Arizona dig reveals early irrigation practices

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Admin

A 3,000 year old settlement with an extensive canal system has been discovered in Arizona. The settlement dates from at least 1200 B.C., during an era of Southwestern history archaeologists call the Early Agriculture Period. Positioned [&hellip... Read More


Old outhouses a window into 19th century Sacramento

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Admin

Archaeologists who dug up and researched objects thrown away in old downtown Sacramento outhouses have now handed the artifacts to a museum. Where a huge state building now stands, the archaeologists found the stuff of everyday [&hellip... Read More


One of Sydney’s oldest streets uncovered

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Admin

Archaeologists in Australia have uncovered one of Sydney’s oldest streets. “Early records indicate that when the First Fleet arrived in 1788, this was the track that they walked up, because it was one of the only [&hellip... Read More


Prehistoric fishing tackle found in Egypt

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Admin

Prehistoric fishing tackle, sewing equipment and jewellery made from animal bones have been discovered south of Cairo in Egypt. “The mission also found caves used by prehistoric man,” he said. “The most important item is an [&hellip... Read More


Roman Ruins Survive the Ages Thanks to Volcanic Ash

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Admin

The ancient Romans mixed their mortar with volcanic ash to strengthen it. Sandy ash produced by a volcano that erupted 456,000 years ago might have helped a huge ancient Roman complex survive intact for nearly 2,000 [&hellip... Read More


The possible historical origins behind 10 nursery rhymes

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Admin

Mental_Floss has compiled a list of the possible historical origins behind ten classic nursery rhymes. 5. Jack and Jill has so many interpretations, it’s hard to pick just one. I kind of like the one that [&hellip... Read More


Replica pre-Columbian trading raft sets sail

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Admin

For the first time in nearly 500 years, a full-size balsa-wood raft just like those used in pre-Columbian Pacific trade has taken to the water. Based on drawings and descriptions recorded by Spanish, Portuguese and Dutch [&hellip... Read More


Real-life Hobbits were poor runners

Published on May 13th, 2009 | by Admin

Analysis of ancient hobbit feet show they had a very different style of walking than that of modern humans. The fossil foot examined for the new study includes hallmarks of upright walking, such as stiffness and [&hellip... Read More


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