The San Pedro Mountains Mummy
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 14:02

In June 1934, two gold prospectors, who had been digging and blasting for gold within the San Pedro Mountains in Wyoming, came across a small cavern buried deep within the thick rock. When the dust began to settle, the prospectors made a startling discovery – the well-preserved, but long-forgotten, remains of a tiny human.

This skull was unearthed from a lake bed in central Sweden
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 02:04

It has long been thought that modern Europeans descended from both indigenous hunters and Middle Eastern farmers. However, a new study published in the journal Nature, shows that a third population came into the mix – Northern Eurasians.

Alchemy
Friday, September 19, 2014 - 00:38

A similar quest began in ancient India, China, and Egypt thousands of years ago. All of these cultures sought to turn lead or other substances into gold and to attain immortality through learning to manipulate and purify matter as such.

Ancient Pazyryk nomads - Cranial Surgery
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 14:36

Russian neurosurgeons, anthropologists, and archaeologists are working together to reconstruct the way in which ancient nomads from the Pazyryk tribe in the Altai Mountains of Siberia managed to carry out extremely advanced cranial surgery 2,300 to 2,500 years ago.  The techniques they used also bear a remarkable similarity to those found in th

3,300-year-old Egyptian woman with hair extensions discovered in Armana
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 02:45

Archaeologists carrying out excavations at Tell el-Amarna in Egypt, the capital city built by Pharaoh Akhenaten in c. 1330 BC, have found a number of human remains containing well-preserved elaborate hairstyles, including one with more than 70 hair extensions, and another with red henna hair dye.   

Kraken
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 00:00

Captain John Bennett and his crew were stunned when they dragged onto their fishing boat a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates, while fishing in Antarctica’s remote Ross Sea.  It was an enormous 350 kg (770 pound) squid which they had hauled up from one mile below the surface.

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Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Tomb of Alexander the Great - Siwa Egypt

Tomb of Alexander the Great already found, archaeologist claims, but findings have been blocked by ‘diplomatic intervention’

The worldwide media is currently amass with news stories about the exciting discovery of an enormous tomb in Amphipolis, Greece, and speculation has been mounting that it may belong to Alexander the...

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