Bryn Celli Ddu: Ancient Stone Circle and Passage Tomb Was for the Living and the Dead
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 03:41

Stonehenge is arguably one of the most iconic prehistoric monuments in the UK. Nevertheless, this ancient structure is just one of many henges found across the country. The fame gained by Stonehenge has eclipsed many of the other stone circles found in the UK, sites largely unknown to most people.

‘The Hidden Treasures of Ethiopa’ exhibit at Houston Museum of Natural Science featuring a model of “Lucy”, Australopithecus Afarensis.
Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 01:51

Half a million years before early humans arrived on the scene, the prehistoric hominins living in East Africa were shaping tools out of stone. These rare artifacts have been discovered by scientists working near Lake Turkana, Kenya. They are said to be the oldest stone tools ever found, predating previous tools by 700,000 years.

Archaeologists working in the 1,000-year-old house at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska.
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 22:03

An incredible archaeological discovery in Alaska provided evidence that trade was occurring between Asia and the New World centuries before Christopher Columbus landed in the Americas in 1492. Researchers uncovered two bronze artifacts in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska, which were manufactured in China, Korea, or Yakutia.

Cerro Rico de Potosí as depicted in 1715, a possible origin of the Sierra de la Plata myth.
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 15:27

It was gold and silver that drove the Spanish on in their exploration and conquest of the Americas. By the 1530s, less than 50 years after Christopher Columbus had reached the New World, the Spanish had succeeded in conquering the two superpowers of the region, the Aztec and the Inca Empires.

Kuelap, Peru - Ancient Fortress of the Cloud Warriors
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 02:37

Built by the Chachapoyas, the fortified citadel of Kuelap was home to the Warriors of the Cloud in Peru, before they were conquered by invaders. Massive stone walls and hundreds of ruins stand as a reminder of a formidable culture lost to history.

Vision of Iron Age cremation
Friday, April 17, 2015 - 00:59

Archaeologists have just a few ways to study how humans lived in the distant past; one of them is how people handled bodies after their loved ones died.

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The White Slaves of Barbary
Much attention and condemnation has been directed towards the tragedy of the African slave trade, which took place between the 16 th and the 19 th centuries. However, another equally despicable trade...

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A large bronze head with protruding eyes believed to depict those of Cancong, the semi-legendary first king of Shu (Source: Wikipedia)
Flask with Zodiac medallions (www.metmuseum.org)
Vessel in the form of a man on a reed raft