Archaeology

Gobekli Tepe Was No Laughing Matter

The circular stone enclosures known as the temple at Göbekli Tepe in southeastern Turkey remain the oldest of its kind, dating back to around the 10th millennium B.C.  But Göbekli Tepe may also be the world's oldest science building. Giulio Magli of t ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 12 2013 - 12:47pm

Mansion Excavation May Tell Us About Rulers Of Jerusalem At The Time Of Jesus

An archaeological dig on Jerusalem's Mount Zion has revealed the well-preserved lower levels of what the archaeological team believes is an Early Roman period mansion from the first century AD, possibly belonging to a member of the Jewish priestly ca ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 17 2013 - 8:56pm

600 Ancient Seals And Amulets Found In Turkey

An unusually large find, more 600 stamp seals and cylinder seals, have been found so far in an ancient sanctuary of the storm and weather god Jupiter Dolichenus in Turkey. The stamp seals and cylinder seals as well as scarabs, made of glass, stone and qua ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 18 2013 - 6:23pm

3,700 Years Old: Largest, Oldest Wine Cellar Found In Near East

Would you drink wine flavored with mint, honey and a dash of psychotropic resins? Ancient Canaanites did more than 3,000 years ago. Archaeologists have unearthed what may be the oldest, and largest,ancient wine cellar in the Near East, containing forty ja ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 22 2013 - 12:21pm

The Earliest Archeology Of Buddha Found

Archaeologists working in Nepal have uncovered evidence of a structure at the birthplace of the Buddha dating to the sixth century B.C., the first archaeological material linking the life of the Buddha and the movement he founded to a specific century. Th ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 25 2013 - 1:20pm

Pets Cats Traced To Chinese Farmers 5,300 Years Ago

Over five-thousand years, cats began living alongside farmers in the ancient Chinese village of Quanhucun, according to a new paper. Probably because of rodents attracted to food.  Cat remains rarely are found in ancient archaeological sites, and little i ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 16 2013 - 5:31pm

Ancient Peruvian Heartbreak Therapy: Skull Drilling

Cranial surgery is tricky business today. Patients will need an aseptic environment, specialized surgical instruments and copious amounts of pain medication both during and afterward. In ancient Peru, trepanation  - removing a section of the cranial vault ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 19 2013 - 10:13pm

1,000-Year-Old Vineyards Discovered In Zaballa

Zaballa (Iruña de Oca) was a medieval settlement abandoned in the 15th century due to urban flight. Prior to that it had a manor monastery and later became something of a specialized factory location before its demise.  Zaballa is one of the more than 300 ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 26 2013 - 2:17pm

Ancient Antioch, Meet Google Earth

Learning about ancient civilizations used to mean hand-drawn maps and clunky tomes; now anyone can do it, using Google Earth and some idea of where to look and what to look for. And Google Earth has helped create a map of an ancient Syrian trade route tha ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 2 2014 - 12:37pm

Neolithic Mural: A Volcanic Eruption Of 6,900 BC?

Volcanic rock textures and ages suggest that the painting of a mural by residents of Çatalhöyük was recording an explosive eruption of the Hasan Dagi volcano.  Scientists analyzed rocks from the nearby Hasan Dagi volcano in order to determine whether it w ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2014 - 11:10am