Archeology

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9 million-year-old teeth suggests earliest human relatives lived in Europe

Researchers in Germany have recovered an unusual set of teeth estimated to be 9.7 million years old. The teeth are unlike any found in Europe or Asia, but closely resemble the teeth of Lucy, the famed female specimen of the hominin species Australopithecus...

October 24, 2017

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Prehistoric jungle tribes may have practiced land management of tropical forests in SE Asia 70 000 years ago

With the rise of permaculture farming practices based on ancient tribal wisdom, we have come to understand that jungles and rain forests can be extremely productive when managed effectively. Recent studies have indicated that our distant ancestors in Southeast Asia...

August 21, 2017

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New dating of Lida Ajer cave fossils places modern humans in SE Asia perhaps 73 000 years ago

Ancient teeth from a Sumatran archaeological site have pushed back the colonization of Southeast Asia by up to 20 000 years. The location of the cave site strongly suggests that the local human population was already well adapted to living in dense jungle...

August 13, 2017

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England’s ancient megaliths covered in secret star marker code visible by moonlight

A recent investigation of stone-age rock art at a megalithic construction known as Hendraburnick Quoit, in Cornwall, has revealed that ten times the number of artistic markings are visible when viewed in moonlight or feeble sunlight from the south east. These...

August 09, 2017

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Peter Mungo Jupp: Electric fossilization

Standard geology tells us that the Earth and the life that inhabits it has changed incrementally over eons of time for many millions of years. The processes thought to have shaped our planet’s landscape are wind and water erosion, volcanism, earthquakes, and...

July 27, 2017

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Ancient DNA evidence shows hunter-gatherers and farmers were intimately linked

In human history, the transition from hunting and gathering to farming is a significant one. As such, hunter-gatherers and farmers are usually thought about as two entirely different sets of people. But researchers reporting new ancient DNA evidence in Current...

May 26, 2017

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Recent academic studies write the death certificate for out of Africa theory of human origins

Genomic research associated with the Sima de los Huesos archaeological site and morphological analysis of hominin fossils from across Europe have together invalidated the possibility that Homo heidelbergensis is ancestral to Modern Humans. What happens when...

May 02, 2017

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Extreme drought reveals 400 years old temple remnants submerged in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir, southern Mexico

The drought in southern Mexico state of Chiapas has been so persistent this year, that the water level in the Nezahualcoyotl reservoir dropped extremely low. This has led to a thrilling discovery of the remnants of a colonial era church, previously submerged deep...

October 20, 2015

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4 500 years old skeleton provides first human genome sequence from Africa

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Ventura College and UCLA Extension have provided the first ancient human genome sequence from Africa. The discovery holds the potential to provide new information about how ancient African...

October 10, 2015

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Major prehistoric stone monument found near Stonehenge

The remains of a major new prehistoric stone monument have been discovered less than 3 km (1.8 miles) from Stonehenge and announced on the first day of the British Science Festival on September 7, 2015. Using cutting edge, multi-sensor technologies the Stonehenge

September 08, 2015

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Scientists unite to reconstruct ancient country lost during the last Ice Age

An interdisciplinary research group of scientists, comprising of archeologists, molecular biologists and computer scientists across the UK, will try to digitally re-construct an ancient landscape of a prehistoric country, covered by rising sea levels of the past climate

September 03, 2015

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3.3-million-year-old stone tools found in Kenya

Scientists working in the desert badlands of northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years, long before the advent of modern humans, and by far the oldest such artifacts yet discovered. The tools, whose makers may or may not have been some

May 20, 2015

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Long series of droughts doomed Mexican city 1000 years ago

Archaeologists continue to debate the reasons for the collapse of many Central American cities and states, from Teotihuacan in Mexico to the Yucatan Maya, and climate change is considered one of the major causes.A University of California, Berkeley, study sheds new ligh

January 28, 2015

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Oldest ever engraving discovered on 500 000-year-old shell

Homo erectus on Java was already using shells of freshwater mussels as tools half a million years ago, and as a 'canvas' for an engraving. An international team of researchers, led by Leiden archaeologist José Joordens, published this discovery on Decembe

December 06, 2014

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Investigating giants of the Georgian Caucasus

Early in 2014, whilst I was busy researching and exploring the ancient megalithic ruins here in Ecuador nicknamed as ‘The Lost City of Giants’, I was contacted by a television production company interested in giants. This contact eventually led to my being i

August 04, 2014

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The megalithic constructions in the Ecuadorian jungle are not natural features

Ecuador Llanganates Jungle Megaliths Research Report May 2014 -It has been several months since we last issued a project update announcement to the general public. That does not mean we have been simply sitting idle, rather we have waited until we had something well wor

May 08, 2014

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Fibonacci alignments of the Azores Pyramid & submerged city of Poseida

An impressive new discovery in the Azores Islands occurred in early May 2013, and was announced to worldwide media coverage on September 19th. This unusual discovery took place by sheer accident. When local yachtsman Diocleciano Silva was deep-sea fishing between

March 03, 2014