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 ...
Relative dating
Relative dating is the science of determining the relative order of past events (i.e., the age of an object in comparison to another), without necessarily determining their absolute age, (i.e. estimat...
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Incremental dating
Incremental dating techniques allow the construction of year-by-year annual chronologies, which can be temporally fixed (i.e., linked to the present day and thus calendar or sidereal time) or floating...
Radiometric dating
Radiometric dating (often called radioactive dating) is a technique used to date materials such as rocks or carbon, usually based on a comparison between the observed abundance of a naturally occurrin...
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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 ...
Post-excavation analysis
Post-excavation analysis constitutes processes that are used to study archaeological materials after an excavation is completed. Since the advent of "New Archaeology" in the 1960s, the use of scientif...
Post-excavation analysis - Wikipedia
Surveying
Surveying or land surveying is the technique, profession, and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional position of points and the distances and angles between them, commo...
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Archaeological industry
An archaeological industry, normally just "industry", is the name given in the study of prehistory to a consistent range of assemblages connected with a single product, such as the Langdale axe indust...
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Chalcedony
Chalcedony /kælˈsɛdəni/ is a cryptocrystalline form of silica, composed of very fine intergrowths of the minerals quartz and moganite. These are both silica minerals, but they differ in that quartz h...
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Jōmon period
The Jōmon period (縄文時代, Jōmon jidai) is the time in Prehistoric Japan from about 12,000 BC and in some cases cited as early as 14,500 BC to about 300 BC, when Japan was inhabited by a hunter-g...
Jōmon period - Wikipedia