Sweetheart Abbey, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland             Source: Heartland Arts / Adobe Stock
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 01:47

Scotland is a picturesque and historic land and the country has a long history with many celebrated landmarks. Sweetheart Abbey, a monastery built in Middle Ages is now in ruins but still remarkable for its beauty.

Representation of Hengist and Horsa.           Source: Brambilla Simone / Adobe stock
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 23:00

Hengist and Horsa were a pair of brothers mentioned in British history. According to legend, they were the leaders of the first Germanic settlers (or Anglo-Saxons) of Britain. They are believed to have lived during the 5th century AD.

Ancient Pyramids in an Icy Landscape: Was There an Ancient Civilization in Antarctica?
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 19:11

In 2016 the World Wide Web was all abuzz with Google Earth images of Antarctica that appear to show pyramids in the icy landscape.

Human remains found at the excavation site at the medieval cemetery in Petriplatz, Berlin.    Source: Ausgrabung Petriplatz
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 18:46

In Berlin, a historic medieval cemetery has been excavated which reveals that medieval people’s lives were blighted by hunger, disease, and extreme violence. Many of the human remains show signs of violent deaths and may indicate that Berlin in the Middle Ages was plagued by conflicts.

Assortment of the Aboriginal rock art found at the Yilbilinji site in Limmen National Park, Australia.    Source: L.M. Brady / Antiquity Publications Ltd
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 00:15

In Australia, a team of researchers have made some dramatic new findings regarding one of the world’s most important rock art assemblages. This Aboriginal rock art is among the very few examples of miniature motifs found anywhere in the world.

Archaeologists investigating the German burial site.  Source: Antiquity Publications Ltd
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 - 00:00

Archaeologists in Germany have discovered a 6,000-year-old hilltop burial mound that indicates Neolithic societies were much more hierarchically organized than previously thought.



Genome of Native American Ancestry

First complete genome sequence of an ancient North American offers clues to Native American ancestry

A new study published in the journal Nature has revealed the first ever genome sequence of an individual that belonged to the Clovis culture, a prehistoric culture that inhabited the Americas around...