A team of paleontologists has potentially made the find of the century, having discovered a fossil graveyard that they say contains “extraordinary evidence” that the asteroid that smashed into the Earth 66 million years ago is responsible for the extinction of the dinosaurs.
The remarkable findings are all part of a study published by PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America).
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Researchers say that they recently discovered fossils that belong to a specimen of the species of Arctotherium Angustidens, considered the most gigantic bear that ever existed. Their closest known relative is the spectacled bear
The researchers say that the recently excavated skeletal remains are incredibly well-preserved.
The remnants of the gigantic bear were found in San Pedro, Argentina, excavated at a depth of around nine meters.Dr. Leopoldo Soibelzon, a researcher at the… Seguir leyendo
Researchers have discovered what is considered the world’s oldest tattooing kit. According to experts, the tattoo kit features tools that were made from human bones.
Image Credit: Wal Ambrose, Australian National University.
The discovery was made in Tonga, in the Southern Pacific Ocean, and it wasn’t a recent one. In fact, the items were found In 1963 on Tongatapu
, the main island of oceanic Polynesia, which consists of more than 170 islands
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A newly discovered field of mounds and hills aren’t where anyone thought they should be. Called drumlins
, they form when glaciers move over the land at a very fast pace. They create the telltale hills and divots that gave away what these were – it only took 300 million years to figure it out even though the drumlins were in plain sight the entire time.
Millions of people, including researchers, knew they were there… Seguir leyendo
The remnants of a lost ancient city have been discovered by archaeologists in the outskirts of the city of Johannesburg in South Africa.
What was once considered nothing more than scattered stone huts, have turned out to be the last surviving evidence of an ancient metropolis — lost in time.
The region, covered in dense vegetation doesn’t allow for the eye to see much. And it has been reported that after several decades of studies,… Seguir leyendo
There’s a massive glacier in Antarctica, and a recent NASA study has discovered a cavity two-thirds the area of Manhattan and almost 1,000 feet deep.
The Thwaites Glacier in West Antarctica is thought to be responsible for as much as four percent of global sea level rise.
In fact, the Glacier contains enough ice, were it to melt, would cause ocean levels to rise by around 65 centimeters.
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Image: An artist’s impression of the newly discovered object. Image Credit: Credit: Ko Arimatsu. Astronomers have spotted
what they claim is a relatively small (1.5 mile-wide) object ‘hovering’ at the outermost edge of our solar system.
According to reports, scientists believe the recently-discovered object is the ‘first ever sighting of its kind’ and could help experts unravel the mysteries of the evolution of our early solar system.
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In Brief: British Archaeologists have discovered a ‘Vampire’ skeleton that was speared as many as NINE times after death in an Iron Age + burial site near modern-day Yorkshire. The warrior, aged between 17 and 25, may have been killed as many as three times, say experts.
It is considered one of the most bizarre prehistoric human burials ever discovered in th the United Kingdom.
Image Credit: BBC.
Archeological excavations have revealed two prehistoric human… Seguir leyendo
In a recently published study by the Imperial College London
, scientists have discovered that microbes could have performed oxygen-producing photosynthesis at least one billion years earlier in the history of the Earth than what scientists thought possible until now.
Image Credit: Comfreak / Pixabay
The new study tells us a lot about what life was like in Earth’s distant history, and how it evolved through time.
As explained by scientists, the new study could… Seguir leyendo
Scientists have discovered that a mysterious human species lived on the Tibetan Plateau long before modern humans.
Not only does this prove that humans lived on the Tibetan Plateau tens of thousands of years earlier than what we believed now, but it also means that the first humans to cope with extremely harsh environments were not modern humans, but Denisovans
Denisovans were ancient humans who lived in regions of Siberia, and migrates as far… Seguir leyendo
A strange-looking, ancient stone mas has been discovered by Israeli Archaeologists.
Image Credit: Clara Amit, Israel Antiquities Authority
Experts say that the mysterious stone mas, which dates back some 9,000 years, was most likely used by Neolithic people in long-lost rituals, aimed to protect a family’s prosperity.
