2-Million-Year-Old Stone Tools Unearthed in Tanzania

An international team of archaeologists and paleoanthropologists has discovered a large collection of 2-million-year-old stone tools, fossilized bones and plant materials at the site of Ewass Oldupa in the western portion of the ancient basin of Olduvai Gorge (now Oldupai) in northern Tanzania. The discovery reveals that the earliest Olduvai hominins used diverse, rapidly changing environments that […]

Warty pig is oldest animal cave art on record

The piggies were painted in Indonesian caves. The oldest-known animal drawing in the world is a 45,500-year-old depiction of a hairy, warty pig on a cave wall in Indonesia, a new study finds. The mulberry colored painting, drawn with the red mineral ochre, shows the profile of what is likely a Sulawesi warty pig (Sus celebensis), a wild […]

World’s oldest known cave painting found in Indonesia

Picture of wild pig made at least 45,500 years ago provides earliest evidence of human settlement Archaeologists have discovered the world’s oldest known cave painting: a life-sized picture of a wild pig that was made at least 45,500 years ago in Indonesia. The finding, described in the journal Science Advances on Wednesday, provides the earliest evidence […]

Statue of mysterious woman with ‘Star Wars’-like headdress found in Mexico

The 6.5-foot-tall statue was found in a citrus orchard. A 500-year-old statue of a mysterious woman wearing a large, “Star Wars”-like headdress has been discovered in central Mexico, according to Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). The 6.5-foot-tall (2 meters) limestone statue depicts a young woman dressed in elaborate clothes and jewelry, including […]

2,500-year-old temple to Greek love goddess unearthed in Turkey

The Greek goddess of love and fertility had a popular cult at the time. An ancient temple used by cult followers of a Greek goddess has been found in western Turkey. A team of Turkish researchers uncovered the 2,500-year-old temple honoring Aphrodite — the ancient Greek goddess of love, beauty, pleasure, passion and procreation — above ground on […]

Tomb of murderous Chinese emperor finally identified

While excavating a mausoleum in Luoyang, China, archaeologists discovered an artifact that may finally confirm that a mysterious tomb belongs to Emperor Liu Zhi (reign A.D. 146-168), also known as Emperor Huan. Archaeologists have known about the mausoleum for many years and have long speculated that it may be that of Liu Zhi, but a […]

WW1 trench fever identified in former homeless man in Canada

Discovery of wartime disease transmitted by lice prompts calls for more to be done for vulnerable A disease transmitted by body lice that plagued soldiers during the first world war has been identified in a former homeless man in Canada, prompting calls for more to be done to improve conditions for vulnerable people. Trench fever is […]