- Valley Of The Kings: KV 40 Holds Tomb Of Royal Children
Who had the privilege to spend eternal life next to the pharaoh? Kids and other family members, much like today. If you can afford a tomb, that is. In the Egyptian Valley of the Kings, excavations by Egyptologists from the University of Basel have been wo ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 28 2014 - 3:21pm
- The 'Spiral Nature' Of Richard III's Scoliosis
Shakespeare characterized Richard III as a hunchback because his personal and physical deformities were well known. Certainly some history is written by the winners, and he was a big loser in the War of the Roses, but now everyone can explore the true sha ...
Article - News Staff - May 30 2014 - 8:27am
- Anthropocene 1000 BC: Mother Nature Not To Blame For Flooding Along The Yellow River
Nature gets a bad rap, according to a new paper. For thousands of years, fickle weather has been blamed for tremendous suffering caused by massive flooding along the Yellow River, long known in China as the "River of Sorrow" and "Scourge of ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2014 - 12:51pm
- This Bronze Age Siberian Skull Held A Fascinating Secret
In a marked cemetery northwest of Lake Baikal, a skeleton was found, buried ceremoniously with a nephrite disk and four arrowheads, one of which was broken and found in the eye socket. An arrow in the eye? That's no accident. After radiocarbon dating ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2014 - 6:04pm
- The Brus Conserved In Time For 700th Anniversay Of Scottish Wars Of Independence
The Brus, written by John Barbour, Archdeacon of Aberdeen, in about 1375, covers the Wars of Independence waged by Robert the Bruce, and includes a vivid, early description of the Battle of Bannockburn, which will have its 700th anniversary this week. It ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 22 2014 - 6:28pm
- Pavlopetri, The World's Oldest Submerged Town
Forty-eight centuries ago, a bronze-age settlement flourished on the southern coast of Peloponnese, about 30 miles south of what would two thousand years later become the important town of Sparta. The city had a harbour facing east on calm waters, and had ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Jul 2 2014 - 5:19am
- Dorset Archaeological Find Reveals Life Of Rural Elites In Late-Roman Britain
Skeletal remains uncovered near the site of a Roman villa in Dorset are likely the five skeletons of the owners and occupants of the villa – the first time in Britain that the graves of villa owners have been found in such close proximity to the villa itse ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 6 2014 - 11:41am
- Tokens Of Trade: Prehistoric Bookkeeping Lasted Long After The Invention Of Writing
An archaeological dig in southeast Turkey has uncovered a large number of clay tokens that would ordinarily been have dated before the invention of writing- but the new find of tokens dates from a time when writing was commonplace, thousands of years afte ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 13 2014 - 8:12pm
- Acheulean Artefacts: Stone Age Find In Northern Cape Of South Africa
Excavations at an archaeological site at Kathu in the Northern Cape province of South Africa, one of the richest early prehistoric archaeological sites in South Africa, have produced tens of thousands of Earlier Stone Age artifacts, including hand axes an ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 27 2014 - 10:00am
- Collaboration And Creativity: When Competition Enters In, Women Check Out
Recent papers have suggested that women improve small working groups and so adding women to a group is a surefire way to boost team collaboration and creativity. A new study from Washington University in St. Louis says that is only true when women there i ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 11 2014 - 4:19pm