DNA analysis will be conducted on the remains of the woman who lived during the Neolithic period. Source: Twitter/ Robert Ide
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 22:58

A “lovingly” buried Neolithic skeleton is offering archaeologists new insights on burial practices 4,500-years ago. The gravesite is located in the idyllic German countryside at Uckermark, a rural county around 60 miles (96.56 km) northeast of Berlin.

Left: Portrait of Llywelyn the Great (Hogyncymru / CC BY-SA 4.0). 	Right: Stain glass window depiction of Llywelyn the Great (Llywelyn2000 / CC BY-SA 4.0).
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 18:39

Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, more commonly known as Llywelyn the Great (or Llywelyn Fawr in Welsh) was a Welsh prince who lived between the 12th and 13th century. 

Lewis Kirkbride 1066 Battle Walk.     Source: Lewis Kirkbride / Just Giving Page
Sunday, May 24, 2020 - 00:27

An Englishman is to march 250 miles from York to Hastings wearing heavy medieval armor to raise cash for a mental health charity.

The stork has been a bird of legends through the centuries.	Source: Serghei Velusceac / Adobe Stock
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 23:06

Contrary to what is happening today, humans of the past had close relationships to nature and wild animals. These bonds did not concern only utilitarian aspects, but also involved the sphere of the imaginary and myth. 

Fossils of almost 70 mammoths have been found at the future site of a Mexican airport. Source: INAH
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 16:21

Bones of more than 60 mammoths have been unearthed at the location of a new Mexican international airport. Last November I wrote an Ancient Origins news article about anthropologists from Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History 

Scientists have found the evolutionary reason for beards. Source: be free / Adobe Stock
Saturday, May 23, 2020 - 05:06

A new study has provided an evolutionary reason for beards - to reduce the impact of punches. This explains why men grow facial hair while most women do not. But before we begin, if the findings of this new scientific study are correct...