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Ancient Buddhist Site Adds to Indian Heritage (Photos)

March 19, 2013, 9:51 am

The ancient Buddhist site, Ambaran, dating back to 2nd century B.C. to 7th century A.D., is located near the Jammu region of India.

The Srinagar Circle of Archaeological [...]

Hidden Incan City Discovered Under Santiago

February 7, 2013, 7:00 am

The Chilean capital of Santiago was most likely founded on an important Incan urban center, not built from the ground up by Spanish colonizers, according to new archaeological [...]

Mummy Research Suggests King Ramesses III Was Assassinated

December 18, 2012, 7:10 pm

Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses III was likely assassinated in a violent coup attempt 3,000 years ago, according to a report in the journal BMJ.

Nazca Lines Include Ceremonial Labyrinth

December 11, 2012, 3:30 pm

A highly detailed study of the Nazca Lines in Peru has concluded they were used for ceremonial progressions, and at least some connect to form a labyrinth.

Mayans Used Clay Balls for Cooking

December 4, 2012, 4:30 pm

Excavation of a Mayan kitchen in Mexico has yielded numerous fired clay balls that contain microscopic food residue, such as maize, beans, and root vegetables.

Mayan Politics Waxed and Waned due to Climate Change

November 8, 2012, 1:59 pm

Climate change affected the rise and fall of Mayan civilization from A.D. 300 to 1000, according to a new study covering two millennia.

Strange Elk-Shaped Structure Discovered in Russia

October 15, 2012, 8:46 pm

A giant figure in the shape of an elk found north of Kazakhstan could be several thousand years older than the Nazca Lines of Peru.

Lasers Confirm Stonehenge’s Solstitial Function and Approach

October 11, 2012, 9:33 pm

A comprehensive 3D laser survey of Stonehenge has revealed varying techniques were used to highlight the stones aligned with the winter and summer solstices.

Stinging Nettles Suggest Long-Distance Bronze Age Trade

September 28, 2012, 5:40 pm

Nettle cloth found at a Danish burial mound probably originated from the Austrian Alps, indicating trade connections existed between these two areas around 800 B.C.

SCIENCE IN PICS: 300,000-Year-Old Hunting Weapons in Germany

September 18, 2012, 7:36 pm

Eight stone-age spears are among the well-preserved artifacts that continue to be found at an open-cast brown coal mine in northern Germany.


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