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  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by geoleo
    +18 +1

    'Reconstruction' begins of stone age lands lost to North Sea

    Lost at the bottom of the North Sea almost eight millennia ago, a vast land area between England and southern Scandinavia which was home to thousands of stone age settlers is about to be rediscovered. Marine experts, scientists and archaeologists have spent the past 15 years meticulously mapping thousands of kilometres under water in the hope of unearthing lost prehistoric tribes.

  • Current Event
    2 weeks ago
    by socialiguana
    +35 +1

    Archaeologists find richest cache of ancient mind-altering drugs in South America

    When José Capriles arrived in 2008 at the Cueva del Chileno rock shelter, nestled on the western slopes of Bolivia’s Andes, he didn’t know what he would find within. Sweeping aside layers of fresh and ancient llama dung, he found the remains of an ancient burial site: stone markers suggesting a body had once been interred there and a small leather bag cinched with a string. Inside was a collection of ancient drug paraphernalia—bone spatulas to crush the seeds of plants with psychoactive...

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by takai
    +16 +1

    The city of Angkor died a slow death

    In the early Middle Ages, nearly one out of every thousand people in the world lived in Angkor, the sprawling capital of the Khmer Empire in present-day Cambodia. But by the 1500s, Angkor had been mostly abandoned—its temples, citadels, and complex irrigation network left to overgrowth and ruin. Recent studies have blamed a period of unstable climate in which heavy floods followed lengthy droughts, which broke down the infrastructure that moved water around the massive city.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by hiihii
    +2 +1

    Beads found in 3,400-year-old Nordic graves were made by King Tut's glassmaker

    Cobalt glass beads found in Scandinavian Bronze Age tombs reveal trade connections between Egyptians and Mesopotamia 3,400 years ago — and similar religious rituals.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by TNY
    +13 +1

    'A big jump': People might have lived in Australia twice as long as we thought

    Extensive archaeological research in southern Victoria has again raised the prospect that people have lived in Australia for 120,000 years – twice as long as the broadly accepted period of human continental habitation. The research, with its contentious potential implications for Indigenous habitation of the continent that came to be Australia, has been presented to the Royal Society of Victoria by a group of academics including Jim Bowler...

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by dianep
    +15 +1

    1,000-Year-Old Pristine Mayan Artifacts Found in Sealed 'Jaguar God' Cave

    The “cave of the jaguar god,” an underground treasure trove of ancient Mayan artifacts, has been explored for the first time since it was deliberately walled off more than 50 years ago. Located under the ancient city of Chichén Itzá, Mexico, the cave system is packed with hundreds of items dating back more than 1,000 years, such as decorative plates, grinding stones, incense holders, and figures of Balamkú, its namesake jaguar god.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by larylin
    +14 +1

    Sea otters' tool use leaves behind distinctive archaeological evidence

    An international team of researchers has analyzed the use by sea otters of large, shoreline rocks as “anvils” to break open shells, as well as the resulting shell middens. The researchers used ecological and archaeological approaches to identify patterns that are characteristic of sea otter use of such locations. By looking at evidence of past anvil stone use, scientists could better understand sea otter habitat use.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by yuriburi
    +17 +1

    As ice fields melt in Norway, archaeologists are uncovering ancient weapons, tools and clothing, and racing to preserve the material record before it is destroyed. | All Desing İdeas

    Since the singing sweltering summer of 2006, just about 3,000 archeological antiques have showed up from the softening ice in Oppland, Northern Norway. Among them, an Iron Age tunic, a 1,500-year-old bolt and a 3,400-year-old shoe.

