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  • Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe

    08/18/2015 6:16:15 AM PDT · by ETL · 61 replies
    AP, via Yahoo News ^ | Aug 17, 2015 | FRANK JORDANS
    BERLIN (AP) — Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible wounds. Archaeologists who painstakingly examined the bones of some 26 men, women and children buried in the Stone Age grave site at Schoeneck-Kilianstaedten, near Frankfurt, say they found blunt force marks to the head, arrow wounds and deliberate efforts to smash at least half of the victims' shins — either to stop them from running away or as a grim message to survivors. [snip] "What is...
  • Meet the 90-Year-Old Saudi Who Lives in a 'Stone Age' Home Dream Is to Have Fridge and Heater

    07/15/2015 11:10:14 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Wednesday, July 15, 2015
    Mohammed Abdullah Ahmed of Saudi Arabia is more than 90-years old. He lives in a shabby randomly-built little house on the edge of a small remote village. “Ahmed’s home indicates as if we are still in the Stone Age,” the Arabic language daily 'Sabq' said, adding that its reporter visited the man at his primitive home on the fringes of the village near the Western Red Sea port of Al Qunfudah. “His home has no electricity. He suffers from cold in winter and from the scorching heat in summer. He lives in the dark away from people as he has...
  • A piece of research challenges the view that Neolithic societies were egalitarian

    05/01/2015 1:33:33 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 23 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | May 1, 2015 | Heritage Daily
    The data obtained by Teresa Fernández-Crespo in seven megalithic graves in La Rioja and Araba-Álava suggest that certain individuals were excluded from burial on the basis of age and sex. The research Demographic evidence of selective burial in megalithic graves of northern Spain by Teresa Fernández-Crespo and Concepción de la Rúa of the Department of Genetics, Physical Anthropology and Animal Physiology of the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country challenges the widely-held view that societies were egalitarian during the late Neolithic and Chalcolithic ages. This work, published in the leading Journal of Archaeological Science, comes from Fernández-Crespo’s PhD thesis entitled Antropología...
  • Israeli EMP Attack Could Throw Iran 'Back to Stone Age'

    09/09/2012 3:22:11 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 106 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    Israel might attack Iran by using electromagnetic impulses (EMP) that could cripple the country by shutting down its electronics and sending the Islamic Republic “back to the Stone Age,” The London Sunday Times reported. EMP causes non-lethal gamma energy to react with the magnetic field and produces a powerful electromagnetic shock wave that can destroy electronic devices, especially those used in Iran’s nuclear plants. The shock wave would knock out Iran’s power grid and communications systems for transport and financial services, leading to economic collapse. The “back to the Stone Age” tactic was proposed in the right-wing publication Israel National...
  • How the Cavemen Ate: Cookbook Reveals 77 Recipes Stretching Right Back to the Stone Age

    05/12/2012 11:02:10 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 19 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 4 May 2012 | Eddie Wrenn
    How the cavemen ate: Cookbook reveals 77 recipes stretching right back to the Stone Age (and they taste surprisingly good!) Fancy something new for dinner tonight? Well if you don't fancy a Chinese or a Thai, researchers have pulled together 77 recipes which were eaten during the Stone Ages. And the surprise is how delicious the recipes, some of them 16,000 years old, sound - with your typical Neolithic families spicing up their meals and using plenty of fresh fruit and herbs along with the simmering main dishes of game. A Culinary Journey Through Time can join Jamie Oliver and...
  • World's Oldest Marijuana Stash Totally Busted

    03/08/2012 5:11:16 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 39 replies ^ | updated 12/3/2008 1:19:15 PM ET | Jennifer Viegas
    Nearly two pounds of still-green plant material found in a 2,700-year-old grave in the Gobi Desert has just been identified as the world's oldest marijuana stash, according to a paper in the latest issue of the Journal of Experimental Botany.
  • Humans Shaped Stone Axes 1.8 Million Years Ago: Advanced Tool-Making Methods Pushed Back in Time

