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Mel Childs was born in St. Louis, Missouri but now resides in a suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. She... Details and Contact information for ML Childs
Art and computers have been part of my life since I was young. I grew up with paint brushes in my... Details and Contact information for Andrew Dold
Like many others born in the early depression years with childhood unsettled during the War years... Details and Contact information for Malcolm Hutton
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Laurence O’Bryan has been published by Harper Collins in the U.S., the UK, Canada, Australia and... Details and Contact information for Laurence O'Bryan
Cliff Dunning is host/producer the popular podcast, Earth Ancients : Startling new discoveries from... Details and Contact information for Cliff Dunning
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Claudia Ciobanu is a Warsaw-based freelance reporter covering Central and Eastern Europe. She is... Details and Contact information for Claudia Ciobanu
Josiah Vigneau runs a blog site, Stonestrider.com, for hiking, nature-photography, and ancient... Details and Contact information for Josiah Vigneau
Marco M. Vigato is an independent researcher into ancient mysteries and megalithic civilizations. A... Details and Contact information for Marco M. Vigato
Tom G. Hamilton lives in the beautiful Raia of Portugal. This is the frontier region in the... Details and Contact information for Tom G Hamilton
Robert Brusco grew up in UK and United States, where he completed his educational path. After... Details and Contact information for Robert Brusco
Marilia Pezzato is a graphic designer and amateur artist, who also studied game design. Those are... Details and Contact information for Marilia Pezzato
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I have a bachelor's degree in earth science but I minored in anthropological archaeology and have... Details and Contact information for Caleb Strom
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Recent graduate of Medieval and Ancient Mediterranean studies from Wilfrid Laurier University in... Details and Contact information for Veronica Parkes
Oleksandr Klykavka is an agrochemist and soil scientist, who lives in Ukraine. He is passionate... Details and Contact information for Oleksandr Klykavka
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Enas El Masry is a free-spirit and a freelance writer. With constant thirst for stories, she roams... Details and Contact information for Enas El Masry
Marina has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology, focused on ancient human evolution and... Details and Contact information for marinasohma
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Designer-inventor, co-founder of Tentsile tree tents, but with keen interest in science and... Details and Contact information for Kirk Kirchev
Djani Behram is a researcher of ancient places around the world, mostly in Bosnia and Herzegovina... Details and Contact information for TheBIHLover
Andras Goczey was born in Hungary on 15th March in 1950. He graduated from Budapest University of... Details and Contact information for Andras Goczey
Kerry Sullivan has a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts and is currently a freelance writer,... Details and Contact information for Kerry Sullivan
As an assistant editor for Harlequin Books, Carly Silver knows what makes a good story; as an... Details and Contact information for Carly Silver
Lydia Giannoulopoulou is an Architect Engineer specialized in sustainable bioclimatic design and... Details and Contact information for LydiaGian
As the Vikings made their way across Europe and on toward America,Caherconnell Fort stood proudly... Details and Contact information for Caherconnell St...
I am a lover of history and a vocal opponent to drug addiction. While I am not a history student, I... Details and Contact information for Liza Knox
Mitchel Townsend in an education and research scholar. He has designed and taught accelerated... Details and Contact information for Mitchel Townsend
Colin Berry trained initially as a biochemist, obtaining a Master's degree from University College... Details and Contact information for Colin Berry
Sam Bostrom is an Ancient Historian and Writer. Sam has a Bachelor and Master degree in Ancient... Details and Contact information for Sam Bostrom
Lilit Mkhitaryan is a journalist and researcher. She is interested in archaeology, history and... Details and Contact information for Lilit Mkhitaryan
Brad Yoon is a software engineer and writer. He completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied... Details and Contact information for Brad Yoon
Carsten Timm is a historian, archaeologist and freelance writer. He obtained his bachelor degree in... Details and Contact information for Carsten Timm
Anand NB is an independent researcher interested in Egyptology, especially the Amarna era. He is... Details and Contact information for ABalaji
Theodoros Karasavvas, J.D.-M.A. has a cum laude degree in Law from the University of Athens, a... Details and Contact information for Theodoros Karasavvas

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Myths & Legends

Ivar the Boneless as portrayed in the History Channel Series ‘
One would expect "boneless" to describe a man without a lick of bravery. Or perhaps a man without a shred of compassion in a heart of ice. Yet in the case of the infamous Ivar the Boneless, son of the renowned Ragnar Lodbrok, "boneless" means precisely what it sounds like: a man lacking sturdy bones, but not power.

Ancient Places

El Caracol Observatory at Chichen Itza (Wright Reading/CC BY-NC 2.0) and Composite 3D laser scan image of El Caracol from above
In 1526, the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo arrived on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and found most of the great Maya cities deeply eroded and unoccupied. Many generations removed from the master builders, engineers, and scientists who conceived and built the cities, the remaining Maya they encountered had degenerated into waring groups who practiced blood rituals and human sacrifice.

Opinion

El Caracol Observatory at Chichen Itza (Wright Reading/CC BY-NC 2.0) and Composite 3D laser scan image of El Caracol from above
In 1526, the Spanish conquistador Francisco de Montejo arrived on the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and found most of the great Maya cities deeply eroded and unoccupied. Many generations removed from the master builders, engineers, and scientists who conceived and built the cities, the remaining Maya they encountered had degenerated into waring groups who practiced blood rituals and human sacrifice.

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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)