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  • Strange 'conehead' skeleton unearthed at Russia's Stonehenge:

    07/29/2015 6:21:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 63 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 15:18 EST, 27 July 2015 | Sarah Griffiths
    Elongated head was bound in tribal tradition 2,000 years ago Skeleton with long skull was unearthed in Arkaim, central Russia It's thought to belong to a woman living almost 2,000 years ago Her skull is elongated because it was bound out of tribal tradition Arkaim is known as Russia's Stonehenge because it may have been used by ancient people to study the stars, like the British site A skeleton with an unusual-shaped skull has been unearthed on a site known as Russia's Stonehenge. When images of the remains were first published, UFO enthusiasts rushed to claim they were proof that...
  • 6,500-Year-Old Ur Skeleton Resurfaces in Penn Museum

    12/30/2014 11:06:31 AM PST · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies
    Bible History Daily Website (Biblical Archaeology Society) ^ | 12 August 2014 | Robin Ngo of Bible History Daily
    Bible History Daily Website (Biblical Archaeology Society) Robin Ngo • 08/12/2014 A 6,500-year-old skeleton from the site of Ur in present-day Iraq was recently rediscovered in the basement of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. The skeleton had originally been uncovered in 1929–30 during the joint British Museum/Penn Museum excavation at Ur led by Sir Leonard Woolley. For 85 years, the skeleton has been lying in a wooden box in the Penn Museum’s labyrinthine basement; any associated documentation that may have once been attached to the skeleton or storage box has long been missing. The remarkable rediscovery...
  • Shackled Skeletons Found In Ancient Gallo-Roman Cemetery in Southwest France; circa 2nd Century A.D.

    12/05/2014 3:22:15 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 17 replies
    IO9 ^ | December 4, 2014 | George Dvorsky
    • Skeletons Found In Ancient Cemetery Still Have Shackles On Their Necks Archaeologists working in southwest France have discovered hundreds of Gallo-Roman graves dating to the second half of the 2nd century AD, with some of the skeletons featuring shackles still strapped around their necks and ankles. The site, which may have been part of an important Gallo-Roman necropolis, is situated near the amphitheatre of Saintes. The Romans dominated the area during the first and second centuries AD. The amphitheatre, which featured battles between gladiators and wild animals, could hold between 12-18,000 people. The remains of the dead would be...
  • Breitbart Texas Witnesses Skeleton Of Illegal Migrant, Death Toll Rises (Warning: Graphic)

    07/16/2014 7:17:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 21 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 16, 2014 | Bob Price
    FALFURRIAS, Texas—The death march through Brooks County, Texas claimed the life of yet another illegal immigrant. A human skull and the decomposed skeletal remains are all that is left of a person who decided to come to this country illegally. A total of 42 bodies have been found this year in the desert-like ranch fields surrounding the town of Falfurrias.
  • Skeleton of 2,000-year-old woman unearthed in Davie (Florida)

    01/09/2014 8:17:00 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 34 replies
    South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2014 | Ken Kaye
    She rested in peace for about 2,000 years until utility crews came shortly before Christmas to install a new waterline on Pine Island Road in Davie. That's when the fully intact skeleton of what is believed to be a Tequesta Indian woman was found — perhaps the best-preserved remains of an ancient human uncovered in the past 40 years, authorities said Thursday. "It's either Tequesta or the member of a people that predates the Tequesta," said Bob Carr, of the Archaeological and Historical Conservancy in Davie. "It's unusually well preserved, considering it's been under a highway with thousands and thousands...
  • Ovarian tumor, with teeth and a bone fragment inside, found in a Roman-age skeleton

    02/04/2013 8:17:51 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Eurekalert! ^ | January 24, 2013 | Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
    A team of researchers led by the UAB has found the first ancient remains of a calcified ovarian teratoma, in the pelvis of the skeleton of a woman from the Roman era. The find confirms the presence in antiquity of this type of tumour -- formed by the remains of tissues or organs, which are difficult to locate during the examination of ancient remains. Inside the small round mass, four teeth and a small piece of bone were found. Teratomas are usually benign and contain remains of organic material, such as hair, teeth, bones and other tissues. There are no...
  • "Vampire" Skeleton Rediscovered in Britain (Skeleton from 550-700 A.D. Was Unearthed in 1959)

