Neanderthal making stone tools and weapons. Source: Farruska / CC BY-SA 2.0.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 22:53

New scientific studies are revealing how advanced Neanderthals really were before being exposed to modern humans and their superior hunting crafts. 

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako at the emperor's ceremony of enthronement to the Chrysanthemum Throne.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 18:22

The Chrysanthemum Throne is the throne of the Emperor of Japan and a metonym referring to the Japanese monarchy itself. The Japanese imperial family has recently been in the news due to the enthronement of Emperor Naruhito on October 22, 2019.

The genome sequencing of Denisovans DNA shows evidence of autism. Source: kentoh / Adobe Stock.
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 13:40

A new genetic study hints strongly that the Denisovans, who roamed the earth down to end of the last ice age, possessed autistic skills, which were then passed on to their modern-human descendants. 

Hoard of Bronze age weapons and tools found in Havering, London.  Source: Museum of London
Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 00:40

Archaeologists in England have announced the discovery of a hoard of Bronze Age weapons and tools, that are almost 3000 years old. They were found in London on a construction site.

Constellation Map. (DarkWorkX/Pixabay)
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 23:45

Archaeologists agree, Göbekli Tepe changes everything. This hilltop sanctuary in southern Turkey, probably the World’s first megalithic temple, is like a time capsule that dates back nearly 13,000 years to the most extraordinary time in human history

A section of the Pilgrim’s Path dating to the Second Temple period.    Source: SHAI HALEVY/Israel Antiquities Authority
Monday, October 21, 2019 - 22:27

The Israel Antiquities Authority has announced it has found solid evidence the Pilgrim’s Path in Jerusalem dates from the 1st century AD. This means that it was possibly commissioned by Pontius Pilate, the man who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Subterranean Structures from the Ancient World

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Ancient Mayan Altars in Guatemala

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Metropolitan Mummy with portrait of a youth Roman ( Ad Meskens./ CC BY-SA 4.0)

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New study blames humans for megafauna extinction

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Section of Inca road leading to Machu Picchu

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Shameful sell-off of ancient Sekhemka statue makes museum a pariah

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Stone Age Prehistoric Settlement

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