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The Archaeology News Network: Municipal workers stumble upon ancient tomb in Colombia

The Archaeology News Network: Municipal workers stumble upon ancient tomb in Colombia | History | Scoop.it

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John Ward's curator insight, January 5, 2014 2:21 AM

A second culturally significant ancient tomb was accidentally uncovered in Medellin, Colombia last Friday. 

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Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata (Ancient History Documentary) - YouTube

Myths of Mankind: The Mahabharata (Ancient History Documentary) Maha in Sanskrit means big and bharata refers to the great emperor Bharat, whose empire was k...
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7 Egyptology Blogs You Should Be Following | The Archaeology of ...

7 Egyptology Blogs You Should Be Following | The Archaeology of ... | History | Scoop.it
Are you interested in Ancient Egypt and looking for some quality blogs to read? Then look no further! Here are seven Egyptology blogs that get the Archaeology of Tomb Raider stamp of approval! 1) The Egyptiana Emporium ...

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An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever

An Ancient City Is Discovered Underwater. What They Found Will Change History Forever | History | Scoop.it
The ancient city of Heracleion is discovered and the findings could change the history books. And it was discovered while looking for something else.

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Ancient Dogs Found Buried in Pots in Egypt - Discovery News

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Archaeologists have found some of the most curious canine burials ever unearthed in Egypt — two well preserved dogs buried in pots some 3,000 years ago.
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Ancient Advanced Pre 10,000 b.c civilization

Ancient Advanced Pre 10,000 b.c civilization | History | Scoop.it
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Egypt: New Find Shows Slaves Didn't Build Pyramids

Egypt: New Find Shows Slaves Didn't Build Pyramids | History | Scoop.it
Egypt says newly discovered tombs provide more evidence that slaves didn't build the pyramids. (Jan 11)
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Ancient oxygen discovery - 700 million years earlier - shakes up history of life on Earth

Ancient oxygen discovery - 700 million years earlier - shakes up history of life on Earth | History | Scoop.it

Oxygen appeared in the Earth’s atmosphere up to 700 million years earlier than thought, according to a study led by a B.C. scientist, suggesting that revisions need to be made to current theories about how life evolved on Earth.

Up until now, scientists thought photosynthesis — the ability of living things such as algae and plants to harvest energy from the sun  — first evolved in single-celled organisms about 2.7 billion years ago.

 

Because oxygen is produced during photosynthesis, early photosynthetic organisms are thought to have given rise to the Great Oxygenation Event, also known as the Great Oxidation Event, about 2.3 billion years ago.

The incident was thought to be the first time the atmosphere began accumulating significant amounts of oxygen. That is significant because complex multicellular organisms such as humans require an oxygen-rich atmosphere to survive.

 

The new study led by biogeochemist Sean Crowe has found surprising evidence that as far back as three billion year ago, there were levels of oxygen in the atmosphere too high to have been produced without living organisms.

 

Crowe, an assistant professor in the department of Microbiology and Immunology and the department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of British Columbia, said people have detected traces of oxygen before in samples older than 2.3 billion years, but the signals were never strong enough to make a conclusion. That is partly because most ancient samples analyzed were marine sediments from the bottom of the ocean, which aren’t in direct contact with the atmosphere, and therefore don’t show very strong oxygen signals at the best of times.

 

However, researchers in South Africa recently discovered an ancient land-based soil sample called a paleosol that dated back three billion years.

Crowe, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Southern Denmark, where he was previously a postdoctoral researcher, decided to test the samples for oxygen. The researchers employed a new, more sensitive technique that involves looking for forms of chromium that only occur following reaction with oxygen.

 

Given the age of the samples, Crowe didn’t expect to find any oxygen. So he was surprised when the tests showed “low but appreciable concentrations.”

 “Initially we thought we must have done something wrong or there was something wrong with the samples,” Crowe said.

 

To verify the results, researchers tested marine samples that were about the same age. Using the new chromium technique, they too showed a positive signal for oxygen.

