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 …

Some of Europe’s Oldest-Known Modern Humans Are Distantly Related to Native Americans

Some of Europe’s Oldest-Known Modern Humans Are Distantly Related to Native Americans Genome sequencing shows some individuals share family ties with surprising populations, and all boast plenty of Neanderthal relatives. Forty-five thousand years ago, some of the first modern humans to call Europe home lived in and around Bulgaria’s Bacho Kiro Cave. They created adornments, …

Oldest And Largest Pre-Maya Sacred Site Discovered In Mexico

Oldest And Largest Pre-Maya Sacred Site Discovered In Mexico The largest and oldest monumental pre-Maya structure has been identified in Mexico revealing an ancient culture that thrived without a centralized government or elite classes. A team of archaeologists conducting airborne LIDAR surveys in Tabasco, Mexico, created a high resolution 3D map of “Aguada Fénix,” thought of as being no …

Archaeologists Are Surprised to Find a 2,500-Year-Old Cannabis Burial Shroud Found in China

Archaeologists Are Surprised to Find a 2,500-Year-Old Cannabis Burial Shroud Found in China Thirteen cannabis plants were found covering the body of a man who was buried in Turpan, China, around 2,500 years ago. This is the first time archaeologists have discovered a quantity of well-preserved cannabis plants and it provides information on how the …