    09/10/2011 8:30:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 09/01/2011
    A new study suggests that Homo erectus, a precursor to modern humans, was using advanced toolmaking methods in East Africa 1.8 million years ago, at least 300,000 years earlier than previously thought. The study, recently published in Nature, raises new questions about where these tall and slender early humans originated and how they developed sophisticated tool-making technology. Homo erectus appeared about 2 million years ago, and ranged across Asia and Africa before hitting a possible evolutionary dead-end, about 70,000 years ago. Some researchers think Homo erectus evolved in East Africa, where many of the oldest fossils have been found, but...
  • Startling evidence of a Stone Age structure in the Solent

    09/30/2009 8:05:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies · 1,034+ views
    This is Hampshire ^ | Sunday September 27th 2009 | Peter Law
    While it might have been dismissed as underwater junk by the untrained eye, the archaeologists soon realised they had discovered a vital clue to a lost civilisation. The timber was not isolated. In fact they found another 23 pieces of all shapes and sizes intersecting throughout the underwater cliff off Bouldnor, on the north coast of the Isle of Wight. They are now convinced the timber is evidence of a huge wooden structure built about 8,000 years ago by our Mesolithic ancestors. Garry Momber has been excavating the 1km-long site for more than a decade and believes it is the...
  • Shore communities say the vehicles are convenient, efficient (CT to allow golf carts on the road)

    07/04/2009 5:38:28 AM PDT · by raybbr · 16 replies · 721+ views
    Middletown Press ^ | July 3, 2009 | RACHAEL SCARBOROUGH KING
    With Shoreline communities filling up with visitors for beach season, golf carts laden with towels and umbrellas could be popping up on local roads. After a year of uncertainty for owners about whether they could drive their carts on the road, new legislation passed by the General Assembly authorized towns to allow golf carts, with certain restrictions. This week, the Old Saybrook Police Department started a program for owners to register their vehicles, following recent approval by the Police Commission. State Rep. Marilyn Giuliano, R-Old Saybrook, said a reinterpretation of existing state regulations about a year ago led to golf...
  • Stone Age phrasebook developed by scientists studying oldest words

    02/26/2009 8:52:45 AM PST · by BGHater · 40 replies · 741+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 25 Feb 2009 | Alastair Jamieson
    Some of the oldest words in use in have been identified by scientists studying the evolution of language. English and Indo-European words including 'I', 'we', 'two' and 'thou' have changed so little in tends of thousands of years that ancient hunter-gatherers would have been able to understand them. Researchers have also identified several words that could die out within 1,000 years because they are likely to evolve into different forms. They include "throw", "stick", "dirty", "guts" and "squeeze" which could all be out of use by the year 3000. Mark Pagel, of the University of Reading, who is leading the...
  • Outrage: Dutch court to prosecute Wilders for Fitna

    01/21/2009 6:57:25 AM PST · by Cindy · 32 replies · 1,910+ views ^ | January 21, 2009 | Robert Spencer
    Note: Video included. January 21, 2009 For hate speech -- after declining to do so last year, which means that Islamic supremacist groups in the Netherlands have kept up the pressure on lawmakers until they got the outcome they wanted. Hate speech, of course, is in the eye of the beholder, and hate speech laws are tools in the hands of the powerful that they can use to silence the powerless and crush dissent. And make no mistake: even though the Muslims in the Netherlands and elsewhere in the West present themselves as embattled victims of racism and "Islamophobia," that...
  • Stone Age string: Unearthed, the twine that was twisted into shape 8,000 years ago[UK]

