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Rings of stalagmites found in a cave in France suggest that our ancient relatives were surprisingly skilled builders.

Posted: 5/25/2016 7:40:49 PM   Reads: 67   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: news.nationalgeographic.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

People were burning fires at a quarry near the Savannah River as far back as 50,000 years ago. That would have been before the worst of the last Ice Age and millennia before South Carolina is thought to have been inhabited.

Posted: 5/25/2016 12:50:49 AM   Reads: 153   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.postandcourier.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

With one confirmed site and two other probable sites in North America the story of Viking westward expansion is widening. Check out this article about a possible site in Canada.

Posted: 5/21/2016 10:48:09 PM   Reads: 50   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.theepochtimes.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Lovely short vid from the Smithsonian Channel about the mounds at Cahokia. This, bros and brodettes, is how to actually solve an ancient mystery.

Posted: 5/20/2016 7:48:06 PM   Reads: 121   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.unexplained-mysteries.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

It was a good story while it lasted: A 15-year-old boy discovered a lost city  by theorizing that a modern star map would correlate with ancient Mayan settlements. It seemed to fit the common understanding of the Maya as peaceful stargazers, centuries ahead of their time in astronomical observation and deeply mystical. It only makes sense they’d plan their cities to align with constellations.

Posted: 5/20/2016 1:15:45 PM   Reads: 159   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.latimes.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

PURDUE UNIVERSITY—New bioarchaeological evidence shows that Nubians and Egyptians integrated into a community, and even married, in ancient Sudan, according to new research from a Purdue University anthropologist.

Posted: 5/20/2016 2:03:07 AM   Reads: 154   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: popular-archaeology.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

An interesting list published today concerning origins, meglithic monuments and warfare in ancient Europe.

Posted: 5/18/2016 4:29:09 PM   Reads: 168   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: listverse.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The Istanbul Archeology Museum announced on Monday that they have made the largest archeological discovery of the year by unearthing "A 5,000-year-old tumulus, the oldest ever found in the country" in the Istanbul district of Silivri. The discovery is expected to shed greater light on the history of Istanbul and the wider Thracian region.

Posted: 5/17/2016 8:35:07 PM   Reads: 149   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.dailysabah.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Ancient tree stumps and logs, preserved by peat and sand, are now clearly visible along a 200 metre stretch of coastline at Low Hauxley near Amble, Northumberland (pictured).

Posted: 5/16/2016 10:31:22 PM   Reads: 210   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

Native Americans in Northern Ohio constructed a detailed ceremonial site 2,300 years ago that may have been used to celebrate life and observe the cosmos, according to archaeologists who spent five years excavating there.

Posted: 5/15/2016 6:55:43 AM   Reads: 198   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.foxnews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Romanian archaeologists from the Prahova County Museum of History discovered a 5000-year old tomb on Tuesday, on a field outside Ploiesti. The discovery was made in an area where a new residential project should be developed, reports local Mediafax. The archaeologists found the main tomb of a tumulus that apparently belonged to an important person from a group of Nomads. The skeleton was found wearing a necklace made of copper and kaolin, with a “glasses” pendant. According to the archaeologists, such discoveries are rare.

Posted: 5/15/2016 2:51:28 AM   Reads: 211   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.romania-insider.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Nearly 15,000 years ago, early humans gathered by a small pond in what is now Florida, near Tallahassee. Using stone knives, they butchered the body of a fallen mastodon, scoring the massive beast's tusks with deep cuts as they dug them out of the skull.

Posted: 5/14/2016 12:11:20 AM   Reads: 190   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.livescience.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

A new English language version of a Turkish website containing a data base of archaeologic sites in Turkey shows that a previously ignored civilization existed. The newly revealed evidence suggests a wide spread civilization Dubbed the Luwians existed in western Turkey during the Bronze Age and shifts emphasis away from concentration on Hellenistic influence in the area.

Posted: 5/13/2016 11:20:55 PM   Reads: 210   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: luwianstudies.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

The Trojan War was a grander event than even Homer would have us believe. The famous conflict may have been one of the final acts in what one archaeologist has controversially dubbed “World War Zero” – an event he claims brought the eastern Mediterranean Bronze Age world crashing down 3200 years ago.

Posted: 5/12/2016 6:54:49 PM   Reads: 231   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.newscientist.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

"The last Ice Age made much of the globe uninhabitable, but there were oases -- or refugia -- where people 20,000 years ago were able to cluster and survive. Researchers who specialize in the analysis of human DNA have found new evidence that there was one or more of these shelters in what is now Southern Arabia."