  • Current Event
    2 months ago
    by Vandertoolen
    +19 +1

    A pet monkey was buried some 4,000 years ago with same rites as humans

    Modern people aren’t the first to cherish their animal companions. A monkey that died more than 4,000 years ago in the Middle East was laid to rest in a human cemetery in a type of grave used for infants, suggesting that it was a treasured pet.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by mariogi
    +4 +1

    Archeologists believe Norway find is rare Viking ship burial

    Archeologists believe they have found a rare Viking ship burial site in a region of Norway known for its Viking-era treasures, Norwegian officials said Monday. Using ground-penetrating radar (GPR), experts found a ship-shaped anomaly near other Viking burial mounds in the Borre Park in Vestfold county, southeast of Oslo. "The GPR data clearly show the shape of a ship, and we can see weak traces of a circular depression around the vessel.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by ppp
    +19 +1

    Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Break-Up Letter at Neo-Babylonian Site

    King Nabonidus wasn’t a fan of being stood up, says a new finding by archeologists at Liberty University. Researchers have unveiled that the 6th-century BCE Neo-Babylonian king sent what is thought to be the first break-up letter ever discovered. Largely believed to be the first figure in world history to commission archaeological work, the new finding points out that there is still a great deal to be discovered about Nabonidus’s reign.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by spacepopper
    +20 +1

    Findings from an archaeological site in Jordan indicate that dogs lived with humans 11,500 years ago

    Matconlist is a popular Blog related to Technology news, Science, Health and Nutrition.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by baron778
    +21 +1

    New species of early human found in the Philippines

    An international team of researchers have uncovered the remains of a new species of human in the Philippines, proving the region played a key role in hominin evolutionary history. The new species, Homo luzonensis is named after Luzon Island, where the more than 50,000 year old fossils were found during excavations at Callao Cave. Co-author and a lead member of the team, Professor Philip Piper from The Australian National University (ANU) says the findings represent a major breakthrough in our understanding of human evolution across Southeast Asia.

  • Analysis
    1 month ago
    by kong88
    +14 +1

    Earliest Ancient Egyptian Tattoos Found on Mummies

    Old EGYPTIANS WERE getting inked up sooner than we suspected. Another examination of two mummies demonstrates the pair were wearing tattoos. The mummies have a place with a gathering of six found in 1900. They were named the Gebelein mummies after the district in which they were found. Presently in the ownership of the British Museum, they were reanalyzed as a component of a continuous undertaking to reevaluate important ancient rarities.

  • Current Event
    1 month ago
    by Chubros
    +11 +1

    A Neanderthal tooth discovered in Serbia reveals human migration history

    In 2015, our Serbian-Canadian archaeological research team was working at a cave site named Pešturina, in Eastern Serbia, where we had found thousands of stone tools and animal bones. One day, an excited Serbian undergrad brought us a fossil they had uncovered: a small molar tooth, which we immediately recognized as human.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by Cobbydaler
    +14 +1

    Ancient History in depth: Echoes of Plato's Atlantis

    Article discussing the possible sources of the Atlantis myth first recorded by Plato

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +21 +1

    British Atlantis: archaeologists begin exploring lost world of Doggerland

    A lost world off the British coast which was flooded by the rising North Sea thousands of years ago, is finally to reveal its secrets. The ancient country of Doggerland was once the home to thousands of stone age settlers and was an important land bridge between Britain and Northern Europe. Now archaeologists at the University of Bradford have begun a huge project to reconstruct the ancient Mesolithic landscape which is now hidden beneath the waves.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by Petrox
    +37 +1

    The remote lake that tells the story of humanity's birth

    Our ancient human ancestors were an elusive lot. Their remains are literally thin on the ground, and even when fossils are unearthed it is rare for them to be complete. Sometimes they must be pieced together from dozens of fragments. That is why a staggering find in 1984 excited the entire field, and continues to do so today over 30 years later. It was a skeleton of a young boy, discovered at Lake Turkana in the deserts of northern Kenya.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by ubthejudge
    +39 +1

    The Atlantis-style myths that turned out to be true

    Local legends often tell of cities or islands that have been lost to the waves. Nowadays we are sceptical of these tales, but some of them really happened. In one cataclysmic night, the gods sent a battalion of fire and earthquakes so intense that the Utopian kingdom of Atlantis sank deep into the ocean, never to be found again.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by grandtheftsoul
    +30 +1

    Female 'Amazon' warrior buried 2,500 years ago in Altai Mountains was... male

    New DNA findings alter the sex of one of most famous recent Siberian archeological finds of human remains. A Swiss taxidermy expert brought 'her' to life, recreating the 'virgin' warrior's looks from facial bones, and some observers commented on her distinctly masculine appearance. Yet archeologists and anthropologists believed she was not only female - and a pig-tailed teenager - but a member of an elite corps of warriors within...