    12/08/2008 12:34:07 PM PST · by BGHater · 14 replies · 704+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 07 Dec 2008 | Neil Sears
    How old is a piece of string? In this case, 8,000 years - making it the oldest length of string ever found in Britain. Our ancestors made it by twisting together what seem to be fibres of honeysuckle, nettles, or wild clematis, and used it in their struggle for survival as the last ice age ended. This early piece of technology, measuring about 41/2in must have been a revolutionary advance at the time, useful for binding together weapons or tools. Found in the mud: The ancient string It has only survived thanks to the huge floods that followed the melting...
  • Dig unearths Stone Age sculptures[Russia]

    12/02/2008 8:59:26 AM PST · by BGHater · 7 replies · 444+ views
    BBC ^ | 02 Dec 2008 | Jason Palmer
    Rare artefacts from the late Stone Age have been uncovered in Russia. The site at Zaraysk, 150km south-east of Moscow, has yielded figurines and carvings on mammoth tusks. The finds also included a cone-shaped object whose function, the authors report in the journal Antiquity, "remains a puzzle". Such artistic artefacts have been found in the nearby regions of Kostenki and Avdeevo, but this is the first such discovery at Zaraysk. The Upper Palaeolithic is the latter part of the Stone Age, during which humans made the transition from functional tool-making to art and adornment. The new artefacts, discovered by Hizri...
  • Prehistoric Disaster: An Alpine Pompeii from the Stone Age

    10/11/2008 1:51:16 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 32 replies · 1,363+ views
    Der Spiegel ^ | Friday, October 10, 2008 | Matthias Schulz
    The people of the Mondsee Lake settlement were apparently relatively advanced within this cultural group. They had metallurgical skills, which were rare in Europe. They cleverly searched the mountains for copper deposits, melted the crude ore in clay ovens and made refined, shimmering red weapons out of the metal. In dugout canoes... they paddled along the region's river networks and sold their goods in areas of present-day Switzerland and to their relatives on Lake Constance. Even Otzi the Iceman had an axe, made of so-called Mondsee copper. At approximately 3200 B.C., says Binsteiner, the master blacksmiths were struck by a...
  • Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period

    08/15/2008 1:06:10 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 21 replies · 282+ views
    NYT ^ | 08/15/08 | JOHN NOBLE WILFORD
    Graves Found From Sahara’s Green Period By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD When Paul C. Sereno went hunting for dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology. The expedition found what has proved to be the largest known graveyard of Stone Age people who lived there when the desert was green. The first traces of pottery, stone tools and human skeletons were discovered eight years ago at a site in the southern Sahara, in Niger. After preliminary research, Dr. Sereno, a University of Chicago scientist who had previously uncovered remains of the dinosaur Nigersaurus there,...
  • Saudi Cleric: Nothing Makes Satan Happier Than "Bikini" Olympics-Allah off the Richter scale

    08/13/2008 8:33:28 AM PDT · by SJackson · 68 replies · 568+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 8-13-08 | Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid
     Saudi Cleric Muhammad Al-Munajid Slams Beijing Olympics: Nothing Makes Satan Happier Than The 'Bikini' Olympics Sheikh Muhammad Al-Munajid is a well-known Saudi Islamic lecturer and author. He frequently appears on Saudi TV channels and is known for issuing controversial fatwas. He previously worked in Washington, D.C. at the Saudi Embassy Islamic Affairs Department but was stripped of his diplomatic credentials. [1] In an August 10, 2008 interview with Al-Majd TV, Al-Munajid was highly critical of the Beijing Olympics, which he called the "bikini Olympics," referring to them as "satanic." Al-Munajid is known for his criticism of other sporting events....
  • Stone Age Axe Holds Hidden Human Figure (Sweden)

    06/10/2008 1:51:52 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 663+ views
    The Local ^ | 6-109-2008
    Stone Age axe holds hidden human figure Published: 10 Jun 08 17:37 CET Online: An artifact from the Stone Age has been hiding in the plain sight of museum visitors and researches in western Sweden. But no one noticed until archaeologist Bengt Nordqvist suddenly discovered the form of a human body on a stone axe. “The axe has been in the museum’s collection for more than 100 years. Anyone could have found the image,” said Nordqvist, who had a hard time containing his excitement. The stone axe was found in connection with the building of a road near Stala...
  • Rock Art From 5,000 Years Ago (Finland)

