By: Bruce Tyson
A discovery of ancient coins under the Western Wall of Jerusalem shed new light on how the Temple Mount was built. King Herod has largely been credited for leading the construction of the Jewish temple in Jerusalem about two thousand years ago. His temple was...
Theories on the disappearance of the Nazca civilization
By: Neal Lloyd
The Disappearance of the Nazca Civilization. The Nazca civilization disappeared over 1500 years ago and with no written history by the civilization or any written content made by them the question remains “Where did they go, what happened to them?” We can only...
By: Elizabeth M Young
Japan's low birth rate and aging population is a decades old problem that started when the population achieved average life expectancy that is the longest in the world. In Japan, the life expectancy is in the eighties for both men (80 years) and women (86...
By: Maria C Collins
Demographics are a problem in many countries. Japan’s politicians are extremely worried by the country’s aging population and very low birth rates are worrying politicians, 1.37 births per woman was recorded in 2010. The Japanese government plans to offer a child allowance...
By: Jack Merrywell
Homo floresiensis is the species name given to a small group of fossilized hominid remains discovered in 2003 on Flores, an island in Indonesia. The skeletons look ostensibly like the human ancestor Homo erectus; however, they had both tiny bodies and tiny brains. Dating performed...
Why the discovery of Homo Floresiensis in 2004 was so important for anthropology
By: Catherine Loeffler
Homo Floresiensis: A Surprising Offshoot on the Human Evolutionary TreeThe threatening half-pitchfork silhouette of the iconic lightning-blasted tree; unconsciously newbie genealogists seem to expect their efforts to yield as linear and clear a picture. Longer lasting genealogists, from the hobby-horse rider to the doctorate-decorated historian...
By: Terrence Aym
Surprised scientists unearthed solid evidence that a quarter million years ago Neanderthals were painting the town red—or at least their cavern homes.The revelation came by accident during a research dig in the Netherlands where a team of archaeologists were searching for Neanderthal artifacts...
By: Maria C Collins
You may think that only bearded archeology students, led by long-haired professors, wearing stripey sweaters, can do archeology. Though such people lead digs, they need volunteers to help them. At many digs, anyone, even (supervised) children, can get involved in archeology. There are many exciting...
By: J. Lang Wood
In Southern Illinois, along the Mississippi flood plain, lays an area of the state that was once inhabited by an ancient culture. The Cahokia Indians were builders of the great mounds of earth that served as ceremonial and trade structures for the people of the...
Cahokia mound builders: Ancient culture of the Mississippi flood plain
By: Trenna Sue Hiler
The Cahokia Mounds are both a treasure and a mystery. There is much that is unknown about the mounds. What is clear is that there is a history and story contained around these mounds. The Cahokia Mounds are found in Collinsville, Illinois. They are located...

 

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