- 40,000 Year Old Rock Art Found In Indonesia
A close up of one of the hand stencils found in the prehistoric caves in Indonesia. Credit: Kinez Riza, Author provided By Paul S.C.Taçon, Griffith University; Adam Brumm, Griffith University, and Maxime Aubert, Griffith University ...
Article - The Conversation - Oct 9 2014 - 8:31am
- Stunning Finds From Ancient Greek Shipwreck
An international team has retrieved antiquities including tableware, ship components, and a giant bronze spear that would have belonged to a life-sized warrior statue from an ancient Greek ship that sank more than 2,000 years ago off the remote island of ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 10 2014 - 7:30am
- Extreme Ice Age Living: Human Settlement 15,000 Feet In The Andes
Think you're extreme? 12,000 years ago Ice Age Humans lived and worked at an altitude of almost 15,000 feet, high in the Peruvian Andes. The sites in the Pucuncho Basin, located in the Southern Peruvian Andes, are the highest-altitude Pleistocene arc ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 23 2014 - 2:49pm
- Prehistoric Continental Shelf: Tracing Our Ancestors At The Bottom Of The Sea
The social sciences have simultaneously become increasingly specialized and over-lapping. A new field calls itself Continental Shelf Prehistoric Research and it studies the remains of prehistoric human settlements which are now submerged beneath coastal w ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 28 2014 - 11:16am
- Ice Age Infants Unearthed In Alaska
The remains of two Ice Age infants are the youngest human remains ever found in northern North America, according to a new paper. The remains of the infants date to around 11,000 years ago and were found in 2013 at an excavation of the Upward Sun River si ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 11 2014 - 12:00pm
- The Collapse Of The Bronze Age- Climate Change Didn't Do It
Empires have risen and fallen and often it has been due to changes in the climate. When agriculture was a more demanding endeavor people wanted the most fertile lands and as that shifted, so did cities. For that reason, climate change has often been cited ...
Article - News Staff - Nov 17 2014 - 4:30pm
- While The Roman Empire Collapsed, Trade Thrived
Even while the Roman empire was in decline, precious substances, such as frankincense, were being transported to its furthest northern outpost in Britain. Archaeologists writing in the Journal of Archaeological Science used molecular analysis of materials ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 4 2014 - 11:41am
- Hidden Stories: The Genetic Secrets Of Ancient Parchments
There are not a lot of new stories to be found by the humanities in ancient parchments, but millions of documents stored in archives could trace agricultural development across the centuries, thanks to increasingly progressive genetic sequencing technique ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 8 2014 - 10:17am
- 400,000 Year Old Fossil Holds Ancient Engravings
Though humans did not exist 400,000 years ago, human ancestors did- and they left behind engravings on a fossilized shell from Java, establishing a new benchmark for the earliest known example of ancient humans deliberately creating pattern. The newly dis ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 9 2014 - 11:45am
- Discovery: Oldest Stone Tool Ever Found In Turkey
The oldest recorded stone tool found to-date has been unearthed in Turkey. The chance find of a humanly-worked quartzite flake, in ancient deposits of the river Gediz in western Turkey, show that humans passed through the gateway from Asia to Europe much ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 23 2014 - 12:24pm