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Investigators Find Remains of
US Airman Lost for 80 Years
Nov 18, 2023 3:50 PM CST
Investigators Find Remains of US Airman Lost for 80 Years
Remains of Gilbert Myers recovered at 1943 crash site in Italy
- It wouldn't have taken long for the family of Gilbert Haldeen Myers to conclude the US Army Air Forces pilot was dead. Though he was declared missing in action, there were no reports of survivors after his crew's B-25 Mitchell bomber, tasked with attacking the Sciacca Aerodrome in...
Florida Road Workers Make
'Incredible' Find Under Highway
in case you missed it
Oct 28, 2023 6:30 AM CDT
Florida Road Workers Make 'Incredible' Find Under Highway
Shipwreck believed to be from 1800s discovered in St. Augustine, 'encapsulated in soil and mud'
- A construction crew doing routine roadwork in a Florida city have made a decidedly unroutine find. FOX 35 and 10 Tampa Bay report that workers with the state's Department of Transportation were recently working on a stretch of road near the Bridge of Lions in St. Augustine, the continuation...
'Incredibly Rare' Tomb
Holds Hugging Skeletons
Oct 26, 2023 12:14 PM CDT
'Incredibly Rare' Tomb Holds Hugging Skeletons
Archaeologists unearthed the 5K-year-old tomb in a field in Scotland
- On the surface, "it's just a gently rolling field of grass" in Scotland. But below the ground, archaeologists have discovered an "incredibly rare" 5,000-year-old tomb holding the remains of 14 people, two of whom appear to be hugging and one who appears to be reaching out...
Rock Slab Found in 1900
Now Hailed as 'Treasure Map'
Oct 18, 2023 1:30 PM CDT
Rock Slab Found in 1900 Now Hailed as 'Treasure Map'
Researchers believe the Saint-Bélec slab points to Bronze Age burial sites in France
- There's no bright red "X" marking the spot where treasure can be found. Still, archaeologists believe they've found a "treasure map" in the form of a 4,000-year-old rock slab whose engraved markings match natural features in France's westernmost Brittany region. The large stone, known...
Research Into Early Human
Violence Offers 'Stark Warning'
Oct 15, 2023 3:15 PM CDT
Research Into Early Human Violence Offers 'Stark Warning'
Study, finding peak violence in Copper Age, suggests climate change plays a role
- There are two prevailing theories about the early history of interpersonal violence: One claims violence erupted as humans transitioned from hunter-gathering to settled communities; the other claims violence was rampant in early communities before the transition to farming led to cooperation and greater peace, per
. Yet "a...
Coins May Have Been
Hidden Before 1692 Massacre
Oct 9, 2023 11:28 AM CDT
Coins May Have Been Hidden Before 1692 Massacre
Archaeologists find small pot filled with them in Scotland
- It appears that Alasdair "Maclain" MacDonald saw trouble coming and stashed away some coins under a fireplace. More than 330 years later, Scottish archaeologists suggest they've found them, reports Live Science . A member of a University of Glasgow team found a small pot filled with the coins inside...
of First Americans
Oct 6, 2023 11:19 AM CDT
These Footprints Challenge Theory of First Americans
Further dating suggests human footprints in New Mexico are at least 20K years old
- Skeptics will have a harder time doubting the existence of humans in North America more than 20,000 years ago following an expanded look at footprints left by a group along the shores of an Ice Age lake in what is now New Mexico. A 2021 study dating seeds embedded...
Melting Ice Coughs Up
Good as New
Sep 26, 2023 12:20 PM CDT
Melting Ice Coughs Up 3K-Year-Old Arrow, Good as New
Scientists race to recover artifacts uncovered by climate change before they're spoiled
- If anyone else had come upon the wooden arrow with feather fletching and a quartzite tip, they might have thought it was new. But as the
New York Times
reports, glacial archaeologist Espen Finstad immediately suspected the arrow he found this month in the Jotunheimen mountains of eastern Norway was...
'When I First Saw It,
I Thought This Can't Be Real'
in case you missed it
Sep 24, 2023 2:50 PM CDT
'When I First Saw It, I Thought This Can't Be Real'
Oldest known wood structure found to predate modern humans by almost 200K years
- Archaeologists have uncovered what is thought to be the world's oldest known wood structure, whose estimated age suggests woodworking is at least 175,000 years older than our species. A research team discovered five very old pieces of wood in waterlogged sediment near Zambia's Kalambo Falls in an...
It's an 'Archaeological
Sensation' in Switzerland
Aug 30, 2023 8:38 AM CDT
It's an 'Archaeological Sensation' in Switzerland
2K-year-old Roman walls found alongside gold fragments, other evidence of wealth
- Some 2,000-year-old walls, thought to have once protected a Roman building complex with an epic view, have emerged in the foothills of the Swiss Alps. "The discovery is an archaeological sensation for the canton (state) of Zug and will provide important insights into the Romans in the pre-Alpine...
