Saturday, March 23, 2019

Chaco Canyon’s ancient civilization continues to puzzle

By Bruce Bower Chaco Canyon is a land of extremes. Summer heat scorches the desert canyon, which is sandwiched between sandstone cliffs nearly two kilometers...

United States Files Civil Action To Forfeit Thousands Of Ancient Iraqi Artifacts Imported By...

Earlier today, the United States filed a civil complaint to forfeit thousands of cuneiform tablets and clay bullae. As alleged in the complaint, these...

Scientists build DNA from scratch to alter life’s blueprint

by Malcolm RitterAt Jef Boeke's lab, you can whiff an odor that seems out of place, as if they were baking bread here.But he...

ISIS Makes up to $100 MILLION a Year Smuggling Ancient Artifacts

BY CALLUM PATONThe Islamic State militant group (ISIS) makes as much as $100 million annually by trafficking looted antiquities out of Iraq and Syria and selling them on the...
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Stephen Hawking’s Last Theory

With a science paper published after his death, Stephen Hawking has revived debate on a deeply divisive question for cosmologists: Is our Universe just...

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...
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