7,500-year-old Spanish ‘Stonehenge’ discovered on a future avocado farm

7,500-year-old Spanish 'Stonehenge' discovered on a future avocado farm

7,500-year-old Spanish ‘Stonehenge’ discovered on a future avocado farm Archaeologists have unearthed one of Europe’s largest Neolithic standing stone complexes near the city of Huelva in southwestern Spain, ahead of plans to grow avocados there. The oldest upright stones — called “menhirs” in many parts of Europe, possibly from a Celtic word for “stone” — could be up to 7,500 […]

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Ancient Siberian grave holds ‘warrior woman’ and huge weapons stash

Ancient Siberian grave holds 'warrior woman' and huge weapons stash

Ancient Siberian grave holds ‘warrior woman’ and huge weapons stash Archaeologists in Siberia have unearthed a 2,500-year-old grave holding the remains of four people from the ancient Tagar culture — including two warriors, a male and female — and a stash of their metal weaponry.  The early Iron Age burial contained the skeletal remains of a Tagarian man, woman, infant […]

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1,200-Year-Old Ceremonial Temple with Six Female Sacrifice Victims Unearthed in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Ceremonial Temple with Six Female Sacrifice Victims Unearthed in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Ceremonial Temple with Six Female Sacrifice Victims Unearthed in Peru In a 1,200-year-old ceremonial temple in Peru, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of six women, believed to be connected to the Lambayeque culture, who appears to have been killed in a ritual sacrifice at a secret compound. According to PeruThisWeek.com, the six women were most probably ritually killed in […]

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Archaeologists Find Evidence for 40,000-year-old Modern Culture in China

Archaeologists Find Evidence for 40,000-year-old Modern Culture in China

Archaeologists Find Evidence for 40,000-year-old Modern Culture in China When did populations of Homo sapiens first arrive in China and what happened when they encountered the Denisovans or Neanderthals who lived there? A new study in Nature by an international team of researchers opens a window into hunter-gatherer lifestyles 40,000 years ago. Archaeological excavations at the site of Xiamabei in […]

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Mysterious Footprints in Spain Were Made 300,000 Years Ago

Mysterious Footprints in Spain Were Made 300,000 Years Ago

Mysterious Footprints in Spain Were Made 300,000 Years Ago Who exactly was living in Andalusia almost 300,000 years ago? Human-type fossil footprints found two years ago in southern Spain were thought to be 106,000 years old and to have been made by Neanderthals. But they’re three times older – about 295,000 years old – according to new research. Dating them […]

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Archaeologists discover 9,000-year-old shrine in Jordanian desert

Archaeologists discover 9,000-year-old shrine in Jordanian desert

Archaeologists discover 9,000-year-old shrine in Jordanian desert Jordanian archaeologist Wael Abu-Azziza says despite the site being thousands of years old, ‘everything is almost intact’. A team of Jordanian and French archaeologists says it found a nearly 9,000-year-old shrine at a remote Neolithic site in Jordan’s eastern desert. The ritual complex was found in a Neolithic campsite near large structures known […]

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The World’s Largest Pyramid Is Hidden Within a Hill in Mexico

The World’s Largest Pyramid Is Hidden Within a Hill in Mexico The largest and tallest pyramids in the world are incredible feats of design, engineering, and construction. The Great Pyramid of Giza often gets the crown when talking about pyramids. However, the temple at Cholula dwarfs the Great Pyramid at Giza. Hiding under the grass, trees and soil sits the Great […]

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Neanderthal Hand Axe Leads to Steppe Mammoth Graveyard

Neanderthal Hand Axe Leads to Steppe Mammoth Graveyard

Neanderthal Hand Axe Leads to Steppe Mammoth Graveyard A fossil hunter says she still gets “goosebumps” when recalling unearthing a mammoth graveyard. Sally Hollingworth and her husband Neville were hunting for marine fossils in Wiltshire when they came across the remains. Their find will be discussed on a BBC programme featuring Sir David Attenborough. Mrs Hollingworth said the couple used […]

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