Archaeology

Goliath Gates: Entrance to Famous Biblical Metropolis Uncovered

Posted by on August 7, 2015 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech with 2 Comments
Goliath Gates: Entrance to Famous Biblical Metropolis Uncovered

The gates were uncovered in Tell es-Safi, which was occupied almost continuously for nearly 5,000 years, until the Arab village at the site was left in 1948, Maeir said. Though archaeologists have been excavating at the site since 1899, it wasn’t until the past few decades that they realized how massive the Iron Age remains really were.

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The Amazon Rainforest: Was it ‘Man Made’ by Our Ancestors?

Posted by on August 3, 2015 in Archaeology, Earth, Nature, Sci-Tech, Science with 1 Comment
The Amazon Rainforest: Was it ‘Man Made’ by Our Ancestors?

It is often held aloft by environmental campaign groups as an example of one of the last remaining regions of unspoiled habitat left in the world. But instead of being a pristine rainforest untouched by human hands, the Amazon appears to have been profoundly shaped by mankind. An international team of researchers have published evidence that suggests the Amazon was once home to millions of people who lived and farmed in the area now covered by trees. The scientists claim the Amazon basin was a major centre of crop domestication that saw at least 83 native species being cultivated to some degree.

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New Found Manuscript Could Be Oldest Known Quran Copy

Posted by on July 25, 2015 in Archaeology, Sci-Tech, Science with 0 Comments
New Found Manuscript Could Be Oldest Known Quran Copy

A 1,500-year-old parchment could be one of the oldest known copies of the Quran, possibly dating back to a time that overlapped with the life of the Prophet Muhammad, according to researchers who recently dated the manuscript fragments. The text underwent radiocarbon dating, which measured the age of the find’s organic materials. Researchers at the University of Birmingham, in the United Kingdom, found that the leaves of parchment date back to A.D. 568 and A.D. 645.

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Did Giants Drink Out of Urns at the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos

Posted by on June 7, 2015 in Archaeology, Earth, Nature, Sci-Tech, Space with 2 Comments
Did Giants Drink Out of Urns at the Mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos

Stonehenge inspires awe, but there’s an even more mysterious ancient scene in Laos. The Plain of Jars consists of thousands of prehistoric stone vessels scattered over hundreds of square kilometers near Phonsavan, in the northeastern part of the country—a hilly area, despite the “plain” in the name. The huge jars form a surreal sight—some are up to ten feet tall and weigh several tons. It’s an archeological wonder that experts still haven’t pinned down.

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Discovery: Written Communication Around 37,000 Years Longer Than We Thought

Posted by on May 26, 2015 in Archaeology, Science with 0 Comments
Discovery: Written Communication Around 37,000 Years Longer Than We Thought

It’s common knowledge that the first systematic use of written symbols as a means of communication emerged in Sumer around 3,000 BCE, but now a Canadian researcher is suggesting that as far back as 40,000 years ago our ancestors communicated in writing.

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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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