This rural mosque likely served nearby farmers sometime between 600 and 700 AD. (Emil Aladjem / Israel Antiquities Authority)
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 06:30

The remains of a 1,200-year-old mosque have been unearthed in Israel’s Negev desert and it’s being celebrated as one of the earliest known mosques in the world.

Example of a Bayaka woman hunting in southern Central African Republic in 2014. Source: Max Chiswick/CC BY SA 4.0
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 00:19

How do human foragers find food or the way home in rainforests, where heavy vegetation limits visibility, without a map, compass, or smartphone?

Helmet and headdress found with the warrior-priest. Source: (The Novium Museum/ Chichester District Council)
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 23:01

A glorious 2,000-year-old Iron Age ‘warrior’, who might have fought against Julius Caesar during the wars against the Gaulish tribes in Britannia (Britain)

An Elite Class That Ruled Over the 99%. Sound Familiar? It All Began with the Patricians of Rome
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 20:19

In ancient Rome, the patricians (from the Latin word patres, meaning ‘fathers’) were one of the main classes of Roman society. They were the ruling class, and enjoyed great prestige as well as special privileges, which they gladly lorded over the other inhabitants of Rome – for as long as they could.

The 10,000-year-old pebble which is believed to be the oldest lunar calendar in the world. Source: SAPIENZA, Università di Roma
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 18:11

A new study, coordinated by Sapienza, claims to have discovered the oldest lunar calendar in the world in a pebble that was carved during the Upper Paleolithic period.

Extraterrestrial crystal in Siberia
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 08:05

In 2009, scientists made a groundbreaking discovery that was ultimately traced to a remote corner of the world.


Archaeology News on Human Origins, Ancient Places and Mysterious Phenomena

Farmers and Hunter-Gatherers

Farmers and Hunter-Gatherers coexisted but did not mix for two millenia

New research published in the Journal Science has revealed that European hunter-gatherers and farmers lived alongside each other for more than 2,000 years but there was very little contact and mixing...
Chogha  Mish Balls - Iran

Unravelling the Mystery of the Mesopotamian Clay Balls

Research conducted in late 2013 offered intriguing clues to decoding the secrets of the Mesopotamian clay balls , which date back 5,500 years. The study, which used CT scanning to look inside the...
Australia’s Stonehenge

Australia’s Stonehenge Resurrected Part 2: Original Elders and Custodians on Site

This Original complex of “terraces, mounds and stone arrangements,” according to the President of the Australian Archaeological Research and Education Society, Frederic Slater, contained “the basis...

Supreme Court Judge Scalia and Why People Believe in the Devil

In an interview in New York magazine, published on 6 th October, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia declared his belief in a living, breathing Satan . Scalia said that “I believe in the Devil…..Of...
Gavdos - Ancient Plant used for Roman perfumes

Experts discover plant which is the mother of ancient Roman perfumes

Researchers have discovered a new plant growing on coastal areas in the eastern Mediterranean which is the maternal ancestor of Reseda odorata, a plant used in ancient Roman to make perfume and...
Lake Titicaca Bolivia Artefacts

Archaeologists in Bolivia find 1,500-year-old treasures

Archaeologists have discovered around 2,000 gold and silver pieces as well as bones and pottery at the bottom of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia. The objects come from different eras, both Inca and pre-Inca...
Thessaloniki Byzantine Underground Road

Greeks rally to save ancient road on subway site

Archaeologists in Greece are fighting a battle to save an ancient Roman road which was found on a planned subway station. Around 200 state-employed archaeologists formed a chain around the site in...
Ashkenazi Jews Descend from Europeans

Surprising Discovery that Ashkenazi Jews Descend from Europeans

A new study published in the leading journal Nature Communications has discovered that Ashkenazi Jews, a Jewish ethnic group who trace their origins to the indigenous tribes of early Israel, have a...
Tutankhamun’s Brooch - Meteorite

Tutankhamun’s Brooch Holds Evidence of Ancient Comet Striking Earth

The treasures of the 18 th Dynasty pharaoh Tutankhamun were first discovered by Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in 1922 when they uncovered his tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Among the gold,...
Ancient Chinese Map showing America

Did China discover America 70 years before Columbus?

Recently we reported on a new book by Italian physicist and philologist Lucio Russo who presented the controversial claim that the ancient Greeks discovered America long before Christopher Columbus...
Ancient Butchering Procedures

Researchers uncover fascinating butchering procedures of our ancient ancestors

A new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science has reported on some fascinating discoveries made regarding how our ancient ancestors hunted, killed and then devoured their meals...
Bronze Age sundial

Archaeologists find Bronze Age sundial dating back more than 3,000 years

A new study which will be published in the journal Archaeoastronomy and Ancient Technologies reports on the discovery of a carved sundial on top of a Bronze Age grave in the Ukraine, now known to be...
2,000-year-old engraved stone Phalli

Phalli engraving on 2,000-year-old stone reveals birth date of Italian city

Archaeologists have found a 2,000-year old stone with two penises engraved on it , as well as the Capricorn zodiac sign, in the city of Aosta in northern Italy. The phalli may shed light on the...
Vampire Kit

Anti-Vampire Rituals Practiced in Bulgaria up until 25 Years Ago

Bulgarian archaeologist Nikolay Ovcharov has said that anti-vampire rituals , which have been practiced since at least the 13 th century, only stopped being practiced around 25 years ago. According...
1,500 years old crime scene in Sweden

Archaeologists unearth 1,500-year-old crime scene in Sweden

Swedish archaeologists have discovered the remains of a brutal massacre in which peaceful town’s people were mercilessly slaughtered approximately 1,500 years ago. The violent attack took place on...
Famine in Ancient Greece

New Study shows it was Feast or Famine for Europe’s First Farmers

A new study based on a catalogue of radiocarbon dates has shown that populations plummeted after periods of agricultural booms in Europe, a finding that contradicts previous beliefs that agriculture...