama tells N
A graveyard of 'giants' buried 5,000 years ago has been uncovered by archaeologists in eastern China.
Underground water was led through canals to the parts of the region where the Nazca lives and farmed. The water was propelled in part by these spiral puquios, which forced wind into the underground channels to push the water through the system.
This video scrutinizes a variety of ancient technologies by looking at artifacts, explaining the capability these items imply.
In the summer of 1929, a great storm blew through the Great Lakes Region and caused a great deal of property damage to homes on the shoreline. Hoffman was one of many Charles Point residents whose summer homes had been demolished by the heavy winds a
But two fossils of an ape-like creature which had human-like teeth have been found in Bulgaria and Greece, dating to 7.2 million years ago. The discovery of the creature, named Graecopithecus freybergi, and nicknameded 'El Graeco' by scientist
Behold this, it is the Land of the Dawning. It stands between the Land of Light ever splendid and the Land of Darkness ever gloomy. They are the lands beyond the veil, before the veil is the Land of the Living.
Berger was overseeing a team of 60 people, some of whom were 18 meters below ground gathering fossils. "This was day two. Lives were in danger. This was the beginning of my hair turning really white," says Berger, of the University of the Witwate
The Nazca lines are world famous geoglyphs, and their nearby spiral structure help explain why they were built.
The Chauvet Cave in France is renowned as the site of some of the world's oldest paintings. Over 400 images of animals were created around 32,000 years ago. Yet it is another discovery that has gripped the imagination of canine enthusiasts. In the
he study by The Australian National University (ANU) found Homo floresiensis, dubbed "the hobbits" due to their small stature, were most likely a sister species of Homo habilis?"one of the earliest known species of human found in Africa 1.75 milli
In an announcement sure to spark a firestorm of controversy, researchers say they've found signs of ancient humans in California between 120,000 and 140,000 years ago - more than a hundred thousand years before humans were thought to exist anywhe
The markings suggest that a swarm of comet fragments hit Earth at the exact same time that a mini-ice age struck, changing the entire course of human history. Scientists have speculated for decades that a comet could be behind the sudden fall in temp
Erta Ale is an active shield volcano located in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia, within the Danakil Desert. ( CC BY-SA 2.0 ) Remains such as the skulls known as the 'Herto fossils' were discovered here. The Serendipitous Discovery of
MOTHER OF ALL FINDS Egyptian archaeologists discover EIGHT MUMMIES in 3,500-year-old tomb near ancient city of Luxor
Neanderthals were thought to be enthusiastic meat eaters and an analysis of the remains found in Belgium revealed DNA from woolly rhinoceroses and wild sheep, along with a few mushrooms.