The Legendary Origins of Merlin the Magician
Most people today have heard of Merlin the Magician, as his name has been popularized over the centuries and his story has been dramatized in numerous [...]
Scientists Settle Wilson’s Arch Debate Pinpointing Temple Mount Origin
Historians and archaeologists have long argued about when exactly “Wilson’s Arch” in Jerusalem was built, with their estimates varying by 700 years. But [...]
'Unparalleled' discovery of ancient skeletons sheds light on mystery of when people started eating maize
The “unparalleled” discovery of remarkably well-preserved ancient skeletons in Central American rock shelters has shed new light on when maize [...]
Etruscan tomb of child discovered in Vulci
A new archaeological discovery was made during works to enhance the necropolis of Osteria in Vulci. Near the famous tomb of the Sphinx a small dromos has [...]
Study proposes low genetic diversity of Neanderthals as principal cause of their extinction
What caused the disappearance of Homo neanderthalensis, a species which apparently possessed as many capacities as Homo sapiens? There are several theories [...]
New Papua New Guinea research solves archaeological mysteries
New research, published in The Holocene, “fills in the blanks” on what ancient Papuan New Guineans ate, and how they processed food, has ended [...]
Ancient Burial Brings New Date Of First Maize Use In Mesoamerica
An international team of researchers has investigated the earliest humans in Central America and how they adapted over time to new and changing [...]
Pinpointing the origins of Jerusalem's Temple Mount
Integrating radiocarbon dating and microarchaeology techniques has enabled more precise dating of the ancient Wilson’s Arch monument at [...]
5,300-Year-Old Textile Impressions Unearthed in Scotland
The colorful threads, strings, yarns, twines, and ropes that wove together the Neolithic world have greatly rotted back to whence they came, leaving [...]
Humans and Neanderthals Have More in Common than Polar and Brown Bears
Ancient humans and Neanderthals, and Denisovans, were genetically closer than polar bears and brown bears, and so, like the bears, were able to easily [...]