By: Emele Maisey
Ian Graham is a British Mayanist, a scholar who specializes in the research and study of Central American pre-Columbian Maya civilization. Becoming a Harvard professor after spending decades out in the field he has devoted most of his adult life to helping make the ancient...
By: Loredana Ghitescu
Nothing intrigues and summons up the adventurous spirit inside of languid readers more than a rare glimpse into the history of mankind along with a remarkable series of vivid recollections of first-hand experiences from The Mayan Ruins of Mexico, Guatemala and Belize. Ian Graham’s...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Introduction The Abu Simbel Temples are built on orders of Ramses II and dedicated to Ptah and Amun Re, the two greatest gods of the time. The temples were built in a way that allows the sun to light up sculptures on the back walls...
Archaeological sites: Jenne-jeno
By: Jerome Carter
Jenne-Jeno is an archeological site on the inner Niger River Delta in Mali. Between the fourth and the twelfth centuries, Jenne-Jeno was an important trade center. It is one of the largest and oldest towns that has been excavated in West Africa. Settled in the...
Did prehistoric humans eradicate the Neanderthals?
By: N. Owen Holme
In 1856, while quarrying limestone in the Neander Valley, workers uncovered the remains of a previously unknown kind of animal, some long bones and a skull fragment with heavily ridged eyebrows. Darwin's controversial “Origin of Species” was published three years later in 1859 and...
By: Maria C Collins
Archeologists found the first Neanderthal fossils in 1856, in a limestone quarry in Dusseldorf, in the Neander Valley (Germany). Since then scientists have advanced many theories as to why Neanderthals “disappeared”. Recent Advances in dating techniques and genetic science have called into doubt many...
Did prehistoric humans eradicate the Neanderthals?
By: Mac Pike
Homo neanderthalensis was a close cousin of modern man. Generally known as Neanderthal man, these short, strong and very tough people inhabited Eurasia for over 150,000 years from about 200,000 ago until just less than 30,000 years ago, when modern man superceded...
By: TJ Simpson
Jean-Francois Champollion was instrumental to deciphering the code of Egyptian hieroglyphics. He was a scholar, historian, linguist, and teacher. Jean-Francois Champollion was born December 23, 1790 in Figeac, France and died March 4, 1832 in Paris. Having only lived 41 years, he accomplished much during...
By: Terrence Aym
Since the discovery of Polynesian Easter Island (Rapa Nui) in the southeastern Pacific Ocean by the Dutch sailor Jacob Roggeveen, on Easter Sunday 1722, explorers and researchers have puzzled over the missing bodies of 887 mysterious and massive heads—monolithic stone figures resembling humans that...
Clay pots found in China confirmed to be 20,000 years old
By: Sun Meilan
In the 1960s, and again in the 1990s, fragments of clay pots were found in Xianrendong Cave, Jiangxi province in China in the southeast of China. Some experts believed that the pottery fragments could be as old as 20,000 years, but without the technology...

 

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