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The Silurian Hypothesis

What if another industrial civilization had existed on Earth tens of millions of years ago, long before humans, but all traces of it have now been lost? While it may seem like an absurd idea,...

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 the city's Roman theater have both been almost completely demolished,...

Controversial footprint discovery suggests human-like creatures may have roamed Crete nearly 6m years ago

by Matthew Robert Bennett And Per Ahlberg The human foot is distinctive. Our five toes lack claws, we normally present the sole of our foot flat to the ground, and our first and second toes...

Study may shed new light on dispersal of early modern humans

Tue, Jan 02, 2018 Results from the analysis of stone tools from Skhul Cave may help reveal a complex picture of how, when and where early modern humans left Africa. A recent study* of lithic artifacts...

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 in a museum. But today’s archaeology is not just about...

7-million-year-old teeth add new layer to human origin story

Maria Gallucci Ancient tooth fossils found in Europe may represent a new chapter in the human origin story. The fossils, which date back more than 7 million years, belonged to an ape-like creature named Graecopithecus freybergi,...

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 the ancestors of those who lived around Stonehenge and Avebury. As...

If You Missed This Year’s Eclipse, Chase Another

by Kelsey Kennedy Starting in 2019, there will be other opportunities to catch totality—or see it again if you’re hooked. Eclipse chasers may seem a little intense—they often go to great lengths to see total solar...
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Great Pyramid at Giza New Investigation (Critique of Hawass)

An international seminar about the recently discovered gap in the Great Pyramid of Giza will be held in the upcoming period, according to Minister of Antiquities Khaled Anani. In a statement on Sunday (November 5th...

Dead heads: Turkish site reveals more evidence of neolithic ‘skull cult’

Fragments of carved bone unearthed at an ancient site on a Turkish hillside are evidence that the people who spent time there belonged to a neolithic “skull cult” – a group that embraces rituals...
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