Neatorama Posts Tagged "Archaeology"
The Mystery of the 2,000-Year-Old Iron Beads...

In 1945, an excavation of a Native American mound in Illinois revealed around a thousand shell and pearl beads, and 22 beads iron beads. Where did those come from? The people that lived there 2,000 years ago, as the arti...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/05/18/The-Mystery-of-the-2000-Year-Old-Iron-Beads/
Ice Age Dentistry...

Some human teeth have been found in Italy that show evidence of dentistry around 13,000 years ago, even earlier than the development of grain cereals, which are blamed for a lot of tooth decay. Earlier teeth had been fou...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/08/Ice-Age-Dentistry/
First Evidence in England of Burning Dead Bodies to Keep Them From Rising...

We've read about excavations in Ireland and other places where precautions were taken to ensure the corpse didn't reanimate as a vampire or zombie. It turns out that England may have been afraid of the same thing. An arc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/04/03/First-Evidence-in-England-of-Burning-Dead-Bodies-to-Keep-Them-From-Rising/
29 Interesting Archaeological Discoveries...

[https://youtu.be/qmyUAVm5ooY] (YouTube link)What'...  ...YouTube link)What's been going on in the world of archaeology ? John Green fills us in on new stuff, big stuff,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/29/29-Interesting-Archaeological-Discoveries/
The Haunting Face of a Man Who Lived 700 Years Ago...

Meet Context 958. That's just his scientific designation. We don't know his name, but we have some idea of what the man looked like when he was alive during the 13th century, thanks to a facial reconstruction done on a s...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/03/21/The-Haunting-Face-of-a-Man-Who-Lived-700-Years-Ago/
Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?...

Vikings settled in Greenland from 985 CE to somewhere around 1424, then all written records of them vanished. The conventional wisdom is that they flourished in the northern island during the Medieval Warm Period, then c...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/24/Why-Did-Greenlands-Vikings-Vanish/
A Handy Guide to the Archaeology of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

One of the many things I liked about Rogue One was that it occasionally drew attention to things that weren't explained -just like real life. Overexplaining every McGuffin or expanded universe detail tends to drag one's...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/11/A-Handy-Guide-to-the-Archaeology-of-Rogue-One-A-Star-Wars-Story/
What a 3,500-Year-Old Greek Tomb Tells Us About the Roots of Western Civilization...

Married archaeologists Jack Davis and Sharon Stocker wanted to explore the grounds in Pylos, Greece, near the site of the palace of King Nestor, a Mycenaean king described in the Iliad. Denied their first choice of site,...

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/01/07/What-a-3500-Year-Old-Greek-Tomb-Tells-Us-About-the-Roots-of-Western-Civilization/
What Fugitive Slaves Left Behind...

The Great Dismal Swamp covers a vast area of south...  ...historians and archaeologists. Before Sayers, no archaeology had been done in the swamp’s interior, main...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/30/What-Fugitive-Slaves-Left-Behind/
Ancient Cannabis 'Burial Shroud' Discovered...

An ancient burial site in northwest Chin ahas yielded some surprising discoveries. A team led by archaeologist Hongen Jiang are analyzing a grave that contained a 35-year-old man with Caucasian features who was buried ov...

http://www.neatorama.com/2016/10/05/Ancient-Cannabis-Burial-Shroud-Discovered/




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