The 5,500-year-old fingerprint (left) and the funnel beaker (right)
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 00:33

When Danish archaeologists started to survey the site of the proposed Femern Belt link tunnel, they discovered a 5,500 year old ceramic vessel imprinted with the fingerprint of the craftsman who made it.

Chronicles from the Future - Paul Dienach in Bandages
Friday, July 3, 2015 - 00:13

Note: Use the arrows at the bottom to navigate between the pages of the book.

Gold earrings, two knives, a collection of shells, and ceramic containers were uncovered from a flooded Lambayeque tomb.
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 21:59

About 800 years ago, a high status Peruvian woman was buried with seven people and a llama. Some theorize that her burial companions were her relatives, while others maintain they were servants.

Ancient ritual bath found beneath a home in Jerusalem
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 14:49

A 2,000-year-old ritual bath, known as a mikve, was found underneath a family’s living room floor in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem, while they were undertaking renovations.

North American giant
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 03:55

I can find no other explanation other than a gradual migration of a portion of the human family from one part of the world to another-from one hemisphere to the other. In short, I see in it a colonization of America, by means of an immigration from Europe.

Postcard image of the Serpent Mound, Ohio
Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 01:28

Long before the Isolationist doctrine of the Smithsonian became an academic dogma, mounds and earthworks in America were routinely compared to those observed in Western Europe. This position was summed up by Stephen Denison Peet, founder of the American Antiquarian, in these passages from 1892:


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