Ancient Civilisation / 9 posts found

Ancient grain reveals the development of the earliest cities

by Dave Sadler
Ancient grain from the Middle East has given scientists an insight into how some of the world’s first cities developed. Small, charred remains of grain that are at least 8,500 years old provide a fingerprint of ancient farming and how villages…

11,500-year-old settlement unearthed in Hasankeyf

by Dave Sadler
A settlement from 11,500 years ago has been unearthed in the Hasankeyf Mound on the Tigris River’s coastline in the fifth stage of archaeology works at the ancient town of Hasankeyf in the southeastern province of Batman, which has been initiated with the Ilısu…

How aerial thermal imagery is revolutionizing archaeology

by Dave Sadler
A Dartmouth-led study has demonstrated how the latest aerial thermal imagery is transforming archaeology due to advancements in technology. Today's thermal cameras, commercial drones and photogrammetric software has introduced a new realm of possibilities…

Bizarre ‘alien boy’ with a weird elongated skull is found in a Crimean tomb… now experts say he’s a member of a mysterious warrior race

by Luke Higgins
Archaeologists made the startling find at a burial site in Crimea, close to a giant £2.9 billion bridge…

Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices – after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

by Dave Sadler
In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the sealed-off passage was found…

Ancient Mayans playing ball pictured on remarkable 1,300-year-old stone panels

by Dave Sadler
Two 1,300-year-old stone panels show Mayans playing with nine-handspan balls while carrying fancy fans. The panels were discovered at the archaeological site of Tipan Chen Uitz in Belize in 2015, dating…

Archaeologists find lost city in Iraq

by Luke Higgins
A City which was lost for more than 2000 years has been discovered by Archaeologists in Iraq using drone photography and declassified intelligence images from the 1960's. Qalatga Darband is believed to have been founded in 331 BC by Alexander the Great. It was discovered by a team of…

Teotihuacan’s unique urban design

by Dave Sadler
Name one civilization located in the Americas that pre-dates the arrival of Europeans, and you would probably think of the Aztecs, the Inca or perhaps the Maya. A new paper, published in De Gruyter’s open access journal Open Archeology  by Michael E. Smith of Arizona State University…

Teotihuacan’s unique urban design

by Dave Sadler
Name one civilization located in the Americas that pre-dates the arrival of Europeans, and you would probably think of the Aztecs, the Inca or perhaps the Maya. A new paper, published in De Gruyter’s open access journal Open Archeology  by Michael E. Smith of Arizona State University…
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