News Primitive Humans Conquered Seas
Crete has been surrounded by vast stretches of sea for some five million years. The discovery of the hand ax suggests that people besides technologically modern humans?possibly Homo heidelbergensis?island-hopped across the Mediterranean tens of thous
News Geneticist Traces Mysterious Origins of Native Americans to Middle East, Ancient Greece
The idea that Native Americans are descended from ancient Jews, Egyptians, or Greeks has been a controversial one for hundreds of years. James Adair, an 18th century settler who traded with Native Americans for 40 years, wrote that their language,
News Two Ancient Maya Cities Found In Mexico
Archaeologists are starting to unlock even more Maya secrets with the exciting discovery of two ancient cities in a Mexican forest.
News The Mysterious Plain of Megalithic Stone Jars
The Plain of Jars in the Xieng Khouang plain of Laos is one of the most enigmatic sights on Earth. The unusual site of thousands of megalithic stone jars scattered across nearly one hundred sites deep in the mountains of northern Laos has fascinate
News Dinosaurs 'Shrank' Regularly to Become Birds
Previous work has shown that theropod dinosaurs, the dinosaur group which included Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor and gave rise to modern birds, must have decreased in size at some point in their evolution into small, agile flyers.
But size c
News Finding the Fountain of Youth in an Ancient Irish Bog
s, the soil has been dried and burned as fuel, rubbed onto skin to allay minor burns and scrapes, used in spa baths throughout central Europe and credited with the miraculous preservation of dozens of Iron Age bodies, like Old Croghan Man.
News The 9,000-Year-Old Underground Megalithic Settlement of Atlit Yam in the Mediterranean Sea
Not far off the coast of the village of Atlit in the Mediterranean Sea, near Haifa in Israel, lies the submerged ruins of the ancient Neolithic site of Atlit Yam. The prehistoric settlement, which dates back to the 7th millennium BC, has been so wel
News Controversial T. Rex Soft Tissue Find Finally Explained
The researchers also analyzed other fossils for the presence of soft tissue, and found it was present in about half of their samples going back to the Jurassic Period, which lasted from 145.5 million to 199.6 million years ago, Schweitzer said.
News Bizarre Dinosaur Had 4 'Wings,' Long Tail Feathers
The newfound dinosaur is a microraptorine, a group of predatory, feathered dinosaurs related to Velociraptor and other well-knownraptor dinosaurs. Analysis of the microscopic structure of this fossil's bones reveal it was a fully grown adult ? a y
News 10,000-year-old rock Paintings Depicting Aliens and UFOs found in Chhattisgarh?
CHARAMA (Chhattisgarh): Chhattisgarh state department of archaeology and culture plans to seek help from Nasa and Isro for research on 10,000-year-old rock paintings depicting aliens and UFOs in Charama region in Kanker district in tribal Bastar regi
News Searching for the Dawn & Demise of Ancient Civilisation
When I was in college, more years ago than I perhaps care to remember, I learned the standard story which still holds sway in many circles: Civilisation and high culture date back to, at most, perhaps five or six thousand years ago. A handy marker fo
News The Spread of the Beaker culture and the Spread of Mitochondrial DNA H with Dale Drinnon
Anthropologists had thought that Europe, after the demise of Neanderthals and infiltration by the first early modern humans (conventionally dated about 30,000 to 40,000 years ago), was populated by only few or even just one migratory event. But findi
News Earthen Rings Predate Amazon Rainforest
For many years, archaeologists thought that the indigenous people who lived in the Amazon before Christopher Columbus arrived in the Americas in 1492 moved across the area while making barely a dent in the landscape. Since the 1980s, however, defores
News Siberian fossil discovery builds case for an age of feathered dinosaurs
The discovery of the fossilized remains of a creature that looks a little like a giant beak-less chicken has led scientists to a striking hypothesis: at one time ALL dinosaurs had feathers.
News Dinosaur trackways suggest tyrannosaurs hunted in packs
At a remote site in the country's northeast, they uncovered the first known tyrannosaur trackways, apparently left by three animals going the same way at the same time made up of multiple steps, revealing the length of stride and
News Ancient Nuclear War
For some time it has been established that there is a very high rate of birth defects and cancer in the area under construction. The levels of radiation there have registered so high on investigators' gauges that the Indian government has now cordone
News GΓΆbekli Tepe: Who Built It, When and Why With Andrew Collins
GΓΆbekli Tepe is a name familiar to anyone interested in the ancient mysteries subject. Billed as the oldest stone temple in the world, it is composed of a series of megalithic structures containing rings of beautifully carved T-shaped pillars. It sit
News 4,000-Year-Old Burial with Chariots
Other rich kurgan burials dating to the second half of the third millennium B.C. have also been found in the south Caucasus,said Makharadze in another paper he presented in February at the College de France in Paris. The appearance of these rich buri
News Enigma Man: Another Hominid Species Lived Amongst Us
Dubbed the ''Red Deer Cave people'', these ancient people, or, more precisely, their remains β so similar, yet so physically different from us β are much, much younger than our Neanderthal relatives, posing some seriously interesting questions. Were
News Ancient Skulls Reveal 'Mixed' Neanderthal-Like Lineage
These findings also reveal that, evolutionarily speaking, "Neanderthals have very deep roots, as deep as 430,000 years," lead study author Juan-Luis Arsuaga, a paleontologist at and director of the Joint Center for Evolution and Human Behavior in M
News Dovedale Roman and Iron Age coins found after 2,000 years
Archaeologists discovered 26 coins, including three Roman coins which pre-date the invasion of Britain in AD43, and 20 other gold and silver pieces which are Late Iron Age and thought to belong to the Corieltavi tribe.
Although Roman coins have of
News Mysterious Human-Created Structures Are Older Than The Amazon Rainforest
A series of square, straight and ringlike ditches scattered throughout the Bolivian and Brazilian Amazon were there before the rainforest existed, a new study finds.
News A 500,000-Year-Old Spark Plug?
The only people who have physically examined the artifact are the three people who found it and Ron Calais, who believes the conventional understanding of human history is incorrect. For years, it was on display at the home of Wallace Lane, another o
News Lost Underground City Of The Grand Canyon -
The newspaper wrote as follows: "The latest news of the progress of the explorations of what is now regarded by scientists as not only the oldest archeological discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable in the world, which was ment
News Archaeologists Recreate Elixir of Long Life Recipe from Unearthed Bottle
Loorya enlisted researchers in Germany to track down the recipe in an old medical guide, which revealed that the potion contained ingredients such as aloe, which is anti-inflammatory, gentian root, which aids digestion, as well as rhubarb, zedoary, a
News My Journey Into The Sanskrit Texts
The Sanskrit used in the Rig Veda is not the Sanskrit of the latter texts, and translations of the Rig Veda are wildly diverse. One cannot help but be astonished at the unrelated meanings that have been forced out of these sacred ancient verses. Indi
News Ancient Bamboo Medical Books Uncovered in China Belonged to Legendary Bian Que
The bamboo strips were found, along with many other precious relics, within four Western Han Dynasty (206 BC β 24 AD) tombs located in the town of Tianhui. Among the finds were four models of looms, nine medical books, 50 inscribed wooden tablets, 24
News Prehistoric Girl's Bones in Underwater Cave Helps Link ancient and Native Americans
Chatters, the first scientist to study the prehistoric skeleton known as Kennewick Man that was found in Washington state in 1996, described Hoyo Negro as being like a miniature of California's La Brea tar pits, "only without the tar and with consi