    03/31/2008 2:24:45 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 591+ views
    Helsinki Times ^ | 3-31-2008 | Fran Weaver
    Rock art from 5,000 years agoThe Astuvansalmi rock paintings are located on a steep outcrop, resembling a human head, on the shore of lake Yövesi. The site may have been used for ceremonial purposes. Rock paintings created during the Stone Age can still be seen today in dozens of sites around Finland. These awe-inspiring artworks are like windows into the ancient past, revealing tantalising glimpses of long lost cultures. FINLAND’S rock paintings mainly consist of brownish-red figures and markings painted onto steep granite walls, often overlooking waterways. Scenes feature people, boats, elk, fish and mysterious partly human figures that may...
  • Neolithic Village Found In Orkney Sheds New Light On Stone Age Life

    08/13/2007 4:32:54 PM PDT · by blam · 13 replies · 604+ views
    The Times ^ | David Lister
    Neolithic village found in Orkney sheds new light on Stone Age life August 14, 2007 David Lister The remains of a Neolithic settlement discovered in Orkney were hailed yesterday as potentially as important as the Skara Brae village on the islands. The 2.5 hectare site is believed to date back nearly 5,000 years and to include a complex system of temples and dwellings spread over two fields. The find, at Ness of Brodgar, between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness, will add to the area’s reputation as home to some of the most remarkable archaeological monuments in...
  • Stone Age Site Surfaces After 8,000 Years

    08/06/2007 11:28:14 AM PDT · by blam · 32 replies · 1,147+ views
    Science Daily ^ | 8-5-2007
    Source: University of Southampton Date: August 5, 2007 Stone Age Site Surfaces After 8000 Years Science Daily — Excavations of an underwater Stone Age archaeological settlement dating back 8000 years took place at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton between 30 July – 3 August 2007. A diver working at the site just off the Isle of Wight coast. (Credit: Copyright Simon Brown 2007) Maritime archaeologists from the Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology (HWTMA) have been working at the site just off the Isle of Wight coast. Divers working at depths of 11 metres have raised sections of the...
  • Arab Princesses Kicked Off British Airways Plane to Jeers and Whistles after Refusing to Sit...

    07/28/2007 8:58:44 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 118 replies · 11,844+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 28th July 2007 | RAY MASSEY
    Arab princesses kicked off British Airways plane to jeers and whistles after refusing to sit next to male strangers By RAY MASSEY - More by this author » Last updated at 11:45am on 28th July 2007 Three Arab princesses were thrown off a packed British Airways flight after refusing to sit next to male passengers they didn't know. The dispute - in which the three princesses from the ultra-conservative Qatar royal family demanded segregated seating - left the London-bound plane delayed on a baking Italian runway for nearly three hours. Furious passengers whistled and clapped as the row intensified before...
  • Islamic Militants In Pakistan Set Afire Offices Of (Earthquake) Aid Agencies

    07/11/2007 7:00:55 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 5 replies · 583+ views
    The Hindu News ^ | Tuesday, July 10, 2007 | The Hiindu News
    Islamic militants in Pak. set afire offices of aid agencies Karachi, July 10 (PTI): Enraged Islamic militants set on fire offices of two international aid agencies working in Pakistan's North West Frontier Province today in retaliation to the military action against militants in the Lal Masjid. Local residents said that around 100 people, some of them armed, had come down from villages in the mountains surrounding Batgram town near Mansehra and attacked the offices of 'Care International' and the 'French Red Cross' and set the big tents on fire. The aid agencies were working in the area for the survivors...
  • Afghan girls traded, sold to settle debt

