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  • Scientists 'discover two more' of the seven warships lost in the Battle of Midway (TR)

    10/18/2019 11:10:41 AM PDT · by DFG · 53 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 10/18/2019 | Milly Vincent
    Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are investigating what they believe could be the third ship of seven lost to the Pacific during the Battle of Midway. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands have already led the crew of the Petrel to one sunken warship, the Japanese ship the Kaga. This week, the crew is deploying...
  • Lost in Combat? [3000 years ago]

    10/18/2019 6:35:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 38 replies
    University of Göttingen ^ | 15.10.2019 | Tobias Uhlig, et al
    Researchers discover belongings of a warrior on unique Bronze Age battlefield site Recent archaeological investigations in the Tollense Valley led by the University of Göttingen, the State Agency for Cultural Heritage in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the University of Greifswald have unearthed a collection of 31 unusual objects. Researchers believe this is the personal equipment of a Bronze Age warrior who died on the battlefield 3,300 years ago. This unique find was discovered by a diving team headed by Dr Joachim Krüger, from the University of Greifswald, and seems to have been protected in the river from the looting, which inevitably followed...
  • Bronze Age 'New York' discovered, Israeli archaeologists say

    10/13/2019 4:19:08 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | October 2019 | unattributed
    Archaeologists in Israel announced Sunday that they had uncovered a 5,000-year-old city north of Tel Aviv. It is the largest Bronze Age urban area found in the region to date and could fundamentally change ideas of when sophisticated urbanization began taking place in the area, they said. Israel's Antiquities Authority said in a Facebook post that the city was discovered at the En Esur excavation site during road works near Harish, a town some 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Tel Aviv. The archaeologists described the city as "cosmopolitan and planned." It covered 65 hectares (160 acres) and was home...
  • Early humans evolved in ecosystems unlike any found today

    10/07/2019 8:00:35 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 42 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | University of Utah
    Because putting together the puzzle of millions-of-years-old ecosystems is a difficult task, many studies have reconstructed the environments by drawing analogies with present-day African ecosystems, such as the Serengeti. A study led by a University of Utah scientist calls into question such approaches and suggests that the vast majority of human evolution occurred in ecosystems unlike any found today... To test for differences between modern and ancient environments, the researchers analyzed a dataset of more than 200 present-day African mammal communities and more than 100 fossil communities spanning the past 7 million years in eastern Africa, a time period encompassing...
  • Insight into competitive advantage of modern humans over Neanderthals

    10/07/2019 7:33:29 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 65 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | September 29, 2019 | Tohoku University
    A team of Japanese and Italian researchers, including from Tohoku University, have evidenced mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe dating to 45,000-40,000 years - more than 20,000 years than previously thought. This study, entitled "The earliest evidence for mechanically delivered projectile weapons in Europe" published in Nature Ecology & Evolution, indicated that the spearthrower and bow-and-arrow technologies allowed modern humans to hunt more successfully than Neanderthals - giving them a competitive advantage. This discovery offered important insight to understand the reasons for the replacement of Neanderthals by modern humans. Apparently, Neanderthals and modern humans coexisted in Europe for at least...
  • Biblical Edom unearthed: Not a myth, a historical reality

    10/08/2019 7:56:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 10/07/2019 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    In Psalm 60, the Psalmist describes the totality of God’s victory over Israel’s foes, proclaiming “Moab is my wash basin; upon Edom I cast my sandal.” This is only one of more than 100 mentions of Edom in the Old Testament. The Edomites were descendants from Esau, Jacob’s older brother. The Genesis account of the troubled twins describes Esau as red all over when he was born. Esau, you might remember, sold his birthright to Jacob for a bowl of red stew. Edom means “red” in Hebrew; thus, Esau’s descendants came to be known as Edomites. Over the years, many...
  • space Here's More Evidence That Earth Got Hit by Something Huge 12,800 Years Ago

    10/07/2019 9:42:49 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 113 replies
    gizmodo uk ^ | 06 Oct 2019 at 6:00AM | George Dvorsky on
    Along with locations in North and South America, Greenland, Western Europe, and the Middle East, we can now add southern Africa to the list of places where scientists have uncovered evidence of a calamitous event that happened 12,800 years ago. This evidence of a 12,800-year-old platinum spike in Africa is the first to be found on the continent, and it’s yet further evidence in support of the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis. According to this theory, either a comet or asteroid struck Earth during the Pleistocene, triggering an impact winter that saw temperatures plummet around the globe. The associated loss of...
  • Mysterious scrolls linked to Julius Caesar could be read for first time ever

