Israel’s Antiquities Authority calls the early Bronze Age site a “cosmopolitan and planned city” that is thought to have covered 65 hectares and was probably home to about 6000 people.
The museum has been in possession of the material since the 1920s. Australian Aborigines and native Americans have been campaigning for the return of such objects for decades.
Residents of Ogan Komering Ilir in South Sumatra, Indonesia, have found ancient gold and jewelry artifacts, some of which are Egyptian artifacts dating back to centuries ago.
This scroll came from a library in Herculaneum, near Mount Vesuvius. And it was caught in the famous eruption of that volcano nearly 2,000 years ago — the same eruption that buried the city of Pompeii.
Their existence of microliths at Fa Hien Cave suggests a range of “more diverse ecological contexts” for their use by Homo sapiens, researchers believe.
Further investigation by Chile’s National Service of Geology and Mining reports that there is no evidence that space rocks, or any other natural cause, could be attributed to the fires.
New, state-of-the-art methods provide detailed insights into the timing and causes of ‘megafauna’ extinctions in the past.
The way Tasmanian Aboriginal people hunted, gathered and used fire influenced today’s plant and animal communities. This has big implications for conservation today.
Cahokia Mounds protects more than 70 mounds built by the ancient Mississippians 1,000 years ago, but it has never received the recognition it deserves as one of the world’s most significant cultural sites.
New research sheds light on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis and what platinum can tell us about it.
Carvings show Hapi carrying offerings while surrounded by birds and other animals, and fragments of text mention Ptolemy IV, the fourth pharaoh of Egypt’s Ptolemaic dynasty.
Genetic studies rely almost entirely on DNA from people of European descent. A startup called 54gene wants to fix that, and fast.
A strain of Y. pestis from Laishevo in Russia’s Volga region was ancestral to all other genomes, differing by only one mutation from those that caused the Black Death in Europe.
Human occupation of Denisova Cave seems to have been sporadic, despite the plethora of tool fragments. And those early humans who took refuge there may have used fire less than expected.
Mark Charles knows his bid is a long shot but hopes to shed light on the historic abuse of Native Americans and other ethnicities.
For indigenous Australians, spiritual listening provides a way to observe and act according to the natural seasons and cycles in a way the modern world seems to have forgotten.