Little has been known about the domestication of Cannabis sativa because it is hard to get hold of the wide range of different strains from around the world needed for genetic studies. "You can't just go and collect samples because you go to jail
The coins, dated to around the Second Temple and Bar Kochba revolt periods, document the Jewish revolt against the Romans.
Or possibly some other hominid species not showing up.. what we have is one sample inside the error bound for homo sapien sapien presence. stop the idle speculation so far. I do think that HSS was unleashed 45,000 years ago, but had been fully p
Twenty miles south of Cairo, on the Nile's west bank, where riverfed crop fields give way to desert, the ancient site of Saqqara is marked by crumbling pyramids that emerge from the sand like dragon's teeth. Most striking is the famous Step Pyramid
Forget the Nazca lines! Huge spiral covering 100,000 square metres found in India's Thar desert may be largest drawing EVER made, experts say
Bizarre Declassified CIA files on The Eye of The Sahara (The Richat Structure) - The Lost City of Atlantis, hidden in plain sight?
These investigations have revealed a new twist to the story, assigning a much more prominent role to clothing than previously imagined. After the last ice age, global warming prompted people in many areas to change their clothes, from animal hides to
In reviewing the studies surrounding these diverging approaches, Almécija and colleagues with expertise ranging from paleontology to functional morphology and phylogenetics discuss the limitations of relying exclusively on one of these opposing appr
It's back to the future for Rome's Colosseum: Tourists to get gladiator's eye-view as the floor of deadly arena is restored in £16m high-tech facelift
Inscribed on a tiny fragment of a clay pot, the writing consists of six letters on two lines. As study co-author Haggai Misgav, an epigraphist at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, tells Haaretz's Ariel David, the first three letters may spell out
Archaeologists searching for Tut's mortuary temple have unearthed a stunningly well-preserved royal metropolis (detail above). The lost city, called the "Rise of Aten" by archaeologists is believed to have been built by King Amenhotep III and i
The Vatican has constructed a secret underground tunnel in Jerusalem that has infuriated a local preservation group who claim the tunnel resides in a sensitive area that may contain antiquities and other artifacts.
Pictures show remains of 3,500-year-old metropolis that was founded by Tutankhamun's grandfather as archaeologists examine treasure trove of artefacts
The Shigir Idol is over 12,500 years old and is regarded as the earliest known work of ritual art that could change the way we see human history but decay has kept others from being found.
New Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Have Been Found For The First Time In 60 Years, And This Is What They Say…
6,000-year-old child skeleton found together with world's oldest woven basket in Judean Desert cave • First discovery of this kind since Dead Sea Scrolls.
Dusseldorp attributes the paradigm shift to recent findings that make the competition hypothesis seem less plausible. Previous Leiden research has shown that the 'stupid' Neanderthals made tar from birch bark and used this to glue spearheads to a s
Chariot of fire: 'Almost intact' Roman chariot found near Pompeii 2,000 years after the city was buried in lava is heralded as 'an exceptional discovery with no parallel in Italy'
Advice to die for! Ancient Egyptian embalming instructions on a 3,500-year-old medical papyrus reveals the process of wrapping the dead person's face with ointment soaked bandages to reduce swelling
Pompeii's most amazing fresco returns to its former glory! Scientists use lasers to remove stains on stunning 2,000-year-old painting of a hunting scene in the garden of the House of the Ceii
These walls are slightly backward sloped (probably to make them more resilient in an earthquake) instead of the characteristic perfectly vertical walls at other fortresses. Remember that Partroclus is described as climbing the walls three times in Ac
The bronze artifacts' standardized appearance and weight points to their use as an early form of European currency. To qualify as money, lead author Maikel Kuijpers, an archaeologist at Leiden University, tells Live Science's Mindy Weisberger, an
uncovered the four shipwrecks last fall. As the Athens News Agency reports, the most significant discovery was a hoard of Roman pottery. The vessels found on board the second- or third-century A.D. wreck included amphorae filled with oil produced in
The Atacama Desert's extreme aridity challenged its residents, but it was a huge advantage for Santana-Sagredo and colleagues as they searched for clues to the success of the ancient desert farmers. Human remains and scraps of ancient foods can be
The images are strongly reminiscent of the more than 20,000 rock paintings discovered years ago in neighboring Chiribiquete National Park. These paintings prove that people lived in the area as far back as 19,000 years ago and decorated rock faces