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by TNY
    +6 +1

    New evidence: Easter Island civilization was not destroyed by war

    Hundreds of years ago, an advanced, seafaring civilization called Rapa Nui built more than 800 monuments that were so massive and ambiguous that they remain a mystery to this day. The Easter Island statues, or moai, are enormous stone figures placed along the coastline as if surveying the island's interior lands. One of archaeology's greatest mysteries is what happened to the Rapa Nui of Easter Island.

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by aj0690
    +8 +1

    520m-year-old nervous system among oldest and most detailed ever found

    It might resemble a menacing shrimp, but scientists have discovered an immaculately preserved 520-million-year-old creature was also a bundle of nerves. Unearthed in southern China, the fossils boast among the oldest and most extensive nervous systems ever preserved, researchers claim. Unlike bones and teeth which are commonly found in fossilised form, soft tissue - and in particular nerve tissue - is another matter. “Nerve tissue is extremely rare, and...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by drunkenninja
    +33 +1

    Scientists gear up to drill into ‘ground zero’ of the impact that killed the dinosaurs

    This month, a drilling platform will rise in the Gulf of Mexico, but it won’t be aiming for oil. Scientists will try to sink a diamond-tipped bit into the heart of Chicxulub crater—the buried remnant of the asteroid impact 66 million years ago that killed off the dinosaurs, along with most other life on the planet. They hope that the retrieved rock cores will contain clues to how life came back in the wake of the cataclysm, and whether the crater itself...

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by Apolatia
    +29 +1

    Scientists discover 99-million-year-old lizards preserved in amber

    Some 99 million years ago, 12 unsuspecting lizards stepped or fell into sticky tree resin and couldn't tear themselves loose in the forests of what is now Myanmar. Over time that resin fossilized into amber, preserving the little lizards for scientists to study later. Now, researchers are looking to these prehistoric golden chunks to better understand how lizards have evolved.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by TNY
    +28 +1

    1,000-year-old ‘lost’ medieval village found under M74 motorway

    The lost medieval village of Cadzow may have been finally located after artefacts more than 1,000 years old were unearthed during upgrading work on the M74. The discoveries near Hamilton in South Lanarkshire include coins believed to date from the 10th or 11th century, and fragments of glazed medieval pottery and clay smoking pipes. They were found under the motorway verge near junction six, opposite the Hamilton Services.

  • Expression
    3 years ago
    by manix
    +41 +1

    Slaughter at the bridge

    About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can't be found in any history books—the written word didn't become common in these parts for another 2000 years—but this was no skirmish between local clans. Thousands of warriors came together in a brutal struggle, perhaps fought on a single day, using weapons crafted from wood, flint, and bronze, a metal that was...

  • Analysis
    3 years ago
    by geoleo
    +32 +1

    New type of dinosaur egg found in China

    Researchers have found a new type of dinosaur egg from the Lower Cretaceous, or Early Cretaceous, in northwest China. The strata encompasses fossils dated between 100 million and 145 million years old. Dinosaur eggs from the Lower Cretaceous are hard to find. Eggs from the Upper Cretaceous -- a bit younger at 66 million to 100 million years old, and typically closer to the surface -- are much more common.

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by melaniee
    +40 +1

    Newly discovered mass graves could be filled with an ancient Greek tyrant’s followers

    Thousands of years ago, an ancient Greek athlete named Cylon tried to overthrow the government. It did not end well. Now, archaeologists have stumbled upon mass graves near Athens containing the skeletal remains of 80 men who the researchers believe may have been followers of that wannabe tyrant, Cylon of Athens. The remains — which had teeth in good condition — were found in two graves that date to between 675 and 650 B.C....

