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An archetypal character who appears in the myths of many different cultures, the Trickster gleefully crosses and breaks physical and societal laws of both humans and gods, destroying norms, while openly challenging and ridiculing authority.
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 23:50

An archetypal character who appears in the myths of many different cultures, the Trickster gleefully crosses and breaks physical and societal laws of both humans and gods, destroying norms, while openly challenging and ridiculing authority. 

Stone Age People’s Fascination With Elk Teeth Pendants Examined
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 22:03

Seeking to unlock the secrets of a long-lost Stone Age society, a team of archaeologists recently performed an in-depth study of more than 4,000 elk teeth pendants currently housed at the Peter The Great Museum of Anthropology and Ethnography in St. Petersburg, Russia. 

The site of secondary mining of Phosphate rock in Nauru, 2007.        Source: CC BY 2.0
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 19:17

One of the many micro-nations in the Pacific is Nauru, once known as Pleasant Island. This small island has a rich and complex history.

Details of an ancient Roman bronze statue. Credit: giorgio / Adobe Stock
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 19:16

The development of civilization was a long and complex process, and it always rested on industry and technology. As our ancestors stepped from one millennium to another, and the Stone Age evolved further and further...

King John: The Worst Monarch in English History?
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 19:12

When it comes to Kings (and Queens) of England, there is strong competition as to who can claim the title of being the worst in the nation’s long history.

Recreating The Faces Of Two Scythian Empire Rulers With High Tech
Friday, January 15, 2021 - 17:17

High technology has brought back a pair of super wealthy ancient nomadic Scythian Empire nobles discovered in a gold laden tomb in East Siberia. Described as a “Scythian King and Queen,” their skeletons were first discovered by a Russian-German expedition in 1997...

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Mile long band of mysterious and unexplained holes in Pisco Valley – Peru. (CC BY 3.0). Inset:  An artistic impression defining 11 pictographs and 22 characters composing just a 200 meters length of the "Band of Holes'.

The Mysterious Holes of Peru: A Pre-Columbian Domestic Water Source for Trans-Oceanic Travelers? Part II

Read Part I In Part I , Ancient Origins Guest Writer, William James Veall discussed why he believes his research has uncovered a viable solution to the long term "Mystery of the Peruvian Holes" - a...
Mile long band of mysterious and unexplained holes in Pisco Valley – Peru.

The Mysterious Holes of Peru: A Pre-Columbian Domestic Water Source for Trans-Oceanic Travelers? Part I

No really serious attention has been paid by scientists to resolve the mystery of nearly 7000 'pits' that snake their way for almost one mile across the rugged Cajamarquilla Plain bordering the Pisco...

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