Category: History

  • Evidence of Hobbling, Torture Discovered at Ancient Massacre Site in Colorado | Western Digs

    he site of a gruesome massacre some 1,200 years ago in southwestern Colorado is yielding new evidence of the severity, and the grisly intensity, of the violence that took place there. First excavated in 2005 near the town of Durango, the site known as Sacred Ridge was in some ways a typical early Pueblo settlement, […]

  • Mars — Ancient History Encyclopedia

    Mars by Mark Cartwright published on 16 January 2014 Mars was the Roman god of war and second only to Jupiter in the Roman pantheon. Although most of the myths involving the god were borrowed from the Greek god of war Ares, Mars, nevertheless, had some features which were uniquely Roman. Considered more level-headed than […]

  • Remains of Richard III appear to have been found

    IN the next couple of weeks, there will be a plate of hat-shaped biscuits in front of archaeologist Richard Buckley. Late last year, he was standing in the car park of the Leicester City Council social services unit in a flouro vest and hardhat about to crack the bitumen of the outdoor car park floor […]

  • Archaeology of the ‘heroic age’ of Antarctic exploration

    A National Science Foundation-funded research team working on the slopes of the world’s southernmost active volcano appears to have found the remains of a camp used by explorers of the so-called “Heroic Age” of Antarctic exploration, a century after the camp was abandoned. Although photos of the site, known as “the highest camp”, appear to […]

  • Cheese making in Northern Europe in the 6th millennium BC

    Chemical analysis reveals first cheese making in Northern Europe in the 6th millennium BCThe first unequivocal evidence that humans in prehistoric Northern Europe made cheese more than 7,000 years ago is described in research by an international team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, UK, published today in Nature.By analysing fatty acids extracted […]

  • Archaeologists identify oldest spear points

    Archaeologists Identify Oldest Spear Points: Used in Hunting Half-Million Years Ago ScienceDaily (Nov. 15, 2012) — A collaborative study involving researchers at Arizona State University, the University of Toronto, and the University of Cape Town found that human ancestors were making stone-tipped weapons 500,000 years ago at the South African archaeological site of Kathu Pan […]

  • Archaeological Evidence of 650 AD Solar Eclipse

    Archaeologists find burnt stucco floor related to astronomical event 1,350 years ago… November, 09 2012 During the excavations in Panhu, an archaeological zone which will soon open its doors to the public in the municipality of Tecozautla, Hidalgo, archaeologists registered a burn stucco floor, evidence that its main pyramid was desacralized approximately 1,350 years ago. […]

  • Today’s Photo: Historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse on the Oregon Coast

    Standing 93 feet tall, the Yaquina Head Light is Oregon’s tallest lighthouse.  It was built by the Army Corp of Engineers between 1871 and 1873.  Still active today, it has a characteristic of 2 seconds on, 2 seconds off, 2 seconds on, 14 seconds off.  The original 1868 French-made, 1st order Fresnel lens is still […]