Archaeology

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

Impression 700 BC: King Hezekiah's Royal Seal Discovered

The Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount have unearthed an impression of the royal seal of King Hezekiah, around 727-698 B.C.  Measuring 9.7 X 8.6 mm, the oval impression was imprinted on a 3 mm thick soft bulla (piece of ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 2 2015 - 12:20pm

Archeology Can Reveal Truth

The modern definition of science could be stated that it is a systematic study of the natural world through the scientific method.  This means creating a hypothesis and testing it to determine the extent to which it can explain measurement results.   A co ...

Article - Robert Hayes - Dec 13 2015 - 6:14pm

Roman Toilets Didn't Prevent Parasites

The Romans created a clear line between Iron Age and modern sanitation and hygiene. They built public multi-seat latrines with washing facilities and sewerage systems, they piped drinking water from aqueducts and heated public baths for washing. To augmen ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2016 - 12:04am

Sticking Together In Life And Death: Neolithic Megalithic Tomb

People of the Neolithic age around 6,000 years ago were closely connected both in life and death. This became evident in a detailed archaeological and anthropological of a collective grave containing 50 bodies near Burgos, northern Spain. In the pioneerin ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 24 2016 - 6:37am

For The Indiana Jones In You: How To Find Lost Treasure

A lost Nazi gold train was discovered in Poland. At least, that’s what a couple of treasure hunters told the world last year. Like all lost treasures, the search for this one had been going on for many years, usually without success. ...

Article - The Conversation - Apr 25 2016 - 7:07pm

Not Atlantis Or Lemuria: Underwater 'Lost City' A Geological Formation

Underwater divers recently discovered paved floors, courtyards and colonnades, evidence of a long-forgotten civilization that must have perished when tidal waves hit the shores of the Greek holiday island Zakynthos. The bizarre discovery, found close to Al ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 2 2016 - 7:00pm

Lucy's Neighbors

If "Lucy" wasn't alone, and since there is no evidence of spontaneous generation she was not alone, who else was in her neighborhood? Fossil evidence indicates that multiple early human ancestor species lived at the same time more than 3 mi ...

Article - News Staff - Jun 13 2016 - 11:00am

Siberian Land Bridge Travelers Populating Early America Notion Is 'Biologically Unviable'

You shouldn't believe everything you read. The CDC insists salt is a problem, and the FDA asked for voluntary warning labels after the sue-and-settle lawyer group Center for Science in the Public Interest kept harassing them. Yet the evidence shows s ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 11 2016 - 11:17am