Archaeologists work with the local tribe to try to connect what they’ve found in the field to traditional Tlingit knowledge. The locations of the sites are not shared with the general public for fear of vandalism. They track over 900 sites near Petersburg Alaska, with the oldest dating back 10,000 years, containing stone tool remnants.
A southern Indiana farmer created a corn maze with a network of trails outlining the face of “Star Wars” character Princess Leia to pay fitting tribute to the late Carrie Fisher.
State warfare wrecks homes and environments, and confuses land rights. Forensic architecture may help bring justice, finds a new book
This year’s archaeological excavations in the ancient city of Zeugma, which lies on the coast of the Euphrates River and is famous for the Gypsy Girl Mosaic, has unearthed bronze pieces from the clothing of legion units, silver and iron materials, rings, fibulas, ceramics, ivory and bone needles and frescoes, with experts saying excavations in the ancient site may last a century. The history of the city dates back to the early Paleolithic age.
African wild dogs in Botswana are endangered animals. They look like miniature hyenas and pack a punch too. Scientists have noticed that members of a pack decide when to go hunting by sneezing to vote.
All this recent solar activity has already caused a couple of radiation storms in Earth’s high latitude regions that blacked out radio communication at certain frequencies. Impacts extended toward the equator and have affected high-frequency communications, including ham radios, which are used in emergency and disaster relief management. Radio fade-out maps from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology show that radio communication disruptions have likely occurred in the same areas being pummeled by Hurricane Irma. This article also contains a link for citizens to participate in Aurorosaurus study data collection should they view any aurorae intensified by these solar events.
A deadly magnitude 8.2 earthquake struck the southern coast of Mexico on 7 September, killing dozens of people and injuring at least 200. The US Geological Survey says tremor was within the Cocos Plate, not subduction at the plate boundary.
A 3,500-year-old tomb built for a goldsmith named Amenemhat and his wife Amenhotep, has been discovered at the ancient cemetery of Dra’ Abu el-Naga in Luxor, the Egyptian antiquities ministry announced Sept. 9 at a press conference in Luxor. Aside from mummies, coffins, and pottery, jewelry and ushabti figurines have been found.
An elaborately carved globe made from joining the lower halves of two ostrich eggs is the oldest known depiction of the New World. The 16th century globe had become lost to the pages of history but resurfaced a few years ago at a London map fair, when it was spotted by an anonymous map collector.
Surgeons in Australia have successfully performed a world-first transplant surgery, installing a 3D printed tibia bone into the leg of Reuben Lichter, who faced losing his leg to above-the-knee amputation.
New DNA evidence uncovered by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University shows that there were in fact female Viking warriors. The remains of an iconic Swedish Viking Age grave now reveal that war was not an activity exclusive to males – women could be found in the higher ranks at the battlefield. The grave was first excavated in the 1880s, but until now the remains were thought to be male.
A scientist has leant support to the theory that this flood, mentioned in accounts from Cornwall to Kent, occurred as the result of an asteroid impact which caused a vast tsunami to sweep along the coast of Britain. The differing accounts of the flood of September 28, 1014 — the eve of St Michael’s day — have long intrigued geologists and archaeologists.
As southeast Texas and Louisiana cope with the devastation left behind by hurricane Harvey, NASA scientists now say the event was so extreme, dropping 33 trillion gallons of water, that it caused Houston to drop by nearly an inch.
The grave of a 15th century blonde-haired infant prince wearing a fur and wool crown has been found in the Siberian Arctic. The child, probably aged three or four, was buried with his feet trampling on reindeer bones, and a feast of newly-roasted venison interred with him as nourishment for the next life. Eight other graves have been found, all on different spurs of Arctic rivers.
Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California, and University of California, Irvine, have reported the first detection of sea level “fingerprints” in ocean observations: detectable patterns of sea level variability around the world resulting from changes in water storage on Earth’s continents and in the mass of ice sheets. The results will give scientists confidence they can use these data to determine how much the sea level will rise at any point on the global ocean as a result of glacier ice melt.
The bodies of nine sacrificed children have been found at the Maya site of Ceibal in Guatemala. Some of the children were buried with obsidian tools, a fact which research suggests shows the enhanced significance of the sacrifices in the Maya Middle Preclassic period. Four of the children were aligned at cardinal compass points, significant in Mayan cosmology.