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12 curious truths about Stonehenge

12 curious truths about Stonehenge


Via: buzz-of-the-orient  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  15 Comments  •  one month ago

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, Mother Nature...
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  •  one month ago

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...
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  •  2 months ago

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  •  3 months ago

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  •  3 months ago

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  •  4 months ago

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  •  4 months ago

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  •  5 months ago

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  •  5 months ago

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 narrative...
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  •  10 months 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 cave...
Archaeologists Find Pre-Clovis Projectile Points in Texas

Archaeologists Find Pre-Clovis Projectile Points in Texas


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  30 Comments  •  last year

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  •  last year

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  •  last year

Zhao Kangmin: The man who 'discovered' China's terracotta army By Kevin PonniahBBC New Image copyrightGETTY IMAGESWhen archaeologist Zhao Kangmin picked up the phone in April 1974,...
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  •  last year

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  •  last year

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  •  last year

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 the...
Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle

Laser Scans Reveal Maya "Megalopolis" Below Guatemalan Jungle


Via: dignitatem-societatis  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  37 Comments  •  last year

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...
Archaeologists Discover Where Julius Caesar Landed in Britain ... Green Rules apply

Archaeologists Discover Where Julius Caesar Landed in Britain ... Green Rules apply


Via: bob-nelson  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  6 Comments  •  2 years ago

A large camp along Pegwell Bay is the likely spot where 20,000 Romans landed in 54 B.C. Some of the Roman defenses at Pegwell BayUniversity of Leicester Between 58 and 50 B.C., Julius Caesar led...
Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals?

Was this ancient person from China the offspring of modern humans and Neandertals?


Via: kavika  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  18 Comments  •  2 years ago

When scientists found a 40,000 year-old skeleton in China in 2003, they thought they had discovered the offspring of a Neandertal and a modern human. But ancient DNA now reveals that the “Tianyuan...
A Native and a Zionist By Ryan Bellerose

A Native and a Zionist By Ryan Bellerose


Via: kpr37  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  48 Comments  •  2 years ago

I am a Métis from Northern Alberta. My father, Mervin Bellerose, co-authored the Métis Settlements Act of 1989, which was passed by the Alberta legislature in 1990 and cemented our land rights. I...
Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object

Neil MacGregor: 2600 years of history in one object


Via: kpr37  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  10 Comments  •  2 years ago

Genome of America's Only Clovis Skeleton reveals origins of Native Americans

Genome of America's Only Clovis Skeleton reveals origins of Native Americans


Via: kavika  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  11 Comments  •  2 years ago

HOME › NATIVE AMERICANS › GENOME OF AMERICA’S ONLY CLOVIS SKELETON REVEALS ORIGINS OF NATIVE AMERICANS Genome of America’s Only Clovis Skeleton Reveals Origins of Native Americans ANTHROPOLOGY...
New Discoveries From Cahokia's 'Beaded Burial May Rewrite Story of Ancient American City

New Discoveries From Cahokia's 'Beaded Burial May Rewrite Story of Ancient American City


Via: kavika  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  13 Comments  •  2 years ago

HOME › WOMEN › NEW DISCOVERIES FROM CAHOKIA’S ‘BEADED BURIAL’ MAY REWRITE STORY OF ANCIENT AMERICAN CITY New Discoveries From Cahokia’s ‘Beaded Burial’ May Rewrite Story of Ancient American...
So, that malicious prick in charge of the Universe gets board one day and tells you he's about to kill you "Just cause he can"

So, that malicious prick in charge of the Universe gets board one day and tells you he's about to kill you "Just cause he can"


Via: arkansashermit-too  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  16 Comments  •  2 years ago

                  How would YOU react to your own imminent death?     Guy in Pompeii looks like he died wanking it If you knew death was imminent, what would you do? If a wave...
14,000-Year-Old Village Found on Canadian Island

14,000-Year-Old Village Found on Canadian Island


Via: kavika  •  Anthropology & Archeology  •  26 Comments  •  2 years ago

14,000-Year-Old Village Found on Canadian Island 0 Comments  April 11, 2017  Paul Seaburn   The category is: “Thing that are old.” What is Great Pyramid at Giza? Good answer. What is...
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