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  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Earth's Richat Structure

    05/19/2013 6:05:54 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 28 replies
    NASA ^ | May 19, 2013 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: What on Earth is that? The Richat Structure in the Sahara Desert of Mauritania is easily visible from space because it is nearly 50 kilometers across. Once thought to be an impact crater, the Richat Structure's flat middle and lack of shock-altered rock indicates otherwise. The possibility that the Richat Structure was formed by a volcanic eruption also seems improbable because of the lack of a dome of igneous or volcanic rock. Rather, the layered sedimentary rock of the Richat structure is now thought by many to have been caused by uplifted rock sculpted by erosion. The above image...
  • Rare, mummified Ice Age wolf pup and caribou dug up in Canada

    09/16/2018 12:08:39 PM PDT · by ETL · 14 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 16, 2018 | Christopher Carbone
    Two stunningly preserved ice age mammals were unearthed by gold miners in northwest Canada and unveiled in a ceremony on Thursday. A wolf pup and a caribou calf were found by the miners in the Yukon territory in 2016 in the area's melting permaforst. It's exceedlingly rare for fur, skin and muscle tissues to be preserved in the fossil record, but all three are present on these specimens, which have radiocarbon-dated to more than 50,000 years old, reports the Guardian. The wolf pup is reportedly preserved in its entirety, including exceptional details of the head, tail, paws, skin and hair,...
  • Stunning sphinx discovered at ancient Egyptian temple

    09/17/2018 9:42:47 AM PDT · by ETL · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 17, 2018 | James Rogers | Fox News
    Archaeologists have discovered a stunning sphinx statue at an ancient temple in southern Egypt. The sandstone statue was discovered during a project to reduce groundwater at Kom Ombo temple in Aswan. The statue likely dates back to the Ptolemaic period, between 305 B.C. and 30 B.C., according to Dr. Mostafa Waziri, general secretary of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities. In a Facebook post, Waziri explained that the statue was found in the southeastern side of the temple, where two sandstone reliefs of King Ptolemy V were discovered two months ago. Sphinx statues, which have a lion’s body and a human...
  • The "Inscribed Wall" at Chatata, Tennessee

    09/16/2018 6:40:52 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Science Frontiers ^ | No. 97: Jan-Feb 1995 | William Corliss
    One of our favorite anomalies over the years has been the ancient "inscribed wall" at Chatata, near Cleveland, in Bradley County, Tennessee. The above quotation marks are intended to warn the reader that said wall may not be man-made, and its inscriptions may be natural rather than artificial... The wall was originally almost completely buried. It attracted attention only because its course was marked on the surface by stones projecting from the ground every 25-30 feet over a gently curving arc about 1,000 feet long. One of these surface stones seemed to be inscribed with strange symbols. Excavations, supported at...
  • World's oldest brewery discovered, was making beer 13,000 years ago

    09/16/2018 7:17:51 AM PDT · by ETL · 45 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept 14, 2018 | James Rogers
    Researchers from the U.S. and Israel have found evidence of the world’s oldest beer-making in an Israeli cave. Scientists studied three 13,000-year-old stone mortars uncovered in the Raqefet Cave near what is now the Israeli city of Haifa. Residues confirmed that the mortars were used for brewing of wheat and barley, as well as for food storage. Experts from Stanford University and the University of Haifa participated in the research. “This accounts for the oldest record of man-made alcohol in the world,” said Li Liu, a professor of Chinese archaeology at Stanford, in a statement. The cave formed part of...
  • Egyptian archaeologists find sandstone sphinx in temple at Aswan

    09/16/2018 4:57:15 PM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 16 Sep 2018 | Staff
    CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian archaeologists draining water from a temple in the southern city of Aswan have uncovered a sandstone sphinx likely dating to the Ptolemaic era, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday.
  • Thousands of objects discovered in Scandinavia's first Viking city

    09/15/2018 11:16:17 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 18 replies
    Phys dot org ^ | September 13, 2018 | Soren M. Sindbaek for ScienceNordic
    Archaeologists from Aarhus University and Southwest Jutland Museums (Denmark) have been excavating... down to three metres... Thousands of items discovered beneath the streets of Ribe... everything from beads, amulets, coins, and lost combs, to dog excrement and gnawed bones... a piece of a lyre (a harp-like stringed instrument), complete with tuning pegs. This discovery alone gives the Viking trading city of Ribe a whole new soundtrack.Another extraordinary find is the discovery of runic inscriptions...The people who lived here weren't primarily farmers for household purposes but were craftsmen, seafarers, tradesmen, innkeepers, and maybe even lyrists...The early period of Ribe is a...
  • Half-a-billion-year-old fossil offers new clues to how life exploded on sea floor