    10/04/2019 9:10:44 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/04/2019 | Chris Ciaccia
    A pair of 2,000-year-old Roman scrolls believed to have belonged to the family of Julius Caesar, and were buried and charred during Vesuvius’ eruption, have been virtually “unwrapped” for the first time ever. The scrolls, known as the Herculaneum Scrolls, are too fragile to be handled by hand, so researchers needed to use the X-ray beam at Diamond Light Source, as well as a “virtual unwrapping” software to detect the carbon ink on them. “Texts from the ancient world are rare and precious, and they simply cannot be revealed through any other known process,” University of Kentucky professor Brent Seales,...
  • The Japanese Ghost Town Buried Deep in a Canadian Forest

    09/25/2019 12:49:35 PM PDT · by robowombat · 14 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 | REINA GATTUSO
    The Japanese Ghost Town Buried Deep in a Canadian Forest Archaeologists have dug up sake bottles and delicate rice bowls. BY REINA GATTUSO SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 AT FIRST, IT DIDN’T LOOK like much: a clearing about an hour’s walk into the dense forest of British Columbia’s Seymour Valley, with some rusted cans scattered among the dank leaves and moldy tree trunks. It was 2004, and Bob Muckle, an archaeologist and anthropology instructor at Capilano University, was looking for a site to teach his students excavation. When a forester told him about the household artifacts locals had found in the clearing,...
  • See the face of your 100,000-year-old ancestor

    09/19/2019 10:42:50 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 95 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | By Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman September 19, 2019 20:32
    Israeli team used DNA to design first Denosivan replica Portrait of a female Denisovan teen. (photo credit: MAAYAN HAREL) ================================================================ Meet “Denise,” the first reconstructed anatomical profile of what, until now, were considered the mysterious Denisovans, a group of archaic humans. She was revealed on Thursday by researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The team who managed to recreate her profile say that long-term, their research shows possible strategies that could be taken for forensic applications. Denisovans lived in Siberia and Eastern Asia before going extinct approximately 50,000 years ago, said Hebrew University researcher Prof. Liran Carmel, who led...
  • Israeli Archaeologists Believe They’ve Found City Where Jesus Appeared After Resurrection

    09/10/2019 8:27:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    CBN News ^ | September 5, 2019 | Emily Jones
    JERUSALEM, Israel – Archaeologists in Israel say they may have discovered the true location of Emmaus, the Biblical town where Jesus first appeared to two of his followers after being crucified and resurrected. Haaretz reports that researchers found the massive 2,200-year-old walls of a Hellenistic fortification believed to have been built by the Seleucid general who defeated Judah the Maccabee, the Jewish leader spoken of in the Hanukkah story. Since 2017, a Franco-Israeli team has been excavating a hill overlooking Jerusalem known as Kiriath Yearim, an area believed to be where the Ark of the Covenant was kept for 20...
  • 2,600 Year-Old Seal With Biblical Name Discovered

    09/09/2019 8:04:54 PM PDT · by Phinneous · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva - Israel National News ^ | 9/9/19 | Eliyahu Yanai
    A Bulla (seal) bearing a Hebrew name from 2,600 years ago was uncovered from dirt excavated in 2013 beneath Robinson's Arch at the foundations of the Western Wall. The seal is inscribed with the name of an individual with the most prominent role in the king's court in the kingdom of Judea. The Bulla (seal), which was used to sign documents, bears the Hebrew name and title: "Adenyahu Asher Al Habayit" which literally translates as “Adenyahu by Appointment of the House”- a term used throughout the Bible to describe the most senior minister serving under a kings of Judea or...
  • Israeli Archaeologists May Have Found Emmaus, Where Jesus Appeared After Crucifixion

    09/06/2019 8:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Haaretz ^ | 09/06/2019 | Ariel David
    Archaeologists have uncovered the massive walls of a 2,200-year-old Hellenistic fortification that may have been built by the Seleucid general who defeated Judah the Maccabee, the famed Jewish leader at the center of the Hanukkah story. In an unexpected twist, the discovery could also help identify the location of the biblical town of Emmaus, where the Gospels say Jesus made his first appearance after being crucified and resurrected. Since 2017, a Franco-Israeli expedition has been digging at Kiriath Yearim, a hill overlooking the approach to Jerusalem a few kilometers west of the city, next door to the town of Abu...
  • Mass child sacrifice discovery may be largest in Peru

