Víctor González Fernández

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Scientists Using LiDAR Find Massive Mayan City Under Guatemala Jungle

"If I had not had the LiDAR I would have walked right over it, because of how dense the jungle is."<p>Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defense works and pyramids in the dense jungle of Guatemala's …

Laser technology reveals ‘lost city’ in South Africa

Archaeologists in South Africa have located the site of a centuries-old “lost city” using sophisticated laser technology.<p>Local landowners had known …

Archaeology

Geocronología para conocer la edad de una vasija o de la Tierra

Davinia Moreno es investigadora y líder del laboratorio de datación por Resonancia Paramagnética Electrónica (ESR) del CENIEH (Centro Nacional de …

Egypt unveils 4,400-year-old tomb of ancient priestess

<b>Archaeologists in Egypt have unveiled the newly discovered tomb of an ancient priestess that dates back 4,400 years.</b><p>The tomb found near Cairo is adorned with well-preserved and rare wall paintings depicting the priestess, Hetpet, in a variety of scenes.<p>Hetpet was a priestess to the goddess of …

Archaeology

Archaeologists Baffled By Mysterious Neanderthal Structure

An international team of archaeologists in France have recently dated a Neanderthal-built structure that has been isolated deep within a cave for …

Archaeology

How China's first emperor searched for elixir of life

<b>China's first emperor launched an obsessive search for the elixir of life before dying aged 49 in 210 BCE, new archaeological research has revealed.</b><p>Qin Shi Huang, who created the world-famous terracotta army, ordered a nationwide hunt for the mythical potion.<p>The quest is mentioned in 2000-year-old …

China

Rare Aztec Map Reveals a Glimpse of Life in 1500s Mexico

A colorful map shows how indigenous and Spanish cultures mixed after their worlds collided.<p>Early maps of the Americas made by indigenous people are rare—extremely rare. This map, dated 1593, is one of fewer than 100 such documents that have survived the ravages of time. It provides a fascinating …

Sea Level

Are These the Oldest Images of Dogs?

Cave art discovered in Saudi Arabia dates back thousands of years and possibly shows hunters leading dogs on leashes.<p>In northwestern Saudi Arabia, a hunter surrounded by a pack of dogs threads an arrow, props it up against the string of his bow, and pulls it back to kill a wild animal roaming …

Meet the Man Living in a Lost City Carved in Stone

After being designated a World Heritage site in 1985, UNESCO and the Jordanian government began to relocate Bedouins from Petra–this man stayed.<p>Mofleh Bdoul grew up in the ancient city of Petra, scrambling up the rocky slopes along with herds of goats amid the ruins of tombs and temples.<p>The …

Mysterious Void Discovered in Egypt's Great Pyramid

The cavity is the first major inner structure discovered in the pyramid since the 1800s.<p>Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza—one of the wonders of the ancient world, and a dazzling feat of architectural genius—contains a hidden void at least a hundred feet long, scientists announced on Thursday.<p>The …

Archaeology

Massive open-access database on human cultures created - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

TORONTO, ON – An international team of researchers has developed a website at d-place.org to help answer long-standing questions about the forces …

Researchers Discover Babylonian Tablet Is Ancient Trig Table

The table of trigonometric values was made more than a thousand years before math historians thought trigonometry was invented.<p>In one of your math classes, you might have been taught that geometry and trigonometry were products of the ancient Greeks. That's not entirely accurate, as a new discovery …

Los múltiples hallazgos arqueológicos en megaobras viales

One of the World’s Oldest Art Workshops Is a Cave in Ethiopia

Caves may not get great natural light, but a low-ceilinged one in Ethiopia represents one of the earliest known and longest-running art workshops. …

R is for Archaeology: A report on the 2017 Society of American Archaeology meeting

<i>by Ben Marwick, Associate Professor of Archaeology, University of Washington and Senior Research Scientist, University of Wollongong</i><p>The Society of …

Los arqueólogos hallan la tumba de Aristóteles en Estagira, su ciudad natal

Sismanidis mostró los resultados de la excavación que comenzó en los años sesenta, llegando a la conclusión de que esta tumba pertenece al filósofo. …

Archaeology

Prehistoric 'Aspirin' Found in Sick Neanderthal's Teeth

Evidence of pain-killers is just one intriguing detail pulled from a closer look at the DNA in ancient tooth plaque.<p>It’s a good thing that Neanderthals didn’t have tartar-control toothpaste.<p>What looks to us like unsightly buildup has turned out to be a goldmine for microbiologists who study human …

Data Visualization

The archaeological legacy of the Crossrail excavations

<b>The skeletons of plague victims, a Tudor bowling ball and medieval ice skates fashioned from animal bones are among hundreds of artefacts on display at a new exhibition showcasing the most interesting finds made during the Crossrail excavations.</b><p>What's been unearthed undoubtedly offers a fascinating …

Archaeology
Anthropology

Website crowdsources archaeological digs

<b>A website that will let members of the public search for potential archaeological sites has been launched.</b><p>It is the brainchild of space archaeologist Dr Sarah Parcak who set it up using prize money from the Ted conference.<p>Describing it as "Indiana Jones meets Google Earth", she said the site would …

Archaeology

Se descubren en Sabadell estructuras arqueológicas de la Edad de Bronce y de la Edad de Hierro

Gran hallazgo<p>Ciencia y tecnología<p>Se han descubierto 56 estructuras arqueológicas de diferente tipo que datan del final de la Edad de Bronce y de la …