MSU Makes Archaeological
Find on Its Own Campus
in case you missed it
Aug 19, 2023 9:26 AM CDT
MSU Makes Archaeological Find on Its Own Campus
Foundation of 142-year-old observatory is discovered
- Michigan State University was trying to install hammock poles near a dorm this summer. But instead of lounging there, one group of students will end up enjoying a very different perk. The
reports the construction crew alerted the university that they struck a hard surface while trying to...
Scientists Uncover What's Left
of the Battle of the Bulge
Aug 16, 2023 12:55 PM CDT
Scientists Uncover What's Left of the Battle of the Bulge
Groundbreaking survey reveals dugouts, bomb craters left from WWII's Battle of the Bulge
- It was, as
describes it, "one of history's greatest battles." The last major German offensive of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge, fought from December 1944 to January 1945, saw more than 1 million Allied troops repel attacking Germans on a 500-square-mile battlefield...
Ancient Mosaic Found on
Prison Grounds Sparks Debate
Aug 15, 2023 5:27 PM CDT
Ancient Mosaic Found on Prison Grounds Sparks Debate
Should the Megiddo Mosaic be loaned or not?
- An ancient Christian mosaic bearing an early reference to Jesus as God is at the center of a controversy that has riled archaeologists: Should the centuries-old decorated floor, which is near what's believed to be the site of the prophesied Armageddon, be uprooted and loaned to a US museum...
Was No Man
Jul 27, 2023 10:35 AM CDT
Researchers: This Ancient Warrior Was No Man
Grave of female on UK island of Bryher suggests women had leading roles in warfare 2K years ago
- When archaeologists came across a a 2,000-year-old grave on an island off the coast of Britain in 1999, they were confused. Inside lay a sword and shield, typically buried with men, and a brooch and mirror, typically buried with women, reports the
. DNA testing failed to tell archaeologists...
Dig Begins to Find Buried
Native American Children
Jul 10, 2023 12:27 PM CDT
Dig Begins to Find Buried Native American Children
Archaeologists are seeking lost cemetery on grounds of ex-boarding school in Nebraska
- Bodies of dozens of children who died at a Native American boarding school have been lost for decades, a mystery that archaeologists aim to unravel as they begin digging in a central Nebraska field that a century ago was part of the sprawling campus. Crews toting shovels, trowels, and even...
Ancient Mayan City
Found in Dense Jungle
Jun 21, 2023 1:28 PM CDT
Ancient Mayan City Found in Dense Jungle
Yucatan site was an important center more than 1,000 years ago, archaeologists say
- Archaeologists searching an area of uninhabited jungle almost the size of Rhode Island have found the Mayan equivalent of Providence. Mexico's anthropology institute says the previously unknown ancient city was spotted in searches of the Balamku ecological reserve on the Yucatan Peninsula using aerial laser mapping, reports Reuters . Researchers...
Had Some Pretty
Jun 15, 2023 9:55 AM CDT
Ancient Lucy Had Some Pretty Powerful Legs
Knee extensor muscles were like modern humans', meaning she could have walked like us: researcher
- Part of the reason the human ancestor known as Lucy is so famous is that her bones, discovered in Ethiopia in 1974, indicated her hominin species,
, was among the first to walk on two legs more than 3 million years ago. But what would her long-vanished muscles tell...
Woodworker Finds UK's Oldest
Piece of Carved Wood
Jun 9, 2023 1:54 PM CDT
Woodworker Finds UK's Oldest Piece of Carved Wood
Derek Fawcett's discovery was found to be at least 6K years old
- In 2019, retired British surgeon Derek Fawcett was having a workshop built, planning to indulge in his new retirement hobby of wood-turning. As the
reports, an unexpected discovery catapulted him into the world of archaeology. Workers found a blackened chunk of wood that, upon closer inspection, was revealed to...
Unit 731 Did Horrible Things
in WWII. Its Bunker Was Found
May 30, 2023 3:33 PM CDT
Unit 731 Did Horrible Things in WWII. Its Bunker Was Found
Archaeologists find a U-shaped bunker used by Japan's Unit 731
- Archaeologists in northeast China have unearthed a World War II "horror bunker," reports LiveScience . Researchers at the Heilongjiang Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology say the underground location was part of the largest research site used by the Japanese army's notorious Unit 731. This particular cluster...
Ancient Residents of
a Nasty Bug
May 26, 2023 11:47 AM CDT
Ancient Residents of Jerusalem Carried a Nasty Bug
Researchers analyze poop from 2.5K-year-old toilets and find evidence of dysentery
- Today in fascinating poop news: Even wealthy Iron Age residents of Jerusalem—then a booming city in the Assyrian empire—couldn't escape the distressing grip of intestinal parasites. CNN reports that researchers have unearthed 2,500-year-old latrines that once belonged to the elite, and they've found traces of...
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