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Fisherman Pulls Up Beastly Evidence of Early Americans

A 22,000-year-old mastodon skull and tool dredged from the seafloor in the Chesapeake Bay hints of early settlers in North America.<p>The two relics, …

Anthropology

Hundreds of Ice Age fossils found in ancient sinkhole in Wyoming

Treasure trove of extinct prehistoric mammals including North American lion and American cheetah dating back 25,000 years found in cave<p>A treasure trove of hundreds of large Ice Age-era prehistoric mammals has been unexpectedly discovered in a cave in Wyoming.<p>The ancient sinkhole is believed to have …

Losing Maya Heritage to Looters

Stolen artifacts are making it from the Guatemalan jungle to wealthy black-market buyers.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p><b>Deep in the jungle in the north of Guatemala, along deep-rutted 4x4 tracks, the pyramids of the great Maya city of Xultún are hidden under</b> …

King's 2,100-Year-Old Mausoleum, Vast Trove Of Artifacts Discovered In China

A 2,100-year-old mausoleum built for a king named Liu Fei has been discovered in modern-day Xuyi County in Jiangsu, China, archaeologists report.<p>Liu Fei died in 128 B.C. during the 26th year of his rule over a kingdom named Jiangdu, which was part of the Chinese empire.<p>Although the mausoleum had …

Cursed Warship Revealed With Treasure Onboard

Researchers and divers have started studying the secrets that Mars, the pride of Sweden's 16th-century navy, has held for 450 years.<p>It was the largest and fiercest warship in the world, named the <i>Mars</i> for the Roman god of war: But it went up in a ball of flames in a brutal naval battle in 1564, …

unravel-history:

Because hieroglyphs have no vowels, we will never know for sure exactly how the Ancient Egyptians pronounced their words.

The Edwin Smith papyrus, the world’s oldest surviving surgical document

The Edwin Smith papyrus, the world’s oldest surviving surgical document. Written in hieratic script in ancient Egypt around 1600 B.C., the text describes anatomical observations and the examination, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of 48 types of medical problems in exquisite detail. Among the treatments described are closing wounds with sutures, preventing and curing infection with honey and moldy bread, stopping bleeding with raw meat, and immobilization of head and spinal cord injuries. …

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Iron-Age Warrior Burial Uncovered in Southeastern England

BOGNOR REGIS, ENGLAND—The grave of a warrior who was more than 30 years old at the time of his death around 50 B.C., at the time of Caesar’s Gallic …

King Alfred the Great bones believed to be in box found in museum

The remains could be that of King Alfred the Great or his son Edward the Elder, scientists say<p>The first remains of King Alfred the Great may have been found at last after tests on a pelvic bone unearthed in Winchester revealed it belonged to either the Anglo-Saxon King or his son Edward.<p>But after a …

Archaeology

Researchers discover genome of Brucellosis from 700-year-old skeleton

A 700-year-old skeleton from a medieval village in Sardinia has given researchers new insights into a chronic disease that causes profuse sweating …

Ancient People Achieved Remarkably Clean Teeth With Noxious Weed?

Eating the tuber of a bad-tasting plant prevented cavities 2,000 years ago.<p>The purple nutsedge is one of the world's worst weeds, spreading stealthily underground and shrugging off herbicides as if they were soda water. But new research shows that for one ancient people, this noxious plant may have …

Who Were the Ancient Bog Mummies? Surprising New Clues

Ongoing research suggests at least two 2,000-year-old corpses had traveled before their deaths.<p>Cast into northern European wetlands, bog bodies have long appeared as opaque to archaeologists as their dark and watery graves. But new clues are coming in the centuries-old mystery of their origins.<p>Over …

Ancient Native Americans Ate Pachyderms; Site Challenges Theory of Where New World Culture Began

Bones of the four-tusked gomphothere turned up at an ancient site.<p>At a Mexican site known as the End of the World, archaeologists have unearthed a Native American first: the bones of two extinct elephant-like animals that sported four tusks apiece, surrounded by 13,400-year-old spear points.<p>The …

Romanian cave holds some of the oldest human footprints

Human footprints found in Romania’s Ciur-Izbuc Cave represent the oldest such impressions in Europe, and perhaps the world, researchers say.<p>About 400 …

Warrior's 3,900 year old suit of bone armour unearthed in Omsk

'It was more precious than life, because it saved life'. Picture: The Siberian Times<p>Archeologists are intrigued by the discovery of the complete set …

Archaeologists return to shipwreck where 2,200-year-old Antikythera mechanism was found

Could another ancient computer lie beneath the sea? Archaeologists return to shipwreck where mysterious 2,200-year-old Antikythera mechanism was found<p>…

Is this the world's oldest secret code?

The oldest wooden statue in the world. Picture: Ekaterina Osintseva, The Siberian Times<p>The Idol is the oldest wooden statue in the world, estimated …

Europe Was a Melting Pot From the Start, Ancient DNA Reveals

Genetic analysis of a 37,000-year-old human bone from Russia suggests widespread intermingling during Paleolithic times.<p>Modern Europeans have genetic ties that bind them together much further back in time than once thought, scientists report after analyzing a prehistoric Russian man's DNA.<p>Scraps of …

Zeugma After the Flood

<b>It wasn’t good policy</b> that saved ancient Zeugma. It was a good story. In 2000, the construction of the massive Birecik Dam on the Euphrates River, …

Discovery of Oldest DNA Scrambles Human Origins Picture

Scientists reveal the surprising genetic identity of early human remains from roughly 400,000 years ago in Spain.<p><b>New tests on human bones hidden in a Spanish cave for some 400,000 years set a new record for the oldest human DNA sequence ever decoded—and may scramble the scientific picture of our</b> …

Could rare sword have belonged to Ivan the Terrible?

The scientists would be keen to hear from European experts who could throw more light on its origins. Picture: The Siberian Times<p>The medieval sword …

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

Secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard: Skills of the Saxon smiths revealed

Birmingham’s flourishing jewellery quarter has created stunning replicas of a number of the most famous Hoard items for the new displays, including …

Remarkably Pristine Ancient Greek Mosaics Uncovered in Turkish City of Zeugma

A team of archeologists led by Professor Kutalmis Grkay of Ankara University recently unearthed three ancient Greek mosaics in the Turkish city of Zeugma near the border of Syria. The excavation project, which began in 2007, was spurred on by flooding in the area due to the construction of a dam. …

The Fossil That Revolutionized the Search for Human Origins: a Q&A with Lucy Discoverer Donald Johanson

Donald Johanson (left) assembles the Lucy skeleton for the first time with French colleague Maurice Taieb. Image: Courtesy Institute of Human …

Britain's greatest treasure hoard reveals how goldsmiths fooled the Anglo-Saxon world

Scientists, examining Britain’s greatest Anglo-Saxon gold treasure collection, have discovered that it isn’t quite as golden as they thought.<p>Tests on …

Archaeology

Invasion of Giant Deer, Cannibals, and Celts!

A whirlwind tour of the 70,000 years of the history of Britain, taking us through pre-historic Britain and landing us finally at the eve of Julius …

Ice Age