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More ancient history unearthed on beach - New Post Leader

More ancient history unearthed on beach - New Post Leader | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
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More ancient history unearthed on beach
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An ancient peat-bed, Mesolithic and Neolithic remains, a 4,000-year-old Bronze Age burial cairn and an Iron Age round house about 2,000-years-old, were excavated during the dig.
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The findings date back to the early Mesolithic Era, which could help provide more information about life during those times. 

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Was Stonehenge built for rock music? - Whittier Daily News

Was Stonehenge built for rock music? - Whittier Daily News | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Was Stonehenge built for rock music?
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One of the mysteries of Stonehenge is why our ancestors chose to use bluestones that had to be hauled hundreds of kilometres from the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire to the site in Wiltshire.
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Stonehenge can very well be considered one of the most famous of history partially because of the mystery that lies behind its purpose. However, this theory brings about a change in pace from the usual ideas involving rituals and even aliens. 

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Pre-Clovis: New Dig Seeks To Solve Mysteries of Old Vero Man Site

Pre-Clovis: New Dig Seeks To Solve Mysteries of Old Vero Man Site | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
A major excavation initiative is about to get underway in Vero Beach, Florida at the famed Old Vero Man site, with scientists from Mercyhurst Archaeological Institute (MAI) at Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa., and the Old Vero ...
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Embattled Industrial Museum looks for support in the history - Allentown Morning Call

Embattled Industrial Museum looks for support in the history - Allentown Morning Call | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Embattled Industrial Museum looks for support in the history Allentown Morning Call Harper Seabourne and Cindy Reiss, of Allentown, look at objects as the Museum of Industrial History holds an open house to show its artifacts for the public at...
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Severed Hands: Trophies of War in New Kingdom E...

Severed Hands: Trophies of War in New Kingdom E... | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Excavations conducted in a Hyksos palace at Tell el-Daba (ancient Avaris) in Egypt have for the first time provided archaeological evidence for a gruesome practice previously known only from texts and temple reliefs.
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Evidence for an ancient ritual has recently been discovered. Even though archeologists have read texts describing the gruesome practice of offering the severed right hand as a prize, it was not until recently that they had found actual proof. 

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Neanderthals cleared of driving mammoths over cliff in mass slaughter

Neanderthals cleared of driving mammoths over cliff in mass slaughter | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
New evidence suggests it would have been impossible to stampede mammoths to their deaths at site in Jersey (*puts on sunglasses* "This case is ...
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Gabriel Rodriguez's curator insight, February 28, 2014 11:10 PM

It's hard to imagine a group of people pushing these gigantic animals to their deaths. 

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Gruesome Medicine Ancient Discoveries History Documentary BBC History Essentials

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A lost city reveals the grandeur of medieval African civilization - io9

A lost city reveals the grandeur of medieval African civilization - io9 | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
A lost city reveals the grandeur of medieval African civilization
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It was built by the people of Kilwa Kisiwanti, an ancient city on a nearby island, and they did it the way today's best city planners might.
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While the European countries were suffering during the Dark Ages, African civilizations were thriving. We are now able to take a look at one of those cities in what could be a glimpse of its former splendor. 

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Tomb of a Powerful Moche Priestess-Queen Found in Peru

Tomb of a Powerful Moche Priestess-Queen Found in Peru | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have uncovered the lavish tomb of a Moche priestess-queen at a site in Peru.
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Beautiful New Website Explores 100 Years of Grand Central's History

Beautiful New Website Explores 100 Years of Grand Central's History | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Based on the Grand by Design exhibition that was on display at the station last year, the website includes historical documents, videos, stories, and rare, previously unseen photos of the building throughout the years.
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Ancient Cities Developed in a Surprisingly Similar Way to Modern Ones - Smithsonian

Ancient Cities Developed in a Surprisingly Similar Way to Modern Ones
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Visiting the ruins of an ancient city can help modern viewers imagine what life was like hundreds or thousands of years ago.
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It can be difficult to relate to ancient cities from long ago; however, the construct of these cities closely mirror those that we find in the modern world. Using similar parameters, it is now possible to gain a deeper, more accurate understanding of the lives that the people held thousands of years ago. 

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10 Forgotten Ancient Civilizations - Listverse

10 Forgotten Ancient Civilizations - Listverse | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
The typical history textbook has a lot of ground to cover and only so many pages to devote to anything before Jesus. For most of us, that means ancient his
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When learning about ancient history and the societies that thrived and contributed to the expansion of culture and interaction, it is common to learn about famous civilizations like Ancient Egypt, Greece, China, or Rome. However, we tend to overlook some of these civilizations that were not only influential, but played important roles in time periods that we learn so much about. 

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Interstellar archaeologists scan the skies for the ruins of ancient civilizations.

