Ice Age Human Jawbone Found on Indonesian Island Known for Ancient Cave Art

Ice Age Human Jawbone Found on Indonesian Island Known for Ancient Cave Art

Ice Age Human Jawbone Found on Indonesian Island Known for Ancient Cave Art In a cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, an international team of researchers has unearthed a jawbone that represents the oldest human remains ever found in Wallacea. The group has published a paper describing their find on the open-access site PLoS ONE. Over the past several […]

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40,000-Year-Old Chamber Of Secrets Discovered At Gorham’s Cave Complex

40,000-Year-Old Chamber Of Secrets Discovered At Gorham’s Cave Complex

40,000-Year-Old Chamber Of Secrets Discovered At Gorham’s Cave Complex A cave chamber sealed off by sand for some 40,000 years has been discovered in Vanguard Cave in Gibraltar — a finding that could reveal more about the Neanderthals who lived in the area around that time.  “Given that the sand sealing the chamber was [40,000] years old, and that the […]

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Bronze age hillfort unearthed in France may be lost capital city

Bronze age hillfort unearthed in France may be lost capital city

Bronze age hillfort unearthed in France may be lost capital city A Bronze Age hillfort in France may represent a lost Celtic capital city, archaeologists said after finding treasures there including jewellery, weapons and chariot parts. The priceless trove was unearthed near Gannat in France’s Allier department, some 80 miles northwest of Lyon, by experts from the University of Toulouse–Jean Jaurès. Excavations […]

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The mystery of ‘The Screaming Mummy’ is finally revealed, and it’s chilling

The mystery of ‘The Screaming Mummy’ is finally revealed, and it’s chilling

The mystery of ‘The Screaming Mummy’ is finally revealed, and it’s chilling He’s back. Prince Pentawere, a man who tried (probably successfully) to murder his own father, Pharaoh Ramesses III, and later took his own life after he was put on trial, is now on public display at the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Pentawere’s mummy, popularly known as the “screaming mummy,” was […]

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76,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Hunting Camp Discovered In Madrid

76,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Hunting Camp Discovered In Madrid In Madrid, archaeologists have uncovered an ancient camp where Neanderthals conducted ‘hunting parties’ 76,000 years ago to chase down big bovids and deer. Archaeologists think it is the largest such camp in the Iberian Peninsula region, with a total area of 3,200 square feet (300 square meters). They think it may have acted […]

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90,000-year-old human hybrid found in ancient cave

90,000-year-old human hybrid found in ancient cave

90,000-year-old human hybrid found in ancient cave It turns out blended families aren’t just the result of two previously established families coming together. A blended family could also be the result of two ancient human species procreating, for example, and creating an ancient human hybrid. This is according to a genetic analysis of a bone fragment belonging to a young, […]

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2,000-year-old Flower Bouquet in ‘Very Good Condition’ Found Under Mexican Pyramid

2,000-year-old Flower Bouquet in 'Very Good Condition' Found Under Mexican Pyramid

2,000-year-old Flower Bouquet in ‘Very Good Condition’ Found Under Mexican Pyramid Nearly 2,000 years ago, the ancient people of Teotihuacan wrapped bunches of flowers into beautiful bouquets, laid them beneath a jumble of wood and set the pile ablaze. Now, archaeologists have found the remains of those surprisingly well-preserved flowers in a tunnel snaking beneath a pyramid of the ancient […]

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Bronze artefact reveals lions roared in for the kill in Roman Leicester

Bronze artefact reveals lions roared in for the kill in Roman Leicester

Bronze artefact reveals lions roared in for the kill in Roman Leicester Archaeologists have discovered a bronze key handle that shows lions were used in executions in Roman Britain. The handle, which depicts a “Barbarian” wrestling with a lion, was discovered beneath a Roman townhouse in Leicester’s Great Central Street. It also shows figures of four boys cowering in terror. […]

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Scientists discover hundreds of thousands of animal, human bones in Saudi Arabia cave

Scientists discover hundreds of thousands of animal, human bones in Saudi Arabia cave

Scientists discover hundreds of thousands of animal, human bones in Saudi Arabia cave Although hyenas look and hunt like canines, they’re members of the mongoose family and therefore more closely related to a cat. However, just like dogs, hyenas have an affinity for hiding bones — it’s just that they can tend to go a bit overboard. Case in point, […]

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