Category: Archaeology

From the dawn of man to now.

vampire, italy, archaeology

‘Vampire’ Child Discovered in a Grave in Italy

We’ve all heard the legends of vampires, and thanks to Bram Stoker’s “Dracula,” we’re usually given the creeps when we think of the undead menace. But while most of us assume that the legends are nothing more than child’s play, this wasn’t always the case. In fact, there are still many cultures around the world …

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Dinosaur Chompers May Have Inhibited Their Ability to Chow Down

Carnivorous dinosaurs were thought to have ferocious bites that are unimaginable compared to the animals we see today. However, new research suggests that the bite force of some of these meat eaters was not as threatening as we might perceive. In addition, the formation of their teeth also made the “puncture and pull” method more …

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New Fossil Reveals When Homo Sapiens Migrated Out of Africa

When did our predecessors, Homo sapiens, actually explore the grasslands of Saudi Arabia? According to a new find, they may have stumbled into this area a lot sooner than we originally thought. But let’s back up for a moment. It’s important to recognize that our species first appeared in Africa about 300,000 years ago (Dunham, …

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What Does This 200 million-year-old Dinosaur “Bite” Tell Us?

We know that dinosaurs preyed on one another when they roamed the planet, but we haven’t always had strong evidence of how the food chain may have worked millions of years ago. Now, one dinosaur “bite” is helping researchers gain a glimpse into what it might have been like to live in a “Dog Eat …

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Scientists: Ticks Fed on Feathered Dinosaurs in the Prehistoric Age

Could amber hold the key – or tick – to determining how feathered dinosaurs once lived? A new discovery is pushing the boundaries of what we already know. Recently, scientists came across a form of ancient Burmese amber specimens that had been originally purchased online by private collectors (Peñalver et al., 2017). One of the …

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Could Archaeologists Have Discovered the Remains of Santa Claus?

Could the remains of Santa Claus have been found by Oxford University researchers? New research now suggests that it’s a possibility. First, it’s worth noting that Santa Claus – the big, jolly man in the red suit that marks the holiday season – is based on a real saint. St. Nicholas was a bishop who …

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An Ancient Botanical Mystery

In antiquity, there lived a plant called silphium that had powerful culinary and medicinal uses … including the most effective birth control ever known. Although highly sought after, the plant refused to be cultivated by man, and was eventually harvested into extinction, so the ancient writings tell us. All that is left is textual evidence …

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Study: Could the Dinosaurs Have Survived an Asteroid?

What if an asteroid hadn’t wiped out the dinosaurs and they still walked the Earth? According to a new study, the asteroid that took out some of the world’s most magnificent creatures was just shy of leaving a few of them alive. The space rock that hit Earth about 66 million years ago was approximately …

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New Hidden Space Uncovered Inside the Great Pyramid of Giza

When we thought we knew it all, a new discovery comes along and blows our minds. This is what archaeologists are finding now that they have uncovered a new space within the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt. The royal tomb, which was built back around 2,500 B.C., is considered to be one of the …

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Has the World’s Largest Dinosaur Finally Been Unearthed?

Was the world’s largest dinosaur finally unearthed last year? One paper that was just published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. claims that this may be the case. (Phillips, 2017) According to a new report, the Patagotitan might be the largest dinosaur to have ever walked the earth. The name, which was just given …

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