 

“We were very excited,” Crowe said. “Immediately we knew there was oxygen in the atmosphere well before we understood it to be.”

 

The oxygen levels detected in the samples were only a 10,000th of present day levels of 20 per cent of the atmosphere, and a 200th to a 500th of the levels that immediately followed the Great Oxygenation Event.

 


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Wesley M Leonhardt's comment, October 1, 2013 8:34 PM
The earth's history will always be a mystery, and this article proves it. We have always been taught that the first oxygen on earth came from single celled organisms doing photosynthesis. This new study shows evidence of oxygen existing before these singled celled organisms. Using a soil sample called a paleosol, they discovered proof of oxygen in the soil billions of years ago. Even though oxygen levels were not as high as they are today, it still is a huge scientific discovery that will affect the learning of people in the future.
Wesley M Leonhardt's comment, October 1, 2013 8:39 PM
I feel like this will really affect the scientific thought of the evolution of the earth. The order of evolution will have to be reworked (yay for Adam and Eve!). I do believe that the earth will always have mysteries that we cant solve, but we can always try to solve them.
Wesley M Leonhardt's comment, October 1, 2013 8:41 PM
Chung, Emily. "Ancient Oxygen Discovery Shakes up History of Life on Earth - Technology & Science - CBC News." CBCnews. CBC/Radio Canada, 25 Sept. 2013. Web. 01 Oct. 2013. <http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/ancient-oxygen-discovery-shakes-up-history-of-life-on-earth-1.1867976>.
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The Archaeology News Network: Ancient statue discovered in Bay of Naples

The Archaeology News Network: Ancient statue discovered in Bay of Naples | History | Scoop.it

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Are Ancient Aliens Really Futuristic Human Time Travelers? - Huffington Post

Are Ancient Aliens Really Futuristic Human Time Travelers? - Huffington Post | History | Scoop.it

Are Ancient Aliens Really Futuristic Human Time Travelers? Huffington Post I recently had the chance to sit down with Marie D.


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Wadi Abu Subeira, Egypt: Palaeolithic rock art on the verge of destruction

Wadi Abu Subeira, Egypt: Palaeolithic rock art on the verge of destruction | History | Scoop.it
In 2007 one of the most important recent archaeological discoveries in Egypt were made in Wadi (Chor) Abu Subeira near Aswan: A team led by Adel Kelany of the Supreme Council of Antiquities (SCA) f...

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Researchers reveal Stonehenge stones hold incredible musical properties | Ancient Origins

Researchers reveal Stonehenge stones hold incredible musical properties | Ancient Origins | History | Scoop.it
A team of researchers from London’s Royal College of Art (RCA) have discovered that the stones used to construct Stonehenge hold musical properties and when struck, sound like bells, drums and gongs.
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Anunnaki and Ancient Hidden Technology (MUST WATCH)

While this may seem like a long video, it is a wonderful synopsis and you will be grateful for Michael Tellinger's efforts. http://www.youtube.com/user/Michaeltellinger Support UBUNTU www.ubuntupa...
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Rare skull sparks human evolution controversy

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A skull belonging to a human relative of the Homo genus who lived 1.8 million years ago has been discovered in Dmanisi, Georgia.
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Neanderthal stone tools and flakes discovered in Netherlands –...

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Stone artefacts from a Neanderthal encampment along with a selection of faunal remains represents an important archaeological discovery for the Netherlands

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Peru's Warriors of the Clouds – Archaeology News from Past Horizons

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High on a remote cliffside in northern Peru, a line of sentinels gaze out from a ledge, their unblinking eyes painted onto clay faces that guard the mummified occupants within

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David Connolly's curator insight, November 15, 2013 2:03 PM

High on a remote cliffside in northern Peru, a line of sentinels gaze out from a ledge, their unblinking eyes painted onto clay faces that guard the mummified occupants within. These are the purunmachu  – sarcophagi – in which the Chachapoya people, placed their dead.