By Charles Q. Choi, Live Science Contributor   |   August 20, 2014 01:02pm ET   Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, new findings suggest. This research also suggests that modern humans did not cause Neanderthals to rapidly go extinct, as some researchers have… Read More


The Lost Cycle of Time – Part 1 28 March, 2014 – 01:58 walter Ancient cultures around the world spoke of a vast cycle of time with alternating Dark and Golden Ages; Plato called it the Great Year. Most of us were taught that this cycle was just a myth, a fairytale, if we were taught… Read More

King Rollo

Digital vector art by Charles Cranston. By Susan Abernethy As I wrote in an earlier post about testing my family DNA, it was revealed that on the patrimonial side, my ancestry was about ninety percent Nordic Viking. This was a bit of a shock as the family history always stressed our ancestors were from Ireland and… Read More


Owen Jarus, LiveScience Contributor   |   May 15, 2013 02:49pm ET   Sparta is a city in Laconia, on the Peloponnese in Greece. In antiquity, it was a powerful city-state with a famous martial tradition. Ancient writers sometimes referred to it as Lacedaemon and its people as Lacedaemonians. Sparta reached the height of its power in… Read More

Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Maria

By Zachary Fagenson Reuters 7:33 p.m. CDT, May 13, 2014 MIAMI (Reuters) – A shipwreck found off the north coast of Haiti could be the 500-year-old remains of the Santa Maria, which led Christopher Columbus’€™ famed voyage to the New World, according to a team of marine explorers. “All the geographical, underwater topography and archaeological… Read More


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


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


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