Ancient news stories
The cave contained ancient tools, kangaroo bone and the remnants of the campfire, which has nearly 8 inches of fine, white ash and pieces of charcoal in it that researchers plan to radiocarbon-date.
A time range of between 772,000 and 949,000 years was found for this species of the Lower Pleistocene, confirming earlier indirect datings.
Inside the ancient remains of a vast red-bricked building, they discovered a huge collection of gold coins, bronze tools, pottery vessels, hieroglyphic-engraved stones, and a terracotta statue of a ram.
At least some of northern Chile’s saywas had the “astronomical function” of prefiguring the sun’s appearance. They are a southern-hemisphere Stonehenge.
New research out of South Africa’s Wonderwerk Cave shows that the climate of the interior of southern Africa almost two million years ago was like no modern African environment – it was much wetter.
Rather than being transported by humans as is commonly thought, this theory instead argues that the stones were carried by a glacier.
Iron-rich rocks located near the sites of ancient lakes should be the priority for upcoming visits to the Martian surface, because they are acting like mineral sanctuaries that could preserve signs of life from billions of years ago.
Researchers in Peru believe they have traced the origins of the Incas —the largest pre-Hispanic civilization in the Americas—through the DNA of the modern-day descendants of their emperors.
The Pythia were senior priestesses who advised pilgrims on crucial political issues, making them the most powerful risk-analysis firm in ancient Greece.
Researchers in the field have uncovered related messages ranging from “Lasius is a pervert” to “Good luck in your resurrection.”
A tiny meteorite from Mars nicknamed “Black Beauty” has provided scientists with an unprecedented insight into ancient processes that shaped the red planet’s surface.
Sorry Day is an occasion for solemn commemoration of the mistreatment of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders throughout the country’s history.
It’s thought that humans have evolved certain muscles unique to us. Now those muscles have been found in other apes, our core perceptions about human evolution are challenged.
“Discoveries like this are exceptionally scarce, and this mummy is incredibly well preserved. Samples collected for carbon-14 dating… suggest this individual was buried between 1000 and 1200 AD.”
A new study says all modern birds evolved from the same ground-dwelling, common ancestor, after an asteroid slammed into Earth millions of years ago and devastated the planet’s forests.