Egypt's Antiquities Ministry announced on Saturday the discovery of an ancient necropolis near the Nile Valley city of Minya, south of Cairo, the latest discovery in an area known to house ancient catacombs from the Pharaonic Late Period and the Ptol
The only "true" religion is the religion of first hand experience. All religious systems are built on the mystical experiences of one individual or a handful of individuals sharing a religious experience. Gobekli Tepe is the oldest temple in the wo
...in an underwater cave described as the world's 'most important submerged archaeological site'
These include erect knotweed (not to be confused with its invasive cousin, Asian knotweed), goosefoot, little barley, marsh elder, and maygrass. We haven't simply lost a few plant strains: an entire cuisine with its own kinds of flavors and baked
As the Elite Precinct grew from a few houses around an oval plaza to a town laid out in a gridiron pattern with streets and blocks with courtyards, drainage from even minor rainstorms became an increasing problem. The Elite Precinct sloped upward fr
One of the few indicators of human settlements are the terra preta, or Amazonian Dark Earths (ADEs). These are black, human-made soils that are enriched by materials left behind from past societies, pottery remnants, charcoal and other artifacts freq
Tobesofkee is the Anglicization of the Creek words Topv-Sofke, which in contemporary English would mean "buffet - fancy grits." In the Oklahoma Muskogee-Creek dictionary, Topv (Topah) is defined as a "hospitality board." This type of outdoo
Scandinavian mythology claims the Kraken swallowed up whales and devoured ships. It has been described as a huge version of an octopus or squid. Legends have even claimed the terrifying sea creature measured one-mile long. Although the Kraken was fir
Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough.
. It was during this time span that a non-Muskogean, non-Mayan people built earthberm architecture identical to that erected on the Western Plains in the 1700s
BREAKING: This could change the history of our migration.
Using evolutionary models, the researchers showed that the ancestors of the first Native Americans started to emerge as a distinct population about 35,000 years ago. About 25,000 years ago, this group mixed and bred with ancient north Asians in the r
e. The village was part a dense concentration of Indigenous American settlements between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Tennessee River. Mankind has occupied the region at least since the Ice Age.
. On the afternoon of June 7, four days after graduating from Georgia Tech, I saw symbols, carved on the ancient boulders of Ven Island that are endemic in the art and petroglyphs of the Uchee, Creek and Chickasaw homeland. Soon, I saw copper artifa
The study, to be published this week in the science journal Nature, said the numerous limb bones fragments of a young male mastodon found at the site show spiral fractures, indicating they were broken while fresh. The scientists say they found wh
That discovery, in 2004, proved to be no anomaly; since then, Des Lauriers has discovered 14 other early sites and excavated two, pushing back the settlement of Cedros Island to nearly 13,000 years ago. The density of early coastal sites here "is un
An extraordinary chapter has just been added to the story of the First Americans. Finds at a site in California suggest that the New World might have first been reached at least 130,000 years ago - more than 100,000 years earlier than conventionall
. One sees sophisticated copper weapons and artifacts in the region near the Lake Michigan Copper Deposits and in the Lower Southeast, yet the books describe these people as living in the Stone Age.
During the past 40 years, it seems that about every nationality in the Old World has claimed to have founded the first civilization in the Americas. The problem is chronology. By 3500 BC, there were folks in Peru and the Amazon Basin building pyramid
But now we see that the human story is far more complex. As summarised by Christopher Bae and colleagues in their latest paper just published in Science, data from Asia and Australia is becoming vital in piecing this new history together. The or
The castle is thought to be an Iron Age relic of the Urartu civilisation - also called the Kingdom of Van - which lived in the area from the 6th to the 9th century BC. The remarkable discovery was made by archaeologists from the Van Yüzüncü
The discoverer of America did not know, but his arrival on the continent marked, in fact, the reunion of two evolutionary strains of Homo sapiens, which had been separated for at least 50,000 years: his own, European, and that of the first Americans,