Archaeology

Peru: Ancient pyramid excavation reveals extremely complex society 15,000 years ago

Many artefacts and food remains have been recovered at the ancient site.<p>The ancient civilisation that populated the coasts of Peru some 15,000 years …

Anthropology

Watch These 4,000-Year-Old First Nations Skeletons Come Back To Life

Reconstructing ancient faces from human skeletons has been done for decades, but the vast majority of those reconstructions are of Europeans. A new collaborative project between the Canadian Museum of History, the shíshálh Nation, and the University of Toronto upends how we see the past, with the …

Anthropology

Honey, I love you: our 40,000-year relationship with the humble bee

Humans have always had a special relationship with bees. And while the archaeological evidence is sparse, what does exist shows the richness of ancient human activities<p>Earlier this month I received my first package of bees. A package refers to a box containing 3 pounds of bees, or roughly 12 …

Bees

Ancient Pools in Jerusalem Succored Jewish Pilgrims to Temple 2,000 Years Ago

“Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before Hashem thy God in the place which He shall choose; on the feast of unleavened bread, and on …

Temple Mount

Sour soup for the gods - discovery in a medieval hut in the Lublin province | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

The 10th century hut discovered by archaeologists is located near the fortified settlement Żmijowiska - a place where scientists have been …

'Cooper's Treasure' recap: Darrell Miklos finds what he believes is Columbus ship's anchor and raises it to surface

Darrell Miklos appeared to finally prove that late astronaut Gordon Cooper had led him to a historic shipwreck on Tuesday night's season finale of "Cooper's Treasure."<p>The treasure hunter was ecstatic when, during a dive, he and fellow adventurer Eric Schmitt found a huge anchor buried on the sea …

Turks and Caicos

This Tiny-Brained Hominid Buried Its Dead, Just Like We Do

In 2013, a remote cave (as in "30 meters underground, through an 18-centimeter-wide passage" remote) revealed something surprising about what it …

Prehistory

New Cairo museum hopes Tutankhamun's chariot will be a draw for tourists

CAIRO (Reuters) - A chariot and funeral bed belonging to ancient Egypt's boy-king Tutankhamun were safely moved on Tuesday across Cairo to a new museum that Egypt hopes will lure back wary tourists.<p>Just beyond the Great Pyramids of Giza in the basement of Cairo's Grand Egyptian Museum, which is set …

Egypt

Mass Graves Found in Jaffa Date to Invasion by Napoleon

Excavations in Jaffa have uncovered the disarticulated remains of about 40 bodies in two mass graves dating to the late 18th century. The bodies …

Ottoman Empire

Han treasures bring kings to life

A burial suit made of thousands of pieces of jade laced together with gold thread and designed to protect and glorify a king in his afterlife will go …

Ancient History

Human remains found in Queensland drain

Human remains have been found in a stormwater drain in central Queensland.<p>Police closed an area of Gladstone Benaraby Road in Toolooa, just south of …

Human Remains

Dog found buried alive in Quebec

MONTREAL — An injured dog found buried alive on Montreal’s South Shore appears to be in stable condition as the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty …

Canadian News

Double First: 19th-Century Book Is 1st with Photos, by 1st Female Photographer

The Rijksmuseum in the Netherlands recently announced their acquisition of a photography first: the first book to be illustrated with photos, by a …

Women in Science

Fifth-Century Remains May Be Evidence of Human Sacrifice in Ancient Korea

Ancient Korean folklore tells of the practice of “Inju”: a ritualistic human sacrifice that saw unfortunate victims buried under the foundations of …

Over 1,700 activities to launch on Cultural and Natural Heritage Day

The Ministry of Culture announced that the upcoming 2017 Cultural and Natural Heritage Day will include over 1,700 activities at a press conference …

China

Blinged-Out Menorah Debuts at Pioneering Exhibit in Rome

The menorah is one of the most prominent Jewish symbols, and it has also played an important role Christian liturgy. This enduring religious object …

Rome

This amazing date tree was grown from a seed preserved since the time of Jesus

Getting fruit from it might be a tad difficult, though<p>In 1963, archaeologists began a dig around King Herod the Great’s palace at the ancient …

Gardening

Catherine the Great: Biography, Accomplishments & Death

Catherine II, also known as Catherine the Great, was an empress of Russia who ruled from 1762-1796, the longest reign of any female Russian leader. …

History

Malta’s Hypogeum, One of the World’s Best Preserved Prehistoric Sites, Reopens to the Public

The complex of excavated cave chambers includes a temple, cemetery and funeral hall

Tool sharpens focus on Stone Age networking in the Middle East

A stone tool found in Syria more than 80 years ago has sharpened scientists’ understanding of Stone Age networking.<p>Small enough to fit in the palm of …

Anthropology

18th-Century Scottish Woman's Face Reconstructed

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND—<i>The Scotsman</i> reports that a facial reconstruction has been made of an eighteenth-century woman whose remains were discovered on …

Ancient Native American beads traced to otherworldy source: an iron meteorite

To the Hopewell Culture, ancient Native Americans who sought out the exotic from near and far, metal was a rare and precious resource. Copper, found …

Anthropology

Tutankhamun's golden treasures harbour secrets

Author: AFP<p>The legendary treasure of ancient Egypt's boy king Tutankhamun, whose tomb British archaeologist Howard Carter discovered in the Valley of …

Egypt

Mudlarking: History buffs dig up priceless treasures along London's River Thames

Treasure-hunters are turning up all kinds of centuries-old relics along the shores of the River Thames in London, where the activity has become a …

Canadian News

A Purdue archaeologist reveals hidden life in ancient Sudan by studying death: BTN LiveBIG

The popular notion of archaeology rests on an object-driven, Indiana-Jones-fueled fantasy of unearthing lost treasures.<p>For Purdue University …

Big Ten

Ancient Graves Discovered in Iran's Sistan-Balouchestan

Archeologists in the southeastern province of Sistan-Baluchestan have discovered an ancient cemetery in Dombkouh archeological site. According to a …

Iran

Chaco Culture: Pueblo Builders of the Southwest

The "Chaco Culture," as modern-day archaeologists call it, flourished between roughly the 9th and 13th centuries A.D. and was centered at Chaco …

Anthropology

Study provides surprisingly complex portrait of ancient trade networks

(Phys.org)—The study of ancient civilizations, particularly those that did not leave extensive writing in the archaeological record, is reliant on …

History

Markets in shambles: Bengaluru’s heritage in ruins

<i>Bengaluru’s once famous Johnson Market has not seen any repairs since its inception in 1929. It hasn’t even received a coat of paint in 25 years. If</i> …

India

Exploring Israel: An extraordinary journey for the senses

Continents and cultures collide in Israel<p>Israel is one of the few places on Earth that can ignite all of your senses – the aromatic scent of spices, …

Temple Mount