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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 ... a result of this, there was a market for women who would feed another’s child, and these were known as wet nurses. ... infant graves. These were thought to have been used to feed the infants. Such vessels were the pre-cursor of the ...

    dhwty - 01/12/2018 - 18:50

  2. Babies Found in Jars Reveal Insights into Ancient Breastfeeding

    Historians down the ages have examined the ebb and flow of populations in ancient societies. But most of these examinations have tended to focus on male dominated events – the wars, the politics, and the money. But there is another side to the past that struggles to be heard over the clashing of swords. It is this unreported history that our new research focuses on.

    ancient-origins - 21/12/2019 - 19:27

  3. Proof Infants Sipped Animal Milk From Prehistoric Baby Bottles

    ... believe that these pottery pieces with spouts were made to feed infants and are ancient baby bottles.  A study of some ... believe that these pottery pieces with spouts were made to feed infants and are ancient baby bottles. What’s more, the ... in prehistoric sites, which they claimed were used to feed infants. While others argue that prehistoric women ...

    Ed Whelan - 26/09/2019 - 14:15

  4. MEGALITHOMANIA TOURS & EVENTS 2019

    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

  5. 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 ... This may give the message that you want AO news in your feed, even if Facebook algorithms have other plans. Like ... Subscribe – it’s easy and free - to the RSS AO feed .   Ancient Origins, like all alternative media, is ...

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

  6. 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. ... earlobes or genitals, in order to spill their blood and feed their “life force” to the gods , reports ... Found on Ancient Maya Arrowheads, Bloodletting Rituals to Feed Life Force to the Gods ...

    lizleafloor - 13/09/2018 - 02:10

  7. Massive Catering Operation to Feed Pyramid Builders Uncovered

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

    aprilholloway - 26/04/2013 - 08:32

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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, ...

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

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

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

    marinasohma - 15/11/2016 - 14:48

  12. Man and Bird Join Forces: The Unique Tradition of Cormorant Fishing

    Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime. This ancient proverb is a ... for humans across the world. Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man how to fish, and you will ...

    Aleksa Vučković - 09/10/2020 - 21:55

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Our Mobile App is now available

    The Ancient Origins App is all new and better than ever! You can download the app for free!

    The new app provides a far better user experience and lots of great features for all those who access our site via a tablet or mobile device.

    ancient-origins - 12/06/2014 - 05:18

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

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

  17. 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

  18. Intentional Forest Fires Shaped Forests in the USA More than Climate Change

    ... regenerate plant species that they wanted for food, and to feed game animals they relied on, they needed to burn the ... regenerate plant species that they wanted for food, and to feed game animals they relied on, they needed to burn the ...

    ancient-origins - 22/05/2019 - 18:50

  19. 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

  20. 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

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