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Doubts cast over whether teenager located lost Mayan city

Posted on 05/11 17:28 in Shows | 0

The Internet is currently erupting with stories of William Gadoury, a 15-year old Canadian who may have located an ancient Mayan city by mapping Maya constellations against other, known Mayan cities.The initial story is that Gadoury managed to map 117 cities to major stars in 22 constellations.

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New fossil find backs up existence of ancient hobbit-humans

Posted on 06/09 17:19 in Shows | 0

The first Homo floresiensis fossils were discovered in a cave at a site called Liang Bua and dated to 50,000-100,000 years ago.The new fossils were found at a site called Mata Menge, but they aren’t more examples of H.

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High-tech lidar helps uncover secrets Angkor Wat has hidden for centuries

Posted on 06/15 16:34 in Shows | 0

That’s all changed thanks to some impressive and extensive use of lidar-equipped helicopters to accurately chart the ground underneath the dense foliage.To an impressive extent, the lidar data shows where walls, and other large structures like moats, canals, roads, ponds, quarries, forges, and smelters, were located.

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Researchers claim new evidence unmasks the culprit in the infamous ‘Piltdown Man’ hoax

Posted on 08/10 18:38 in Shows | 0

For those who don’t know, the Piltdown Man controversy essentially went like this.His discovery, named Piltdown Man, would be heralded as one of the most important finds in the entire study of human evolution.

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Human skeleton found on shipwreck that held mysterious Antikythera Mechanism

Posted on 09/22 19:49 in Shows | 0

They called it the Antikythera device, after the island near which it was found.They fished out everything they could get off the ocean floor, every amphora and coin they could find, and called it done.

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Polygons to the rescue: ‘virtually unwrapping’ an ancient scroll long thought destroyed

Posted on 09/27 17:03 in Shows | 0

When it was opened, it was found to contain burned and crushed fragments of ancient parchment scrolls.Since the Ein Gedi settlement stemmed from the Essene group responsible for the Dead Sea Scrolls, these charred scrolls were probably also important.

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Lidar used to map ancient Mayan superhighway system

Posted on 01/31 21:04 in Shows | 0

The newly mapped roads are connected to the ruins of El Mirador (sometimes called the Kan Kingdom) in northern Guatemala.The roads of El Mirador have been known about since 1967, but scientists had no idea how extensive they were until now.

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Archeologists have crowdsourced protecting ancient ruins and it feels like playing Minecraft

Posted on 02/09 20:09 in Shows | 0

GlobalXplorer, a new citizen-science project by Sarah Parcak and colleagues, bears more than a superficial resemblance to hunting for treasure in Minecraft.Participants get high-altitude views of a given region, and they’re supposed to help spot ruins and ancient sites.

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Computer model indicates Silk Road may be thousands of years older than thought

Posted on 03/14 12:46 in Shows | 0

Conventional wisdom holds that the fabled Silk Road began operating around 200 BCE and continued through the late 14th century.A new analysis of human movements across Asia suggests the Silk Road may have grown out of the paths used by simple nomadic herders thousands of years earlier.

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Study: Humans Arrived in North America 100,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

Posted on 04/27 22:10 in Shows | 0

Conventional wisdom holds that the first humans arrived in North America at most 25,000 years ago.A team of researchers suggests that humans of some sort existed in North America some 130,000 years ago.

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7.2 Million-Year-Old Jawbone Indicates Oldest Hominin Lived in Europe, Not Africa

Posted on 05/26 16:03 in Shows | 0

In addition, the earliest members of the Hominina and Panina clades may have diverged, hybridized, and then diverged again in multiple progressive cycles over several million years.Estimates of when this divergence took place have varied widely, from as recently as four million years ago, to as far back as 13 million years.

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New Fossil Discovery Rewrites History of First Human Beings

Posted on 06/07 23:01 in Shows | 0

It was believed that humanity spread across Africa for over a hundred thousand years before traveling to new continents roughly 70,000 years ago.This new work is from a site named Jebel Irhoud, where excavations have been ongoing for decades.

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Why Roman Concrete Endured Thousands of Years of Seawater Pounding, While Ours Can't

Posted on 07/11 01:35 in Shows | 0

But there’s one group of people and one specific substance where we’re playing a distinctly out-of-tune second fiddle: roman concrete.Our existing concrete structures don’t withstand this weathering very well; the lifespan of a well-built modern concrete structure is measured in decades (not counting major repair or rebuilding efforts).

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