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Massive 3,000-year-old ceremonial complex discovered in 'plain sight'

Massive 3,000-year-old ceremonial complex discovered in 'plain sight'


Via: freefaller  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  5 Comments  •  4 weeks ago

An enormous 3,000-year-old earthen platform topped with a series of structures, including a 13-foot-high pyramid, has been identified as the oldest and largest monumental construction discovered...
Rare 16th Century Gothic Boxwood Carvings Are So Miniature Researchers Used X-Ray To Solve Their Mysteries

Rare 16th Century Gothic Boxwood Carvings Are So Miniature Researchers Used X-Ray To Solve Their Mysteries


Via: old-hermit  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  8 Comments  •  5 months ago

44,000 year old cave painting thought to be world's oldest story

44,000 year old cave painting thought to be world's oldest story


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  24 Comments  •  7 months ago

Egypt uncovers 3,000-year-old mummies in the Valley of the Kings

Egypt uncovers 3,000-year-old mummies in the Valley of the Kings


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  45 Comments  •  8 months ago

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SEE THE FACE OF YOUR 100,000-YEAR-OLD ANCESTOR

SEE THE FACE OF YOUR 100,000-YEAR-OLD ANCESTOR


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  10 Comments  •  9 months ago

SEE THE FACE OF YOUR 100,000-YEAR-OLD ANCESTOR Israeli team used DNA to design first Denosivan replica BY MAAYAN JAFFE-HOFFMAN,  JERUSALEM POST,  SEPTEMBER 20, 2019 Portrait of a...
Drought exposes long-submerged 'Spanish Stonehenge' monument

Drought exposes long-submerged 'Spanish Stonehenge' monument


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  8 Comments  •  9 months ago

By   Denise Chow A 7,000-year-old monument dubbed “Spanish Stonehenge” has been exposed for the first time in 50 years, after drought conditions in western Spain dropped water levels in a...
Ancient Siberia was home to previously unknown humans, say scientists

Ancient Siberia was home to previously unknown humans, say scientists


Via: kavika  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  28 Comments  •  9 months ago

DNA analysis reveals hardy group genetically distinct from Eurasians and East Asians Nicola Davis   @NicolaKSDavis Wed 5 Jun 2019   13.00 EDT Last modified on Wed 5 Jun...
Denying Jerusalem's Jewish History Despite Archaeological Evidence

Denying Jerusalem's Jewish History Despite Archaeological Evidence


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  2 Comments  •  9 months ago

Denying Jerusalem's Jewish History Despite Archaeological Evidence by   Lawrence A. Franklin , Gatestone Institute, September 26, 2019 The City of David Foundation recently delivered...
12 curious truths about Stonehenge

12 curious truths about Stonehenge


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  15 Comments  •  last year

12 curious truths about Stonehenge The world's most famous ring of standing stones has been studied for centuries, yet we learn something new about it all the time. MELISSA BREYER,...
Greek find called earliest sign of our species out of Africa

Greek find called earliest sign of our species out of Africa


Via: freefaller  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  3 Comments  •  last year

NEW YORK — Scientists say they've identified the earliest known sign of our species outside Africa. It's a chunk of skull recovered from a cave in southern Greece. The fossil's estimated age is at...
Closest-known ancestor of today’s Native Americans found in Siberia

Closest-known ancestor of today’s Native Americans found in Siberia


Via: kavika  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  30 Comments  •  last year

Indigenous Americans, who include Alaska Natives, Canadian First Nations, and Native Americans, descend from humans who crossed an ancient land bridge connecting Siberia in Russia to Alaska tens...
Ancient star explosions could have led early humans to walk upright

Ancient star explosions could have led early humans to walk upright


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  46 Comments  •  last year

More than six million years have passed since early humans first walked upright, and it’s still unclear exactly why we made the switch from four legs to two. One popular theory holds that the...
If reason exists without deliberation, it cannot be uniquely human

If reason exists without deliberation, it cannot be uniquely human


Via: bob-nelson  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  1 Comments  •  last year

