Tag Archives: archaeology

Fossils of previously unknown early human relative go on display in South Africa

Astonishing remains of almost human Homo naledi found out about a cave system near Johannesburg are on display for a month from today At first glance, it may seem there is not much there. The Cradle of Humankind, a remote discern 30 miles north-west of Johannesburg, has only plains, trees, a few swine and a … Read More

Scientific secrets of ancient tablet opened after nearly a century of analyze

Dating from 1,000 years before Pythagorass theorem, the Babylonian clay tablet is a trigonometric table more precise than any today, say researchers At least 1,000 times before the Greek mathematician Pythagoras looked at a claim angled triangle and used to work that the square of the longest slope is always equal to the sum of … Read More

Forgotten cities# 9: combating racism and breaks- the plundering of Great Zimbabwe

In the 19 th century, European visitors to this abandoned medieval municipality refused to believe that indigenous Africans could have constructed such an extensive network of headstones. Such ignorance was ruinous for the remains of Great Zimbabwe In the early 16 th century, rumours of a mysterious fortress with stupendous walls, abandoned in the African … Read More

New haul of Homo naledi bones molts surprising light on human progression

Early human relative lived at same time as Homo sapiens and could have done stone implements, scientists suggest When fossil hunters unveiled the remaining a mysterious and archaic new species of human met deep inside a cave in South Africa two years ago, the scientific community was stunned. Since then, bodies of the long-lost own … Read More

The Underwater Archaeologist Who Surfaced Not One, But Two Ancient Egyptian Metropolitans

The first time he uncovered an Egyptian artifact, archaeologist Franck Goddio was at the bottom of the Alexandria harbor. He had exhumed 5 hoofs of slime to find a bench-sized blocking of blood-red granite, and, as the water cleared, he spoke the hieroglyphics inscribed on the stone through his scuba disguise: Life Forever. For Goddio, … Read More