Over the course of three centuries, several “rescue” attempts have been made on a sunken Spanish galleon from the 17th century that went down in the Atlantic Ocean close to the Bahamas. However, they...Read More
Using ice as a time machine, an archaeologist explains how it works
Iron Age arrowheads have been unearthed in excellent condition in recent archaeological digs in Norway. For the last 1500 years, it has been buried at Joutenheimens behind a glacier. Archaeologists are scouring the borders...Read More
Dinosaur footprints have been discovered in the sediment of a dry riverbed in Texas, United States
On Monday, a park official in Texas said that the absence of water in a dry riverbed had revealed dinosaur footprints believed to be 113 million years old. Widespread tracks have been preserved thanks...Read More
A woman’s fossil was discovered in South Africa that is just 1 million years old, making her a contemporary of the famous ‘Lucy’
South African fossils are redated based on new paleoanthropological evidence. Age was determined to be 1,000,000 years older than estimated. The most complete skull of an African Australopithecus (Australopithecus africanus) was discovered in South...Read More
Derinkuyu is a subterranean city with a population of 20,000. The astonishing creativity of ancient architects
An underground metropolis that can hold up to 20,000 people at once, for many months, sits under the wind-carved, conical surface of Cappadocia in Turkey’s west-central region, attracting millions of visitors every year. Elengubu,...Read More
We descend from Neanderthals
There was some Neanderthal DNA in the ancient Europeans. This indicates that the populations mixed often, and not only by chance. According to researchers at Germany’s Max Planck Institute, this is the case. Researchers...Read More
The dinosaur-killing asteroid has a companion?
The asteroid that hit the Gulf of Mexico and wiped out the dinosaurs had a companion? Did a second meteorite land that day? Off West Africa, scientists uncovered a 9-km crater generated around the...Read More
America: Colonized 36,000 years ago?
New Mexico mammoth site shows early human presence. Humans may have lived in North America 36,000 years ago, 20,000 years earlier than expected. A huge battleground on New Mexico’s Colorado Plateau offers proof. There,...Read More