Black_Death

Black death skeletons reveal pitiful life of 14th-century Londoners. DNA from emaciated London Black Death skeletons matches modern plague bacteria and supports airborne theory of spread Vanessa Thorpe The Observer, Saturday 29 March 2014 18.01 EDT Black death researchers extracted plague DNA from 14th century skulls found in east London. Photograph: Philip Toscano/PA The 25… Read More


Thalay_Sagar

CONTRIBUTORS: Rick, Dylan In 1942 a British forest guard in Roopkund, India made an alarming discovery. Some 16,000 feet above sea level, at the bottom of a small valley, was a frozen lake absolutely full of skeletons. That summer, the ice melting revealed even more skeletal remains, floating in the water and lying haphazardly around… Read More


Flint2

Archaeologists have uncovered the earliest evidence of the presence of humans in Scotland with an assemblage of over 5,000 flint artifacts which were recovered in 2005-2009 by Biggar Archaeology Group in fields at Howburn, South Lanarkshire. Subsequent studies have dated their use to 14,000 years ago. Examples of te 14,000 year old flint tools unearthed… Read More