Ancient Civilization

Egypt
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed one of Egypt’s oldest-known settlements in the Nile Delta, dating back some 7,000 years to the Neolithic...
One of the creepier conclusions drawn by scientists studying the Anthropocene—the proposed epoch of Earth’s geologic history in which humankind’s...
University of Exeter
The settlement looked like little more than 11 mounds of earth surrounded by a sunken ditch. But if Jonas Gregorio de Souza closed his eyes, he could...
Burials from a cave in Morocco have yielded the oldest human DNA evidence yet from Africa, offering new insight into Stone Age migrations. The DNA...
Crater Lake
The Younger Dryas boundary (YDB) cosmic-impact hypothesis is based on considerable evidence that Earth collided with fragments of a disintegrating ≥...
Pyramids
More than 4,000 years ago builders carved out the entire surface of a naturally pyramid-shaped promontory on the Greek island of Keros. They shaped...
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The bones of ancient hunters unearthed in Morocco are the oldest known specimens of the human species, potentially pushing back the clock on the...
Ancient
An archaeological dig in San Diego in 1992 may have uncovered evidence that humans arrived in North America 130,000 years ago, reports NPR. This is...