Archaeology

Lost City Discovered in Honduran Rain Forest

Posted by on March 3, 2015 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Lost City Discovered in Honduran Rain Forest

Douglas Preston | National Geographic In search for the legendary “City of the Monkey God,” explorers find the untouched ruins of a vanished culture. An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, uninhabited region […]

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Prehistoric High Times: Early Humans Used Magic Mushrooms, Opium

Posted by on February 3, 2015 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 3 Comments
Prehistoric High Times: Early Humans Used Magic Mushrooms, Opium

Prehistoric High Times: Opium, “magic” mushrooms and other psychoactive substances have been used since prehistoric times all over the world, according to a new review of archaeological findings. The evidence shows that people have been consuming psychoactive substances for centuries, or even millennia, in many regions of the world, said Elisa Guerra-Doce, an associate professor of prehistory at the University of Valladolid in Spain, who wrote the review.

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Top 10 Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta, DNA Breakthrough, Ancient Cave Art, Minibots, Brain Implants, and More

Posted by on January 1, 2015 in Archaeology, Science, Space, Technology, Videos with 0 Comments
Top 10 Science Breakthroughs of 2014: Rosetta, DNA Breakthrough, Ancient Cave Art, Minibots, Brain Implants, and More

When looking back at 2014’s biggest moments, don’t forget to take a look at the biggest innovations in science. From monumental gains in space exploration to DNA and ancient dinosaurs, intrepid intellectuals made great discoveries. RT’s Lindsay France has more.

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Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

Posted by on December 28, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Coolest Archaeological Discoveries of 2014

Thanks to the careful work of archaeologists, we learned more in the past year about Stonehenge’s hidden monuments, Richard III’s gruesome death and King Tut’s mummified erection. From the discovery of an ancient tomb in Greece to the first evidence of Neanderthal art, here are 10 of Live Science’s favorite archaeology stories of 2014.

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Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt

Posted by on December 17, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Million-Mummy Cemetery Unearthed in Egypt

The remains of a child, laid to rest more than 1,500 years ago when the Roman Empire controlled Egypt, was found in an ancient cemetery that contains more than 1 million mummies, according to a team of archaeologists from Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah.

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World’s Oldest ‘Computer’ May Be Older Than Previously Thought

Posted by on December 4, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech, Technology with 0 Comments
World’s Oldest ‘Computer’ May Be Older Than Previously Thought

The Antikythera Mechanism has had scholars scratching their heads over how the Greeks managed to build a mechanical computer a hundred years before the birth of Christ and thousands of years before anything similar.

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Skeletal Remains of “Old Giants” Reportedly Found in Russia

Posted by on October 21, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Skeletal Remains of “Old Giants” Reportedly Found in Russia

During the excavation of an ancient burial mound belonging to the Bronze Age were discovered the skeletal remains of about four people, two men and two women.
As explained by historian, men were about two meters tall and women over 1.7 meters. Matáyev noted previously in this place were found the bones of human beings even larger

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Hieroglyphics Experts Declare Ancient Egyptian Carvings in Australia to be AUTHENTIC

Posted by on October 16, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 1 Comment
Hieroglyphics Experts Declare Ancient Egyptian Carvings in Australia to be AUTHENTIC

Patricia Awyan (Co-Director of the Khemit School) and the Khemit team provide details of the team’s research methodology, a translation of the wall’s narrative, and an extensive 3-part interview and expert analysis of the Gosford ‘glyphs featuring Mohamed Ibrahim and Yousef Abd’el Hakim Awyan.

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Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Revealed in Israel

Posted by on September 17, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Massive 5,000-Year-Old Stone Monument Revealed in Israel

A lunar-crescent-shaped stone monument that dates back around 5,000 years has been identified in Israel. Located about 8 miles (13 kilometers) northwest of the Sea of Galilee, the structure is massive.

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New Evidence Lost Civilizations Really Existed

Posted by on September 11, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 3 Comments
New Evidence Lost Civilizations Really Existed

Beginnings of human civilization started after the last Ice Age, which ended around 9,600 BC. All human ancestors prior to this time were recognized as primitive, uncivilized hunter-gatherers who were incapable of communal organization and architectural design. It was only after the Ice Age, when huge 2-mile deep ice caps that covered much of Europe and North America melted, that our human ancestors started to develop and perfect agriculture, forming more-complex economic and social structures around 4000 BC.

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Stonehenge Researchers Discover Site Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought

Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Stonehenge Researchers Discover Site Is Much Larger Than Previously Thought

Stonehenge stood at the heart of a sprawling landscape of chapels, burial mounds, massive pits and ritual shrines, according to an unprecedented survey of the ancient grounds.

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Incredible Discovery Of Pyramid-Shaped Tomb In Japan Adds To Mystery In Asuka

Posted by on September 1, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Incredible Discovery Of Pyramid-Shaped Tomb In Japan Adds To Mystery In Asuka

Archaeologists in Japan have discovered that a large mound in the village of Asuka in Nara Prefecture contains a pyramid-shaped tomb underneath, according to a news release in the Japan Times.

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Archaeologists Discover 15 Previously Unknown Monuments Buried Around Stonehenge

Posted by on August 26, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Archaeologists Discover 15 Previously Unknown Monuments Buried Around Stonehenge

The mystery surrounding Stonehenge has suddenly deepened — literally. A first-of-its-kind study suggests that 15 previously undiscovered or poorly understood monuments lie hidden under the ancient stone monument and its surroundings.

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Origins of Hierarchy: How Egyptian Pharaohs Rose to Power

Posted by on August 12, 2014 in Archaeology, Psychology-Psychiatry with 0 Comments
Origins of Hierarchy: How Egyptian Pharaohs Rose to Power

Ancient Egypt is just one example of a society in which everyone had been more or less equal began to schism into classes, with clear leaders emerging. In many cases, these leaders held absolute power.

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Human Exodus May Have Reached China 100,000 Years Ago

Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 0 Comments
Human Exodus May Have Reached China 100,000 Years Ago

The “out of Africa at 60,000 years ago” scenario remains the majority view. But the orthodoxy is slowly being challenged as ancient bones are uncovered in the east.

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