Posted: 5/11/2016 1:06:54 AM   Reads: 57   Submitted By: Ohiomstr2   Source: www.sciencedaily.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Objects from two lost underwater cities recently discovered off the Egyptian coast are being revealed to the public in a “blockbuster” British Museum exhibition.

Posted: 5/7/2016 4:03:02 PM   Reads: 253   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.rt.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

One day in 1999, the French maritime archaeologist Franck Goddio went diving off the coast of Egypt. He was poised to make the most important discovery of his life.

Posted: 4/29/2016 8:30:28 PM   Reads: 284   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.telegraph.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

History is full of mysterious disappearances — of people, of places and even of entire civilizations. In many cases, time has not told us what happened to the populations that have vanished en masse, all over the world. Archeologists unearth ruins and uncover clues as to the demise of ancient cultures, but the fates of many inexplicably evaporated peoples remain question marks. Here are four mysteriously vanished civilizations that keep scientists scratching their heads.

Posted: 4/26/2016 12:24:55 AM   Reads: 247   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: mic.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

A rare inscription found on a stone unearthed near Florence is exciting archaeologists who say it may help reveal the secrets of the Etruscans, one of Italy's earliest and most enigmatic civilisations

Posted: 4/25/2016 5:21:42 PM   Reads: 191   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: in-cyprus.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Archaeologists in Turkey have received wizened advice from beyond the grave after uncovering a unique 2,400 year-old ancient Greek mosaic. The floor tiles, excavated in Hatay province on the Turkish-Syrian border, show a skeleton lying down with a wine pitcher and loaf of bread alongside Ancient Greek text that reads: “Be cheerful, enjoy your life”.

Posted: 4/24/2016 10:25:54 PM   Reads: 208   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.independent.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

Archaeologists say the mummified remains, found near one of the oldest cities in the Americas, probably belong to a noblewoman aged 40 to 50

Posted: 4/24/2016 12:06:50 AM   Reads: 229   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.theguardian.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

On the Northern Plains of Montana and Canada, before the arrival of humans, a demigod known as Napi, or Old Man, once roamed with his friend and rival, Coyote, according

Posted: 4/20/2016 9:19:45 PM   Reads: 241   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: elkodaily.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

The newly found drawings show demonic entities populated the ancient Egyptians' imaginations as far back as 4,000 years ago.

Posted: 4/19/2016 9:17:15 PM   Reads: 245   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: news.discovery.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

A remote village in Madhepura district's Gwalpara block--Nahariya-- has baffled scientists and doctors for decades. Around 60% of its inhabitants are several heads shorter than an average human being.

Posted: 4/18/2016 12:00:00 AM   Reads: 91   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: timesofindia.indiatimes.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Bosnia's 'Indiana Jones' believes he has discovered the world's oldest man-made sphere.

Posted: 4/12/2016 1:36:26 AM   Reads: 240   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.9news.com.au Category: Ancient Civilizations

Oswald "White Bear" Fredericks, a Hopi indigenous elder who was the main consultant for Frank Waters' Book of Hopi, explained Hopi history, which spans far back into past ages. He details the migrations of the Hopis' antecedents, which took them from a sinking Kasskara in the Pacific Ocean to Easter Island and on to South America, Yucatan, and Mexico, finally to what's now the United States.

Posted: 4/12/2016 12:25:20 AM   Reads: 178   Submitted By: ChthonianClone   Source: www.opednews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

When a skeleton of the so-called 'Hobbit' - scientific name Homo floresiensis - was unearthed in Indonesia in 2003 it would go on to cause a major furor in anthropological circles like few others before it.

Posted: 4/5/2016 2:29:45 PM   Reads: 137   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: phys.org Category: Ancient Civilizations

Recent satellite images sent from space may hold new clues to the presence of another Viking site in the Western Hemisphere, apart from L'Anse aux Meadows, the only known such site to date. The findings could very well change or even rewrite the history of the Vikings.

Posted: 4/4/2016 12:06:45 PM   Reads: 146   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.scienceworldreport.com Category: Ancient Civilizations

Dozens of rock-cut tombs and a small shrine have been found in Gebel el- Silsila area in Aswan, Egypt, containing human remains as well as a seal ring and other artefacts.

Posted: 3/31/2016 3:02:06 PM   Reads: 168   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.dailymail.co.uk Category: Ancient Civilizations

It turns out a tiny hominin nicknamed the “Hobbit” may have disappeared from the Indonesian island of Flores much earlier than scientists originally thought.

Posted: 3/30/2016 7:37:39 PM   Reads: 134   Submitted By: 0x6a656666   Source: www.foxnews.com Category: Ancient Civilizations