    07/10/2007 10:07:18 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 24 replies · 1,522+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | Mon Jul 9, 4:19 PM ET | ALISA TANG
    Afghan girls traded, sold to settle debt By ALISA TANG, Associated Press Writer Mon Jul 9, 4:19 PM ET Unable to scrounge together the $165 he needed to repay a loan to buy sheep, Nazir Ahmad made good on his debt by selling his 16-year-old daughter to marry the lender's son. "He gave me nine sheep," Ahmad said, describing his family's woes since taking the loan. "Because of nine sheep, I gave away my daughter." Seated beside him in the cramped compound, his daughter Malia's eyes filled with tears. She used a black scarf to wipe them away. Despite advances...
  • Spotlight: Stone Age Potters (Malaysia)

    04/23/2007 3:09:50 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 498+ views
    NST ^ | 4-23-2007 | Santha Oorjitham
    SpotLight: Stone Age Potters By : SANTHA OORJITHAM Bukit Tengkorak in Sabah’s southeastern Semporna peninsula was a pottery hub for the region 3,000 years ago. — Pictures courtesy of the Centre for Archaeological Research Malaysia at Universiti Sains Malaysia. Malaysia aims to become an ICT hub and an education hub, among others. But 3,000 years ago, it was a pottery-making hub, pre-historians tell SANTHA OORJITHAM. A clay stove found at Bukit Tengkorak archaeological site, in a style still used today. KAMPUNG Tampi-Tampi villagers today don’t think twice about using clay from the foot of Bukit Tengkorak and nearby areas in...
  • 'Stone Age' called insult (PC Alert)

    03/08/2007 10:12:04 AM PST · by BJClinton · 222 replies · 5,468+ views
    Washington Times ^ | March 8, 2007 | Jennifer Harper
    Attention Fred Flintstone and the Geico cave guys: "Stone Age" is no longer acceptable, joining the list of other words and terms deemed offensive in polite society.
  • Which is the true face of 12,000 years BC?(face of a stone age woman revealed)

    02/27/2007 7:57:14 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 50 replies · 1,994+ views
    Scotman ^ | 02/28/07 | NICK PISA
    Which is the true face of 12,000 years BC? NICK PISA IN ROME "TRAVEL back through time and space to the edge of man's beginnings... discover a savage world whose only law was lust!" ran the tagline for One Million Years BC, the "caveman" film starring Raquel Welch. One can only hope that ancient ideals of feminine beauty were somewhat different, after scientists revealed for the first time what Stone Age women really looked like. Thea, who lived more than 14,000 years ago, was reconstructed by sculptors working with anthropologists using computer technology. Experts have recreated the faces of men...
  • Stone Age Camp Found In Germany

    02/06/2007 2:46:50 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 1,001+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 2-6-2007
    Stone Age Camp Found In Germany Archaeologists have discovered the remains of a 120,000-year-old Stone Age hunting camp in a coal mine in Germany. It is a find of great European importance, researchers say. Open-cast coal mines may get a bad press, but in Germany they're still big business -- the country is the world's largest producer of lignite, or brown coal. Now another advantage of open-cast mines has been discovered -- they can conceal a rich seam of archaeological sites. Archaeologists have found the remains of a 120,000-year-old Stone Age hunting camp in an open-cast lignite mine near Inden...
  • Ads from 1988 Radio Shack: Tandy 4000, 32-Bit Technology 16 MHz only $2599 (w/pic)

    11/26/2006 10:31:43 AM PST · by MotleyGirl70 · 44 replies · 1,073+ views ^ | 11/2006 |
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  • White House denies threat to bomb Pakistan `back to the Stone Age'

    09/23/2006 7:06:54 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 20 replies · 514+ views
    SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS ^ | 09/23/2006 | Mark Silva
    WASHINGTON - With the United States and Pakistan united in a war against terrorism, the suggestion Friday that the United States once threatened to bomb the Pakistanis "back to the Stone Age" landed like a diplomatic bombshell. Acting swiftly to defuse concern over any such threat, the White House dismissed it as a misunderstanding, the former deputy secretary of state who allegedly issued the threat denied ever using such incendiary words, and President Bush attempted to smooth it over with a joke. Yet Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, who made the alleged U.S. threat public in a television interview airing this...
  • Bush 'taken aback' by Musharraf comment

