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June 2019 News Headlines



"Move over, DNA: ancient proteins are starting to reveal humanity’s history"
Nature (UK)

"Plume of methane gas on Mars could lead to the discovery of microscopic Martians"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"4,000-Year-Old Burial Revealed on Britain's 'Island of Druids'"
Live Science (USA)

"Viking men were buried with cooking gear"
Science Nordic (Denmark)

"Late Iron Age chariot pieces found in Pembrokeshire"
BBC (UK)

"The unique temple of ed-Dur must not be lost to the desert sands again"
The National (UAE)

"Tutankhamun's sunshade may have been attached to his chariot, scholar theorises"
Ahram Online (Egypt)

"Early Celts drank local beer and imported wine from Greece more than 2,000 years ago"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"'Russian Atlantis' found beneath lake with 'Sleeping Beauty' mummy and riches"
Mirror Online (UK)

"Palestinians announces discovery of important archaeological piece during the restoration works..."
MENAFN (Jordan)


"Mysterious Etchings in Peruvian Desert Prove to Be Foreign Birds. What Did They Mean to the Pre-Incans?"
Live Science (USA)
"The sprawling Nazca Lines have long been cloaked in mystery.

The enormous geoglyphs number in the thousands and portray everything from animals and plants to seemingly mythical beasts and geometric patterns.

Now, researchers have found some of Peru's massive creations depict non-native birds.

Among the 16 massive bird carvings in the Nazca desert of southern Peru are a hermit (a forest species) and a pelican (a coastal denizen), according to new research published yesterday (June 19) in the
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports."


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[Another good story from Live Science! Many other animals depicted in geoglyphs at Nazca also not native to the area - the monkey geoglyph is a species only found in jungle areas much further east of the desert. It's worth reading the full story to access images and diagrams- Polly.]


"New finds from underwater research on historic Greek island of Salamis"
Tornos News (Greece)

"Balankanché Cave: the entrance to Xilbalbá (Maya underworld)"
The Yucatan Times (Mexico)

"Muslim 'Atlantis'? Europe’s Oldest Remaining Mosque May Lie Buried Outside This City"
Sputnik International (Russia)

"Yemen's struggle to protect its ancient treasures from looters"
The National (UAE)

"Archaeologists unearth site dating back to 9,000 years ago"
Vietnam Plus (Viet Nam)

"Scotland's crannogs are older than Stonehenge"
BBC News (UK)

"Archaeologists uncover megalithic monument thought to be unlike any found in Ireland to date"
The Leitrim Observer (Ireland)

"2,000-year-old tomb complex discovered in central China"
XinhuaNet (China)

"Gender inequality arose 8000 years ago"
Cosmos Magazine (Australia)


"Chimps’ taste for crabs rewrites history of early human ancestors"
The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)
"Researchers who discovered that chimpanzees living in the rainforests of Guinea in West Africa are fond of eating freshwater crabs said the finding may reshape perceptions of early human ancestors.

Until now, it was commonly accepted that anthropoid apes, the closest species to humans, shy away from water and shun aquatic creatures in their diet.

The finding offers pointers on how man's distant ancestors came to feast on aquatic creatures."

[Read The Full Story]

[Interesting discovery about dietary habits of chimps. Perhaps they are correct that this suggests man's distant ancestors also ate aquatic creatures a very long time ago, but the real lesson from this ia that nothing should be taken for granted as so many cherished paradigms regarding our prehistory are being overturned almost daily. It's worth reading the full, short story - Ed.]


"Britain’s Atlantis: Evidence of Stone Age human activity found beneath North Sea"
The Independent (UK)

"Revealed: the sophisticated techniques of ancient artists who created these fantastical images"
The Siberian Times (Russia)

"Angkor Wat archaeological digs yield new clues to its civilization's decline"
PhysOrg (USA)

"Ancient well discovered on top of Bennachie"
The Press & Journal (Scotland)

"'Blood Antiquities' Looted from War-Torn Yemen Bring in $1 Million at Auction"
Live Science (USA)

"Aceramic Neolithic site discovered in Troodos mountains of Cyprus"
Tornos News (Greece)

"Prehistoric stone engraved with horses found in France"
BBC News (UK)

"Ancient tomb found near Sofia’s Alexander Nevsky cathedral"
The Sofia Globe (Bulgaria)

"Prehistoric humans invented stone tools multiple times, study finds"
The Independent (UK)

"Fingerprints on ancient pottery challenge labour’s gender divide"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"These First Americans Vanished Without a Trace — But Hints of Them Linger"
Live Science (USA)

"Legends of the Egyptian Temples"
NASA Earth Observatory (Earth Orbit)
"Modern Luxor is full of relics and reminders of ancient Egypt.

