Ancient news stories
Recent radiocarbon dating confirms that the arrow blade point is one of the earliest examples of copper metallurgy ever found in Yukon.
This opens up many possibilities for how organic matter may be passed from one host to another in space.
A new MtDNA study suggests that the ancient Mediterranean seafaring civilisation, the Phoenicians, enjoyed an inclusive, multicultural society focused on exploration, not subjugation.
One could say that – in Scandinavia at that time – the geographic west was the genetic east and vice versa.
State archaeology authorities have found an ancient civilisation along the banks of Godavari river dating back to 10,000 BC in which people used tools from the stone age as well as from the metal age.
The carving was found in the Burzahama region in Kashmir, India, in the 1960s and is believed to date back to between 2100 and 4100 BC.
To improve access to water and save livestock, indigenous groups in Canchayllo and Miraflores have restored abandoned dams, reservoirs and canals that date back over 3,000 years.
This is not news to Aboriginal groups, who have reported about Firehawks in oral traditions for millennia.
Their experiments demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present on the planet four billion years ago.
Welcome to the real struggle with the story of human history: the question of whose facts come first, those of archaeologists or those of geneticists.
Either there is another big asteroid that we haven’t found yet, or the asteroid that Bunburra Rockhole originated from has evolved over time through space weathering and impact processing.
A 1,000-year-old stone structure in Mexico may represent how some people in ancient Mesoamerica believed the Earth was created, an archaeologist suggests.