Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Knife

Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Knife

The skeleton, with the knife and buckle displayed. Image: Ileana Micarelli et al., 2018 Italian anthropologists have documented a exceptional case through which a Medieval-era Italian male not solely managed to outlive the amputation of his proper hand, he additionally used a bladed weapon as a prosthetic limb. Over 160 tombs have been excavated on […]

Drones find over 50 new enormous artworks etched into the Peruvian desert

Drones discover over 50 new huge artworks etched into the Peruvian desert

National Geographic stories solely on a mission in Peru utilizing low-altitude drones to establish dozens of ancient geoglyphs undetectable by the unassisted human eye. Via Nat Geo: Some of the newfound strains belong to the Nasca tradition, which held sway within the space from 200 to 700 A.D. However, archaeologists […]

Medieval Cheater’s Dice With Double Fours and Fives Found in Norway

Medieval Cheater’s Dice With Double Fours and Fives Found in Norway

Yep, that’s a cheater’s cube, alright. Photo: Angela Weigand, UiB Six-sided cube date again practically 5,000 years to historic Persia, so discovering 600-year-old cube in Norway isn’t something particular. But this just lately found cube—with its conspicuously absent one-side and two-side—is exclusive, pointing to some Medieval-era shenanigans. This cheater’s cube was found at a dig […]

Drone Survey Identifies New Nazca Lines in Peru

Drone Survey Identifies New Nazca Lines in Peru

An picture of the brand new tracesPhoto: Courtesy of Luis Jaime Castillo, Palpa Nasca Project (Nat Geo) Sometimes it appears like there may be shockingly little we find out about our personal planet. Like, we actually missed a number of the Nazca traces, maybe one of the crucial recognizable and mysterious historical landmarks round. Thankfully, […]

Why Neanderthals Had Faces That Were So Different From Ours

Why Neanderthals Had Faces That Were So Different From Ours

Left: A reconstruction of an grownup Neanderthal. Right: A non-reconstructed, precise human lady. Photo: Neanderthal Museum Compared to fashionable people, Neanderthals had heavy eyebrows, big noses, and huge, lengthy faces that bulged ahead. Using 3D laptop fashions, a global staff of scientists has analyzed these facial options intimately, uncovering some possible explanations for these dramatic […]

Archaeologists Discover 29 Human Footprints From the Last Ice Age

Archaeologists Discover 29 Human Footprints From the Last Ice Age

One of the 29 footprints present in British Columbia. Photo: Duncan McClaren Archaeologists working off Canada’s Pacific Coast have discovered 29 human footprints relationship again to the tip of the final Ice Age. The buried impressions had been discovered alongside a seaside—a discovery that’s bolstering the case for a coastal migratory route into North America. […]

Confronted With Severe Climate Change, Ancient Britons Kept Calm and Carried On

Confronted With Severe Climate Change, Ancient Britons Kept Calm and Carried On

Archaeologist uncovering wooden on the Star Carr excavation website. Photo: POSTGLACIAL Project/University of York Soon after the glaciers melted on the finish of the final Ice Age, our planet was weak to abrupt and dramatic shifts in local weather, together with extended chilly snaps that lasted for many years. New analysis suggests early hunter-gatherers residing […]

Supposedly Empty Egyptian Coffin Actually Contains a Mummy

Supposedly Empty Egyptian Coffin Actually Contains a Mummy

The Egyptian coffin inside a laser scanner.Photo: Macquarie Medical Imaging For the previous 150 years, the cedar coffin of an historical Egyptian priestess has been on show at a museum in Australia. Records recommended the two,500-year-old sarcophagus was empty, so nobody bothered to look inside. Last yr, museum curators lastly opened the lid, and to […]

Dead Medieval Woman ‘Gave Birth’ to Baby in Coffin

Dead Medieval Woman ‘Gave Birth’ to Baby in Coffin

Small bones discovered within the coffin under the mom’s pelvis. Photo: A. Pasini et al., 2018/World Neurosurgery Italian archaeologists have uncovered a Medieval grave containing the stays of a girl and a fetus mendacity between her legs. It’s a grim instance of a “coffin birth,” say the researchers, however there’s much more to this horrific […]