Tag Archives: archeology

World’s oldest industrial-scale brewery: 3000 BC – ScienceBlog.com

A team of American and Egyptian archaeologists excavating at the site of Abydos in southern Egypt has uncovered evidence of the world’s oldest known industrial-scale beer production facility. The ancient complex, more than 5,000 years old, had the capacity to produce enough … Continue reading

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Oldest Cave Art Found in Sulawesi

A team of Griffith University archaeologists has shared in the discovery of what may be the world’s oldest known cave painting, dating back to at least 45,500 years ago. Uncovered in South Sulawesi during field research conducted with Indonesia’s leading … Continue reading

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 Sheanderthal | Aeon

Not all Neanderthals were ‘cavemen’: half were women. What can archaeologists tell us about how they lived? The first Neanderthal face to emerge from time’s sarcophagus was a woman’s. As the social and liberal revolutions of 1848 began convulsing Europe, … Continue reading

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Archaeologists Have Uncovered an Impeccably Preserved Food Stand in Pompeii

Mallard to go, anyone? Archaeologists have unearthed an ancient thermopolium—aka the Roman equivalent of a street food vendor—at the Regio V site in Pompeii. The well-preserved stand is decorated with multiple frescoes featuring a nereid (nymphs of Greek mythology) riding a … Continue reading

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Thinking With Things: Professor Sarah Harper

What can we learn about the lives of ancient populations and how does this compare to modern societies? The boy lived during the Roman period of ancient Egypt (AD80–120), a time we know a lot about due to the Romans … Continue reading

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‘Sistine Chapel of the ancients’ rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest | Guardian

Tens of thousands of ice age paintings across a cliff face shed light on people and animals from 12,500 years ago Dalya Alberge Sun 29 Nov 2020 10.00 GMT One of the world’s largest collections of prehistoric rock art has … Continue reading

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Ancient Maya built sophisticated water filters – ScienceBlog.com

Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural materials they imported from miles away, according to the University of Cincinnati. UC researchers discovered evidence of a filter system at the Corriental reservoir, an important … Continue reading

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The Secrets of Skeleton Lake – ScienceBlog.com

Over centuries, the shores of a small Himalayan lake became the final resting place for hundreds of individuals, so much so that today the lake is locally known as Skeleton Lake. Skeletal remains of these ancient people are scattered around … Continue reading

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Haunting, 9,000-Year-Old Stone Mask Discovered in a Field in the West Bank

With oval-shaped holes for eyes and a small ridge for a nose, the mask resembles something a 1970s hockey goalie (or Jason in “Friday the 13th”) might have worn. But this mask was carved out of stone 9,000 years ago, … Continue reading

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A Friendly Octopus Found Within Ancient River Pebble Mosaics in Greece

Pebble mosaics dating from the 4th century BC have been unearthed in Arta, Greece. During excavations at the Small Theatre of Ancient Amvrakia, the floor of a 12-foot wide bathhouse was revealed. Achaeologists discovered carefully laid mosaics of swans, octopuses, and … Continue reading

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