Philosophers and cognitive scientists today generally comprehend the domain of reason as a certain power of making inferences, confined to the thoughts and actions of human beings alone. Like...
Oldest human footprint found in the Americas confirmed in Chile: researcher

Oldest human footprint found in the Americas confirmed in Chile: researcher


Via: kavika  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  16 Comments  •  last year

An ancient footprint is pictured, having formed cracks due to desiccation after being extracted from its original site, in Osorno, Chile sometime in April 2019. Universidad Austral de Chile,...
Fossil of 85-foot blue whale is largest ever discovered

Fossil of 85-foot blue whale is largest ever discovered


Via: larry-hampton  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  9 Comments  •  last year

The blue whale is not only the largest animal alive today, it is the largest one that has ever lived. Now, analysis of a fossil found on the shore of an Italian lake hints at when, and perhaps...
What remains of Bears Ears

What remains of Bears Ears


Via: 1stwarrior  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  38 Comments  •  last year

For the last 13,000 years, humans have inhabited this part of the southwest. They carved arrowheads from stone and hunted giant sloths. They learned to farm corn and created communities on the...
Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years

Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years


Via: bob-nelson  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  6 Comments  •  last year

In the fifth century BC , the Greek historian Herodotus visited Egypt and wrote of unusual river boats on the Nile. Twenty-three lines of his Historia , the ancient world’s first great...
Oldest cave art yet? Ancient paintings found in Borneo

Oldest cave art yet? Ancient paintings found in Borneo


Via: perrie-halpern  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  54 Comments  •  2 years ago

Mulberry-colored hand stencils superimposed over older reddish-orange hand stencils. The two styles are separated by at least 20,000 years. Kinez Riza By   Maggie Fox The oldest figurative...
Archaeologists Find Pre-Clovis Projectile Points in Texas

Archaeologists Find Pre-Clovis Projectile Points in Texas


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  30 Comments  •  2 years ago

At the Gault archaeological site in central Texas, archaeologists have unearthed a projectile point technology never previously seen in North America, which they date to be 16,000-20,000 years...
Flatbread Baked 14,400 Years Ago Found in Jordan

Flatbread Baked 14,400 Years Ago Found in Jordan


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  7 Comments  •  2 years ago

Archaeologists from the Universities of Copenhagen and Cambridge, and University College London have unearthed the charred remains of a flatbread baked by Natufian hunter-gatherers 14,400 years...
Zhao Kangmin: The man who 'discovered China's terracotta army (Considered to be the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century)

Zhao Kangmin: The man who 'discovered China's terracotta army (Considered to be the greatest archaeological discovery of the 20th century)


Via: kavika  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  19 Comments  •  2 years ago

Zhao Kangmin: The man who 'discovered' China's terracotta army By Kevin Ponniah BBC New Image copyright GETTY IMAGES When archaeologist Zhao Kangmin picked up the phone in...
Part 2: Prehistoric Human Migrations, Language Groups, Jim Thorpe

Part 2: Prehistoric Human Migrations, Language Groups, Jim Thorpe


By: dave-2693993  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  60 Comments  •  2 years ago

Part 1 has it's own life and is far from complete. However, there is a second path to follow and worth it's own investigation. Interestingly enough, the geologic "black mat" that covers the last...
Prehistoric Human Migrations, Language Groups, Jim Thorpe

Prehistoric Human Migrations, Language Groups, Jim Thorpe


By: dave-2693993  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  36 Comments  •  2 years ago

Recently a discussion about the new Jim Thorpe movie and the level of participation from across a spectrum of Native American contributors triggered some curiosity. The timing of this discussion...
Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru

Largest known child sacrifice site discovered in Peru


Via: jasper2529  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  6 Comments  •  2 years ago

Source Archaeologists in northern   Peru   say they have found evidence of what could be the world’s largest single case of child sacrifice. The burial site, known as Las Llamas, contains...
Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  37 Comments  •  2 years ago

From National Geographic A vast, interconnected network of ancient cities was home to millions more people than previously thought. In what’s being hailed as a “major breakthrough” in Maya...
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