Neatorama Posts Tagged "archaeology"
The Horrifying Sound of an Aztec Death Whistle...

(Photo: Oregon Flute Store)Many years ago, archaeologists discovered skull-shaped whistles at Aztec sites. They believe that priests used these instruments during human sacrifice ceremonies. Quijas Yxayotl, a musician wh...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/03/The-Horrifying-Sound-of-an-Aztec-Death-Whistle/
This Is the Largest Stone Block Ever Carved by Human Hands...

(Photo: German Archaeological Institute)This block of stone measures 64 feet by 19.6 feet by 18 feet. Weighing in at 1,960 tons, it's the largest known surviving block of stone carved by humans.The German Archaeological...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/12/03/This-Is-the-Largest-Stone-Block-Ever-Carved-by-Human-Hands/
This Coffin Was Made for a Snake...

(Photo: Gavin Ashworth, Brooklyn Museum)The Brooklyn Museum contains many antiquities from ancient Egypt, including this small bronze coffin. It's about 22 inches long and is decorated with an image of the Egyptian god A...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/10/07/This-Coffin-Was-Made-for-a-Snake/
8 Mysterious Ancient Cities...

If a community abandons a town and leaves no written records behind, it can’t help but be a mystery to us. And the older the community, the less likely we’ll find any documents telling us about it. That doesn...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/09/25/8-Mysterious-Ancient-Cities/
16 Oldest Surviving Examples of Everyday Objects...

Pictured above is the oldest surviving prosthetic. Found in the necropolis of Thebes near modern-day Luxor, this prosthetic constructed of wood and leather is 3,000 years old. Testing was conducted as to whether the find...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/08/01/16-Oldest-Surviving-Examples-of-Everyday-Objects/
10 Recent Archaeological Finds That Shed Light On Our Past...

Image: Eric H. Cline, George Washington UniversityIn November of 2013, a team from George Washington University was conducting an archaeological excavation in Israel when they unearthed a 3,700-year-old wine cellar. The...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/07/25/10-Recent-Archaeological-Finds-That-Shed-Light-On-Our-Past/
"Poop is the Perfect Evidence": How Scientists Discovered that Neanderthals Ate Their Veggies...

Yet another reason why you should eat your veggies: in 50,000 years, future archaeologists may be examining your fossilized poop. That's what Ainara Sistiaga and colleagues did at an archaeological dig in Spain to...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/27/Poop-is-the-Perfect-Evidence-How-Scientists-Discovered-that-Neanderthals-Ate-Their-Veggies/
Archaeologists Discovered Remains of "End of World" Plague...

A bonfire where many of the victims of an ancient epidemic in the ancient city of Thebes in Egypt were ultimately incinerated. Photo: N. Cijan / Associazione Culturale per lo Studio dell’Egitto e del Sudan ONLUS....

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/20/Archaeologists-Discovered-Remains-of-End-of-World-Plague/
World’s Oldest Trousers...

You think your jeans are old? Two pairs of pants w...  ...pants, according to Lu Enguo of the Institute of Archaeology in Xinjiang.Even older apparel resembling trouser...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/06/11/Worlds-Oldest-Trousers/
Did the Amazon Warriors Really Exist?...

I was a fan of Wonder Woman as a comics-reading child, just as I was a fan of Batman and Superman. Being a kid, I figured the land of the Amazons was in the Amazon Rainforest. The legendary Amazons actually came from anc...

http://www.neatorama.com/2014/03/29/Did-the-Amazon-Women-Really-Exist/




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