Interstellar archaeologists scan the skies for the ruins of  ancient civilizations. | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
What's the best way to find evidence of advanced societies in outer space? Is it by looking for messages sent by unimaginable creatures across infinite galaxies (Interstellar archaeologists scan the skies for the ruins of ancient civilizations.
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Inca builders inspire a modern engineer - Roanoke Times

Inca builders inspire a modern engineer - Roanoke Times | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Inca builders inspire a modern engineer Roanoke Times BLACKSBURG — Four years' worth of research on the ancient Inca Road of the Andes led by a Virginia Tech engineering professor will be part of a major Smithsonian Institution exhibit scheduled to...
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Cultures of the past continue to inspire people in the modern world. 

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Finding Answers to New Mysteries at Cahokia - Popular Archaeology

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Finding Answers to New Mysteries at Cahokia
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During the summer of 2014, archaeologists will be investigating the remains of a 900-year-old Native American ceremonial center site located in Illinois.
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Scientists continue to explore the origins of civilizations in the Americas, specifically cultures surrounding the Mississippi. 

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History reburied? Part of upstate NY's 1755 battle site covered up by ... - Fox News

History reburied? Part of upstate NY's 1755 battle site covered up by ... - Fox News | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
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Did first Americans make a 10,000-Year Pit Stop on Beringian land bridge?

Did first Americans make a 10,000-Year Pit Stop on Beringian land bridge? | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
It has long been debated whether the first human settlers of the New World arrived by walking over a land bridge across the Bering Strait from Siberia to Alaska, or whether they arrived by sea from so (Did first Americans make a 10,000-Year Pit...
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A new study may bring the debate over the population of North America to rest. According to this, the migrating human settlers stayed on the land bridge for 10,000 years. 

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Archaeologists Find Cheese Clinging to 3600-Year-Old Chinese Mummies - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News

Archaeologists Find Cheese Clinging to 3600-Year-Old Chinese Mummies - KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Archaeologists Find Cheese Clinging to 3600-Year-Old Chinese Mummies KOAA.com Colorado Springs and Pueblo News The latest results, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, suggest protein analysis could help solve other archaeological...
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The discovery of cheese say seem dry when compared to finding the remains of an extinct race of sea monsters, but the finding has brought a culture that had wandered into China thousands of years before the Asian Bronze-Age people that archaeologists are familiar with. Also, the discovery of the cheese may have brought new methods that can be used in determining ancient substances. 

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Medicine in the Ancient World | Ancient History

Medicine in the Ancient World | Ancient History | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
What exactly did ancient cultures do to combat disease and injury, and did these methods have any real basis in science as we know it today? The answers may surprise you.
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A baby boy, buried 12,600 years ago, sheds light on history

A baby boy, buried 12,600 years ago, sheds light on history | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
DNA from the boy, found in Montana, reveals the oldest genome ever recovered from the New World.
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With the discovery of the body of this boy also came an opportunity to get a grasp of the ancient people living in the Americas thousands of years ago. The body is the oldest genome found in the Americas and may offer more clues towards the life in the past. 

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Men Who Vandalized Egyptian Pyramid To Prove Theory Face Charges - KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest

Men Who Vandalized Egyptian Pyramid To Prove Theory Face Charges - KPLU News for Seattle and the Northwest | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Men Who Vandalized Egyptian Pyramid To Prove Theory Face Charges
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The line between archaeology and disturbance had clearly been crossed by these two German amateurs. Now they have to face legal repercussions. 

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German archaeologists in Egypt discover missing pieces of ancient statues

German archaeologists in Egypt discover missing pieces of ancient statues | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
CAIRO - The Egyptian minister of antiquities says that a team of German archaeologists has discovered missing pieces belonging to the famed Colossi of Memnon. The statues, dating to roughly 1350 BC, were damaged in an earthquake during the Roman era.
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Ice age infant tied to modern Native Americans

Ice age infant tied to modern Native Americans | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Researchers have sequenced the genome of the Ice Age skeletal remains of a one-year-old Clovis boy who was found near a rock cliff with burial artifacts, including spear points and antler tools. Th...
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The origins of America's first settlers has been revealed. It has been made known that the first settlers were from Asia, not Europe.

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What the West's Ancient Droughts Say About Its Future - National Geographic

What the West's Ancient Droughts Say About Its Future - National Geographic | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
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What the West's Ancient Droughts Say About Its Future
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Archeological records show that Native American populations expanded in wet years, creating flourishing civilizations.
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Evidence found in the ground has shown that California has had a history for dry spells where some of these ancient droughts could last decades, if not at least a century. Even now, it could be possible that we are transitioning into such a period; even still, we may not be fully prepared for such an event. 

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Did giants walk the Earth? - The Recorder

Did giants walk the Earth? - The Recorder | Ancient Crimes and Mysteries | Scoop.it
Did giants walk the Earth? The Recorder It's been said that “history is written by the victors” and, for stone mason James Vieira, that may explain why so many astonishing ancient stone structures in New England are written off as merely Colonial...
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Could it be possible that there existed a race of ginats? If so, these discoveries could change he way that we viewed ancient humans and their ancestry. 

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