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  1. Breastfeeding Beliefs: From Invincibility to Universal Creation

    ... the past, if a mother was unable to produce enough milk to feed her baby and another human woman was unavailable to take her place, a ... As a result of this, there was a market for women who would feed another’s child, and these were known as wet nurses. The significance ...

    dhwty - 01/12/2018 - 18:50


    Megalithomania has been running tours since 2006. We invite megalithic authors, researchers and expert tour guides to join us on tours that have included Stonehenge with John Michell (pictured right), Peru and Bolivia with David Hatcher Childress, Egypt with Robert Bauval, Megalithic Cornwall with Glenn and Cameron Broughton, Gobekli Tepe with Graham Hancock and Andrew Collins, and Bolivia and Easter Island with Robert Schoch. Our 2018/2019 tours include Egypt, England, Orkney and Sardinia.

    ancient-origins - 02/05/2018 - 02:46

  3. How to Save Ancient Origins from Becoming History! Facebook is Filtering Your Newsfeed

    ... is often good, but these new alterations to how the news feed works means that if you get your news via Facebook, the social media giant ... This may give the message that you want AO news in your feed, even if Facebook algorithms have other plans. Like Ancient ...

    ancient-origins - 19/01/2018 - 15:22

  4. Human Blood Found on Ancient Maya Arrowheads, Bloodletting Rituals to Feed Life Force to the Gods

    ... arrowheads. Archaeologists say this ritual was done to feed a person’s “life force” to the Mayan gods. Arrowheads with human ... earlobes or genitals, in order to spill their blood and feed their “life force” to the gods , reports LiveScience. It is ...

    lizleafloor - 13/09/2018 - 02:10

  5. Massive Catering Operation to Feed Pyramid Builders Uncovered

    ... every day (approximately 11 cattle and 37 sheep or goats) to feed the pyramid builders.  In order to provide this quantity, researchers ... By  April Holloway Massive Catering Operation to Feed Pyramid Builders Uncovered ...

    aprilholloway - 26/04/2013 - 08:32

  6. Do You Think Breastfeeding a 3-Year-Old is Strange? In the Ancient World, It Saved Lives

    There was a time in humanity’s history that later weaning of children, up to 3 years, was considered perfectly normal. In fact, late weaning may have actually saved lives by giving kids the nutrition and immunity they needed to survive a harsh world.

    Mark Miller - 28/01/2017 - 22:56

  7. Feeding Stonehenge: Hearty Menu for Monument Builders Revealed - Barbeque Pork, Roast Beef, Yogurt and Cheeses

    Remnants of delicious barbeque-style feasts at a major Neolithic settlement in the UK have revealed that pork roasts, milk, yogurt and cheeses were on the menu for the prehistoric builders of Stonehenge. The wealth of foods brought in from afar show that the feasts had both ritual and social significance, and indicate that the builders weren’t slaves forced into work.

    lizleafloor - 14/10/2015 - 00:44

  8. Priestess’ Tomb Discovered in Egypt, Protected by her Soul Feeding Monkey

    ... The monkey symbolically collected fruits so to constantly feed the deceased soul. Thus, this tomb is an ancient, interactive, full-color ...

    ashley cowie - 05/02/2018 - 18:32

  9. Sky Burial: Tibet’s Ancient Tradition for Honoring the Dead

    ... by the vultures. Skeletal remains as vultures feed. ( Public Domain ) Although sky burials are believed to ...

    marinasohma - 15/11/2016 - 14:48

  10. Archaeologists Uncover the Gate of Jesus’ Feeding Miracle City

    According to local authorities in Israel, archaeologists have made an important discovery in the Golan Heights in recent weeks.  During scheduled digs, a group of experts found the remains of a brick gate that was once part of the Biblical city of Zer, which is closely associated with the life and miracles of Jesus Christ. The find could help to resolve a long-running dispute over the exact location of Zer and could even reveal important insights into the city and its development.

    Ed Whelan - 09/07/2018 - 22:58

  11. Half-a-million-year-old Feeding Ground for Homo Erectus Found Near Tel Aviv

    Archaeologists from Israel have announced the discovery of hundreds of hand-axes, most likely used by prehistoric humans from five hundred thousand years ago at Jaljulia, north-east of Tel Aviv.

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 10/01/2018 - 13:59

  12. Will Prince Charles Succeed in Reviving Long-Lost Foods from our Ancient Past?

    ... foods that could grow in extreme climates and feed millions of people around the world. The project will attempt to reignite ... foods that could grow in extreme climates and feed millions of people around the world. The project will attempt to reignite ... which can not only help sustain agriculture, but also feed and nourish our growing population.” Prince Charles samples ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 08/11/2017 - 13:54

  13. Why do Ice Ages occur? A New Paradigm Shift on a Prehistoric Problem

    Why do ice ages occur?  Surprisingly, even after many decades of paleoclimatic research we simply do not know for sure. Most scientists will agree that ice age cycles have something to do with precession: the slow wobble of the axis of the Earth.

    ralph - 09/04/2016 - 00:48

  14. Challenges of Infant Mortality in Ancient Egypt: Disease, Death and Deliverance - Part I

    Family came first in ancient Egypt. Be it the royal household or the commoner on the street, the bond between parents and their children was considered sacred. Right through the Old Kingdom period down to the New Kingdom and beyond, various kinds of tokens of familial love have survived intact. However, amulets in the graves of young ones reveal that a dark truth lurked behind the veil of producing many offspring in the hope of living happily ever after.

    anand balaji - 21/05/2018 - 15:29

  15. Has the lost Biblical town of Dalmanutha been found?

    Today we reported on the discovery of a 2,000-year-old mansion at Jerusalem’s Mount Zion, which is believed to have belonged to a member of the Sadducees class, whom Jesus criticised for their wealth.  Now, in another significant discovery, the same archaeological team believe they have found the lost

    aprilholloway - 19/09/2013 - 12:35

  16. Uncovering the Language of the First Christmas

    ... the wall of a stable on which hay was placed as animal feed. In a private house, it may also have been a rectangular stone container ...

    ancient-origins - 26/12/2017 - 22:50

  17. Archaeologists discover 2,400-year-old Terracotta Baby Bottle

    Archaeologists in Italy have found a 2,400-year-old terracotta baby’s bottle, which doubled as a pig-shaped toy. The unique artefact is one of several rare objects found last May in Manduria, when construction work exposed a Messapian tomb.

    aprilholloway - 14/12/2013 - 23:17

  18. 700-Year-Old Tomb of Confucian Doctor Unearthed in China

    ... in the gravestone that he once cut flesh from his own arm to feed his ailing mother to show filial piety.—Xinhua. According to the ...

    Mark Miller - 09/05/2015 - 13:32

  19. Diet of human brains helped Papua New Guinea tribe to resist disease

    ... fed with the ground up remains of sheep turned into cattle feed. The outbreak of BSE in 1986 meant that hundreds of animals had to be ... zoos died as well, after having eaten commercial cattle feed. By 1993, 120,000 animals had been diagnosed with BSE. This caused the ...

    Robin Whitlock - 16/06/2018 - 00:36

  20. Rock art: Life-sized Sculptures of Dromedaries Found in Saudi Arabia

    At a remarkable site in northwest Saudi Arabia, a CNRS archaeologist and colleagues from the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) have discovered camelid sculptures unlike any others in the region. They are thought to date back to the first centuries BC or AD. The find sheds new light on the evolution of rock art in the Arabian Peninsula and is the subject of an article published in Antiquity (February 2018).

    ancient-origins - 14/02/2018 - 01:41