Archaeology

Efficient Hunting Gets More Ancient: Stone-Tipped Weapons Were Used 500,000 Years Ago

Human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons 500,000 years ago at Kathu Pan 1, an archaeological site in South Africa.  The revelation pushes back the date for manufactured weapons another 200,000 years Attaching stone points to spears- hafting- was an ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 16 2012 - 5:02pm

Shipwrecks And Ancient Harbor Discovered Off The Coast Of Acre In Israel

Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a fleet of early-19th century ships and ancient harbor structures from the Hellenistic period at the city of Akko (Acre), one of the major ancient ports of the eastern Mediterranean and one of the oldest conti ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 28 2012 - 5:48pm

Shuidonggou Paleolithic Site Reveals Engraved Stone Artifact

The creation and dispersal of modern humans and of modern human behavior are of great interest to archeology and anthropology and engraved objects are a hallmark of cognition and symbolism, important features of modern human behavior.  Why aren't the ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 1 2012 - 7:30pm

70,000 Years Ago, Late Pleistocene Humans Were Techies Too

While the origins of modern behavior will never be known, new discovery about  technological advancement among our ancestors in southern Africa some 70,000 years ago, has taken a step closer to firmly establishing Africa, and especially South Africa, as a ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 5 2012 - 12:30pm

Tremper Mound Pipestone Answer Found, But Two More Questions Arise

Archaeologist William Mills found a treasure-trove of carved stone pipes in southern Ohio a century ago- buried almost 2,000 years earlier. The Native American site became famous as Tremper Mound. Mills said the pipes had been carved from local stone and ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 18 2012 - 12:49pm

Ancient Desert City Of Petra Used Terrace Farming, Complex Channels To Grow Crops

A team of archaeologists has made discoveries of extensive water management and agricultural production in and around the ancient desert city of Petra, located in present-day Jordan.  Successful terrace farming of wheat, grapes and possibly olives resulte ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 2 2013 - 2:04pm

Farming In Stone Age Europe Arrived With Immigrants

Europeans may not like immigrants from the east now, but that is where Stone Age Europe got its agriculture, and thus an origin of Western civilization, according to new data resulting from a study of the teeth of prehistoric farmers and the hunter-gather ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2013 - 6:30pm

Mithraic Mysteries And The Elephant's Tomb In Carmona

The Carmona necropolis in Spain is a collection of funeral structures built between 200 B.C. and 200 A.D. One of them is known as the Elephant's Tomb because a statue in the shape of an elephant was found in the interior of the structure. ...

Article - News Staff - May 10 2013 - 10:23am

Medieval Dunwich: Britain's Atlantis Revealed

Using advanced underwater imaging techniques, one of the most detailed analysis ever of the archaeological remains of the lost medieval town of Dunwich- 'Britain's Atlantis'- have been revealed. ...

Article - News Staff - May 10 2013 - 11:00am

The Atlantean Triangle

The Atlantean Triangle Atlantis is i n the news once more, and then some, so I thought I'd cash in on it analyse the stories scientifically to see what is being claimed. ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - May 11 2013 - 9:14am