Posts tagged: archaeology
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Authorities are seeking people they say vandalized an ancient snake-shaped Serpent Mound by burying what may be hundreds of small muffin-like resin objects at the southern Ohio earthworks.
The Columbus Dispatch reports that the objects buried at the 63-acre Native American site in Peebles were embedded with aluminum foil and quartz crystal. Three have been found so far.
The Ohio Historical Society says a YouTube video posted by a group calling itself Unite the Collective shows people running across the earthworks. It includes comments by individuals describing themselves as “light warriors” who say they planted the objects to “help lift the vibration of the earth so we can all rise together.”
Authorities say those responsible face misdemeanors punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine. (source)
oh my god check out their website:
their homepage begins with
“welcome, star seeds”
Banquet scene from the Ancient Egyptian tomb of Nebamon and Ipuky. Dates to about 1400 BC, New Kingdom, Dynasty 18. Currently located at the Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
this may just be the best headline ever
articles not bad either
The world’s oldest purse may have been found in Germany—and its owner apparently had a sharp sense of Stone Age style.
Excavators at a site near Leipzig uncovered more than a hundred dog teeth arranged close together in a grave dated to between 2,500 and 2,200 B.C.
According to archaeologist Susanne Friederich, the teeth were likely decorations for the outer flap of a handbag.
“Over the years the leather or fabric disappeared, and all that’s left is the teeth. They’re all pointing in the same direction, so it looks a lot like a modern handbag flap,” said Friederich, of the Sachsen-Anhalt State Archaeology and Preservation Office.
The dog teeth were found during excavations of the 250-acre (100-hectare) Profen site, which is slated to become an open-pit coal mine in 2015. Read more.
The boundaries of art and sex have been blurred for some time - be it increasingly explicit content or the familiar practice of male artists starting a relationship with an attractive female muse.
But, as these Australian cave paintings show, it’s certainly not a modern thing for an artist to use his skills to portray sex and pornography.
The series of drawings found on the roof of caves in the inaccessible wilderness in Arnhem Land, in the country’s north, clearly shows a couple having sex.
Other sections of the wide-ranging artwork in white and red shows other figures engaged in some form of prehistoric porn.
Archeologist Bryce Barker, a professor at the University of Southern Queensland, said - irrespective of the rather racy subject matter above - its what he and his team has been finding underneath the erotic art that ranked among rock art sites such as France’s Chauvet caves, dated at older than 30,000 years, and caves in northern Spain now thought to be 40,000 years old. Read more.
I love what this is about but its spoiled by the tone of the reporter
it rubs me the wrong way that indigenous australians made this but a white australian gets to talk about it and i get it it sounds better to peg it as racy and amusing but come on 28000 years ago they didnt have anything like the same standards in morals or culture of now
so why does an article that should be on highly sophisticated painted artworks by the ancestors of modern indigenous australians have to be twisted to be about pornographic cave painting
aside from the obvious reason that it sells better
but yeah were the civilized ones
A mummified child in Korea whose organs were relatively well preserved has produced the oldest full viral genome description. A liver biopsy of the mummy revealed a unique hepatitis B virus (HBV) known as a genotype C2 sequence, which is said to be common in Southeast Asia.
oh my god
seriously have you ever heard such a sentence really now
ScienceDaily (May 24, 2012) — New dates from Geißenklösterle Cave in Southwest Germany document the early arrival of modern humans and early appearance of art and music.
Researchers from Oxford and Tübingen have published new radiocarbon dates from the from Geißenklösterle Cave in Swabian Jura of Southwestern Germany in theJournal of Human Evolution. The new dates use improved methods to remove contamination and produced ages between began between 42,000 – 43,000 years ago for start of the Aurignacian, the first culture to produce a wide range of figurative art, music and other key innovations as postulated in the Kulturpumpe Hypothesis. The full spectrum of these innovations were established in the region no later than 40 000 years ago.
These are the earliest radiocarbon dates of Aurignacian deposits, and they predate Aurignacian dates from Italy, France, England and other regions. Read more.
Archaeologists are to exhume and analyse human bones found under a prehistoric monument only recently identified as a burial site cap.
The Trefael Stone in Pembrokeshire was thought to be just one of many linked to nearby Bronze Age locations.
But it has now been reclassified after a survey established it as the capstone of a Stone Age ritual burial chamber.
The survey revealed the location, near Nevern, has been used for ritual burials for at least 5,500 years.
An archaeological team from the University of Bristol has been given permission to examine the human bones found there along with beads and shards of pottery.
The importance of the stone has been overlooked since it first appeared on maps in 1889. Read more.
Multiple engraved and painted images of female sexual organs, animals and geometric figures discovered in southern France are believed to be the first known wall art.Radiocarbon dating of the engravings, described in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, reveals that the art was created 37,000 years ago. This makes them slightly older than the world’s earliest known cave art, found in Chauvet Cave, southeastern France.Since this site, Abri Castanet in southern France, is very close to Chauvet, it is likely that the artists in both cases came from what is known as the Aurignacian culture, which existed until about 28,000 years ago.
Here is a carving of female sexual organ done by pecking and associated with cup-marks.
This drawing is of the back end of a horse outlined in black and filled in with red.
An ancient hero stone with inscriptions has been unearthed at Karattampatti near Thuraiyur, about 35 km from here.
The hero stone was discovered from a field at a village during a field study taken up by a research team led by Subash Chandira Bose, advisor for the archaeological wing of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Coimbatore, following a tip-off given by Durairaj, a local resident.
Mr.Bose, in a press release, said the bas-relief hero stone measuring 30 centimetres in width and 92 centimetres in height has been carved within a rectangular vertical frame with excellent craftsmanship. It depicts a warrior holding a sword in his left arm.
The inscription belongs to the 31 regnal year of Paranthaga Chola-I (AD 938), also known as Madurai Kondan, he said. Read more.
JINAN, April 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Chinese archaeologists have discovered a tomb where an ancient warlord may have once rested, as well as a collection of artifacts dating back more than 2,500 years.
The tomb was found near a tourist resort in Yishui county in east China’s Shandong province in January. Several bronze weapons, musical utensils, pieces of jade jewelry and ritual utensils have been unearthed from the site since then.
Judging from the size of the tomb and the scale and type of artifacts it contained, it may have contained the body of a dignitary who lived about 2,600 years ago during the Eastern Zhou Period (770 - 256 BC), said Hao Daohua, a researcher from the Shandong Archaeology Research Institute and leader of the excavation project.
The Eastern Zhou Period was a chaotic time in Chinese history, marked by wars between the small kingdoms that occupied several areas in east and central China. Read more.