Author Profiles

Andreas Kornevall

Andreas Kornevall

Andreas Kornevall grew up in South America, Sweden and Switzerland. He spent several years volunteering with charities around the world, after which, he co-founded www.workingabroad.com - a non-...

Gregory Sams

Gregory Sams has been bringing novel concepts to the culture since the age of 19, when, in 1967, he and brother Craig introduced organic and natural foods to the UK marketplace. After 15 years of...
Ted Holden

Theodore A Holden

Recently retired after a 40-year career in computer software development which included major roles in a number of high-profile US military projects including BRAAT (Base Recovery After Attack), the...
Scott Alan Roberts

Scott Alan Roberts

Scott Alan Roberts is the author of The Rise and Fall of the Nephilim, and is the founder and publisher of Intrepid Magazine ( www.intrepidmag.com ), a journal dedicated to politics, science, UFOs,...
Leonide (Lennie) Martin, Author

Leonide (Lennie) Martin

Retired California State University professor, former Family Nurse Practitioner, currently author and Maya researcher. My books bring ancient Maya culture and civilization to life in stories about...
Gary A. David

Gary A. David

Gary A. David is an author and independent researcher who has studied Southwestern archaeological ruins and rock art for nearly thirty years. His books about the Hopi and other ancestral Pueblo...
Michael Ledo

Michael Ledo

Michael Ledo is the author of a number of titles including: On Earth as it is in Heaven: The Cosmic Roots of the Bible , The Scripture in the Stars , The Bible before Scripture , The Bible Astrology...
Alex Teplish

Alex Teplish

Alex Teplish was born in Odessa, Ukraine, formerly known as the USSR. Having his grandparents survive concentration camps during the Holocaust and his parents struggling to live a decent life, they...
Richard Cassaro

Richard Cassaro

Richard Cassaro's new book, The Missing Link , explores the meaning, transformations and propagation of the ancient world's most important religious icon. His first book, Written in Stone, is a wide-...
Maria Wheatley

Maria Wheatley

Maria Wheatley is a writer, dowser and researcher of earth mysteries specializing in the geodetic system of earth energies and ley lines. She organizes regular tours of sacred sites and medieval...
Giannis Baltzois

Giannis Baltzois

Lieutenant General Giannis Baltzois was born in Arta in 1954. He studied at the Greek Military University in 1972 and graduated in 1976. He has served in many special positions such as: European...
Elyn Aviva and Gary White

Elyn Aviva and Gary White

Elyn Aviva (neé Ellen Feinberg), Ph.D., M.Div., is an independent researcher specializing in sacred sites, powerful places, comparative religion, and pilgrimage. Her Ph.D. (Princeton University 1985...
David Millar

David Millar

David Millar studied archaeology and glaciology at the Universities of Bristol and Cam­bridge before working as a science journalist and editor in London. Poverty soon drove him into the oil industry...
Gerasimos Gerolymatos

Gerasimos Gerolymatos

Gerasimos was born in Athens. He has been painting for more than 30 years, mostly professionally. In 1983-86 he studied arts in Europe and specifically: In 1984, seminars of history of Arts and L...
Rose Flem-Ath

Rose Flem-Ath

ROSE FLEM-ATH is co-author (with Rand Flem-Ath) of WHEN THE SKY FELL which was translated into a dozen languages and has become an ancient history classic. It incorporates Rand’s extensive research...
Rand Flem-Ath

Rand Flem-Ath

RAND FLEM-ATH is a 5 th generation Canadian living with his wife and co-author (ROSE FLEM-ATH) on the Pacific coast of Canada. In 1976, Rand discovered that an ancient map of Atlantis published in...

Petros Koutoupis

Petros Koutoupis is an author and an independent historical researcher, focusing predominantly on the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age periods of the Eastern Mediterranean and general Near East. Fluent...
Jim Willis, Author

Jim Willis

After graduating from the Eastman School of Music , Jim Willis became a high school band and orchestra teacher during the week, a symphony trombonist on the weekends, a jazz musician at night and a...
Ralph Ellis

Ralph Ellis

Ralph Ellis was trained in surveying and computer science. He has been touring the Mediterranean and researching Egyptian and biblical history for over 30 years, and his comparisons between the two...
Paul Burley

Paul Burley

"There is a cosmic consciousness within us that, through use of symbols, allows us to comprehend and communicate our relationship with the earth, the universe, and life itself. This is a common...

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Human Origins

Map of sites and postulated migratory pathways associated with modern humans dispersing across Asia during the Late Pleistocene.
Most people are now familiar with the traditional "Out of Africa" model: modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 years ago. However, technological advances in DNA analysis and other fossil identification techniques, as well as an emphasis on multidisciplinary research

Ancient Technology

Detail of a star chart dating to the Middle Kingdom.
The calendar is one of mankind’s most important inventions. Calendars allowed societies to organize time for religious, social, economic, and administrative purposes. The calendar, or rather, two sets of calendars, were invented by the ancient Egyptians. One of these was a lunar calendar, which was used mainly for the organization of religious festivals.

Ancient Places

Smuts house
The farmstead of General Jan Smuts on the outskirts of Pretoria, is reputed to be one of the most haunted private homes in the country, according to Mr Mark Rose-Christie, raconteur and social scientist, who regularly takes brave visitors on a tour of haunted sites on his mystery ghost bus.

Our Mission

At Ancient Origins, we believe that one of the most important fields of knowledge we can pursue as human beings is our beginnings. And while some people may seem content with the story as it stands, our view is that there exists countless mysteries, scientific anomalies and surprising artifacts that have yet to be discovered and explained.

The goal of Ancient Origins is to highlight recent archaeological discoveries, peer-reviewed academic research and evidence, as well as offering alternative viewpoints and explanations of science, archaeology, mythology, religion and history around the globe.

We’re the only Pop Archaeology site combining scientific research with out-of-the-box perspectives.

By bringing together top experts and authors, this archaeology website explores lost civilizations, examines sacred writings, tours ancient places, investigates ancient discoveries and questions mysterious happenings. Our open community is dedicated to digging into the origins of our species on planet earth, and question wherever the discoveries might take us. We seek to retell the story of our beginnings. 

Ancient Image Galleries

View from the Castle Gate (Burgtor). (Public Domain)
Door surrounded by roots of Tetrameles nudiflora in the Khmer temple of Ta Phrom, Angkor temple complex, located today in Cambodia. (CC BY-SA 3.0)
Cable car in the Xihai (West Sea) Grand Canyon (CC BY-SA 4.0)