Archaeology

Practical Jewelry: 25,000-Year-Old Pendant Also Sharpened Tools

Swiss Army Jewelry? The recent discovery of a pendant at the Irikaitz archaeological site in Zestoa in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa may be as old as 25,000 years, which would make it the oldest on the Iberian Peninsula.   This stone is nine centimeters ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 27 2011 - 8:00pm

The Trefael Stone And Neolithic Burial Ritual In Wales

The Trefael Stone is an ancient monument in south-west Wales.  ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 13 2012 - 11:43am

Spaniards Ate Elephant Meat 80,000 Years Ago

During the Middle Palaeolithic, between 127,000 and 40,000 years ago,  humans that lived along the banks of the river Manzanares (now Madrid, Spain) ate pachyderm meat and bone marrow, according to a study that found percussion and cut marks on elephant r ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 24 2012 - 7:30pm

Gas Exploration Boosts Archeology- Ancient Shipwrecks Found

Ancient sunken ships are generally found in shallow water 100 or so, but two Roman-era shipwrecks have been found almost a mile deep in waters off the islands of Corfu and Paxoi, the Ionian Sea between western Greece and Italy. The wrecks are from the thir ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - May 30 2012 - 11:01am

Prehistoric Iberian Twins Remains Discovered

The remains of newborn twin girls have been found in the archaeological site of Sant Miquel d'Olèrdola in Catalonia and it is expected that they belong to two girls between 38 and 40 weeks of gestation, who were buried at the same time in the same gra ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 1 2012 - 4:22pm

The Bones Of John The Baptist Found?

The coolest stuff regarding ancient religious history is not found in the Vatican or western Europe at all, it's in the East where a lot less modern growth took place.  There is more stuff that will be buried under the Ilisu dam in Turkey than in all ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Jun 17 2012 - 1:12pm

10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts: The Grooved Spheres

I’ve seen  this article  several times now, and I meant to address it the first time, but then I got distracted by something shiny…er I mean work? ...

Article - Serra Head - Jun 21 2012 - 10:46am

10 Most Not-So-Puzzling Ancient Artifacts #2: The Dropa Stones

The Dropa Stones are puzzling artifact #2 on the  10 Most Puzzling Ancient Artifacts  list. These are “The” Dropa Stone images. What are the Dropa Stones? ...

Article - Serra Head - Jun 21 2012 - 7:17pm

Why Was Stonehenge Built?

Stonehenge is interesting, though any mystical (or downright alien) symbolism is lost when you visit much larger sites, like Avebury Henge, that are clearly not mystical at all. Because of its fame, people have long sought answers as to why Stonehenge was ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2012 - 12:08pm

Jawa: Lost City Of The Black Desert

In the early part of the 20th century, after we had entered the Age of Flight, a strange phenomenon in Arabia was sighted.  Air travel had become more common and thus so did air delivery. British pilots flying from Cairo to Baghdad reported seeing ruins th ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Dec 4 2018 - 6:53pm