    09/22/2006 8:37:50 AM PDT · by Brilliant · 31 replies · 1,294+ views
    AP via Yahoo! ^ | September 22, 2006 | DEB RIECHMANN
    President Bush said Friday he was "taken aback" by a purported U.S. threat to bomb Pakistan back to the Stone Age if it did not cooperate in the fight against terrorism after the Sept. 11 attacks. He praised Pakistani President Gen. Pervez Musharraf for being one of the first foreign leaders to come out after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks to stand with the U.S. to "help root out an enemy." At a joint White House news conference, Musharraf said a peace treaty between his government and tribes along the Pakistan-Afghanistan border is not meant to support the Taliban. He...
  • Forest fires damage Stone Age paintings, carvings

    08/12/2006 9:31:26 AM PDT · by Dysart · 15 replies · 305+ views
    AP via Star-Telegram ^ | 8-12-06 | HAROLD HECKLE
    MADRID, Spain - Priceless art dating from the Stone Age has been damaged by forest fires in northwest Spain, officials said Friday. Some of the fires were set deliberately.Colored paintings and rock carvings of wildlife and geometric patterns dating back 4,000 years have been charred and blackened by fires in Campo Lameiro and Cotobade in northwestern Galicia, said a local government spokeswoman, Iria Mendez.It is too early to determine whether some of the art, which is considered a national treasure, has been irreparably damaged, Mendez said.Hundreds of fires have raged through the heavily wooded northwestern corner of Spain in the...
  • Hugo Chavez's Magical Misery Tour

    08/01/2006 5:30:47 PM PDT · by Kitten Festival · 22 replies · 891+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 31 July 2006 | Editorial
    Globalization: Venezuela's Hugo Chavez is having a grand time cavorting around the world on his Axis Of Evil tour. But we notice he's disgusting as many countries as he's wooing. Vietnam is the most interesting. Chavez blew into Hanoi on Monday and right away began praising Vietnam's government in exactly the way it didn't want: by hailing communism. "Vietnam, with its valor, defeated imperialism not only on the battlefield, but also has maintained socialism in the ideological arena," the South American dictator intoned. Uh-huh. To Vietnam's officials, who've been trying diligently to integrate their nation into the world economy, that's...
  • Brutal lives of Stone Age Britons

    05/12/2006 2:24:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 32 replies · 929+ views
    BBC News ^ | 5/11/06 | Paul Rincon
    A survey of British skulls from the early part of the New Stone Age, or Neolithic, shows societies then were more violent than was supposed. Early Neolithic Britons had a one in 20 chance of suffering a skull fracture at the hands of someone else and a one in 50 chance of dying from their injuries. Details were presented at a meeting of the Society for American Archaeology and reported in New Scientist magazine. Blunt instruments such as clubs were responsible for most of the traumas. This is not the first time human-induced injuries have been identified in Neolithic...
  • Leaders of Tehran Bus Company Arrested, The Union Dissolved

    12/24/2005 9:32:21 PM PST · by F14 Pilot · 23 replies · 589+ views
    Iran Press Service ^ | Saturday, December 24, 2005
    PARIS, 24 Dec. (IPS) In its first major social challenge and in continuation of the crackdown of all freedoms in Iran, the new Government under the Islamo-populist President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has arrested at least 14 members of the Single Bus Company of Tehran and Suburbs (SBCTS), informed sources reported on Saturday. The order for the arrest, detention and seizure of all documents of the arrested men was issued by Judge Sa’id Mortazavi, the Prosecutor for Tehran and Islamic Revolution Tribunals. A protégé of Ayatollah Ali Khameneh’i, the leader of the Islamic Republic, Mr. Mortazavi is better known by the public,...
  • Study Traces Egyptians' Stone-Age Roots

