Ancient news stories
A new genome from a Pleistocene burial in Alaska allegedly confirms the longstanding Beringian Standstill model for the initial peopling of the Americas.
Ancient Mauryan engineering has brought water back to Magadh, the grain bowl of Bihar that had turned almost entirely arid because of abortive modern irrigation policies.
Although the value of integrating Indigenous science with Western science has been recognized, we have only begun to scratch the surface of its benefits.
A kilometer-size asteroid slammed into Earth about 800,000 years ago with so much force that it scattered debris across a 10th of our planet’s surface. Yet its impact crater remains undiscovered.
Researchers have speculated that this region was one of the earliest to cultivate wheat, and that it might have been the point of origin from which the grain spread, via trade, out into other populations.
The occupation of the Levant by early modern humans during the Pleistocene was not as simple and straight-forward as the traditionally accepted paradigm has depicted.
An 1,800-year-old temple in northern England that is dedicated to the god Mithras was built to align with the rising sun on Dec. 25, a physics professor has found.
It is exciting to find traces from the Mesolithic era in Mumbai as people usually determine the city’s existence from the time the Portuguese landed.
The Inupiat are an indigenous community from North Slope Alaska, whose lifestyle and culture is dependent on subsistence harvest of marine mammals. The Inupiat have a rich spiritual life that centres around the gift of the whale to the community.
There is no beginning or end, and as such, there is no “New Year”. Instead, both seasons and humans are viewed as components of cycles.
“Everyone was just so warm and friendly,” Downey said of Tahlequah residents. “It was really heartwarming, I’ve got to say; beautiful people down there.”
From next steps in the commercial space revolution to a rocket-powered supercar, there’s much to look forward to in 2018.
Researchers have developed a scanning technique that leaves the cases intact but allows historians to read what is on the papyrus.
All the data gathered will be made available for free for the public and industry including archaeologists, urban planners and even game developers.
The eggs were found by workers who were excavating the ground for the construction of a school in Jiangxi province.