A Toddler Who Lived 3 Million Years Ago Could Walk Upright and Capably Climb Trees

A Toddler Who Lived three Million Years Ago Could Walk Upright and Capably Climb Trees

The partial foot of the Dikika youngster. Image: Jeremy DeSilva & Cody Prang A re-analysis of a three-million-year-old fossil suggests Australopithecus afarensis, an early hominid, had kids who have been as succesful on two toes as they have been within the bushes—an necessary discovery that’s shedding new gentle on this essential stage in hominid evolution. […]

Incredible Website Shows Amsterdam's History Through 700,000 Pieces of Old Garbage

Incredible Website Shows Amsterdam's History Through 700,000 Pieces of Old Garbage

Artifacts present in AmsterdamScreenshot: Shared with permission from Peter Kranendonk Rivers in cities can simply fill with heaps stuffed with trash, misplaced issues, and industrial waste. But if the town has been round for some time, all of that rubbish can inform an unbelievable story. Archaeologists had a novel alternative to inform this story from […]

Skull of Crushed Pompeii Victim Found ‘Intact’

Skull of Crushed Pompeii Victim Found ‘Intact’

The cranium of the Pompeii sufferer.Image: Pompeii Archaeological Park Last month, archaeologists in Italy discovered the skeletal stays of a Pompeii resident who apparently had his head crushed by a giant rock while fleeing the eruption some 2,000 years in the past. The sufferer’s cranium has now been recovered, and its surprisingly pristine situation suggests […]

Extinct Gibbon Species Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Noblewoman

Extinct Gibbon Species Found in Tomb of Ancient Chinese Noblewoman

Photo: Samuel T. Turvey A sure Chinese noblewoman—probably Lady Xia, grandmother to the primary emperor of China—had a menagerie buried together with her in her tomb: a leopard, a crane, an asiatic black bear, a lynx, and, most notably, a gibbon. That gibbon was a part of newly recognized, now-extinct genus and species, researchers reported […]

Final Days of Ötzi the Iceman Revealed Through New Analysis of His Tools

Final Days of Ötzi the Iceman Revealed Through New Analysis of His Tools

Reconstruction of Ötzi the Iceman. Image: South Tyrol Archaeological Museum/Thilo Parg Ötzi the Iceman is the present that retains on giving. Found embedded in a glacier in 1991, the 5,300-year-old mummy has supplied unprecedented insights into Copper Age Europe. A brand new evaluation of Ötzi’s tools exhibits what he was as much as within the […]

These Are the Oldest Known Footprints on the Planet

These Are the Oldest Known Footprints on the Planet

The fossilized trackways made by an unknown, historic sea creature. Image: NIGP An worldwide workforce of researchers is claiming to have found the world’s oldest footprints. Dating again a whopping 550 million years and located in a limestone mattress in China, the prints have been made by an unknown sea creature that was undoubtedly very […]

Ancient Egyptian Mummified 'Hawk' Is Actually a Stillborn Human Baby

Ancient Egyptian Mummified 'Hawk' Is Actually a Stillborn Human Baby

Definitely not a hen: Micro-CT scan exhibits the mummified stillborn human child. Image: Maidstone Museum UK/Nikon Metrology UK High-resolution micro-CT scanning has proven that an Egyptian mummy considered a hen can be a stillborn human child, a shocking discovery that’s offering a uncommon glimpse into the advanced cultural practices that existed some 2,100 years in […]

Something Completely Unexpected Happened to the First Settlers of South America

Something Completely Unexpected Happened to the First Settlers of South America

Illustration: DEA Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images As the final Ice Age was coming to an finish, and because the first settlers arrived in North America, two distinct populations emerged. One of those teams would finally go on to settle South America, however as new genetic proof exhibits, these two ancestral teams—after being separated for 1000’s […]

A Bizarre Bone Ritual Followed a Grisly Iron Age Battle in Denmark

A Bizarre Bone Ritual Followed a Grisly Iron Age Battle in Denmark

A scattered assemblage of bones discovered on the Denmark web site. Image: PNAS To the victor go the spoils, or in some instances, the our bodies of a vanquished enemy, as the invention of remnants from an Iron Age battle in Denmark demonstrates. New research revealed this week in Proceedings of the National Academy of […]

The "secret chamber" in King Tut's tomb does not exist

The "secret chamber" in King Tut's tomb doesn’t exist

Several years in the past, Egypt’s Antiquities Ministry stated they had been “90% sure” that new scans of King Tutankhamun’s tomb revealed a hidden chamber. Following that, University of Arizona archaeologist Nicholas Reeves printed a headline-making analysis paper suggesting that the key room will be the burial chamber of Queen Nefertiti. Well, seems that […]