Archaeology

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

Woseribre Senebkay And The Tomb Of The Unknown Pharaoh

Archaeologists working at  Abydos in southern Egypt have discovered the tomb of a previously unknown pharaoh named Woseribre Senebkay — and found the first material proof of a forgotten Abydos Dynasty from around 1650-1600 B.C.  The tomb of the previously ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 17 2014 - 1:49pm

300,000-Year-Old Hearth Found In Qesem Cave

It's believed that humans discovered fire over a million years ago but when it became something controlled and used for daily needs is unknown. Fire is central to the rise of human culture and a discovery by archeologists at Qesem Cave, a site near pr ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 27 2014 - 5:00pm

Glastonbury- Britain's Oldest Glass Town

Glastonbury- Britain's Oldest Glass Town According to Wikipedia and many other online sources the origin of the name Glastonbury is unclear.  On the contrary, it could not be more clear. While idly thinking about a long-ago visit to Glastonbury Tor I ...

Blog Post - Patrick Lockerby - Feb 22 2014 - 11:24am

Irony And Humor In The Semantically Subversive Byzantine Empire

The Byzantine Empire arose after the death of the Roman Emperor Constantine. To make the empire more manageable, it was split into eastern and western halves, with Rome as the seat of the west and Constantinople as the capitol of the east. Unlike Rome of t ...

Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2014 - 11:51am

Columbus Got There First: Chicken Bones Tell True Story Of Pacific Migration

Did the Polynesians beat Columbus to South America? Not according to  archaeological evidence. The new tale of migration was uncovered by analysis of ancient DNA from...chicken bones. The ancient DNA has been used to study the origins and dispersal of anc ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 19 2014 - 12:31am

Was Richard III Under That Leicester Parking Lot Or Not?

The Dig for Richard III, authorized by the Leicester City Council and commissioned and paid for by Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society, unearthed a body and it was declared that of Richard III.  ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 1 2014 - 12:57am

Tempest Stela: World's Oldest Weather Report Could Change Ancient Timeline

The inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone may be one of the world's oldest weather reports- and it could cause us to revise our chronology of the ancient Middle East. ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 2 2014 - 9:49am

Before Neanderthals, Early Modern Humans Took Down A Giant Elephant In England

A new study suggests that early humans living thousands of years before Neanderthals, were able to work together in groups to hunt and slaughter animals as large as the prehistoric elephant. University of Southampton archaeologist Dr. Francis Wenban-Smith ...

Article - News Staff - Apr 8 2014 - 12:46am