16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation

16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation

16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation You never know what you might turn up when you dig in your backyard, aside from bits of glass, rusty nails, and tulip bulbs. One couple in Utah undertaking a renovation project discovered what they thought was the skeleton of a cow. But it turned out to be a 16,000-year-old […]

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‘Folded’ iron sword found in a Roman soldier’s grave was part of a pagan ritual

‘Folded’ iron sword found in a Roman soldier’s grave was part of a pagan ritual

‘Folded’ iron sword found in a Roman soldier’s grave was part of a pagan ritual Archaeologists in Greece have discovered a 1,600-year-old iron sword that was folded in a ritual “killing” before being interred in the grave of a soldier who served in the Roman imperial army. The discovery of the folded sword was “astonishing,” because the soldier was buried […]

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Cache in Chinese Mountain Reveals 20,000 Prehistoric Fossils

Cache in Chinese Mountain Reveals 20,000 Prehistoric Fossils

Cache in Chinese Mountain Reveals 20,000 Prehistoric Fossils A giant cache of nearly 20,000 fossil reptiles, shellfish and a host of other prehistoric creatures unearthed from a mountain in China is now revealing how life recovered after the most devastating mass extinction on Earth. This research could help point out which species might be more or less susceptible to extinction […]

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Archaeologists in Israel Unearth 3,800-Year-Old Skeleton of Baby Buried in a Jar

Archaeologists in Israel Unearth 3,800-Year-Old Skeleton of Baby Buried in a Jar

Archaeologists in Israel Unearth 3,800-Year-Old Skeleton of Baby Buried in a Jar Researchers are unsure of the unusual funerary practice’s purpose, but one theory posits that the vessel serves as a symbolic womb. Archaeologists excavating a site in Jaffa, Israel, recently made a macabre discovery: a 3,800-year-old jar containing the skeleton of a baby. As Ariel David reports for Haaretz, […]

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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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Martyr Skeletons Dressed in Jewels “Catacomb Saints”

Martyr Skeletons Dressed in Jewels “Catacomb Saints”

Martyr Skeletons Dressed in Jewels “Catacomb Saints” The story of the saints in the catacombs of Northern Europe is a peculiar story. It is rooted in the crisis of faith after the Reformation, prompting people to dramatically return to decorative materialism in the practice of worship. The jewelled skeletons were discovered in catacombs under Rome in 1578 and given as […]

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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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16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation

16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation

16,000-yr-old Ice Age Horse Found During Utah Family’s Backyard Renovation The skeletal remains of a “wild” female horse found buried in a big ancient lake in Utah and thought to date back 16,000 years to the last ice age are actually no older than 340 years old, a new study finds.  The bones, unearthed by landscapers in a Lehi, Utah […]

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