- Cradle Of Manufacturing? World's Oldest Stone Tools Discovered In Kenya
Scientists have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years, long before the advent of modern humans, and by far the oldest such artifacts yet discovered. The tools, whose makers may or may not have been some sort of human ancestor, push the known date ...
Article - News Staff - May 20 2015 - 1:06pm
- Photogrammetry: Of Viking Graves And Sunken Ships
Mapping archaeological digs used to take plenty of time and a lot of measuring, photographing, drawing and note taking, much of which can now be done with a technique called photogrammetry. Photogrammetry is a method that uses two-dimensional images of an ...
Article - News Staff - May 22 2015 - 12:39pm
- Mummy Madness In The Anatomical Record- All Open Access
If you like mummies (and who doesn't like mummies?) you are in luck: The Anatomical Record has a special issue with 26 articles devoted to them, all open access. You may not leave the house this weekend. ...
Article - Hank Campbell - May 23 2015 - 10:17am
- Did The Scottish Settle Iceland A Century Before The Norse?
Remarkably similar carvings and simple cross sculptures mark special sites or places once sacred, spanning a zone stretching from the Irish and Scottish coasts to Iceland. We can look to Skellig Michael, which rises from the sea 12 kilometers off the sout ...
Article - The Conversation - May 25 2015 - 7:30am
- Prehistoric Gold Trade Route Discovered
Archaeologists have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between the south-west of the UK and Ireland, which would mean people were trading gold between the two countries as far back as the early Bronze Age, 2500 B.C. The finding was made after me ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 6 2015 - 12:00pm
- Bel's Temple In Palmyra Is No More
Images of the systematic destruction of archaeological sites and art pieces in Syria are no news any more, but I was especially saddened to see before/after aerial pictures of Palmyra's site today, which demonstrate how the beautiful temple of Bel has ...
Article - Tommaso Dorigo - Sep 1 2015 - 3:28am
- After Palmyra, Global Concern About Protecting Cultural Treasures
There has been much public condemnation of the destruction of the Temple of Bel at Palmyra by Islamic State (IS), as well as the wider devastation being inflicted on the cultural heritage of Syria and Iraq by both IS and its opponents in Syria’s civil war ...
Article - The Conversation - Sep 2 2015 - 8:50pm
- Marvels Of The Archaeological Museum Of Thessaloniki
In Thessaloniki for a greek weekend and a wedding, I had a chance this morning to visit the city's archaeological museum. I was not expecting much, although I had a vague recollection that the area is rich with old archaeological sites and tombs, many ...
Blog Post - Tommaso Dorigo - Oct 17 2015 - 10:04am
- Mercury As Medicine, Toxic Lead, Syphilis- Being Rich In Ancient Times Was The Kiss Of Death
In nutrition, the saying goes, 'in the old days you had to be rich to be fat, now you have to be rich to be thin.' We have a biological mandate to try and ride out food booms and busts by consuming as many calories as we can, when we can. Rich ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 25 2015 - 4:00pm
- Lost Giant Poop Disrupts Whole Planet
Giants once roamed the earth. Oceans teemed with ninety-foot-long whales, huge land animals ate vast quantities of food and, yes, deposited vast quantities of poop. A new study shows that these whales and outsized land mammals, as well as seabirds and mig ...
Article - News Staff - Oct 26 2015 - 3:11pm