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Ancient Cave Art Could Be From Neanderthals

Ancient Cave Art Could Be From Neanderthals

Scientists believe cave paintings discovered in Spain could be the work of Neanderthals, our closest prehistoric relatives, who lived throughout Europe and Asia until about 30,000 years ago. “This currently is Europe’s oldest dated art, by at least 4,000 years,” says Alistair Pike of the University …

Bronze Age village yields ancestral secrets

Bronze Age village yields ancestral secrets

“It feels almost rude to be intruding. It doesn’t feel like archaeology any more. It feels like somebody’s house has burned down and we’re going in and picking over their goods,” Mark Knight says. Knight is the director of a remarkable project: the excavation of …

1,750,000 Year Old Man-Made Bridge Between India and Sri Lanka

1,750,000 Year Old Man-Made Bridge Between India and Sri Lanka

The NASA Shuttle has imaged a mysterious ancient bridge between India and Sri Lanka, as mentioned in the Ramayana. The evidence, say experts matter-of-factly, is in the Digital Image Collection. The recently discovered bridge, currently named as Adam’s Bridge and made of a chain of …

Archaeologists discover lost language

Archaeologists discover lost language

Evidence for a forgotten ancient language which dates back more than 2,500 years, to the time of the Assyrian Empire, has been found by archaeologists working in Turkey. Researchers working at Ziyaret Tepe, the probable site of the ancient Assyrian city of TuÅ¡han, believe that …

Biggest Dinosaur Ever Found: Giant Titanosaurus Discovered in Argentina

A new species of titanosaur unearthed in Argentina is the largest animal ever to walk the Earth, palaeontologists say. Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say. Based on its …

Mummies Around the World—Dried, Smoked, or Thrown in a Bog

Mummies Around the World—Dried, Smoked, or Thrown in a Bog

Polish scientists are launching what they say will be the world’s largest scientific study of Egyptian mummies. The Warsaw-based project will examine 42 mummies, looking for clues to ancient diseases, the mummies’ former occupations, and even whether the corpses were left-handed. Though Egypt’s mummies are …

Ancient Aeroplanes Did the Incas Build Aircraft ?

Ancient Aeroplanes Did the Incas Build Aircraft ?

These golden sculptures are pre-Columbian. It is difficult to determine their exact age as gold is hard to date. However it is strongly believed that they date from around 500 – 800 CE. They have been found in central and also coastal regions of South America. …

Honduras leader proclaims archaeology bonanza but 'lost city' doubts linger

Honduras leader proclaims archaeology bonanza but ‘lost city’ doubts linger

A new expedition to ruins in the Honduran jungle has prompted skepticism from archaeologists and fury from the country’s indigenous people, who say President Juan Orlando Hernández’s embrace of a legendary lost city of the Monkey God is “offensive, discriminatory and racist”. Last week, Hernández swept …

Ruins Of Ancient City Found In Antarctica

Ruins Of Ancient City Found In Antarctica

A California TV crew missing since November 2002, a video they left behind and a mission by U.S. Navy SEALs are the key elements in a story that claims extensive ancient ruins have been found under the ice of Antarctica. That’s according to archaeologist and adventurer Jonathan …

Archaeology: “Early Humans Migrated North 800,000 Years Ago”

Archaeology: “Early Humans Migrated North 800,000 Years Ago”

“Early Humans Migrated North 800,000 Years Ago” by redOrbit “Ancient man migrated out of Africa into northern Europe more than 800,000 years ago, far earlier than previously believed, according to a new study released Wednesday. A collection of flint tools unearthed near Happisburgh in the …