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Archeology and Ancient Civilizations

Postby Heracleum Persicum » Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:04 am

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Postby Nastarana » Wed Mar 19, 2014 6:48 pm

Here is a little more.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jiroft_Civilization

Interesting to note that Summerian legend claimed that the arts of civilization, "kingship", came from the sea. This is an exciting excavation. It should, however, be noted that cities and monumental building have been found in Turkey, Cayal Hutuk, as old as about 6,000 BC. The earliest dwellers at Cayal Hutuk seemed not to have known how to make pottery, which would put them in the "pre-pottery neolithic'. I believe some of the ancient cities of Syria, Palestine and the Lebannon, such as Ugarit (Ras Shamra) and Jericho,are believed to be around 8-7000 years old. The inscriptions found would seem to be in the undeciphered Elamite language.
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Postby YMix » Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:12 pm

A Dacian jeweler's mold discovered in 2013 when a huge oak tree located close to Sarmisegetuza's ruins was uprooted by a storm. Historians say that the mold must have been brought from the Levant or the northern coast of the Black Sea.

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Postby noddy » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:31 pm

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015 ... chaeology/

An expedition to Honduras has emerged from the jungle with dramatic news of the discovery of a mysterious culture’s lost city, never before explored. The team was led to the remote, uninhabited region by long-standing rumors that it was the site of a storied “White City,” also referred to in legend as the “City of the Monkey God.”

Archaeologists surveyed and mapped extensive plazas, earthworks, mounds, and an earthen pyramid belonging to a culture that thrived a thousand years ago, and then vanished. The team, which returned from the site last Wednesday, also discovered a remarkable cache of stone sculptures that had lain untouched since the city was abandoned.
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Postby YMix » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:43 pm

Let's go wild: How ancient communities resisted new farming practices

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"Haua Fteah is only a kilometre from the Mediterranean and close to well-established coastal routes, giving communities there access to commodities such as domesticated grain, or at least the possibility to cultivate them. Yet it seems that people living in the Jebel Akhdar region may well have made a strategic and deliberate choice not to adopt the new farming practices available to them, despite the promise of higher yields but, instead, to integrate them into their existing practices," says Lucarini.

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Postby YMix » Wed Jan 20, 2016 6:50 pm

Fairy tale origins thousands of years old, researchers say

Using techniques normally employed by biologists, academics studied links between stories from around the world and found some had prehistoric roots.

They found some tales were older than the earliest literary records, with one dating back to the Bronze Age.

The stories had been thought to date back to the 16th and 17th Centuries.

Durham University anthropologist Dr Jamie Tehrani, said Jack and the Beanstalk was rooted in a group of stories classified as The Boy Who Stole Ogre's Treasure, and could be traced back to when Eastern and Western Indo-European languages split more than 5,000 years ago.

Analysis showed Beauty And The Beast and Rumpelstiltskin to be about 4,000 years old.

And a folk tale called The Smith And The Devil, about a blacksmith selling his soul in a pact with the Devil in order to gain supernatural abilities, was estimated to go back 6,000 years to the Bronze Age.

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Postby YMix » Thu May 12, 2016 5:18 pm

3600-year-old Swedish Axes Were Made With Copper From Cyprus

Ancient rock carvings in Sweden evidently aren't of local boats but show ships bringing the metal from the Levant.

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The "Egtved Girl," the body of a Bronze Age girl dating from around 1380 BCE, whose well-preserved remains were found in Denmark in a barrow (a tree-trunk coffin) in 1926, seems to emblemize the practice of prehistoric long-distance marriages to seal trading bonds, though she cannot be connected specifically to a specific branch of commerce.

Analysis of the girl's hair, teeth, and nails shows that she originated in a region far from Denmark, and strontium analysis of her hair shows that she had been on a long journey shortly before she died. Even the woolen fabric of her clothes is not native, but seems to be from the Black Forest in Southern Germany. “My guess is that the Egtved Girl was a southern German girl who was given in marriage to a man in Jutland, to forge an alliance between two powerful families,” Kristiansen says.

