Cahokia mound builders: Ancient culture of the Mississippi flood plain
By: J.B. Doyle
The Mississippi flood plain in Southern Illinois was once the location for America’s first large city. The lost city of Cahokia, whose name was acquired from a tribe close to the area in the 17th Century (BBC, 1998), was a large city with a...
Test results of suspected King Richard III remains revealed
By: Leigh Goessl
After months of speculation, the results of whether or not human remains found under a Leicester parking lot in the United Kingdom are those of King Richard III are in. According to archaeologists and researchers, the body that was excavated in 2012 was that...
35 ancient pyramids discovered in Sudan
By: Leigh Goessl
A remarkable discovery has been made at a site in Sudan called Sedeinga. Archeologists have uncovered at least 35 pyramids at this location, along with ancient graves. According to Live Science, the pyramids were all found between the years of 2009 and 2012. Experts estimate...
By: Christyl Rivers
From remote Amazonian tribes to modern free-ranging Freegans, hunter-gatherer lifestyles, although rare, do exist in the twenty-first century. These ancient tribes follow traditions of food gathering, hunting and preparation that have existed for thousands of years. Agriculture and modern industry have greatly diminished the number...
Why are women and men different?
By: Christyl Rivers
Evolution designed males and females to be different so that they could both contribute great gifts for life. Males and females are different primarily for the continuation of their species. Females have the ability to conceive, give birth and nurture children. Men contribute their genetic...
Nautical archaeology: An emerging field
By: Nicholas Budsberg
Nautical archaeology is a relatively recent field of research that aims at learning more about our human past through shipwrecks. In 1960, George Bass, Peter Throckmorton and a team of archaeologists and divers began the first archaeological research project designed to excavate a shipwreck underwater...
Ancient site 'gate to hell' found in Turkey
By: Leigh Goessl
Archaeologists working in Turkey have discovered what is being described as a "gate to hell". Found in the ruins in the southwestern portion of the country, the location, Pluto's Gate, is said to emit dangerous vapors. The team of Italian archaeologists, led by Francesco D&rsquo...
By: John Atchison
The Earth is a wonderful place for many reasons. One of those is the fact that it contains so many mysteries within its depths. This is not talking about unexplored places around the globe, as most all of this planet has seen some sort of...
By: David Thackston
The Palace of Pylos is one of the most important archeological sites dating from the Bronze Age due to the preservation of hundreds of clay tablets that were found at the site. Located at Pylos, Messenia, near the Navarino Bay, the site was discovered by...
World's oldest port found in Egypt
By: Christine Zibas
Discovered along the coast of the Red Sea, archaeologists have found what they believe is the world’s oldest port. According to the UK’s “Daily Mail” newspaper, this port is “believed to date back 4,500 years.” This timeline coincides with...

 

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