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Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax

Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax For those who don’t know, the Piltdown Man controversy essentially went like this.His discovery, named Piltdown Man, would be heralded as one of the most important finds in the entire study of human evolution.

Human skeleton found on shipwreck that held mysterious Antikythera Mechanism

Human skeleton found on shipwreck that held mysterious Antikythera Mechanism They called it the Antikythera device, after the island near which it was found.Cousteau heard of the Antikythera device shortly after the first publication about it, by bespectacled British historian Derek de Solla Price.

Polygons to the rescue: ‘virtually unwrapping’ an ancient scroll long thought destroyed

Polygons to the rescue: ‘virtually unwrapping’ an ancient scroll long thought destroyed When it was opened, it was found to contain burned and crushed fragments of ancient parchment scrolls.At a loss for what to do, conservationists left the fragments in archival storage until scientists could figure out technology that would let us read the scroll fragments without unrolling them.

Lidar used to map ancient Mayan superhighway system

Lidar used to map ancient Mayan superhighway system The newly mapped roads are connected to the ruins of El Mirador (sometimes called the Kan Kingdom) in northern Guatemala.Archaeologists believe El Mirador was founded around the 6th century BCE, and was at its most powerful around the early first century CE.

Rome: Legacy of Conquerors - Part 2

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Become a Space Archaeologist with GlobalXplorer

Become a Space Archaeologist with GlobalXplorer Sarah Parcak, GlobalXplorer invites adventurers with a computer and Internet connection to help spot archaeological sites in digital imagery.Satellite archaeologist Parcak used the $1 million 2016 TED Prize money she earned to fund the project—described as “an online citizen-science tool … that will train an army of volunteer explorers to find and protect the world’s hidden heritage.

Here's what a 5,000 year old beer recipe tastes like

Here's what a 5,000 year old beer recipe tastes like Did you know that the Chinese brewed beer about 5,000 years ago?A group of researchers at Stanford were able to piece together the ancient recipe by analysing a yellowish residue found in 5,000-year-old Chinese clay funnels.

Stanford Students Took a Crack at Brewing That 5000 Year Old Chinese Beer Recipe

Stanford Students Took a Crack at Brewing That 5000 Year Old Chinese Beer Recipe Last spring, archaeologist made a surprising discovery in China: a 5,000 year old recipe for beer.So what do you do when you’re an archaeology professor, and you uncover an ancient recipe for beer lying around?

Archeologists have crowdsourced protecting ancient ruins and it feels like playing Minecraft

Archeologists have crowdsourced protecting ancient ruins and it feels like playing Minecraft GlobalXplorer, a new citizen-science project by Sarah Parcak and colleagues, bears more than a superficial resemblance to hunting for treasure in Minecraft.Participants get high-altitude views of a given region, and they’re supposed to help spot ruins and ancient sites.

A 400,000-year-old fossil offers new clues on how humans evolved

A 400,000-year-old fossil offers new clues on how humans evolved Deep inside a Portuguese cave, the fossil of a human cranium lay buried for 400,000 years, surrounded by a smattering of stone tools and animal remains.The cranium found in Portugal's Aroeira cave belonged to a Neanderthal, the closest extinct relative of modern humans.

Computer model indicates Silk Road may be thousands of years older than thought

Computer model indicates Silk Road may be thousands of years older than thought Conventional wisdom holds that the fabled Silk Road began operating around 200 BCE and continued through the late 14th century.A new analysis of human movements across Asia suggests the Silk Road may have grown out of the paths used by simple nomadic herders thousands of years earlier.

Humans may have come to the Americas way earlier than we thought

Humans may have come to the Americas way earlier than we thought Ancient remains found in California suggest that humans were present in North America some 130,000 years ago — substantially earlier than scientists previously thought.A site in San Diego contains evidence that early human ancestors smashed mastodon bones and teeth to make rudimentary tools.

Study: Humans Arrived in North America 100,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

Study: Humans Arrived in North America 100,000 Years Earlier Than Thought Conventional wisdom holds that the first humans arrived in North America at most 25,000 years ago.A team of researchers suggests that humans of some sort existed in North America some 130,000 years ago.

Early Human History Gets Curiouser and Curiouser

Early Human History Gets Curiouser and Curiouser For some time, experts have thought people first arrived in the Americas from the so-called “Old World” around 15,000 years ago.Researchers now believe that they’ve found evidence of humans in the Americas that dates back over 130,000 years.

7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not Africa

7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not Africa There’s good practical reason for that — East Africa is where many of the oldest (and most ape-like) hominid fossils have been found.This species is known from one fossilized jaw, recovered in Greece, and an upper molar found in Azmaka, Bulgaria.

New Fossil Discovery Rewrites History of First Human Beings

New Fossil Discovery Rewrites History of First Human Beings Many other AMH fossils have been found in the same areas of Africa, and the scientific consensus has been that these finds represented the first appearance of modern humans.It was believed that humanity spread across Africa for over a hundred thousand years before traveling to new continents roughly 70,000 years ago.

Archeologists found hundreds of skulls deep under Mexico City, and yes, it's freaky

Archeologists found hundreds of skulls deep under Mexico City, and yes, it's freaky The number of human remains might not be same as Paris' Catacombs, but a discovery deep below Mexico City is still very freaky, and reveals more about the practice of human sacrifice by the Aztecs.A tower of more than 650 skulls, many of which are of women and children, were discovered by archaeologists near the site of Templo Mayor, an Aztec temple which is now Mexico City, according to Reuters.

Why Roman Concrete Endured Thousands of Years of Seawater Pounding, While Ours Can't

Why Roman Concrete Endured Thousands of Years of Seawater Pounding, While Ours Can't But there’s one group of people and one specific substance where we’re playing a distinctly out-of-tune second fiddle: roman concrete.Our existing concrete structures don’t withstand this weathering very well; the lifespan of a well-built modern concrete structure is measured in decades (not counting major repair or rebuilding efforts).

New findings reveal humans have been in Australia earlier than we thought

New findings reveal humans have been in Australia earlier than we thought The Indigenous people of Australia have lived there for a very, very long time, but just how long has been a source of contention.New evidence published in the journal Nature points to humans inhabiting Australia for 65,000 years — much earlier than the 47,000 years estimated by some archaeologists.

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader

DNA confirms Viking remains belonged to a female military leader For over 130 years, researchers assumed a Viking warrior and military leader whose remains were found in Sweden was a man.Now, new DNA testing has shown that this ancient high-ranking military officer was actually a woman.