News Desk

Native Americans are recasting views of indigenous life
22nd November 2018 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

Native American photographers are pushing back against portrayals of their culture by non-natives, capturing scenes that reflect alternative views of indigenous life.

Sensual fresco discovered in ancient Pompeii bedroom
22nd November 2018 | cbc.ca | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have found a fresco in an ancient Pompeii bedroom that depicts a sensual scene of the Roman god Jupiter, disguised as a swan, and a legendary queen of Sparta from Greek mythology.

New species of extinct ape discovered in tomb of ancient Chinese noblewoman
22nd November 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life

Gibbon likely belonged to Lady Xia, grandmother of China’s first emperor, but its species appears to have been driven to extinction by deforestation.

NASA has chosen where it’s going to look for ancient life on Mars in 2020
22nd November 2018 | technologyreview.com | Humans, Space, Tech

NASA has picked Jezero Crater as the landing spot for its upcoming Mars 2020 rover mission, after scrutinizing more than 60 potential locations over the last five years.

New dates for ancient stone tools in China point to local invention of complex technology
21st November 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Archaeologists thought artifacts had been carried into China from Europe and Africa, but they could have come from much earlier cultural transmission.

Native Americans Reveal Their Secrets To Preventing Forest Fires And More
21st November 2018 | forbes.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

By gradually clearing away flammable material on the ground, Native Americans’ deliberate fires may have prevented large forest fires like those we see today.

Bennelong’s burial site to be turned into public memorial
21st November 2018 | theguardian.com | Humans

Sydney home bought by NSW government for $2.9m to be transformed into memorial to honour Eora nation elder.

Termites have been building hundreds of millions of huge mounds for 4,000 years – and now scientists know why
21st November 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Weird

‘Biological wonder’ of 200 million mounds saw soil equivalent to 4,000 great pyramids of Giza excavated by insects.

Scientists discovered an energetic “cosmic serpent” in our galaxy
21st November 2018 qz.com | Ancient, Humans, Space

Unlike the evil Egyptian god, which could never be vanquished, not even by its arch enemy Ra, this cosmic serpent is destined to be defeated someday and will go out with a bang, unlike any other.

A ‘samurai’ swordsmith is designing a space probe
21st November 2018 | bbc.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Now, a trio of engineers have teamed up with a master Japanese swordsmith to design a rock-sampling device made with the same steel used in katana sword blades – and the plan is to use it on an asteroid.

Did Ancient Egyptian Scribes Discover Algol’s Variability 3,000 Years before European Astronomers?
19th November 2018 | sci-news.com | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

Sebastian Porceddu and colleagues argue that the ancient Egyptian scribes had the possible means and the motives for such astronomical observations.

Looters plunder Albania’s sunken treasures
19th November 2018 | sci-news.com | Ancient, Humans

Expeditions carried out since 2006 have found some 40 shipwrecks along Albania’s coastline, including vessels dating back to the 7th century BC and naval ships from World War I and II.

Archaeologists Have Discovered The 3,700-Year Skeletons Of An Egyptian Woman And Fetus In Aswan Grave
19th November 2018 | inquisitr.com | Ancient, Humans

Egyptian pottery and ostrich eggshell beads were discovered beside the bodies of the 3,700-year-old skeletons of the Egyptian woman and her fetus.

Did Colonists Give Infected Blankets to Native Americans as Biological Warfare?
19th November 2018 | history.com | Ancient, Humans

There’s evidence that British colonists in 18th-century America gave Native Americans smallpox-infected blankets at least once—but did it work?

Three Native American professionals on how they deal with bias and lack of representation
19th November 2018 | fastcompany.com | Humans

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, three professionals share how they navigate the obstacles they have faced in their careers.

Greenland impact crater could help explain disappearance of woolly mammoths, early humans
16th November 2018 | news.com.au | Ancient, Earth, Space

A scarily large meteorite crater has just been discovered in Greenland. It hit the world with the force of 700,000,000 nuclear bombs.

Daily alternative news articles at the GrahamHancock News Desk. Featuring science, alternative history, archaeology, Ancient Egypt, paranormal and much more. Check in daily for updates!