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Re: Archeology and ancient Civilizations

Postby noddy » Fri May 13, 2016 1:56 pm

australian axes are the oldest yet found, ignore the retarded 'invented' horseshit done by mentally challenged journalists with a degree in self masturbation.

its so frustrating to read opinions like that presented as facts..

http://www.news.com.au/technology/scien ... dd0f38d4b7

AUSTRALIA was the birthplace of the axe, scientists believe after identifying a nearly 50,000-year-old fragment discovered in Western Australia.
The tool was found by archaeologists in the remote Kimberley region and shows that early Australians were technological innovators and were more advanced in their use of tools than previously thought.
The thumbnail-sized fragment is dated between 44,000 and 49,000 years old, placing it among the oldest pieces of evidence showing human activity in Australia.
“Its antiquity coincides with or immediately follows the arrival of humans on the Australian landmass,” researchers said.
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Re: Archeology and ancient Civilizations

Postby NapLajoieonSteroids » Sun May 15, 2016 7:39 am

noddy wrote:australian axes are the oldest yet found, ignore the retarded 'invented' horseshit done by mentally challenged journalists with a degree in self masturbation.

its so frustrating to read opinions like that presented as facts..

http://www.news.com.au/technology/scien ... dd0f38d4b7

AUSTRALIA was the birthplace of the axe, scientists believe after identifying a nearly 50,000-year-old fragment discovered in Western Australia.
The tool was found by archaeologists in the remote Kimberley region and shows that early Australians were technological innovators and were more advanced in their use of tools than previously thought.
The thumbnail-sized fragment is dated between 44,000 and 49,000 years old, placing it among the oldest pieces of evidence showing human activity in Australia.
“Its antiquity coincides with or immediately follows the arrival of humans on the Australian landmass,” researchers said.


Yes, archeologists claim the tool was found in Kimberley but you're right that one need only look at the byline to find it; no need for the trip.

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Re: Archeology and ancient Civilizations

Postby YMix » Sun May 15, 2016 9:56 am

NapLajoieonSteroids wrote:Sweden Sandbyborb Massacre


Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle

About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can’t be found in any history books—the written word didn’t become common in these parts for another 2000 years—but this was no skirmish between local clans. Thousands of warriors came together in a brutal struggle, perhaps fought on a single day, using weapons crafted from wood, flint, and bronze, a metal that was then the height of military technology.

Struggling to find solid footing on the banks of the Tollense River, a narrow ribbon of water that flows through the marshes of northern Germany toward the Baltic Sea, the armies fought hand-to-hand, maiming and killing with war clubs, spears, swords, and knives. Bronze- and flint-tipped arrows were loosed at close range, piercing skulls and lodging deep into the bones of young men. Horses belonging to high-ranking warriors crumpled into the muck, fatally speared. Not everyone stood their ground in the melee: Some warriors broke and ran, and were struck down from behind.

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Postby noddy » Sun May 15, 2016 10:16 am

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Postby YMix » Tue Aug 23, 2016 2:22 pm

Brought to life, 2000 years later

The genesis of the project was Dr Jefferies’ concern that the head, whose origin remains a mystery, could be decaying from the inside without anyone noticing. Removing the bandages wasn’t an option as it would have damaged the relic and further violated the individual who had been embalmed for the afterlife. But the scan revealed the skull to be in extraordinarily good condition. From there the opportunity to use technology to research the mystery of the head was one that was too good to resist. “The CT scan opened up a whole lot of questions and avenues of enquiry and we realised it was a great forensic and teaching opportunity in collaborative research,” says Dr Jefferies, a parasitologist.



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Postby YMix » Sat Oct 01, 2016 5:26 pm

Excavations at a little Roman cemetery in the south of London have revealed a huge mystery of history. Among the remains of ancient ordinary Londoners, researchers have found the bones of ethnically Asian individuals.


http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mysterious-chi ... re-1583008

Archaeologists were left baffled by the "strange" discovery of ancient Roman coins buried in the ruins of a castle in Japan. The four copper coins were retrieved from soil beneath Katsuren Castle on Okinawa Island, and were originally thought to be a hoax before their true provenance was revealed. The designs on the coins are difficult to decipher as they have been eroded over time, but x-ray analysis revealed several of the relics bore the image of Emperor Constantine I. Since excavation on the site began in 2013, researchers have also found a further six coins which may be dated back to the Ottoman Empire in the late 17th century.


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Re: Archeology and Ancient Civilizations

Postby noddy » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:35 am

hah. this will revitalise the pasta wars - currently the chinese claim that marco polo stole it during his travels but now their is a counter argument for the europeans.
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