The prehistoric peoples of Central Europe didn't disappear after their social order collapsed in 1600 BC. They spread, and thrived.
At the same time and even back to 20,000 BP kayak based seamen existed within this island arc. Thus sea borne mobility was a given. yet we look at the island arc and we find it mostly above sea level the entire length nicely stopping ice from bre
The tomb lies within the archaeological site of Vulci--located between the municipalities of Montalto di Castro and Canino in Italy's central Lazio region--which preserves the ruins of an Etruscan city.
Cuneiform is one of the earliest writing systems in human history. Archaeologists have traced it back to 3400 BC, a whopping 5,400 years ago.
At the 10th Geopolymer Camp in 2018, Prof. Joseph Davidovits presented during his annual keynote his last studies on the Tiwanaku / Pumapunku Megaliths.
Stone Age builders may have been using other materials as well, according to a new study.
The Sweet Track is an ancient wooden trackway, or causeway that was built during the Neolithic period in what is now Somerset, England. It is one of the oldest known engineered roads or trackways in the world, dating back to around 3807 BC, during
The Iceman is about 5,300 years old. Other people with steppe ancestry didn't appear in the genetic record of central Europe until about 4,900 years ago. Ötzi "is too old to have that type of ancestry," says archaeogeneticist Johannes Krause o
The sinkhole was found by scientists in Leye Fengshan UNESCO Global Geopark It's reported to be 306m in length, 150m in width and 192m in depth Researchers say it could be home to previously unidentified animal species
Sumer is regarded by many scholars as the cradle of human civilization. Its history - although veiled in enigma - is so intriguing and offers a wealth of new discoveries. From the first writing system, to complex technologies, all the way to first ci
The erdstall is type of tunnel prominently found scattered across Europe, predominantly in Bavaria, southeast Germany, and Austria. Thought to be crafted during the Medieval period, some theorists argue that these ancient subterranean structures date
The blue whale has long been considered the largest animal to have ever existed, even dwarfing the biggest known dinosaurs. But now a new species threatens to steal the crown, and upends what we thought we knew about whale evolution. In the Ic
Many ancient civilizations had a rough approximation of the passage of time. Obviously, a day began when the sun rose and night began when the sun set. Somewhat less obvious was the passage of weeks, months, and years; however, these too had been app
This summer, international researchers revisited the wreck once again. Using two remotely operated vehicles (ROV) - named Arthur and Hilarion - they conducted scans of the site to look for any changes over time. They also directed Arthur to gently
State-of-the-art analysis of a double-pointed wooden throwing stick, found in Schöningen in Germany three decades ago, shows it was scraped, seasoned and sanded before being used to kill animals. The research indicates early humans' woodworking t
Renowned for its spectacular rock art and rich historical heritage, the Tayma oasis in Saudi Arabia was once a bustling hub on the ancient trade routes. This oasis hosted Nabonidus, a Babylonian king, and appears in both Assyrian and Biblical records
This massive, eight-symbol stone carving, measuring roughly 10 feet by 12 feet, has puzzled scholars for decades. Why did these Scandinavian-looking runes appear in this landlocked region of America, and who is responsible for creating them? For b
While the remains of modern Homo sapiens dating back roughly 197,000 years have been recovered in Israel, genetic studies suggest the main phase of early human migration out of Africa and into Asia occurred much later - around 50,000 years ago, S
UFO fever grips Washington: Republican Congressman says UFOs may be 'ancient civilization' as Senator Marco Rubio worries craft retrieval programs are being run by 'internal military complex' that is 'accountable to no one'
Archaeologists agree, Göbekli Tepe changes everything. This hilltop sanctuary in southern Turkey, probably the World's first megalithic temple, is like a time capsule that dates back nearly 13,000 years to the most extraordinary time in human hist
this is actually an interesting problem and yes we do have a small handful of odd eye witness reports by pretty good observers. not too easy to discount. first though, all these animals thrived close by the edge of Ice sheets along at best a narr
Now, an international team of scientists has identified the oldest known set of fossil footprints from a member of our species. The team calculated the dates of seven "ichnosites" (locations containing ancient human traces) along South Africa's
Prehistoric Scandinavian rock art displays scenes of warriors and long, narrow boats. Are these figures showing some kind of Bronze Age Vikings? The world famous ancient petroglyphs in Sweden, dating to the Nordic Bronze Age, portray a world of sword
In the heart of Mexico, the ancient city of Teotihuacan houses an extensive labyrinth of tunnels beneath the Pyramid of the Sun. Discovered only in the 1970s, this intricate network of tunnels extends to over 5 kilometers, with rooms branching off in
For 13 days in October of 1962, our civilization was poised on the edge of nuclear destruction. American president John F. Kennedy and Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev engaged in a faceoff. The world watched as the Cold War escalated precariously tow