New research suggests that the giant stone statues of Easter Island were "walked" out of the quarry by rocking them from side-to-side. Some statues are found on stone pedestals; others are in incomplete forms along roads or in a quarry. The incomplete statues — which Lipo says would have been modified
A ceremonial pot and stones have been unearthed at Machu Picchu in Peru. The pieces, which were discovered by experts of Cusco's Regional Directorate of Culture, were found 70 centimeters underground. According to archeologist Carlos Werner Delgado, the artifacts were left as an offering to the gods of Machu Picchu and Salkantay
An ancient village, which dates back more than 1,300 years, has been found along the banks of the Babine River in British Columbia. In addition to the house remains, which we excavated this year, there were also about 1,000 cultural depressions which are used for caching food and other materials." In fact,
A 2,000-year-old bison kill site in Montana has been damaged during a coal mine expansion project. “All of these remains are highly butchered bison remains that are beautifully preserved and extremely rare,” said Finley, who will be among the team headed to the site today to examine the extent of damage.
With Hurricane Sandy bearing down on the East Coast of North America and cities preparing for the inevitable damage, the National Weather Service has published a list of the worst tropical storms in US history. This technical memorandum lists the deadliest tropical cyclones in the United States during 1851- 2010 and