  • Current Event
    3 years ago
    by timex
    +3 +1

    12-year-old Israeli girl discovers ancient Egyptian amulet

    JERUSALEM — A 12-year-old Israeli girl has discovered an ancient Egyptian amulet dating back more than 3,200 years to the days of the Pharaohs. Neshama Spielman and her family took part in the Temple Mount Sifting Project, an initiative to sort through earth discarded from the area of the biblical temples in Jerusalem. There she found a pendant-shaped amulet bearing the name of the Egyptian ruler Thutmose III.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by socialiguana
    +44 +1

    Historian uncovers 'eye watering' scope of Black Death devastation

    A new analysis of broken pottery fragments collected from various rural locations throughout east England has shed new light on the devastating impact of the Black Death, the fearsome pandemic that ravaged much of Europe between the years of 1346 and 1351. University of Lincoln Professor Carenza Lewis and her colleagues collected pieces of pottery from nearly 2,000 standard-sized test pits in more than 55 locations in six counties which were also settlements during the 14th century.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by cone
    +42 +1

    Shipwreck found in Boston construction site

    It was a typical day at work for construction crews in Boston. They were digging on a lot of land planned for a 400,000-square-foot office building, but little did they know they were about to unearth a historic find: the remains off a 50-foot wooden ship from the mid- to late 1800s. "This is the first shipwreck that I know of in Boston discovered in filled land," city archaeologist Joe Bagley told CNN affiliate WBZ. "This is the largest and most significant by far." The Skanska construction crew stumbled across the discovery in the Seaport District last week and immediately halted construction.

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by melaniee
    +20 +1

    Man finds 22-pound chunk of butter estimated to be more than 2,000 years old in Irish bog

    Finding buried treasure is a dream as old as stories themselves. Treasure chests overflowing with gold doubloons, shiny lamps containing genies, gargantuan lumps of thousand-year-old butter. Okay, maybe most don't dream of unearthing enormous chunks of butter, but that's exactly what Jack Conway discovered in the Emlagh bog in County Meath, Ireland, at the beginning of June, Atlas Obscura reported. Conway is a turf cutter, meaning he harvests "turf" or peat - it's similar to moss - from a bog to later burn...

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by kxh
    +12 +1

    New Discovery Expands the Hobbit Family Tree

    Fossil finds are challenging our understanding of the diminutive hominins discovered in Indonesia in 2003.

  • Analysis
    2 years ago
    by zritic
    +3 +1

    How a Champagne-Laden Steamship Ended Up in a Kansas Cornfield

    The steamboat Arabia carried 200 tons of treasure when it sank in 1856. “You don’t have to go into the ocean to find a shipwreck,” says Kansas City explorer David Hawley. “They’re buried in your own back yard.” Hawley and his intrepid team have quite the incredible passion: discovering and excavating steamboats from the 19th century that may have sunk in the Missouri, but now lie beneath fields of farmers' midwestern corn. “Ours is a tale of treasures lost,” says Hawley. “A journey to locate sunken steamboats mystery cargo that vanished long ago.”

  • Current Event
    2 years ago
    by yuriburi
    +16 +1

    Maya 'snake dynasty' tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and hieroglyphs

    Archaeologists have uncovered what may be the largest royal tomb found in more than a century of work on Maya ruins in Belize, along with a puzzling set of hieroglyphic panels that provide clues to a “snake dynasty” that conquered many of its neighbors some 1,300 years ago. The tomb was unearthed at the ruins of Xunantunich, a city on the Mopan river in western Belize that served as a ceremonial center in the final centuries of Maya dominance around 600 to 800AD. Archaeologists found the chamber 16ft to 26ft below ground, where it had been hidden under more than a millennium of dirt and debris.