Ancient Civilization

Prehistoric cave art suggests ancient use of complex astronomy — ScienceDaily

Some of the world's oldest cave paintings have revealed how ancient people had relatively advanced knowledge of astronomy. The artworks, at sites across Europe,...

New archaeological site revises human habitation timeline on Tibetan plateau — ScienceDaily

Human ancestors first set foot on the interior of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau around 30,000-40,000 years ago, according to new research by scientists from...

3D-printed reconstructions provide clues to ancient site — ScienceDaily

Part of the ancient archaeological site of Tiwanaku, Bolivia, believed by Incans to be where the world was created has been reconstructed using...

Oldest known plant virus found at ancient settlement — ScienceDaily

Researchers studying ancient corncobs found at a Native American archeological site have recovered a 1,000-year-old virus, the oldest plant virus ever reported. Only a...

Death near the shoreline, not life on land — ScienceDaily

Our understanding of when the very first animals started living on land is helped by identifying trace fossils -- the tracks and trails...

Satellite data exposes looting of archaeological sites — ScienceDaily

More than 2,500 years ago, horse riding nomads expanded their cultural realm throughout the Eurasian steppe from Southern Siberia to Eastern Europe. These...

Ancient Japanese pottery includes an estimated 500 maize weevils — ScienceDaily

Researchers have discovered an ancient Japanese pottery vessel from the late Jomon period (4500-3300 BP) with an estimated 500 maize weevils incorporated into...