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Industrial civilizations might have been around long before human ones ever existed — not just around other stars, but even on Earth itself.
Notably, some of the flint being used by the prehistoric Ligurians had its origins hundreds of kilometres away.
The most ambitious search for alien worlds around the brightest stars in the sky will begin on Monday with the launch of Nasa’s newest planet-hunting spacecraft.
An asteroid estimated to be at least 150 feet in diameter made an alarmingly close pass to Earth on Sunday morning just hours after it was first observed by astronomers.
Apart from the deer, the team identified what they call “‘boat(s)’ and a ‘starburst’”, a series of cupules arranged in geometric patterns, paddle-shaped motifs and bow and arrow motifs.
If Heel Stone and Stone 16 were already placed, pointing at the solstice Sun, that could have given the site its significance for the people who lived nearby thousands of years ago.
In recent years, genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species.
Two separate space missions will help to determine the composition the asteroids and test technology for retrieving their potential riches.
“This means that it is a tradition of over a thousand years that precedes the famous geoglyphs of the Nasca culture, which opens the door to new hypotheses about its function and meaning.”
Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth.
An analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in China suggests that the toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans there were more sophisticated than previously thought.
The meteoric treasures number in the dozens, enough to indicate that the meteorite was more than a curiosity to the Hopewell — the wondrous metal was clearly meaningful.
Researchers ran simulations multiple times over the course of the spring equinox and the summer solstice for different types of crystals and with differing intervals between sunstone tests.
Archeologists have revealed traces of previous human activity on Ramsey Island in Wales, including ancient burial mounds, a prehistoric fort, and a structure that appears to be a lost religious chapel.
A yew trunk was cut longitudinally into two halves. One of these halves was scraped with a stone-tool, and treated with fire to harden it and to facilitate the scraping to obtain a pointed morphology.