2018 was a blockbuster year for genomes in archaeology. Researchers reported ancient DNA (aDNA) from over 1,400 human remains, more than doubling the number of individuals who have yielded ancient genomic data. Many of the sequences have come from Eu
Comparison of Radiocarbon Dates to Calendar Dates. Radiocarbon dates underestimate the actual age of the objects being dated, because the ratio of carbon-14 to carbon-12 has not been constant over time. (Source: Howard Morland/ CC BY-SA 3.0 ) Mannin
A carved stela that I photographed on Cerro Gordo de Teotihuacan contains a symbol for a comet, which identical to the symbol of a comet on the Tugaloo Rock, found in Northeast Georgia. While two of the ships pictured on the Tugaloo Rock are identic
oday, 83 Amazonian species are known to have been domesticated to some extent. They include sweet potato, tobacco, pineapple, hot peppers and even a palm tree: the peach palm. Fish were also a major source of food. Archaeological investigations at a
This video discusses this particular carving that plausibly predates the European invention. That the bicycle was invented in the past is completely reasonable. Certainly we do not see actual pedals and chains. A two wheel bicycle simply kicked a
Someone really, really didn't like whoever the Great Sun symbol stood. The petroglyph had been torn from the wall of a building and severely defaced. In fact, all of the stone ruins near where archaeologists are working now, showed signs of viol
Using ancient DNA from 29 skeletons found in a cocoliztli cemetery, the scientists were able to test for bacterial pathogens. The only germ that was detected was Parathyphi C., leading the researchers to believe it is the most likely candidate. Howev
Essentially, academicians and folklorists created a caricature of North America's past. A few big tribes, created by the assimilation of the remnants of the Indigenous American Holocaust, eventually became "federally recognized tribes" and ulti
Most of the pyramids are left overgrown to protect the environmentally sensitive cangagua blocks. However, the largest pyramid, pyramid 9, has a wide gap in the middle where previous landowners of the site sent a channel of water through in search of
He says it is not only the exact size and shape Plato said it was - 23.5km across and circular - but mountains he described to the north can be seen quite clearly on satellite imagery, as can evidence of ancient rivers, which Plato said flowed ar
Egypt announced the discovery of an "exceptionally well preserved" ancient tomb--and the best part may be, it's never been looted.
each Sumerian city was guarded by its own god; and while humans and gods used to live together, the humans were servants to the gods.
This past Wednesday I discovered that the people living in the aboriginal territory of the Scots . . . Ulster, the Atlantic Coast of Scotland and the Orkney Islands, like the Uchee and Creeks, rolled their R's so hard that speakers of other langu
Ancient Bactria was located between the Hindu Kush mountain range and the Amu Darya river, covering the flat region that we today recognize as modern-day Afghanistan and Tajikistan. Bactria was the birthplace of Zoroastrianism, and later also hosted
But Lisowicia is no ordinary dicynodont. While group members ran the size gamut from rat to ox, Lisowicia bojani trumped them all and stood as tall as an elephant, long before that was the norm. It measured 4.5 m (14.8 ft) long, 2.6 m (8.5 ft) high a