    11/14/2012 3:25:38 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 10 replies
    Discovery ^ | November 8, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Vampire Skeleton Rediscovered in Britain Photo: The Southwell deviant burial (left) as it was found in 1959 alongside further disarticulated human remains. Credit: Charles Daniels. Details of one of the few "vampire" burials in Britain have emerged as a new archaeological report details the long forgotten discovery of a skeleton found buried with metal spikes through shoulders, heart area and ankles. Dating from 550-700 A.D., the skeleton was unearthed in 1959 in the minster town of Southwell, Nottinghamshire, during excavations in preparation for a new school. The dig also turned up Roman remains. Archaeologist Charles Daniels immediately recognized the skeletal...
  • Frankenstorm: Skeleton found beneath storm-toppled tree in Connecticut

    10/31/2012 1:20:04 PM PDT · by NYer · 38 replies
    MainlineMedia ^ | October 31, 2012 | William Kaempffer
    <p>Photo courtesy New Haven Register A skeleton was found beneath storm-toppled tree outside New Haven, Conn.</p> <p>Hurricane turned Superstorm Sandy toppled a majestic old oak on the Upper Green (outside New Haven, CT) and intertwined in the dirt and roots was a human skeleton.</p>
  • The Neglect of France's Socialist Welfare State - Skeleton of French Man Found in Bed after 15 Years

    10/20/2012 11:29:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 14 replies
    Reuters (via Yahoo!) ^ | Fri, Oct 19, 2012 | Pierre Savary; Vicky Buffery
    LILLE, France (Reuters) - Police in France said on Friday they were trying to identify the skeleton of a man believed to have lain undiscovered in bed for more than 15 years. The body, found in an abandoned house in the northern city of Lille, is thought to be that of the elderly owner of the property, who lived alone and appeared to have no relatives. Police said they had found piles of unopened mail at the house dating back to 1996.
  • Ancient 'Cow Woman' Skeleton Called Bizarre

    07/03/2012 2:33:16 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies
    Discovery News ^ | Thu Jun 28, 2012 | Rossella Lorenzi
    Ancient 'Cow Woman' Skeleton Called Bizarre The skeleton of a 1,400-year-old Anglo-Saxon woman buried alongside a cow has emerged from a former children's playground near Cambridge in England, making the "cow woman" an extraordinary unique find. Described as "hugely exciting" and "bizarre," the burial was uncovered by students from Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Central Lancashire. The find is believed to be the only one of its kind ever found in Europe. "Usually it is warrior men who are discovered buried with their animals. Never before have we found a woman buried alongside a cow," Faye Simpson, of...
  • Archaeologists On Crete Find Skeleton Covered With Gold Foil In 2,700-year-old Grave

    10/01/2010 2:54:59 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Canadian Press via Google News ^ | Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | Nicholas Paphitis
    Excavator Nicholas Stampolidis said his team discovered more than 3,000 pieces of gold foil in the 7th-century B.C. twin grave near the ancient town of Eleutherna... The tiny gold ornaments, from 1 to 4 centimetres (0.4 to 1.5 inches) long, had been sewn onto a lavish robe or shroud that initially wrapped the body of a woman and has almost completely rotted away but for a few off-white threads... The woman, who presumably had a high social or religious status, was buried with a second skeleton in a large jar sealed with a stone slab weighing more than half a...
  • Missing link between man and apes found (New skeleton found)

    04/04/2010 1:26:05 PM PDT · by jerry557 · 57 replies · 1,562+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk ^ | 04/03/10 | Richard Gray
    The new species of hominid, the evolutionary branch of primates that includes humans, is to be revealed when the two-million-year-old skeleton of a child is unveiled this week. Scientists believe the almost-complete fossilised skeleton belonged to a previously-unknown type of early human ancestor that may have been a intermediate stage as ape-men evolved into the first species of advanced humans, Homo habilis. Experts who have seen the skeleton say it shares characteristics with Homo habilis, whose emergence 2.5 million years ago is seen as a key stage in the evolution of our species. The new discovery could help to rewrite...
  • Huge Galaxy Cluster Hints at Universe's Skeleton

    11/03/2009 9:19:57 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies · 824+ views
    Space.com ^ | 11/3/09
    A gigantic, previously unknown set of galaxies has been found in the distant universe, shedding light on the underlying skeleton of the cosmos. "Matter is not distributed uniformly in the universe," said Masayuki Tanaka, an astronomer with the European Southern Observatory (ESO) who helped discover the galactic assemblage. "In our cosmic vicinity, stars form in galaxies and galaxies usually form groups and clusters of galaxies." But those collections of matter are just small potatoes compared to larger structures long-theorized to exist. "The most widely accepted cosmological theories predict that matter also clumps on a larger scale in the so-called 'cosmic...
  • Police suspect person lived with dead skeleton on couch

