Sunday, August 18, 2019

Cahokia: North America’s massive, ancient city

Matt DavisMesopotamia had Ur, a wealthy city from 2100 BCE and a towering ziggurat. Egypt had Memphis and Alexandria, with their great pyramids and...

Freddie Mercury’s Zoroastrianism

by Vasudha NarayananIn the Freddie Mercury biopic, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” there’s a scene in which a family member scolds Mercury.“So now the family name...

ISIS Destroys Ancient Theater, Tetrapylon In Palmyra, Syria Says

Two famous ancient structures in the city of Palmyra have been destroyed by ISIS forces, Syria's antiquities chief says.The Tetrapylon and the facade of...

People may have lived in Brazil more than 20,000 years ago

by Bruce BowerPeople hunted giant sloths in the center of South America around 23,120 years ago, researchers say — a find that adds to...

Ancient Cave in China Filled With 45,000-Year-Old Stone Tools

Archaeologists have recovered thousands of artifacts from a cave in Xinjiang (an autonomous region of northern China) including stone tools, bronze and iron artifacts and...

America’s archaeology data keeps disappearing

Archaeology – the name conjures up images of someone carefully sifting the sands for traces of the past and then meticulously putting those relics...

America’s First Immigrants: DNA Links Native Americans, Indigenous Canadians To First Ancient Migration

By Elana GlowatzDNA proves that Native American and indigenous Canadian groups along the northern Pacific Ocean have been living there for more than...

Ancient ‘House of the Dead’ discovered in Wiltshire

A ‘House of the Dead’ has been discovered in Wiltshire dating back 5,000 years by University of Reading archaeologists and students, and could contain...

Ancient settlement primed for flooding in Turkey

Crews have begun dynamiting Neolithic-era caves near Hasankeyf, Turkey. The early Mesopotamian settlement will soon be submerged by a hydroelectric dam project, Diego Cupolo...

Ancient Hominin Skull From China Suggests Humans Didn’t Evolve Just From African Ancestors

By Kastalia MedranoMost scientists believe all modern humans are descended from African ancestors. But a new analysis of an ancient Chinese skull...
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