The mask, which resembles a humanoid face was discovered in a field at the Jewish settlement of Pnei Hever in the West Bank. The West Bank is a… Seguir leyendo
TRAPPIST-1 is probably one of the coolest solar systems ever discovered to date. Not only because of its cheesy name
but because astronomers say it is home to seven rocky planets, some of which may host life.Ever since we spotted the alien solar system, astronomers have wondered what the planets orbiting the ultra-cool red dwarf star
are like, and whether there is a chance that some of those planets may host alien life.
Located… Seguir leyendo
Scientists have discovered a ‘frozen and rocky’ super-Earth, three times the size of Earth, and capable of harboring life as we know it, orbiting Bernard’s Star just six light-years away. Bernard’s Star is nearly impossible to see with the naked eye from earth, despite being the second closest star in terms of distance.
Image: The location of Barnard’s Star, c. 2006 (south is up) Image Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Scientists have discovered the existence of an… Seguir leyendo
Archaeologists have discovered what they believe is the oldest intact shipwreck in the world at the bottom of the Black Sea, where it seems to have remained undisturbed for more than 2,400 years.
Image Credit: Black Sea MAP
The 23-meter boat, which was believed to have belonged to the ancient Greek, was discovered with its mast, rudders, and paddles, preserved at a depth of around 2 kilometers below the surface.
The shipwreck was found in… Seguir leyendo
An Egyptian archaeological mission has discovered in a neighborhood east of Cairo a ceremonial room which dates back at least 3,000 years, belonging to Pharaoh Ramses II.
Experts say the ceremonial room is extremely well preserved.
Ramses II was the third pharaoh of the XIX Dynasty of Egypt, and governed about 66 years, from 1279 BC to 1213 BC.
Image Credit: Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities.
Ramses II is one of the most famous pharaohs to… Seguir leyendo
A team of scientists has discovered what are now considered to be the oldest weapons ever discovered in North America
. The researchers came across ancient spear points that have shown to be 15,500 years old.
Image: A 15,000-year-old stemmed point. Image Credit: Texas A&M University.
The findings raise new questions about the settlement of early peoples on the continent. The weapons and tools, crafted using chert were found under several feet of sediment.
The… Seguir leyendo
While poking around in the depths of space, some Australian scientists discovered something that tends to elude us more often than not. Specifically, they discovered about 20 signals that are commonly known in the scientific world as “fast radio bursts” or “FRBs.” Their findings were recently published in the international science journal known as Nature
This phenomenon was discovered just over a decade ago and are very hard to find. This is why
:… Seguir leyendo
A 7,000-year-old city, predating both the Pharaohs and Pyramids has been discovered in Egypt.
A group of French and Egyptian archaeologists has made another surprising discovery in Egypt, as they have excavated the remains of one of the oldest settlements in the world, dating back to the Neolithic period.
The Ministry of Antiquities also announced that this finding “offers a unique opportunity to shed light on the prehistoric communities that lived in the Nile Delta… Seguir leyendo
A massive ancient Roman villa has been discovered in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.
The massive villa, say experts, is packed with countless trophies as well as coins and boar tusks, as well as a sarcophagus of the skeletal remains of a yet unnamed woman.
The Roman villa was unearthed by archeologists beneath a field in Oxfordshire after the Villa was found by amateur detectorist and historian Keith Westcott, neat Broughton Castle.
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Researchers have discovered an ancient tomb that has remained untouched for more than 3,500 years in Crete, uncovering the grave of a Minoan man who died around 1,400 BC, when the Island was ruled by a civilization featured in the Minotaur.
In Brief: Archaeologists and archaeology students were called to the scene, where they unearthed an intact, vaulted tomb measuring about 13 feet long, complete with carvings, two skeletons, and about two dozen vases.
The… Seguir leyendo
Researchers in Peru have discovered a complex underground world belonging to the ancient Chavín culture that has been identified as burial chambers that date back thousands of years.
