Paleogeneticists isolated DNA from the remains of a young woman who died in South Sulawesi about 7.3-7.2 thousand years ago and found that her genome contains fewer genes from Denisovans than most modern Australian Aborigines and Papuans. In addition, it belongs to a previously undescribed population of hunter-gatherers, whose ancestors may have come to Sulawesi before the Papuans, Australian, and Tasmanian aborigines.
During World War II, Nazi scientists tried to create a nuclear bomb using two-inch uranium cubes as fuel. It is…
There is enough evidence to suggest that Göbekli Tepe was not just an ancient site, but the remnant of a long-lost ancient civilization absent from history.
Archaeologists who have been exploring an ancient tunnel under the Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Teotihuacan since 2003 discovered…
In the ancient city of Guanzhuang, Chinese archaeologists have discovered evidence of the earliest minting of coins and an entire…
Back in 1958, a representative of a drilling company named Robert Phillips took a cylindrical core from one of the…
Mathematician Daniel Mansfield of the University of New South Wales (UNSW, Australia) reexamined cuneiform clay tablets discovered more than a century ago and found the oldest example of applied geometry on one of them.
American archaeologists carried out radiocarbon dating of 26 human bones and teeth recovered from cave burials at Machu Picchu. The study showed that the ancient city of the Incas remained inhabited until 1530, and the first inhabitants were here no later than 1420, which is almost 20 years earlier than the previous estimate.
Underwater archaeologists have discovered wicker baskets containing oil palm fruits and grape seeds at the site of the sunken ancient Egyptian port of Heracleion. Apparently, these items were used as grave goods, which allowed them to survive to this day from the 4th century BC.
One of the most admirable and powerful civilizations in the history of the human race has derived from the Greek…
Scientists have discovered in the Spanish cave of Ardales drawings left by Neanderthals between 45 and 65 thousand years ago. Chemical analysis showed that the cave art in Spain was of man-made origin, and archaic people brought ocher from outside the monument. Apparently, karst formations played a symbolic role among some groups of Neanderthals.
One of the last things we think about when analyzing the ancient world is the architectural and cultural parts. This…
British professor-egyptologists Joanne Fletcher has put forward a brand new hypothesis about the origin of the famous golden mask of Tutankhamun. She included the theory in her new book “Valley of the Kings: The Golden Age of Egypt”. Despite a number of well-founded arguments, Egyptian scientists were quick to refute the bold assumption.
Elizabeth Turner, a Canadian geologist at the University of Laurentia, released a study describing the earliest fossil record on Earth, dating back 890 million years. The discovery could make a real sensation, as it shifts the history of the emergence of animals on Earth by about 350 million years.
In Mexico, archaeologists from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) will be forced to take a non-trivial step…
Paleogeneticists analyzed sediment samples from the Georgian cave of Satsurbia and found ancient DNA fragments of a wolf, a bison, as well as a person who lived about 25 thousand years ago. The woman whose DNA was studied belonged to a completely unknown human population.
Scientists in New Zealand and the United States have managed to restore a torn 2300-year-old scroll of the Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead. The contents of the linen fabric included spells and hymns accompanying a person named Petosiris to the afterlife.
Scientists have found an artifact made of the bone of a giant deer, decorated with chevrons. The discovery is no less than 51 thousand years old.
On this day, a man was born 165 years ago who knew how to teleport objects, extract energy from nothing, and communicate with extraterrestrials. At least, popular rumors endowed Nikola Tesla with these phenomenal abilities and more.
For the first time, an international team of archaeologists has applied a method developed to study space clusters to study ancient Islamic tombs in Sudan. The results showed that tombs in ancient times were built according to the same principles on which the structure of galaxies is based.
UK carpet-fitter Stephen Tasker created a prototype for an “ancient machine that defies gravity” that he believed could have been used by the builders of the famous Stonehenge megalithic complex millennia ago.
Archaeologist Gareth Owens was able to identify some of the symbols from the Phaistos Disc in other religious artifacts discovered in Crete and utterly believes that they describe a religious hymn to a Minoan goddess.