Human Origins

In this section we will present how human origins are explained through three different perspectives: a)science and scientific evidence, b) religions and creation stories and c)folklore and mythology.

Looking at things from different angles is vital in better understanding of any situation in life. We will present the facts and the opinions (although we recognise that the boundary between fact and opinion is often very thin) allowing you not only to see that a vital clue is missing in our understanding about human origins, but to realize the possibility that what we already know may be completely wrong.

Rig Veda - Earth Colony

Colony Earth and The Rig Veda - Part II

I have taken the off-world position of reading the Sanskrit texts through the eyes of an ancient astronaut, and interpret them through the filter of the more current science and astrophysics. While...
Colony Earth - Rig Veda

Colony Earth and The Rig Veda - Part I

Earth is only one of hundreds of colonies in our galaxy, which is home to 100 billion alien planets. Now is the time for this self-evident truth to be accepted! Planet Earth is a Sacred Cosmic Life...
Rama's Bridge

Rama's Bridge: Where Modern Science And Ancient Myths Collide

Historians, archeologists and researchers in our distant past insist that civilized life began on the Earth about 5,000 years ago. They point to the fact that there is no hard evidence to support the...
The Holocene Extinction

A threat unknown to many: Holocene Extinction

While people remain occupied with everyday life—political and economic crises, entertainment and conspiracy theories—an event has been transpiring that is so important and vital for humanity, yet no...
Maori Creation Myths

Creation Myth of the Maori – New Zealand

The Maori people are the natives of New Zealand who, like other tribes, have myths that are related to the creation of the world and the creation of man. According to the Maori, in the beginning was...
Chinese Terracotta Warriors

The Mysteries of the Chinese Terracotta Warriors

In 1974 the most important archaeological discovery in the world took place when more than 8000 life-size clay warriors were uncovered in Xi’an, China. The clay army lies in the greatest mausoleum in...
Sodom and Gomorrah

The Wrath of the Gods: Sodom and Gomorrah

It is one of the largest catastrophes mentioned in the Bible, and one that—though still in dispute between archaeologists—has possibly been verified as true. It is the destruction of Sodom and...
Exodus Scientific Evidence

The Exodus – Scientific Evidence

The story of the Hebrews departing from Egypt after ‘God’ cursed the Egyptians with ten plagues sounds like a fairy tale in which a vengeful God with superpowers punishes the Egyptians for not...
William Bramley Interview - The Gods of Eden

A very interesting Interview with William Bramley

William Bramley , author of one of the most popular books on ancient astronaut theory, Gods of Eden , has given an exclusive interview for the readers of Ancient-Origins. In this interview he...
The Great Flood - Scientific Evidence

The Great Flood – Scientific evidence

Numerous myths and legends from all over the world refer to a great flood. Some stories even refer to more than one flood afflicting humanity, but the common theme among virtually all of them is that...
Deucalion Myth

Deucalion Myth – The great Flood from Greece

Deucalion was the son of the last Titan (god), Prometheus . According to Hesiod , Prometheus and the god Zeus were in conflict. Prometheus was the one who, with the help of the Goddess Athena ,...
Sumerian Flood Story

The great Flood through the Sumerian Tablets

The earliest flood legend in world mythology originates with the Sumerians, dating back to about 200BCE. The text found in Sumerian clay tablets provides impressive stories of the human origins and...
Exodus - Bible

The Exodus - Intervention from the Gods

The story of Exodus in the Bible is well known. It is described in the second book of the Bible and tells of the departure of the Jewish people from Egypt. More or less, the Exodus gives birth to...
Australian Aboriginals Creation Myth

Australian Aboriginals - Creation Myth

At the beginning it was only darkness and a bare land… The Aborigines of Australia are considered one of the oldest surviving cultures in the world. Many different creation stories exist among the...
Dating Methods in Archaeology

Dating methods in Archaeology. Are they accurate?

Dating refers to the archaeological tool to date artefacts and sites, and to properly construct history. All methods can be classified into two basic categories: a) Relative dating methods : Based on...

Olmecs, Ancient American Civilization with African Characteristics

When we speak about ancient Mexico, the first civilizations that come to mind are the Maya, the Incas, and the Aztecs. It wasn’t until the 1930s when a mysterious civilization was discovered that...

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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. 

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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)