Oldest Fossils of Our Species Push Back Origin of Modern Humans. The oldest known bones of our species, dating back around 300,000 years, have been discovered in a cave in Morocco.
The fossils — which belong to five individuals, including a teenager and a younger child — push back the origin of Homo sapiens by 100,000 years, scientists say. The fossils also suggest that our species originated throughout the entire African continent instead of mainly in its eastern corner as previous research had suggested. The findings, described in two studies published in the June 8 issue of the journal Nature, represent the very roots of our species, the researchers said. World's Oldest Art Studio Found in Ethiopian Cave. For 4,500 years, ancient humans kept on coming back to one cave in Ethiopia.
It's a roomy enclosure at the base of a limestone cliff, but its natural qualities were only one part of the story. People used the cave to store reddish stones rich in iron oxide, and then they turned those stones into different colors. A new study suggests that the cave, called Porc-Epic, was the world's first art studio. 'Britain's Atlantis' found at bottom of the North sea - a huge undersea world swallowed by the sea in 7000BC. Doggerland was an area of land, now lying beneath the southern North Sea, that connected Great Britain to mainland Europe during and after the last Ice Age.
It was then gradually flooded by rising sea levels around 6,500–6,200 BCE. Geological surveys have suggested that it stretched from Britain’s east coast to the Netherlands and the western coasts of Germany and the peninsula ofJutland. It was probably a rich habitat with human habitation in the Mesolithic period, although rising sea levels gradually reduced it to low-lying islands before its final destruction, perhaps following a tsunami caused by the Storegga Slide. Prehistoric and Early Ireland @ megalithomania.com. Yonaguni artificiality - part 1/4 - Andrey Makarevich, Masaaki Kimura, Graham Hancock. Sarah Parcak: Archaeology from space. Sarah Parcak: Hunting for Peru's lost civilizations.
Yonaguni Pyramid - Mystery Solved. Yonaguni Gallery 1 - Graham Hancock Official Website. 16 Unbelievably Beautiful Abandoned Places. Most Mysterious Treasures Found Underwater. UNSOLVED MYSTERIES: The Secret of Easter Island (720p) A Brief History of Orkney - The Neolithic. The Neolithic - 4000-1800BC The real evidence of Orkney's human history begins to appear at some point before the fourth millennium BC.
By this time the bands of hunter-gatherers of the Mesolithic had gradually evolved into a agricultural society and small communities of farmers were making their way across the Pentland Firth from Caithness and western Scotland to settle in the fertile northern islands. As farmers, the nomadic lifestyle of the Mesolithic had to cease as the raising of crops required permanent settlements in areas of good soil. But despite the importance of agriculture, the people of the Neolithic still relied on hunting and fishing to survive.
World's Tallest Men Trace Back to Paleolithic Mammoth Hunters. Dental plaque DNA shows Neanderthals used 'aspirin' Ancient DNA found in the dental plaque of Neandertals -- our nearest extinct relative -- has provided remarkable new insights into their behaviour, diet and evolutionary history, including their use of plant-based medicine to treat pain and illness.
The Lost Civilizations of the Stone Age - Richard Rudgley. History of Humanity: Prehistory and the beginnings of civilization. Indus Valley Civilization, Mohenjo Daro, Harappan Culture. Indus Valley Civilization Gateway At Harappa: Indus Valley Civilization The Indus Valley Civilization (IVC) was a Bronze Age civilization (3300-1300 BCE; mature period 2600-1900 BCE) extending from what today is northeast Afghanistan to Pakistan and northwest India.
What Became of the Taino? Ancient History Encyclopedia. College Museum of Ancient Inventions: Baghdad Battery. Baalbek Trilithon – Baalbek, Lebanon. There were many stone movers in the ancient world.
From Stonehenge to Macchu Piccu, ancient peoples found a way to move stones of massive proportions. The Olmec of Central America moved enormous stone heads, possibly by floating them down rivers on rafts. The Inca created mountaintop kingdoms out of enormous yet intricately fitted stones, each dragged for dozens of miles. Easter Islanders carved and moved some of the largest stone sculptures ever created.
