First domesticated 10,000 years ago in the Fertile Crescent of the Middle East, wheat and barley took vastly different routes to China, with barley switching from a winter to both a winter and summer ... Latest findings support the theory that teeth in the animal kingdom evolved from the jagged scales of ancient fish, the remnants of which can be seen today embedded in the skin of sharks and ...Plant study shows Philistine origins and may assist ecologists in dealing with invasive species.by Mark Hallum Fri, Aug 14, 2015 Once the most magnificent monument to Litvak Jewry, a great synagogue destroyed by the Nazis has been rediscovered using ground penetrating radar. Sun, Jul 12, 2015 Released from the Popular Archaeology archives: A royal tomb and elaborate pit offerings speak to us of an ancient culture in Mesoamerica that predated today's more familiar centers of the Classic period Maya.They are the first to use the specific combination ...Though meteorites had already been recognized as one source of iron objects, the scientific community couldn't determine whether they accounted for most or simply a few Bronze Age iron artifacts. Samples of sediment taken from the ocean floor of the North Atlantic Ocean have given researchers an unprecedented insight into the reasons why Europe's climate has changed over the past 3,000 ...Tue, Dec 12, 2017 DNA analysis of present-day populations in the Chachapoyas region of Peru indicates that the original inhabitants were not uprooted en masse by the Inca Empire's expansion into this area hundreds of years ago.
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 Challenging accepted tradition, some researchers have proposed a controversial new perspective on Jerusalem’s ancient Temple Mount and the location of the temple that was central to Israelite and Judahite worship in biblical times.Thu, Oct 05, 2017 Early humans seem to have recognized the dangers of inbreeding at least 34,000 years ago, and developed surprisingly sophisticated social and mating networks to avoid it, new research has found.Thu, Sep 21, 2017 A detailed study of Easter Island's farming potential reveals the population may have reached 17,500 people in its heyday, which could help unravel the mystery of its giant statues.And we all need to be on that bandwagon—encouraging eachother and sharing what we all know about the past and how to study it with eachother.Fri, Jul 18, 2014 A quick introduction to the wonderful realm of digital archaeology-- a place of laser scanned excavations, 3D printed archaeological artifacts, point cloud castles, and futuristic visualization systems. Join us on a dig at the Haynie site, a Chaco outlier!Fri, Apr 07, 2017 Huddersfield researchers confirm spread of agriculture throughout Europe followed migration into the Mediterranean from the Near East -- thousands of years earlier than widely believed.