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...
Evolution theory and America's crisis in education
By: Christyl Rivers
America is the land of opportunity, but opportunity is fading, because the value of science, knowledge, education and innovation is being undermined. The U.S. is behind several other nations in math and science, and some suspect this is due to the complete misunderstanding many...
Processes of culture change: Acculturation
By: K. Russell
Culture is defined as the social customs, institutions, and achievements of a particular group of people. Cultures can be unique to specific regions, religious groups, ethnic groups, or families, to name a few. Acculturation occurs when one group adopts some or all the customs of...
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...
Warrior bones dating to time of Christ dug up from mass grave in Denmark
By: Kenneth Andrews
Archaeologists have reopened mass graves in Denmark to excavate the bones of fallen warriors which date back 2,000 years to the time of Christ, according to a Reuters report featured on MSNBC. The burial site - a peat bog outside the Danish village of...
Archaeologists find evidence of chocolate in Ancient Mexico
By: Sun Meilan
It has long been known that cacao, the basis of chocolate, existed in Ancient Mexico some 3,500 years ago, but recent evidence which found traces of cacao on a 2,500 year old Mayan plate has caused great excitement because it is the earliest...
Why the secret tomb of China's first emperor has still not been opened
By: Sun Meilan
Emperor Qin Shihuang, was born during the late Eastern Zhou dynasty from 770-256 BC, to a father who was the prince of the state of Qin, one of the many warring states of the period. When Qin Shihuang, as he later became known, took over...
Israeli archaeologists find 9,000-year-old figurines
By: Sun Meilan
Thanks to the dedication and skills of archaeologists, new sources of historical artefacts are being found on a regular basis, adding to the knowledge of ancient times and sometimes allowing historians to dismiss previous presumptions. At other times, archaeological finds come up with objects of...
By: Terrence Aym
A mysterious cavern deep in the wastelands of Siberia held the secret of a third race of Man for 30,000 years.The DNA of a fossilized finger bone and tooth—discovered in a cave located in the Altai mountain range—were analyzed and found...

 

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