Situated along the Nile River, the modern city of Luxor stands as a relic of one of the most venerated metropolises of ancient Egypt.

Then known as Thebes, the city was the capital of ancient Egypt at two separate times and home to prominent temples, chapels, and towers.

Although those structures have weathered over the centuries, the ruins still make Luxor one of the world's greatest open air museums.

Another notable landmark is the Karnak Temple Complex, a collection of temples that were developed over more than 1,000 years.

At its peak, Karnak was one of the largest religious complexes in the world, covering 80 hectares (200 acres)."

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[A brilliant satellite image of the Thebes/Luxor area! Apotted history of the temples of the area and some interesting links to follow. Well worth a visit to read the full story - Ed.]


"Nearly 100 ancient graves found on the campus of Beijing’s Tsinghua University"
Global Times (China)

"After Centuries Of Neglect, Afghanistan's Historic Minaret Under Threat From Taliban"
Gandhara (Czech Republic)

"The voice of desi stones and bones"
The Tribune (India)

"Egyptian Grand Museum receives 181 artifacts from Tahrir Museum"
Egypt Independent (Egypt)

"World’s oldest case of whipworm infection is discovered in 9,000-year-old human faeces"
Brinkwire (Turkey)

"Greek Farmer Discovers 3,400-Year-Old Tomb Hidden Just Below His Olive Grove"
The Epoch Times (China)

"Underwater Fortress Found: Ancient Fort Linked to Bloody Biblical Battles Found Off Coast of Israel"
Ancient Origins (Australia)

"DNA from 41 skeletons hints at first herders in Africa"
IPP Media (Namibia)

"First Nations artifacts dating back 3,000 years unearthed at Calgary park"
CTV News (Canada)


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May 2019 News Headlines



"Archaeologists study the changing history of ancient temple complex"
PAP (Poland)

"The Birdman of Siberia: sensational finds in the heart of Russia puzzle scientists"
The Siberian Times (Russia)

"Prehistoric humans near today’s Tel Aviv began recycling tools 400,000 years ago"
The Times of Israel (Israel)

"City Gate Discovered at Bulgaria’s Ancient City of Odessos"
Archaeology in Bulgaria (Bulgaria)

"Ancient marble head of god Dionysus discovered under Rome"
The Local (Italy)


"Neanderthals May Have Been Driven to Extinction by a Tiny Drop in Fertility Rates"
Live Science (USA)
"Neanderthals could have gone extinct due to a slight drop in their fertility rates, a new study finds.

The last of the Neanderthals, the closest extinct relatives of modern humans, disappeared from Europe about 40,000 years ago.

Previous research estimated that at its peak, the entire Neanderthal population in both Europe and Asia was quite small, totalling 70,000 at most.

Scientists have long debated whether the dispersal of modern humans across the globe helped kill off Neanderthals, either directly through conflict or indirectly through the spread of disease.

'The disappearance of the Neanderthal population is an exciting subject - imagine a human group that has lived for thousands of years and is very well-adapted to its environment, and then disappears', study senior author Silvana Condemi, a paleoanthropologist at Aix-Marseille University in Marseille, France, told Live Science.

'For a long time, it was thought that Homo sapiens had simply killed the Neanderthals. Today, thanks to the results of genetic analysis, we know that the encounters between Neanderthals and sapiens were not always so cruel, and that interbreeding took place - even today's humans have genes of Neanderthal origin.'"

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[A great story from Live Science! Could the warming conditions during interglacials have affected Neanderthals fertility? Who Knows? But ongoing research promises an answer.

It's well worth a visit to read the full story, and follow the link to the PLOS ONE original paper - Ed.]


"Chinese researchers discover 300,000-year-old human fossils"
XinhuaNet (China)

"Archaeologists find remains of the Roman invasion of Ayrshire"
The Herald (Scotland)

"Genetic studies of the inhabitants of one of the world`s oldest cities - Çatalhöyük"
PAP (Poland)

"10-Foot-Tall Stone Jars 'Made by Giants' Stored Human Bodies in Ancient Laos"
Live Science (USA)

"160 ancient tombs discovered in central China"
XinhuaNet (China)

"Fossil teeth push the human-Neandertal split back to about 1 million years ago"
Science News (USA)

"Fossil teeth push the human-Neandertal split back to about 1 million years ago"
The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

"Ancient chewing gum provides DNA clues to early Scandinavians"
Cosmos (Australia)

"Evidence of Tsunamis Found at Ancient Klallam Village"
Jefferson Public Radio (USA)

"Temple of Nemesis discovered under remains of ancient Mytilini theatre"
Tornos News (Greece)

"Abrupt Climate Change Led to a Dramatic Decline in South American Populations 8,000 Years Ago"
The Science Times (USA?/UK?)