    09/15/2018 11:10:54 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 20 replies
    University of Oxford ^ | 09/14/18 | Ruth Abrahams
    Stephen Pates, a researcher from Oxford University’s Department of Zoology, has uncovered secrets from the ancient oceans. With Dr Rudy Lerosey-Aubril from New England University (Australia), he meticulously re-examined fossil material collected over 25 years ago from the mountains of Utah, USA. The research, published in a new study in Nature Communications, reveals further evidence of the great complexity of the oldest animal ecosystems. Twenty hours of work with a needle on the specimen while submerged underwater exposed numerous, delicate microscopic hair-like structures known as setae. This revelation of a frontal appendage with fine filtering setae has allowed researchers to...
  • Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years [8500 BC]

    09/15/2018 12:26:55 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 14 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | Zoological Society of London
    Analysis of bones, from what was once the world's largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought... A team of scientists led by international conservation charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) discovered that ancient bones from the extinct Madagascan elephant birds (Aepyornis and Mullerornis) show cut marks and depression fractures consistent with hunting and butchery by prehistoric humans. Using radiocarbon dating techniques, the team were then able to determine when these giant birds had been killed, reassessing when humans first reached Madagascar. Previous research on lemur bones...
  • Ancient Giant ‘Ghost’ Crocodile With T-Rex-Sized Teeth Discovered in Madagascar

    07/05/2017 9:18:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2017 | Hannah Osborne
    Scientists have discovered an ancient, giant, crocodile-like creature in Madagascar that had T-Rex-sized teeth it used for crunching bones,. The discovery helps to fill in the evolutionary gaps of a 74 million year long crocodilian “ghost lineage.” Researchers first discovered fossils of a giant predator on the island over a decade ago. At the time, scientists believed they had discovered a large predator from the Jurassic period and they named the creature Razanandrongobe sakalavae, meaning “giant lizard ancestor from Sakalava region.”
  • [Aug 2018] Scientists may have uncovered what dinosaur DNA looks like

    09/14/2018 10:14:36 AM PDT · by ETL · 38 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Aug 28, 2018 | Christopher Carbone
    Life will find a way, as Jeff Goldblum's character puts it in Jurassic Park. Researchers at the University of Kent in the U.K. say they’ve discovered the genetic secret of how dinosaurs came to dominate Earth for 180 million years. The team of scientists used mathematical techniques to identify possible genetic characteristics of the first dinosaurs. They worked backwards from birds and turtles, which are the closest modern-day relatives of dinosaurs. The results of their work, published in Nature Communications in May, suggest that birds today have very similar DNA to ancient dinosaurs. Dinosaur DNA was likely organized into chunks...
  • ARCHAEOLOGISTS UNCOVER 13,000-YEAR-OLD BREWERY IN THE CARMEL

    09/14/2018 6:08:43 AM PDT · by ASA Vet · 30 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | September 13, 2018 | TAMARA ZIEVE
    Study found the earliest evidence of alcohol production in a cave in northern Israel.Researchers have discovered the earliest evidence of alcohol production, from 13,000 years ago, in the Rakefet Cave in the Carmel, Haifa University announced Thursday. The discovery was made in a joint archaeological collaboration project by Haifa University and Stanford University researchers.Archaeologists analyzed three stone mortars from the 13,000-year-old Natufian burial cave site in Israel, concluding that these mortars were used for brewing wheat/barley, as well as for food storage. The researchers explained that the earliest archaeological evidence for cereal-based brewing, even before the advent of agriculture, comes...
  • Romans vs Khmers: They came, they saw, they traded... or did they?

