Reconstruction of the West Antarctic Turonian–Santonian temperate rainforest. The painting is based on palaeofloral and environmental information inferred from palynological, geochemical, sedimentological and organic biomarker data obtained from cores 9R and 10R at site PS104_20-2. T            Source: Alfred-Wegener-Institut/J. McKay / CC BY 4.0
Thursday, April 2, 2020 - 02:00

Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting the climate was exceptionally warm at the time.

The dance of Salome by Robert Fowler (1885) (Public Domain)
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 23:37

Due to its ability to mimic important events, enchant the audience as well as evoking joy and extasy in the audience and performers alike, the art of dance was infused in many religious rituals and festivals of ancient civilizations. 

Once the Calusa captured fished, they were likely harvested with seine or dip nets or speared, said archaeologist William Marquardt. Source: Florida Museum / Merald Clark
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 22:56

A research project has finally solved an archaeological mystery in America. Experts believe that they now know how a Native American people, the Calusa who lived in Florida, were able to develop and expand despite not practicing agriculture. 

Doppelgangers or spirit doubles
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 20:16

The mythology of spirit doubles can be traced back thousands of years and was present in many cultures of the past, holding a prominent place in ancient legends, stories, artworks, and in books by various authors.

Homo antecessor shared many facial features with modern humans. Source: Terrae Antiqvae
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 16:00

A new study suggests that human facial features are found deep within our ancestry. Some say that the similarities between the facial features of modern humans and the controversial Early Pleistocene...

1,753 Roman denarii coins were found in total spread out over Mariusz Dyl’s farm near Lublin and they have been described as “the crown of Polish archaeology.”   Source: Stanisław Staszic / Muzeum Hrubieszow
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 05:56

Polish archaeologists have uncovered a treasure trove of Roman denarii coins. They date from the first and the second century BC, and they probably belonged to a member of a Germanic people who lived in the area at the time.