The largest hewn stone yet discovered, however, was not found in any of these places, but in the Lebanese town of Baalbeck, in the ruins of a city once known as Heliopolis, “the City of the Sun.” The Oldest Temple of the World. The Roman cult of Mithras. The Roman deity Mithras appears in the historical record in the late 1st century A.D., and disappears from it in the late 4th century A.D.
Unlike the major mythological figures of Graeco-Roman religion, such as Jupiter and Hercules, no ancient source preserves the mythology of the god. All of our information is therefore derived from depictions on monuments, and the limited mentions of the cult in literary sources. The temples of Mithras were always an underground cave, featuring a relief of Mithras killing the bull. History of Stonehenge. Researchers find a rock with a carving of a Mastodon at the underwater Stonehenge of Lake Michigan. Another incredible discovery has been made as researchers have found a rock carving of a Mastodon at the underwater Stonehenge of Lake Michigan.
In 2007, at a depth of twelve meters, researchers found a peculiar set of aligned stones that are believed to be over 10,000 years old. While searching for shipwrecks, archeologists from the Northwestern Michigan College came across something interesting at the bottom of Lake Michigan. Tiwanaku: Pre-Incan Civilization in the Andes. Located in Bolivia, near Lake Titicaca, the ancient city of Tiwanaku was built almost 13,000 feet (4,000 meters) above sea level, making it one of the highest urban centers ever constructed.
Surrounded, in large part, by mountains and hills, the city reached its peak between roughly A.D. 500 and A.D. 1000, growing to encompass an area of more than two square miles (six square kilometers), organized in a grid plan. Only a small portion of the city has been excavated. Population estimates vary but at its peak Tiwanaku appears to have had at least 10,000 people living in it. Sunken cities. Preserved and buried under the sea for over a thousand years, the stunning objects in the exhibition range from magnificent colossal statues to intricate gold jewellery. Chachapoya. Antikythera Mechanism Research Project.
The Beaker People. The Beaker phenomenon has been documented across Europe in the late third and early second millennia BC, defined by a particular style of pottery and, in northwestern and central Europe, its inclusion in burials. This project examines Beaker mobility, migration and diet in Britain in the period 2500-1700 BC. Since the 19th century antiquarians and archaeologists have argued whether the appearance in Britain of burials with pots known as Beakers marked the arrival of continental migrants around 2400-2200 BC. These people have been variously credited with introducing metalworking to Britain, spreading the Indo-European language group and building Stonehenge.
BBC Four - Masters of the Pacific Coast: The Tribes of the American Northwest. History - Ancient History in depth: Native Tribes of Britain. Tarahumara People. Each star in the night sky is a Tarahumara Indian whose souls—men have three and women have four, as they are the producers of new life—have all, finally, been extinguished. These are things anthropologists and resident priests tell you about the beliefs of the Tarahumara people, who call themselves the Rarámuri, and who live in and above the canyons of northern Mexico's Sierra Madre Occidental, where they retreated five centuries ago from invading Spaniards.
The Spaniards had not only firearms and horses but also disturbing beard hair; from their presence came the Rarámuri word chabochi, which to this day means anyone who is not Tarahumara. Paracas culture. Inca Empire for Kids: Tribes of Early Peru. History >> Aztec, Maya, and Inca for Kids. For Inca Road Builders, Extreme Terrain Was No Obstacle : Parallels. Lost Civilisations. Lost Civilisations: How Plausible? Exploring Ancient World Cultures. Homo neanderthalensis. First paper: King, W., 1864. Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations. History of Minoan Crete. BBC Lost Kingdoms of Africa Nubia. BBC. Easter Island Mysteries of a Lost World. Ancient Human Metropolis Found in Africa is 200,000 years old!
Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana. Lines and Geoglyphs of Nasca and Pampas de Jumana. Nasca Lines. The Moray Agricultural Terraces Near Maras. Location: Rediscover Machu Picchu > Peru & the Andes > Moray. BBC Four - Lost Kingdoms of Central America. Brief History of Assyrians. Mesopotamia - The British Museum. Aboriginal Culture - About this site. Yonaguni - the mysterious underwater pyramid structure at Yonaguni Jima, Japan. Forgotten Advanced Civilizations.