Suggested Books

Suggested Books

Here is a list of suggested books. Click on the title to see a book description or click on the book to get it from Amazon. You are welcome to review any of the books listed. This page is updated regularly.

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 01:12

Author(s):
Virginia Hamilton, Barry Moser

A thought-provoking collection of twenty-five stories that reflect the wonder and glory of the origins of the world and humankind. With commentary by the author. “A must for mythology shelves.”--Booklist...Read more

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 01:11

Author(s):
Miranda Aldhouse-Green, Val McDermid

It is time for a new book about bog bodies: the number of known bodies is growing. Lindow Man, the famous 'Pete Marsh' discovered in Cheshire in the 1980s, has been joined by new finds from Ireland and elsewhere. Who were these...Read more

Saturday, December 2, 2017 - 01:10

Author(s):
John Bentley

What's in a Name? The Royal Secret is a mystery history and philosophical thriller based on the real story of the dramatic life and loves of the man who was the true writer of the Shakespeare plays and why he deliberately concealed his...Read more

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:55

Author(s):
Zecharia Sitchin

Modern Technology . . . or Knowledge of the Ancients?

Space travel . . . Genetic engineering . . . Computer science . . . Astounding achievements as new as tomorrow. But stunning recent evidence proves that as these ultramodern...Read more

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:55

Author(s):
Jacques Vallee

It is readily acknowledged that our time has surpassed all epochs in history for the accumulation of technical knowledge, physical power over our environment, and economic might. It is less often pointed out, however, that our age has...Read more

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:54

Author(s):
Ervin Laszlo, Anthony Peake

Scientific evidence for the continual presence of consciousness with or without connection to a living organism

• Examines findings on the survival of consciousness beyond life, including near-death experiences, after-death...Read more

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:54

Author(s):
Jeremy Narby

Whilst living amongst Peruvian Indians, anthropologist Jeremy Narby learned of their phenomenal knowledge of plants and biochemical interactions, gained under the influence of the hallucinogen ayahuasca. Despite his initial scepticism,...Read more

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:54

Author(s):
Richard Miles

Across the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Nile Delta, awe-inspiring

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Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:53

Author(s):
Stephanie Dalley

The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the...Read more

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 22:53

Author(s):
Avery Morrow

The first English translation and examination of secret Japanese writings dating from the paleolithic to classical eras 

• Examines four suppressed and secret texts to discover the deeper truths beneath Japanese mythology ...Read more

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 00:24

Author(s):
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Thubten Chodron, Bhante Gunaratana

Now in Paperback! Explore with the Dalai Lama the common ground underlying the diverse traditions of Buddhism.

Buddhism is practiced by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, from Tibetan caves to Tokyo temples to redwood...Read more

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 00:21

Author(s):
Agustín Fuentes

A bold new synthesis of paleontology, archaeology, genetics, and anthropology that overturns misconceptions about race, war and peace, and human nature itself, answering an age-old question: What made humans so exceptional among all the...Read more

Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 00:19

Author(s):
Jan Guillou

For power. For passion. For glory.
The epic story of the Knights Templar.

Born in 1150 to a noble Swedish family and coming of age at a monastery under the tutelage of a Cistercian monk and a former Knight Templar, young Arn...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:29

Author(s):
Raymond Faulkner, Ogden Goelet, Carol Andrews

For millennia, the culture and philosophy of the ancient Egyptians have fascinated artists, historians, and spiritual seekers throughout the world. Now, with this deluxe edition, the legendary 3,500-year-old Papyrus of Ani—the most...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:28

Author(s):
Victor H. Mair, J. P. Mallory

"A fascinating and readable account... a valuable compendium of recent research on a little-known region." ―Archaeology
How did tartan-wearing Indo-Europeans come to be in Asia 2,000 years beforeWest and East admitted each other’s...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:27

Author(s):
Dennis J. Stanford, Bruce A. Bradley, Michæl Collins

Who were the first humans to inhabit North America? According to the now familiar story, mammal hunters entered the continent some 12,000 years ago via a land bridge that spanned the Bering Sea. Distinctive stone tools belonging to the...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:26

Author(s):
Marcus Aurelius

Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161–180 CE, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius wrote the 12 books of the Meditations in Koine Greek as a source for his own guidance...Read more

Friday, November 10, 2017 - 18:24

Author(s):
Neil Gaiman

Introducing an instant classic―master storyteller Neil Gaiman presents a dazzling version of the great Norse myths.

Neil Gaiman has long been inspired by ancient mythology in creating the fantastical realms of his fiction. Now he...Read more

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 16:59

Author(s):
Max Dashu

In this compelling exploration of language, archaeology, and early medieval literature, Max Dashu illuminates hidden cultural heritages. She shows that the old ethnic names for "witch" signify 'wisewoman, ' 'prophetess, ' 'diviner, ' '...Read more

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 16:55

Author(s):
Johan Reinhard

Johan Reinhard's discovery of the 500-year-old frozen body of an Inca girl made international headlines in 1995, reaching more than a billion people worldwide. One of the best-preserved mummies ever found, it was a stunning and significant time capsule, the spectacular climax to an Andean quest...Read more

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Human Origins

Silhouettes (Public Domain) in front of blood cells (Public Domain) and a gene.
Most people who have the Rh blood type are Rh-positive. There are also instances, however, where people are Rh-Negative. Health problems may occur for the unborn child of a mother with Rh-Negative blood when the baby is Rh-Positive.

Ancient Technology

The Lycurgus Cup.
A strange chalice made its way into the British Museum’s collection in the 1950s. It is a 1,600-year-old jade green Roman artifact called the Lycurgus Cup. The image on the chalice is an iconic scene with King Lycurgus of Thrace...

Ancient Places

The highly-decorated tomb is built in a distinctive ‘L’ shape
A mysterious ancient tomb with “unusual and rare” wall paintings has been discovered in Egypt. Antiquities Minister Khaled al-Enany told BBC reporters the discovery of a 4,400-year-old tomb found during excavation work in Giza’s western cemetery “likely belonged to Hetpet, a priestess to Hathor, the goddess of fertility, who assisted women in childbirth.”

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. 

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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)