Fossil ‘balls’ are 1 billion years old and could be Earth’s oldest known multicellular life

Fossil ‘balls’ are 1 billion years old and could be Earth’s oldest known multicellular life Scientists have discovered a rare evolutionary “missing link” dating to the earliest chapter of life on Earth. It’s a microscopic, ball-shaped fossil that bridges the gap between the very first living creatures — single-celled organisms — and more complex multicellular …

Perfectly-preserved ‘bog beetles’ nearly as old as Egypt’s pyramids

Perfectly-preserved ‘bog beetles’ nearly as old as Egypt’s pyramids Two thumb-size beetles found preserved in an English bog may look as though they died as recently as yesterday, but in reality they’re nearly as ancient as Egypt’s pyramids, new research finds. The two oak capricorn beetles (that belonged to the genus Cerambyx) date back 3,785 …

50,000-Year-Old Tiara Made from Woolly Mammoth Ivory Found in Denisova Cave

50,000-Year-Old Tiara Made from Woolly Mammoth Ivory Found in Denisova Cave Archaeologists recently discovered the remains of an ancient tiara that was worn by a man. The question now is whether the head crown was meant to mark its wearer’s royalty — or simply hold back his hair. The ivory tiara turned up this summer …

24,000-Year-Old Butchered Bones Found in Canada Change Known History of North America

24,000-Year-Old Butchered Bones Found in Canada Change Known History of North America Archaeologists have found a set of butchered bones dating back 24,000 years in Bluefish Caves, Yukon, Canada, which are the oldest signs of human habitation ever discovered in North America. Until recently, it was believed that the culture that represented the continent’s first …

Oldest Ever Neanderthal Remains Found, Dating Back 116,000 Years!

Oldest Ever Neanderthal Remains Found, Dating Back 116,000 Years! In 2008 a team of archaeological excavators digging in the Stajnia Cave near Mirów in Poland, unearthed deeply-ancient tools among the remains of Neanderthal hunters. This discovery represented the first Neanderthal remains ever discovered in Poland. However, a recent shift in the scientific molecular clock indicates …

Medieval Coin in Canada Challenges Story of North American Discovery

Medieval Coin in Canada Challenges Story of North American Discovery A gold coin discovered in Newfoundland could “rewrite the history books.” Directly challenging the mainstream narrative of the discovery of North America, this coin suggests Europeans were in Newfoundland earlier than currently believed. Exciting Discovery of Medieval Coin in Canada This week the Government of …

Skeletons Found Near Dead Sea Scrolls Likely Belonged to an Enigmatic Religious Group

Skeletons Found Near Dead Sea Scrolls Likely Belonged to an Enigmatic Religious Group The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is regarded as one of the greatest archaeological finds in history. Almost as interesting as the content of the texts themselves has been the question of who created and cared for them. A recent analysis …

The oldest house in the UK is nearly 6000 years old and has stone furniture that is still intact today

The oldest house in the UK is nearly 6000 years old and has stone furniture that is still intact today At Knap of Howar on the island of Papa Westray in Orkney, Scotland, a Neolithic farmstead may be the oldest preserved stone house in northern Europe. Radiocarbon dating shows that it was occupied from 3700 …

Sweden’s Mysterious Shipwrecks Found Full of Medieval Household Goods

Sweden’s Mysterious Shipwrecks Found Full of Medieval Household Goods When underwater archaeologists discovered the sunken ruins of two medieval-era ships in Sweden’s Baltic Sea coastal waters last spring, they knew it would take some time to find answers explaining what the ships were and where they’d come from. Those answers have perhaps come more quickly …

1,200-Year-Old Ceremonial Temple with Six Female Sacrifice Victims Unearthed in Peru

1,200-Year-Old Ceremonial Temple with Six Female Sacrifice Victims Unearthed in Peru In a 1,200-year-old ceremonial temple in Peru, archeologists have unearthed the remains of six women, believed to be connected to the Lambayeque culture, who appear to have been killed in a ritual sacrifice at a secret compound. According to PeruThisWeek.com, the six women were most …