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Neanderthals may have built with mammoth bones

Neanderthals may have been the first builders of mammoth-bone structures. Mammoth-bone huts previously discovered at Homo sapiens sites in West Asia date to between 27,500 and 15,000 years ago. The new discovery comes from Molodova, a Ukrainian site first excavated in the 1950s. There, Neandertals erected a mammoth-bone structure that’s unlike

Teotihuacán architects based designs on 83cm unit of measurement

The architects responsible for designing the ancient city of Teotihuacán in Mexico based their designs off an 83cm measure. The researcher said that by making calculations based on the measurements of the pyramids at Teotihuacán, he was able to determine "the constant presence" of the 83-centimeter unit. Sugiyama, an associate research professor

Care needed when building in Gettysburg

The Gettysburg Times posted an interesting article about the extra care construction companies take when building in the area. “Everybody is just a little bit more careful when they do road work or projects around here, because it’s Gettysburg,” says Borough Manager Florence Ford, previously of nearby Cumberland Township. “Any time we

Roman house recreated in England

A colourful house has been built in England using actual Roman techniques, based off the remains found of a house in Wroxeter. The builders were incredulous when Evans insisted that, however advanced their plumbing and road-building, the Romans had no wheelbarrows, so everything had to be carried on to the site

Were ball bearings used to construct megaliths?

Mysterious balls found near a megalith in Scotland may be ball bearings used to transport the massive stones. About the size of a cricket ball, they are precisely fashioned to be within a millimetre of the same size. This suggests they were meant to be used together in some way

8,000-year-old home and hippo bones found near Tel Aviv

The remains of an 8,000-year-old building as well as hippopotamus bones and shards of pottery have been found near Tel Aviv, Israel. The remains, found on the banks of the Yarkon river, are the earliest discovered in the Tel Aviv region. "This discovery is both important and surprising to researchers of the

Colossal Neolithic building discovered

A Neolithic building, a staggering 82ft long and 65ft wide in size, has been discovered in Orkney. Dr Colin Richards, a leading expert on the period, said the building would have stood at the heart of Neolithic Orkney. “A structure of this nature would have been renowned right across the north