The culture developed in the northern Andean highlands of Peru from 1,300 and 550 BC. The Chavín extended its influence to other civilizations along the coast. The Ancient Chavin civilization developed advanced knowledge not only in metallurgy, but in soldering, and temperature control. The ancient Chavin used … Seguir leyendo
Darrell Miklos, an explorer for the Discovery Channel and his team believe they have discovered a USO (unidentified submerged object), which may just be an ancient alien spaceship, in the Bermuda Triangle close to the Bahamas.
He spotted the large obtrusions while exploring the area in a submersible looking for shipwrecks. ‘I was trying to identify shipwreck material based on one of the anomaly readings on Gordon’s charts when I noticed something that stuck out,… Seguir leyendo
First images of the underground “sphinx” discovered during the restoration of the alley of rams between the temples of Luxor and Karnak have emerged.
Archeologists working on the restoration of the alley of rams between the temples of Luxor and Karnak have made a fascinating, and unexpected discovery.
Located beneath the surface, construction workers came across a Sphinx statue located beneath the surface.
Initial reports suggest that the Sphinx statue is similar in design to… Seguir leyendo
Here’s the Location of Every Underground Historic Site Discovered During Heatwave in Wales.
During the last heatwave that wept over the U.K. Ireland, and Wales, strange outlines have appeared in grass and vegetation revealing fascinating ancient secrets.
While heatwaves are never a good thing, over the past couple of months, heatwaves have helped reveal a number of fascinating ancient sites that have remained hidden from sight.
Image Credit: Crown Copyright RCAHMW
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The mysterious sarcophagus discovered in Alexandria not long ago was finally opened by a number of officials from the Ministry of Antiquities, led by Dr. Mostafa Waziry and Dr. Aiman Ashmawi.
Spoiler alert: it’s not a cursed mummy nor is it a giant.
The sarcophagus discovered in Alexandria raised controversy in the media prompting a number of questions.
The sarcophagus—buried nearly 20 feet beneath the surface—remained shut for millennia.
Experts opening the granite sarcophagus. Image… Seguir leyendo
Ancient tools and bones discovered in China by a group of archaeologists indicate that the first humans left Africa and arrived in Asia sooner than previously thought.
This discovery implies that hominins left Africa earlier than indicated by the evidence from Dmanisi.
The discovery illustrates how our ancestors colonized East Asia more than two million years ago, effectively rewriting history as we know it.
The archaeological evidence was discovered at Shangchen, on the south Loess… Seguir leyendo
In 2011, a man discovered a number of artifacts in Roswell, New Mexico, where an alien spacecraft had supposedly crashed in 1947.
He took the mysterious metallic pieces to a number of labs for testing. Results came back showing that the mysterious artifacts were not from Earth.
“…either the lab made an analytical error or the material is not from Earth.”
The Roswell case, also dubbed the Roswell UFO incident, refers to the alleged crash… Seguir leyendo
An Egyptian-American archaeological mission, led by scientists from Yale University has discovered rock art in the eastern desert of Egypt that portrays various animals. According to experts, the rock art is around 5,500 years ago old.
The archaeological site proves the continuity and interaction between the art of the valley of the Nile and the desert in Predynastic times.
The Rock Art discovered in the Wadi Umm Tineidba.John Coleman Darnielen, head of the Yale… Seguir leyendo
Throughout history, experts have discovered great weapons used by heroes and villains across the planet.
Usually, great warriors were accompanied by special, powerful weapons, which not only conquered distant kingdoms but were also used to liberate lands and people from oppression taking part in great historical events.
In this article, we take a look at ten of the most famous swords known either from historical record or from surviving artifacts.
The Seven-branched Sword
It is… Seguir leyendo
270 years since the remains of the ancient city of Pompeii were first discovered, archaeologists continue to make incredible discoveries that help understand the history and faith of an ancient city devoured by a Volcanic eruption.
Pompeii was a city of Ancient Rome located along with Herculaneum and other smaller places in the region of Campania, near the modern city of Naples.
It was mostly destroyed and buried under 4 to 6 m (13 to… Seguir leyendo