Skip to main content
Meet the Team
In the Media
-History & Archaeology
-Science & Space
-Evolution & Human Origins
Myths & Legends
-Australia & Oceania
-Letters to the Editor
History & Archaeology
Science & Space
Evolution & Human Origins
Australia & Oceania
17 February, 2024 - 21:44
Dealing in the Past: How Did Ancient Egyptians Get Nicotine and Cocaine?
The discovery of traces of nicotine and cocaine within 3,000-year-old human remains, which came to be known as Egypt’s cocaine mummies, raised curious questions amongst historians. Challenging...
about Dealing in the Past: How Did Ancient Egyptians Get Nicotine and Cocaine?
4 December, 2022 - 22:00
Extracted from Andean Coca, Freud Promoted Cocaine as a Miracle Drug
Indigenous peoples in the Amazon and Andes regions of South America have been chewing coca leaves for as many as 8,000 years. But did you know that these leaves were only transformed into highly-...
about Extracted from Andean Coca, Freud Promoted Cocaine as a Miracle Drug
24 September, 2021 - 18:38
Gas Pipe Workers Accidentally Unearth Chilca Culture Burial in Peru
Workers laying pipes for the gas company Calidda in Chilca, which is 37 miles (60 km) south of Lima, Peru, have recently uncovered the remains of eight people buried together in a Chilca culture...
about Gas Pipe Workers Accidentally Unearth Chilca Culture Burial in Peru
20 May, 2020 - 20:34
The Highs And Lows Of Ancient Heroin And Cocaine
For two centuries archaeologists and anthropologists have uncovered evidence of the ritual and medicinal application of mind-altering drugs which were central components in ancient human cultures...
about The Highs And Lows Of Ancient Heroin And Cocaine
19 January, 2019 - 18:50
Mysterious Cocaine Mummies: Do They Prove Ancient Voyages Between Egypt and Americas?
Evidence which shows that ancient Egyptians had already crossed the Atlantic 3,000 years ago, long before Columbus in 1492, comes not only from the mimicking of cultural traditions as seen in Peru...
about Mysterious Cocaine Mummies: Do They Prove Ancient Voyages Between Egypt and Americas?
6 December, 2018 - 18:49
Kill or Cure: The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Through the Ages
As far back as history has been recorded, mankind has been using hallucinogens , opioids and stimulants for many varied purposes. Medical treatments, nutritional supplements, religious rituals, and...
about Kill or Cure: The Evolution of Addiction Treatment Through the Ages
18 June, 2018 - 18:52
Cocaine Laden Mummified Children Vindicate Football Champion
The coca plant is native to western South America and is grown in Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru and the chewing of coca with lime in rituals and to relieve altitude sickness, goes...
about Cocaine Laden Mummified Children Vindicate Football Champion
14 August, 2015 - 14:45
Were the works of Shakespeare inspired by Cannabis? Scientists find traces of drugs on pipes
Were the globally renowned literary works of the master playwright himself written with a little inspiration from drugs? That is the question posed by South African scientists who studied tobacco...
about Were the works of Shakespeare inspired by Cannabis? Scientists find traces of drugs on pipes
14 November, 2013 - 05:47
Did Ancient Egyptians Trade Nicotine and Cocaine With the New World?
It has long been said that Christopher Columbus was not the first foreigner to step foot in the Americas by the time he reached there in 1492. Among the theories put forward is that the Vikings,...
about Did Ancient Egyptians Trade Nicotine and Cocaine With the New World?