    12/20/2005 10:27:54 AM PST · by blam · 32 replies · 928+ views
    World Science ^ | 12-17-2005
    Study traces Egyptians’ stone-age roots Dec. 17, 2005 Special to World Science Some 64 centuries ago, a prehistoric people of obscure origins farmed an area along Egypt’s Nile River. Barely out of the Stone Age, they produced simple but well-made pottery, jewelry and stone tools, and carefully buried their dead with ritual objects in apparent preparation for an afterlife. These items often included doll-like female figurines with exaggerated sexual features, thought to possibly symbolize rebirth. Details from a tomb painting from Hierakonpolis, from prehistoric Egypt's Naqada culture. A new study suggests the Naqada people, the earlier Badarians and the later...
  • Stone Age Sites Found Under North Sea (8,000BC)

    12/09/2003 5:30:54 PM PST · by blam · 90 replies · 2,982+ views
    Stone Age sites found under North Sea Date released 12 September 2003 Experts have discovered the first ever evidence of Stone Age settlements in the British North Sea, dating back as far as 10,000 years. Subject to further investigation, one of them could be the earliest underwater archaeological site in the UK. The exciting find, discovered by accident by a team from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, could lead to a rewriting of the history books and revolutionise our understanding of the way our ancestors lived. The discovery of several stone artefacts, including tools and arrowheads, have pinpointed...
  • Stone Age Elephant Remains Found (England, Slain By Humans)

    06/21/2004 5:37:15 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 808+ views
    BBC ^ | 6-21-2004
    Stone Age elephant remains foundThe skeleton was found at the site of a new station Construction work on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (CTRL) in Kent has unearthed the 400,000-year-old remains of an elephant. The skeleton was found on the site of the new Ebbsfleet station, an area thought to be an early Stone Age site. Bones from other large animals, including rhinoceros, buffalo and wild horses, have also been found nearby. The remains were preserved in muddy sediment near what was once the edge of a small lake, a spokesman said. The elephant, which has been identified as a...
  • Study: Britons quickly dropped seafood for meat in Stone Age

    09/24/2003 10:29:45 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 300+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 9/24/2003
    <p>Surf or turf? If you've faced that decision in a restaurant, consider what Stone Age people in coastal Britain went through, with a traditional seafood diet on one hand and newly domesticated plants and animals on the other. A new study says that about 6,000 years ago, they chose turf in a big way.</p>
  • 9,000 Year-Old Axe Unearthed at Culmore (Ireland)

    09/01/2003 3:00:05 AM PDT · by jimtorr · 66 replies · 1,592+ views ^ | 29 August 2003 | Ian Cullen
    AN EXCITING archaeological discovery has been made at Culmore in Derry by two men who stumbled across a large stone artefact, which pre-dates the Egyptian Pyramids by a few thousand years. When Frank Gillespie began work on his garden wall in Culmore he had little idea that just below his feet lay a large stone axe estimated to be around 8-9,000 years-old. Frank's father Hugh Gillespie, of Lone Moor Road, had been digging the foundation for the wall when he unearthed the ancient tool. "My father found it and left it to one side, paying little notice, but when I...
  • Iranian Court Punishes Vandals with Donkey Rides

    11/17/2002 11:58:22 AM PST · by EggsAckley · 7 replies · 390+ views
    Entekhab | 11/17/02
    Iranian Court Punishes Vandals with Donkey Rides TEHRAN (Reuters) - An Iranian court ordered five vandals to ride around their neighborhood on donkeys, facing backwards, in a bid to take them down a peg or two, the daily Entekhab newspaper said Sunday. The court also sentenced the five young men to be lashed and to an unspecified spell in jail after local people in a south Tehran district filed complaints against them ranging from breaking shop windows to gang fights. The paper carried a picture of one of the glum-faced men, perched on the rear of a donkey, surrounded by...