    04/29/2008 3:31:58 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 20 replies · 1,059+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 4-29-08 | unattributed
    DALLAS — The skeletal remains of a 93-year-old woman may have remained on a couch in her living room for months while other people continued living in the house, authorities said. Neighbors reported seeing cars come and go from the home as recently as this week before police, doing a welfare check at the request of a neighbor, found a body inside Monday.
  • Skeleton May Show Ancient Brain Surgery

    03/12/2008 10:17:14 AM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 960+ views
    Physorg ^ | 3-11-2008 | Ap
    Skeleton May Show Ancient Brain Surgery The skeleton of a young woman from a 3rd century A.D. grave in Veria, northern Greece, is seen in this undated handout photo provided by the Greek Culture Ministry on Tuesday, March 11, 2008. Archaeologists believe a large hole on the front of the skull, above the eyes, was caused by -- apparently failed -- brain surgery nearly 1,800 years ago. Although references to such delicate operations abound in ancient writings, discoveries of surgically perforated skulls are uncommon in Greece. (AP Photo/Greek Culture Ministry) (AP) -- Greek archaeologists said Tuesday they have unearthed rare...
  • Skeleton Could Hold Secret To Stonehenge

    03/05/2008 7:02:05 PM PST · by blam · 24 replies · 572+ views
    Skeleton could hold secret to Stonehenge The skeleton discovered at Stonehenge in 1978, which has been on display in Salisbury Museum. A SKELETON, which has been on prominent display in Salisbury Museum for nearly a decade, could hold the secret to Stonehenge's mysterious past and show the site to be an arena of gladiatorial combat, an archaeological expert has claimed. The skeleton, that of a man who had been killed by arrows in 2,300 BC, was discovered in the ditch surrounding the stones during excavation work, carried out by Professor Richard Atkinson and J.G Evans in 1978. After being analysed,...
  • Clues to Black Plague’s Fury in 650-Year-Old Skeletons

    01/28/2008 10:00:36 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 32 replies · 182+ views
    NY Times ^ | January 29, 2008 | NICHOLAS BAKALAR
    Many historians have assumed that Europe’s deadliest plague, the Black Death of 1347 to 1351, killed indiscriminately, young and old, hardy and frail, healthy and sick alike. But two anthropologists were not so sure. They decided to take a closer look at the skeletons of people buried more than 650 years ago. Their findings, published on Monday in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, suggest that the plague selectively took the already ill, while many of the otherwise healthy survived the infection. Although it may not be surprising that healthy people would be more likely to survive an...
  • "Skeleton Of Giant" Is Internet Photo Hoax

    12/21/2007 3:02:30 PM PST · by blam · 49 replies · 14,427+ views
    National Geographic News ^ | 12-14-2007 | James Owens
    "Skeleton of Giant" Is Internet Photo Hoax James Owen for National Geographic News December 14, 2007 The National Geographic Society has not discovered ancient giant humans, despite rampant reports and pictures. The hoax began with a doctored photo and later found a receptive online audience—thanks perhaps to the image's unintended religious connotations. A digitally altered photograph created in 2002 shows a reclining giant surrounded by a wooden platform—with a shovel-wielding archaeologist thrown in for scale. (Photo Gallery: "Giant Skeletons" Fuel Web Hoax) By 2004 the "discovery" was being blogged and emailed all over the world—"Giant Skeleton Unearthed!"—and it's been enjoying...
  • Skeleton Find Points To Ancient Murder (4,000 YA)

    12/21/2007 10:12:17 AM PST · by blam · 34 replies · 85+ views
    The Australian ^ | 12-21-2007
    Skeleton find points to ancient murder Science writer | December 21, 2007 A BURNT skeleton found beneath a bus shelter in northern Sydney is proof of murder - 4000 years ago. The victim, a tall, well-built man in his mid-30s, was set on by spear-wielding attackers, who then set his body alight and left it unburied on the crest of a sand dune. Peter Veth, an archeologist with the National Centre of Indigenous Studies at the Australian National University in Canberra, said: "This is the first example of death by spearing from Australia. The find is highly significant for Australian...
  • Found In Farmer's Field: The 2,000-Year-Old Skeleton Of The Lost Lady Of Rome

    11/23/2007 7:32:17 AM PST · by blam · 46 replies · 311+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-23-2007 | Chris Brooke
    Found in a farmer's field: The 2,000-year-old skeleton of the lost lady of Rome By CHRIS BROOKE Last updated at 09:14am on 23rd November 2007 In her lifetime she was a member of a wealthy family based in a bustling British outpost of the world's mightiest empire. The imperial glory has long faded. But, almost 2,000 years on, archaeologists have discovered a corner of an English field that is forever Rome. They have unearthed a coffin containing a remarkably well-preserved skeleton in the village of Aldborough, near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire - once the site of a major Roman town, Isurium...