Archaeology

Humans Adapt: During The Last Ice Age, Ethiopians Lived On Rats In Thin Mountain Air

It's a mystery why humans would go to a place even colder during an ice age, and live on giant rats. Yet they did. Most people don't associate Africa with mountain living today, but Ethiopians moved to the Bale Mountains during the Palaeolithic p ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 9 2019 - 9:34am

Archaeological Findings On Babylonian Conquest Of Jerusalem

An archaeological excavation on Mount Zion in Jerusalem has found clear evidence of the Babylonian conquest from 587/586 B.C.  The discovery is of a deposit including layers of ash, arrowheads dating from the period, as well as Iron Age potsherds, lamps an ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 19 2019 - 10:11am

Not Savages: England Had Advanced Trade In 1100 BC

If you read the Anglo-Saxon history of England, the island was a backwater savage place populated by sacrificial druids worshiping angry spiritual gods before Rome paved the way for the arrival of modern inhabitants, but that me just be invading victors wr ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 26 2019 - 6:36pm

Before Clovis? The Original Native Americans May Have Arrived 1,000 Years Before Previously Believed

Artifacts from an archaeological dig at the Cooper's Ferry site located along the Salmon River, a tributary of the larger Columbia River basin in western Idaho, suggest that the original native Americans were here 1,000 years earlier than previously ...

Article - News Staff - Aug 30 2019 - 12:31am

'I See Nothing But Fields For My Horses'- The Mystery Of A Mongol Massacre In 1238

In 1227, Genghis Khan, the founder of the Mongol Empire, died, leaving 129,000 soldiers to carry on his war of conquest. But they didn't do it in one unit, his sons and brothers were all given troops. One of the deceased sons, Jochi, had a son named B ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 7 2019 - 6:00am

'Le Roman De La Rose': 1280 AD Manuscript Was Part 'Twilight', Part '50 Shades Of Grey'

"Le Roman de la Rose" (The Romance of the Rose) was started in 1230 and completed around 1280. It is a medieval French poem styled as an allegorical dream vision and some parts that were later removed are quite steamy. Its 22,000 lines describe t ...

Article - News Staff - Oct 9 2019 - 10:50am

Has Dracula's Childhood Dungeon Been Found?

It's not a surprise that as we get ready for Halloween season, stories will start to appear that relate to the macabre. And nothing is more macabre to modern minds than the tale of Vlad Dracul, who was on the front lines battling the Muslims in Easter ...

Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Oct 15 2019 - 1:43pm

'Driving For Christmas' In Iron Age Ireland

Navan Fort, the legendary capital of Ulster. has long been considered a site of ritual gatherings.  Excavations have uncovered a huge 40-yard diameter building and a barbary ape cranium, likely from at least as far as Iberiam along with remnants of pigs, c ...

Article - News Staff - Dec 24 2019 - 12:14pm

Border Cave In Lebombo Reveals Cooking Of Hypoxis Plants 170,000 Years Ago

Though the development of agriculture 10,000 years ago is what made humans the apex predator, a new analysis reveals that the stage was set long before farming became science.  Excavations at Border Cave in the Lebombo Mountains, on the border of KwaZulu-N ...

Article - News Staff - Jan 6 2020 - 1:26pm

40,000 Years Ago? The Mantis Man Petroglyph Of Iran

A rock carving found in the Teymareh rock art site in Khomein county in Central Iran is part man and part mantis, with six limbs.  Was it a mistake? The world's first graphic novel? A way to inspire warriors to fight their foes? We may never know. It ...

Article - News Staff - Mar 16 2020 - 11:24am