- Preserving Library Of Congress’ Treasures
The Library of Congress has no shortage of reading materials with more than 134 million items in its collection. This summer, a Florida State University chemist will use his knowledge of cellulose, a key component of paper, to help the world’s largest libr ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 5 2007 - 10:59am
- Mystery Of 5,000 Year Old Glacier Mummy Solved
An Italian-Swiss research team, including Dr. Frank Rühli of the Institute of Anatomy at the University of Zurich in Switzerland proved the cause of death of the Iceman (“Ötzi,” 3300 BC) by modern X-ray-based technology. A lesion of a close-to-the-shoulder ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 7 2007 - 2:10pm
- Why Did So Many Dinosaurs Die With Their Mouths Open?
The peculiar pose of many fossilized dinosaurs, with wide-open mouth, head thrown back and recurved tail, likely results from the agonized death throes typical of brain damage and asphyxiation, according to two paleontologists. A classic example of the pos ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 8 2007 - 9:48pm
- World's Oldest Jewelry Found
The discovery of small perforated sea shells, in the Cave of Pigeons in Taforalt, eastern Morocco, has shown that the use of bead adornments in North Africa is older than thought. Dating from 82 000 years ago, the beads are thought to be the oldest in the ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2007 - 10:22am
- Ancient Persian Language Clues Uncovered
For the first time, a text has been found in Old Persian language that shows the written language in use for practical recording and not only for royal display. The text is inscribed on a damaged clay tablet from the Persepolis Fortification Archive, now a ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 18 2007 - 8:29pm
- Alert Conan The Barbarian: There's Gold In Kush
Ancient records always referred to a vast powerful "Kingdom of Kush." Robert E. Howard had his barbarian hero, Conan, run into 'Kushites' a number of times. The New Testament referred to all of Nubia as Kush, because Kush was the name o ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 19 2007 - 8:04am
- Spectacular Artwork- From The Ice Age!
Archaeologists from Tübingen report they have found parts of five figurines from the Ice Age at Vogelherd Cave in southwestern Germany. The figurines were carved from ivory and are of woolly mammoths, date to 35,000 years ago and count among the oldest and ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 12:46am
- Neanderthal Man Was An Innovator
Neanderthal man was not as stupid as has been made out says a new study published by a University of Leicester archaeologist. In fact Neanderthals were far removed from their stereotypical image and were innovators, says Dr Terry Hopkinson of the School of ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 20 2007 - 11:52pm
- Prehistoric Jewelry Dates Back 82,000 Years
A major question in evolutionary studies today is how early did humans begin to think and behave in ways we would see as fundamentally modern? One index of ‘behavioral modernity’ is in the appearance of objects used purely as decoration or ornaments. Such ...
Article - News Staff - Jun 21 2007 - 12:45am
- Mummy Of Egyptian Queen Hatshepsut Found
Dr. Zahi Hawass, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities in Egypt, sent out this announcement: On Wednesday (27/6/2007) at 11:00 a.m Culture Minster Farouk Housni and Dr. Zahi Hawass Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities ( ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 11 2011 - 9:05pm