- The Story Of African Slaves Brought To Mexico During Spanish Colonialism, As Told By Their Bones
Though slavery is still invoked in the United States of America, it is ironically because it was relatively rare compared to the rest of the continent. Only 4 percent of African slaves brought by Europeans and other Africans were brought to what is now the ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 30 2020 - 2:57pm
- At 13,500 Years Old, This Songbird Is The Oldest Known Figurine
(Inside Science)- An ancient bird statuette recovered from a refuse heap is the oldest known figurine discovered yet in China, shedding new light on how our ancestors created 3D art, a new study finds. ...
Article - Inside Science - Jun 14 2020 - 6:01am
- Not Just America: Fluting From 6,000 BC Found In Arabian Excavations
Evidence of prehistoric fluting techniques, using hammering or pressure to create a groove, has been found on the Arabian peninsula from 8,000 years ago. Archeological finds are not new on the Arabian peninsula. There is evidence for lithics (stone tools) ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 5 2020 - 1:01pm
- What Is That 'Black Goo' Coming From Ancient Egyptian Coffins?
Egyptian coffins and mummy cases have been found covered in a mysterious 'black goo'. What is this goo made from and what can it reveal about Egyptian funerary practice? The British Museum's Kate Fulcher has detailed answers but you can read ...
Article - News Staff - Aug 7 2020 - 12:15pm
- AI Handwriting Analysis Yields Clues To Authors Of A Dead Seas Scrolls Manuscript
In 1946, with World War II over, archaeologists got back to work and over 10 years found discarded Hebrew Bible manuscripts in 12 Ein Feshkha Caves near the Dead Sea in the West Bank. Fragments o these "Dead Sea Scrolls" include the Apocrypha, ex ...
Article - News Staff - Apr 22 2021 - 4:58pm
- How Did City Of David In Jerusalem Have A Fossilized Shark Tooth?
At an archaeological site in the City of David in Jerusalem, scholars have found an unexplained cache of fossilized shark teeth in an area where there should be none- nearly 40 miles from where they should have naturally occurred nearly 3,000 years ago, ju ...
Article - News Staff - Jul 5 2021 - 10:41am
- Anubis And The 8 Million Mummy Army
Underneath the ancient royal buried ground of Saqqara in the Egyptian desert lies something even creepier than mummies that might come back to life- mummies that might come back to life and be adorable. The Sacred Animal Necropolis, as it was called after ...
Blog Post - Hank Campbell - Sep 27 2021 - 12:56pm
- 23,000 Years Ago Israel Experienced A Boom In Food- Thanks To Climate Change
Long before there were Israelites, Sumerians, or Egyptians in the world, the people living in Israel experienced a boom in food quantity and diversity, and a new study finds that the reason was climate change 23,000 years ago. Ohalo II is a submerged archa ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 26 2022 - 4:05pm
- How Early Humans Lived, Loved, And Traveled In Ancient Africa
A new analysis of human remains from ancient DNA of six individuals buried in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia who lived between 18,000 and 5,000 years ago has produced the earliest DNA from the continent, and giving some insight into how early humans lived, t ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 24 2022 - 8:39am