    08/28/2019 2:04:21 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 47 replies
    BBC ^ | 28 Aug 2019
    Archaeologists in Peru have unearthed what is believed to be the largest single mass child sacrifice in history. The bodies of 227 victims, aged between five and 14, were found near the coastal town of Huanchaco, north of Peru's capital Lima. The children were believed to have been sacrificed over 500 years ago. The discovery comes barely a year after 200 child victims of human sacrifice were found at two other sites in the country. Archaeologists told AFP news agency that some of the bodies in this latest collection still had hair and skin when they were dug up. The...
  • CNN and 586 BC: More evidence of the Bible’s historicity

    08/26/2019 8:57:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/26/2019 | By John Stonestreet and Roberto Rivera
    In Jeremiah 15, God tells the prophet that “I will make [Jerusalem] an object of horror to all the kingdoms of the earth because of what Manasseh, son of Hezekiah, king of Judah, did in Jerusalem.” Can you imagine God saying that He’s going to make you “an object of horror”? Well, as God does, He kept His word. The wealth of Jerusalem’s inhabitants was given as plunder to invaders, only after they were starved, put to the sword, or enslaved. Of course, passages like this one, in which God “speaks,” are rarely taken seriously, much less historically, in academic...
  • Finds in Jerusalem shore up biblical account of Babylonian conquest

    07/27/2017 3:35:49 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | July 26, 2017 | Amanda Borschel
    The structure in which shattered jugs were found during the summer 2017 Israel Antiquities Authority dig, attesting to the destruction. (Eliyahu Yanai, Courtesy of the City of David Archive) On the eve of the Hebrew commemoration of the destruction of the Temples, archaeologists discover remnants of a blaze indicating the city was grander than thought New finds in the City of David confirm the veracity of the biblical account of the Babylonian capture and conquest of First Temple period Jerusalem. The event is commemorated next Tuesday on the Hebrew date Tisha B’av (August 1) in a day of fasting and...
  • Archaeological discovery: Researchers find evidence of Babylonian conquest

    08/21/2019 7:00:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/21/2019 | Sheryl Lynn
    Researchers discovered what they believe is evidence of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem that is detailed in the Bible. Layers of ash, arrowheads, Iron Age potsherds, lamps, and jewelry from the period were uncovered on Mount Zion by a team led by the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. “For archaeologists, an ashen layer can mean a number of different things,” UNC Charlotte professor of history Shimon Gibson explained in a statement. “It could be ashy deposits removed from ovens; or it could be localized burning of garbage. However, in this case, the combination of an ashy layer full of...
  • Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed

    08/21/2019 4:42:07 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 25 replies
    Science Daily ^ | 16 August 2019 | University of California - Davis
    Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern humans traveled across the Eurasian steppe about 45,000 years ago, according to a new University of California, Davis, study. The date is about 10,000 years earlier than archaeologists previously believed.
  • Archaeological discovery attests to Babylonian conquest of J'lem

    08/11/2019 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/8/19 | Sarah Rubenstein
    ..... “For archaeologists, an ashen layer can mean a number of different things,” said Shimon Gibson, a UNC Charlotte professor of history and co-director of the project. “It could be ashy deposits removed from ovens; or it could be localized burning of garbage. However, in this case, the combination of an ashy layer full of artifacts, mixed with arrowheads, and a very special ornament indicates some kind of devastation and destruction. Nobody abandons golden jewelry and nobody has arrowheads in their domestic refuse.” "The arrowheads are known as 'Scythian arrowheads' and have been found at other archaeological conflict sites from...
  • Intact tomb of Bronze Age Minoan man discovered in Ierapetra, Crete

    08/25/2018 8:33:48 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 73 replies
    TornosNews.gr ^ | Wednesday, August 22, 2018 | unattributed, Daily Mail
    An initial inspection of the ceramics found in the tomb allowed it to be dated to the late Minoan period, or 1400 to 1200 BC Archaeologists in Crete have discovered an intact Minoan-era tomb containing a well-preserved adult skeleton along with funerary vessels. An initial inspection of the ceramics found in the tomb allowed it to be dated to the late Minoan period, or 1400 to 1200 BC, a statement from the Ministry of Culture noted. The tomb was discovered during an emergency excavation in an olive grove outside the village of Kentri, in the eastern prefecture of Ierapetra, the...