scandinavians

Genetic study reveals Scandinavians’ unexpected ancestors

Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A genetic study of Scandinavians show they are descended from Stone Age immigrants, not the people who lived in the area at the conclusion of the last Ice Age. “The hunter-gatherers who inhabited Scandinavia more than ... Read More


turkey

5,000-year-old Venus figurine found in Turkey

Published on September 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A 5,000-year-old Venus figurine has been found during an excavation in Çanakkale, Turkey. Some interesting findings have been unearthed during the excavation, Aslan said. “We found a 5,000-year-old Venus figure, which used to represent woman at ... Read More


castes

India’s many distinct peoples spring from two ancient populations

Published on September 24th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

DNA analysis has shown that India’s many distinct peoples sprang from two ancient populations, and inbreeding has led to marked genetic differences amoung the castes. Nick Patterson of the Broad Institute in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and colleagues ... Read More


srilanka

3,300-year-old artifacts found at site in Sri Lanka

Published on September 24th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

Grinding stones, painted pots, granite tools and other artifacts dating back 3,300 years have been found in Sri Lanka, making them the oldest artifacts yet found on the island. An archaeological site more than 3330 years ... Read More


gold

Huge Anglo-Saxon gold hoard found by amateur treasure hunter

Published on September 24th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The largest haul of Anglo-Saxon treasure found in the UK has been discovered buried beneath a field in Staffordshire. [Thx Cineblogywood] Experts said the collection of 1,500 gold and silver pieces, which may date to the ... Read More


bath

Ritual bath found in Jerusalem

Published on September 24th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A ritual bath, used by Jewish pilgrims coming to the Temple Mount, has been found in Jerusalem. The bath is located next to the Temple Mount, the compound in Jerusalem’s Old City where two Biblical Temples ... Read More


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