Cannabis plant origins traced to ancient Tibet.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 22:52

A fascinating new study published in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, on May 14, details the work of a team of researchers from the University of Vermont who present their evidence that the cannabis plant “evolved 28 million years ago at a specific area on the Tibetan plateau.”

Angel and a page from the book of Raziel
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 19:28

Within the varied teachings of the Jewish mystical tradition known as Kabbalah there is a minor tradition known as Practical Kabbalah (Kabbalah Ma’asit). This branch concerns itself with the use of magic, particularly the permitted ‘white magic’ as opposed to forbidden ‘black magic’.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 18:50

New research suggests that the Eastern United States’ forests have been transformed more by Native American intentional forest fires in the past than by current climate change. 

Ceramics give evidence of Peru’s first empires               Source: Andina / Juan Carlos Guzmán Fair Use
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 13:57

The Andean nation of Peru has been the home of many important pre-Columbian societies. But their origins and development still holds many questions.

Samurai armor is both brutal and delicate.
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 01:36

The Samurai class was officially dissolved over 150 years ago. Nonetheless, the warriors’ elaborate armor is still recognized globally as an iconic emblem of Japanese military strength and virtue. The samurai were an elite group of strictly trained and well-armored soldiers – even the horses were armored.

Death mask of Napolean Bonaparte
Tuesday, May 21, 2019 - 23:03

Masks are one of the few things on the earth that connect all of humanity throughout time. We have created ritual masks since our very beginnings in order to disguise, protect, or entertain. 


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

 mystery lead coffin

Inside mystery stone coffin at ancient monastery is… another mystery lead coffin

A couple of days ago we reported on plans to open up a mysterious stone coffin found at the ruins of Greyfriars church in Leicester, the site where King Richard III was discovered last September...
Evidence linking Ancient Chinese and Americans

Evidence linking Ancient Chinese and Americans

Recently, we published an article saying that China is getting more interested in investigating human origins supporting the idea that China may have been the cradle of ancient humans. This theory...
flin blade discovered caves Spain

1.4 million flint blade discovered in prehistoric caves in Spain

Yesterday we reported on a new excavation project underway in the caves of Atapuerca in Spain, a world heritage site which has already offered up hundreds of incredible items belonging to our...
Dinosaurs Extinction affecting other species

Why Dinosaurs Extinction didn’t affect other species similarly?

We all know that dinosaurs do not exist anymore and we are familiar with the theory saying that dinosaurs became extinct more than 60 million years ago at the end of the Cretaceous Period (146 to 65...
Ancient Technology for Metal Coating

2000-Year-Old Ancient Technology for Metal Coatings Superior to Today’s Standards

Research has shown that artisans and craftsmen 2,000 years ago used a form of ancient technology for applying thin films of metal to statues and other items, which was superior to today’s standards...
Caves of Atapuerca - Spain

Archaeologists Seek Answers to Human Origins in the Caves of Atapuerca, Spain

Dozens of archaeologists are undertaking excavation work in the caves of Atapuerca in Spain to find remnants of our ancient ancestors dating back more than a million years. It is hoped that the caves...
Ancient Viking Riches in Denmark

Ancient Viking Riches Unearthed on a Farm in Denmark

Archaeologists have uncovered a series of lavish Viking jewellery items at a farm site on Zealand, the largest island in Denmark, dating back 1,300 years. It is thought that the items may be...
Our Brains are shrinking

Our brains are growing alarmingly smaller, showing evidence of devolution

In the past it was believed that a larger brain meant more intelligence. Indeed, according to evolutionary theory, the brain should grow bigger as a species evolves. However, rather alarmingly,...
New Alien Search

Renowned Astronomer Given Go Ahead for New Alien Search

With NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler telescope reaching the end of its useful life, it is now up to private investors and companies to step up to the plate in supporting the search for intelligent life...
Ancient Hellenic mosaic in ‘the Hall of Dragons and Dolphins’

Ancient Hellenic mosaic discovered in ‘the Hall of Dragons and Dolphins’

Archaeology students excavating in ancient Kaulonia, in the southern Italian region of Calabria, have uncovered an ancient Hellenic Mosaic depicting dragons and dolphins. The dig, which first began...
Stone Coffin found on Grey Friars

Archaeologists Set to Remove Lid from Stone Coffin found on Grey Friars

Archaeologists are preparing to remove the lid from a stone coffin that has remained intact over centuries in the ruins of Greyfriars, the monastery where King Richard III was buried. The occupant of...
Sonic Levitation

Levitation through sound closer to reality

One of the existing theories for the building of pyramids and other megalithic monuments is that sonic levitation was used, which means instruments that could levitate heavy objects and make them...
Two headed Bronze- Graveyard China Suizhou

Two-face bronze head unearthed in central China

Archaeologists in China have discovered a rare bronze head with two faces in a tomb complex in Hubei Province. It is believed to date back 3,000 years to the early Western Zhou Dynasty (1046-771 BC...
Ancient Temple and Sanctuary Zeus and Hera - Bulgaria

Ancient Temple and Sanctuary Uncovered in Bulgaria

Archaeologists have found a Thracian temple and a sanctuary of Zeus and Hera in Sredna Gora, a mountain range in central Bulgaria. The Thracians were a group of Indo-European tribes inhabiting a...
Mythical city of Patara in Turkey

Excavations at the mythical city of Patara in Turkey

Patara is the name of an ancient coastal city and port on the Mediterranean in Turkey with a long history and many legends surrounding its name. According to mythology the city was founded by Patarus...
Telescope on Moon’s South Pole

Telescope on Moon’s South Pole Will Give Unprecedented Views of our Galaxy

Two private companies have announced plans to launch the first-ever journey to the moon’s South Pole where they plan to place a telescope in order to view our galaxy with unprecedented clarity. The...