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Mel Childs

Mel Childs was born in St. Louis, Missouri but now resides in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia.  She moved to Georgia to attend college at Spelman College and loved it so much that she decided to call Georgia home.  At Spelman College, she acquired a Bachelor of Arts degree in History with a concentration in Caribbean and Latin American history. 

History is her first love, but recently, Mel has turned her attention to book writing and film.  She has recently published a paranormal romance novel called The Vital Sacrifice in which she develops a main character that introduces a new interpretation of the Western concept of ‘the genie;’ a concept originally introduced to the West by Antoine Galland in the 19th century in his translation of One Thousand and One Nights.  Her ultimate dream is to become a full-time writer of both fiction and non-fiction books and to become a documentary writer and filmmaker.  She is currently the managing blog editor for a local film organization called ‘Women in Film and Television Atlanta’ and developing her career as a screenwriter. 

Her history topic of interest with Ancient Origins centers on Caribbean and Latin American themes but her love of history itself allows her to venture into various topics. 


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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.

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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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