Neatorama Posts Tagged "archaeology"
Pompeii: Between a Rock and a Hard Place...

Somehow, I was under the impression that the entire city of Pompeii had been excavated from under the ash, rock, and lava of the 79 AD eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. Not so. A new project to extend the excavation has uncovere...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/30/Pompeii-Between-a-Rock-and-a-Hard-Place/
Six of the Oldest Human Remains Found in the U.S....

Archaeological discoveries of ancient humans keep pushing our knowledge about our species further back in time. The Americas haven't been populated by people as long as other parts of the world, but exactly how long they...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/05/06/Six-of-the-Oldest-Human-Remains-Found-in-the-US/
10,000-year-old Tracks Document Battle Between Humans and Giant Sloths...

At Alkali Flat, a site near White Sands National Monument in New Mexico, scientists are studying ancient footprints to reconstruct a hunting party of Pleistocene humans as they fought against giant ground sloths.“M...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/04/26/10000-year-old-Tracks-Document-Battle-Between-Humans-and-Giant-Sloths/
Laser Scanning Reveals 'Lost' Ancient Mexican City That 'Had As Many Buildings As Manhattan'...

In the beginning the depth of an archaeologist's research was limited by how far they could dig, but 20th century technology, such as carbon dating and ground penetrating radar, helped advance the field to new lows.And n...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/02/26/Laser-Scanning-Reveals-Lost-Ancient-Mexican-City-That-Had-As-Many-Buildings-As-Manhattan/
What Books Did Pirates Read?...

Blackbeard and his pirates stole the ship The Queen Anne's Revenge in 1717 and wrecked it in South Carolina in 1718, but it was only found in 1996. Historians and conservators studying the wreckage have recovered most of...

https://www.neatorama.com/2018/01/06/What-Books-Did-Pirates-Read/
The Long Ethical Arc of Displaying Human Remains...

People have long held a morbid curiosity about dea...  ...e will we draw the line between grave robbing and archaeology ? Should respect for cultural and religious belief...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/21/The-Long-Ethical-Arc-of-Displaying-Human-Remains/
These May Be the World’s First Images of Dogs...

Dog pictures! They've been around a long time. The oldest art that depicts dogs has been dated to between 7,000 and 10,000 years ago. Some of the dogs in the rock carvings appear to be on leashes, and could indicate that...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/20/These-May-Be-the-Worlds-First-Images-of-Dogs/
Assyrian Cuniform Prenup Addresses Infertility and Surrogacy...

A 4000-year-old Assyrian clay tablet found at an archeological dig in Turkey has been translated as a marriage contract. Some terms are spelled out quite explicitly, particularly what would happen if the wife doesn't pro...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/12/Assyrian-Cuniform-Prenup-Addresses-Infertility-and-Surrogacy/
A Rare Carved Stone That Could Change Art History...

In 2016, archaeologists unearthed the grave of a man who died around 1500 B.C in Pylos, Greece. He's now called the "Griffin Warrior." One of the artifacts found was a small stone less than an inch and half wide, encrust...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/11/08/A-Rare-Carved-Stone-That-Could-Change-Art-History/
Viking Warrior was a Woman...

In the 1880s, a Viking settlement was excavated in the town of Birka, Sweden. One grave stood out among the others: it was obviously a high-ranking warrior, a leader of men, buried with the accoutrements of war and honor...

https://www.neatorama.com/2017/09/10/Viking-Warrior-was-a-Woman/




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