Finds You Won’t Believe Were Found On Earth

Archaeology isn’t always the most interesting of subjects; not until there is some sort of jaw-dropping type of discovery, that is. The time they discovered the legendary lost civilization of the Monkey God, for instance. What we find of past civilizations, cultures and cities is astounding and eye-opening. It helps paint a much clearer picture of…

‘Primitive Machine’ Within Great Pyramid of Giza Reconstructed

The ancient Egyptians created a simple yet elaborate system of blocks and grooves within the Great Pyramid of Giza to protect the King’s Chamber from tomb robbers. In an upcoming episode of the Science Channel’s “Unearthed,” that system comes to life via computer animations. In the episode, Egyptologist Mark Lehner describes the system for viewers,…

Major Jurassic fossil find

  Paleontologists in Argentina have announced the discovery of a major Jurassic-era fossil site four years after it was first discovered. The site, which spans 23,000 square miles (60,000 square kilometers) in Patagonia, southern Argentina, came to light this week with the publication of a report in the journal Ameghiniana. “No other place in the…

Plans to bring the woolly mammoth back to LIFE!!

The remarkable discovery has been described as a “major step forward” in the attempt to resurrect the long-extinct mammoth. The researchers described the woolly mammoth remains as ripe for cloning after uncovering the first ever complete sample of mammoth DNA. The ancient beast was found frozen in permafrost off the coast of Siberia in Russia…

Space Archaeologists Search For Dead Alien Civilizations

Archaeology has gone interstellar. The peculiar behavior of KIC 8462852—a star 1,500 light-years from Earth that is prone to irregular dimming—has prompted widespread speculation on the Internet that it is host to an “alien megastructure,” perhaps a vast array of orbiting solar panels. Scientists have pointed out various natural, non-alien phenomena that could be causing…

Is this new species a human relative?

  Fossils found in an underground cave in South Africa may be from a previously unknown species of the human genus, Homo. The fossils come from at least 15 individuals. They were pulled from a pit 30 meters (100 feet) deep. Lee Berger led the team of excavators. He works at the University of the…

Study: Bones in South African cave reveal new human relative

MAGALIESBURG, South Africa (AP) — Scientists say they’ve discovered a new member of the human family tree, revealed by a huge trove of bones in a barely accessible, pitch-dark chamber of a cave in South Africa. The creature shows a surprising mix of human-like and more primitive characteristics — some experts called it “bizarre” and…