    09/13/2018 10:36:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Phnom Penh Post ^ | 4th of July 2015 | Bennett Murray
    In 2nd century AD Egypt, the legendary Greco-Roman scientist Claudius Ptolemy put the extent of the known world onto paper. From his home in Alexandria, he gathered reports from sailors who had made perilous journeys to India and possibly beyond. Though details were sparse, a voyager named Alexander described a distant port called Kattigara on the Sinus Magna (Great Gulf) to the east of the Golden Chersonese peninsula - widely considered to be mainland Malaysia. Halfway across the world around the same time, the bustling seaport Oc Eo was part of the flourishing Funan Kingdom, the earliest known pre-Angkorian civilisation...
  • Earliest human drawing discovered in South African cave

    09/13/2018 2:36:48 PM PDT · by ETL · 51 replies
    FoxNews.com/Science ^ | Sept 13,2018 | Chris Ciaccia
    The earliest known drawing made by a human has been found in a South African cave and it looks very similar to a hashtag, the grouping and search feature made popular by the Jack Dorsey-led Twitter. The drawing is basically six red lines crossed by three other slightly curved lines. It appears on a tiny flake of mineral crust measuring only about 1.5 inches long and about half an inch tall. It's evidently part of a larger drawing because lines reaching the edge are cut off abruptly there, researchers said. "Before this discovery, Palaeolithic archaeologists have for a long time...
  • Ancient Egyptian visitors to Australia or miner's mishap? Riddle of the rainforest coin

    09/13/2018 11:50:39 AM PDT · by Theoria · 18 replies
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation ^ | 03 June 2018 | Mark Rigby
    Unearthed in 1912, squirreled away for a lifetime and then handed in to a museum — the story behind the discovery of an ancient Egyptian coin in far north Queensland is almost as mysterious as how it came to be there.The bronze coin — about the same size as a 50 cent piece — was minted during the reign of Ptolemy IV, between 221 and 204BC.More than two millennia later it was found about seven centimetres underground in the depths of the far north Queensland rainforest.The man who found it, Andrew Henderson, had abandoned the gold mining fields of...
  • Ancient Roman coins unearthed at Japan castle

    09/28/2016 8:40:35 AM PDT · by Theoria · 27 replies
    AFP ^ | 28 September 2016 | AFP
    Japanese archaeologists said Wednesday they have for the first time unearthed ancient Roman coins at the ruins of an old castle. The discovery of 10 bronze and copper coins -- the oldest dating from about 300-400 AD -- in southern Okinawa caught researchers by surprise. It was the first time Roman Empire coins have been discovered in Japan, thousands of kilometres from where they were likely minted. "At first I thought they were one cent coins dropped by US soldiers," archaeologist Hiroki Miyagi told AFP. "But after washing them in water I realised they were much older. I was really...
  • Roman coins discovered in ruins of Japanese castle

    09/28/2016 11:56:53 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    fox news ^ | 09/28/2016
    The coins were excavated from the ruins of Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Prefecture, according to the Japan Times, noting that this is the country’s first discovery of its kind. Citing the Board of Education in the city of Uruma, the Japan Times reports that the four copper coins are believed to be from the third to fourth centuries. ... X-ray analysis of the coins has apparently revealed the image of Emperor Constantine I and a soldier carrying a spear. Each coin measures 0.6 inches to 0.8 inches in diameter, according to the report.
  • In mint condition! Millions of pounds-worth of pristine 5th-century gold coins are found buried [tr]

    09/10/2018 6:19:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 57 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | September 9, 2018 | Charlie Moore
    A stash of fifth-century gold coins worth millions has been found buried in a pot under an Italian theatre. Builders demolishing the former Cressoni theatre in Como were stunned to discover the cache last Wednesday. The Roman coins will be examined and dated before ending up in a museum, officials said.
  • Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II...

    09/08/2018 9:11:11 PM PDT · by Charles Martel · 38 replies
    tubefilter.com ^ | December 18, 2017 | Sam Gutelle
    Full title: Top YouTube Historians, Led By ‘The Great War’ Host, Are Teaming Up To Recap World War II, Day By Day **** Since 2014, historian Indy Neidell has hosted weekly episodes of The Great War, a web series that recaps World War I by discussing in real time the events that happened 100 years ago. At the show’s current point, the United States has joined the war and its preparing to send its manpower to the Western Front. By the end of next year (spoiler alert), the war will reach its conclusion, and Neidell will have to find a...
  • Roman gold coins discovered in Italian theatre

    09/12/2018 7:10:49 AM PDT · by aMorePerfectUnion · 27 replies
    The Local IT ^ | 9 September 2018 | staff
    Hundreds of ancient Roman gold coins have been discovered on the site of an old theatre in Como in northern Italy, the Ministry of Culture said. The coins date back to the end of the Roman Empire in the 5th century and were found in a kind of stone urn in the Cressoni theatre basement, not far from the site of the ancient city of Novum Comum.    According to Italian media, the coins could be worth millions of euros.   "We do not yet know in detail the historical and cultural significance of this discovery but this area is a real...