Top 10 BIZARRE Archaeological DISCOVERIES
Many strange archaeological discoveries have been made in modern history. Hundreds of artifacts have been unearthed that have baffled scientists and challeng...
Rare Historical Artifacts
Discovering an actual Woolly Mammoth and mysterious manuscript here are Rare Historical Artifacts You Won't Believe Exist.
Newly Released DNA Analysis of Paracas Elongated Skulls Indicates Unknown Origins
Paracas is located in the Pisco Province in the Inca Region on the Southern coast of Peru. Home of the ground breaking discovery in 1928 by Julio Tello of a massive graveyard containing tombs filled w...
1922: The discovery of Tutankhamun's tomb — in color
In 1907, Egyptologist and archaeologist Howard Carter was hired by George Herbert, the 5th Earl of Carnarvon to oversee excavations in Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. Carter had built a reputation for sc...
Discovery of hidden 3,500 year old warrior grave stuffed with treasure could re-write ancient Greek history
The warrior was buried some distance from the ancient palace of Pylos, but the riches that went with him reveal that he lived like royalty. For over 3,500 years, his skeleton was kept company undergro...
300 Million-Year-Old Giant Shark Swam The Texas Seas
Even sharks are bigger in Texas. Around 300 million years ago, predatory “supersharks” that stretched about 8.5 meters long — the length of a limousine — prowled the warm, shallow seas of what is now ...
Ten Spectacular Golden Treasures of the Ancient World
Throughout the centuries, people have long been captivated by the prospect of finding a long lost treasure. While many have dedicated their entire lives to the search for gold before ‘striking it luck...
Guatemala dig uncovers Mayan artefacts
Archaeologists working in northern Guatemala uncover three well-preserved Mayan panels dating back around 1,400 years. The panels display ancient hieroglyphics that provide insights into the civilisat...
Researchers discover a 40.000 year old bracelet made by an extinct human species
Researchers have confirmed the discovery of a 40.000 year old bracelet made by an extinct human species in Siberia, Russia. It is one of the most incredible discoveries in recent years, confirming th...
3 'Forbidden Archaeology' Discoveries That Will Rock Your Boat
What are the true origins of humanity? There are so many ancient artifacts from the past that still perplex us today. How did ancient civilizations create such intricate and advanced technologies? The...
Mummified Monk Inside Buddha Statue Meditating Forever, CT Reveals
A mummified monk was found meditating inside a Buddha statue, according to Robs Webstek. Although it was already known that a skeleton was inside the relic, the
Mysterious Geoglyphs of Amazonia May Show Ancient Humanity Had an Major Impact on Rainforest
Evidence of ancient Amazonian civilization deep under the canopy of the rainforest is hoping to be revealed under a new initiative by international scientific agencies. Questions will be raised on how
Oldest Art Was Carved Onto Shell 540,000 Years Ago
Some 540,000 years ago, an ancient ancestor of modern humans took a shark tooth and carefully carved a geometric engraving on a mollusk shell. The engraving -- the oldest piece of art ever found by at...
BBC News - In pictures: Relics discovered in Mexico's Teotihuacan
Some 50,000 artefacts are discovered in Mexico's ancient city of Teotihuacan, Mexican archaeologists say, shedding light on its mysterious past.
30 Incredible Historic Artifacts
Here are 30 incredible historic artifacts. Some of these are a few hundred years old, others are thousands of years old!
Dating methods
Geochronology is the science of determining the age of rocks, fossils, and sediments using signatures inherent in the rocks themselves. Absolute geochronology can be accomplished through radioactive ...
Metal detector
A metal detector is an electronic instrument which detects the presence of metal nearby. Metal detectors are useful for finding metal inclusions hidden within objects, or metal objects buried undergr...
Metal detector - Wikipedia
Three-age system
The three-age system in archaeology and physical anthropology is the periodization of human prehistory into three consecutive time periods, named for their respective tool-making technologies:
The...
Three-age system - Wikipedia
Type site
In archaeology a type site (also known as a type-site or typesite) is a site that is considered the model of a particular archaeological culture. For example, the type site of the Pre-Pottery Neolithi...
Type site - Wikipedia
Bioevent
A bioevent or bio-event (a shortening of 'biotic event' or 'biological event') is an event recognised in a sequence of sedimentary rocks, where there is a significant change in the biota as recorded b...
Absolute dating
Absolute dating is the process of determining an age on a specified time scale in archaeology and geology. Some scientists prefer the terms chronometric or calendar dating, as use of the word "absolut...
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Atlatl
A spear-thrower or atlatl (/ˈɑːt.lɑːtəl//ˈæt.lætəl/; Nahuatl: ahtlatl /ˈaʔt͡ɬat͡ɬ/) is a tool that uses leverage to achieve greater velocity in dart-throwing, and includes a bearing surface which...
Atlatl - Wikipedia
GIS applications
Geographic information systems (GIS) (also known as Geospatial information systems) are computer software and hardware systems that enable users to capture, store, analyse and manage spatially refere...
Single context recording
Single context recording was initially developed by Ed Harris and Patrick Ottaway in 1976, from a suggestion by Lawrence Keene. It was further developed by the Department of Urban Archaeology (Museum ...
Single context recording - Wikipedia
Oxidizable carbon ratio dating
Oxidizable carbon ratio dating is a method of dating in archaeology and earth science that can be used to derive or estimate the age of soil and sediment samples up to 35,000 years old. The method is ...
300 Million-Year-Old Giant Shark Swam The Texas Seas
Even sharks are bigger in Texas. Around 300 million years ago, predatory “supersharks” that stretched about 8.5 meters long — the length of a limousine — prowled the warm, shallow seas of what is now ...