"Archeologists Uncover Ancient Roman Moat Near Tetouan, Morocco"
Morocco World News (Morocco)

"New evidence helps rewrite the human story" - audio & transcript
ABC Radio National (Australia)
"Almost every second week now, new evidence comes to light causing the story of early human evolution to be reviewed.

How many early human species were there? How do the newly named species fit in?

There's the Hobbit, the short early human found on the Indonesian island of Flores.

Now another species has been discovered on Luzon Island in the Philippines, thought to have lived for a million years up until just recently, geologically speaking.

Then there are the Denisovans and the Neanderthals, which perhaps lived side-by-side modern humans and even interbred.

And new evidence suggests Aborigines may have been present in Australia for p to 120,000 years, doubling previous estimates."

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[Another amazing discovery in the Philippines! Will there be any more in that area? Or will there be new discoveries made elsewhere - such as in the Americas?

And what about discoveries hidden away in the bowels of institutions and universities because they didn't fit in with the prevailing paradigms of the day?

The reason we ask this is because of the growing evidence of the past existence of giant humanoid skeletons discovered in North America starting in the 1800s. These were compiled and detailed in the book by Richard J.Dewhurst, "The Ancient Giants Who Ruled America: The Missing Skeletons and the Great Smithsonian Cover-Up" published in 2014. Also available from Amazon UK

Dewhurst quotes from newspaper articles gathered during the course of his research into reports from those times and up to the mid 1900s, and includes many photographs taken and published in those reports. He also details the legends of native Americans peoples about such giant peoples.

What happened to those giant skeletons of ancient people 10-12ft in height? Are they in the Smithsonian basement out of sight - and if so, why?

It's well worth a visit to read the transcript and listen to the audio - Ed.]


"Missing part of Stonehenge returned 60 years on"
BBC News (UK)

"Sledge to haul heavy stones in ancient times found in Chiba"
The Asahi Shimbun (Japan)

"Burial cist discovered in Finstown"
The Orcadian (Orkney Islands)

"Old Kingdom tombs discovered on Egypt's Giza Plateau"
Ahram Online (Egypt)

"Fossil jawbone found in cave on Tibetan Plateau may be Denisovan"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"Polish archaeologists have discovered an unknown migration route of homo erectus from Africa"
PAP (Poland)

"First examples of Iberian prehistoric ‘imitation amber’ beads at gravesites"
Heritage Daily (UK)

"4,500-Year-Old Double Tomb for Pharaoh Purifiers Revealed On Giza Plateau"
Ancient Origins (Australia)

"ASI digs out 4,000-yr-old sacred chambers"
The Pioneer (India)

"Alaska's thaw threatens prehistoric sites once frozen in time"
The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)

"Ice Age Bear and Wolf-Like Creature Found in Underwater Mexican Cave"
Live Science (USA)

"Old Kingdom tombs discovered on Egypt's Giza Plateau"
Ahram Online (Egypt)

"Skeletons of 1,500-year-old pair of Maya kings discovered"
The Yucatan Times (Mexico)

"The western world is just catching up to what we know"
The Guardian (UK)

"The First Physical Evidence for the Mysterious Hominins Outside Their Original Cave"
Ancient Origins (Australia)

"Analysis Reveals Imitation Amber in Prehistoric Graves"
Archaeology Magazine (USA)

"Rare life-size figurine unearthed in Phanigiri"
The Times of India (India)

"Search for Cortés’ ships turns up 15th-century anchor off Veracruz"
Mexico News Daily (Mexico)


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April 2019 News Headlines

 

 

"Ep. 527: Ancient Astronomy of the American Southwest"
Universe Today (USA)

"Egypt unveils colorful Fifth Dynasty tomb"
Al Arabiya (Saudi Arabia)

"Ruins identified as wall of imperial kiln plant in China's ceramic capital"
XinhuaNet (China)

"Giant carnivore fossil found in museum drawer by palaeontologist on his lunch break"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"Woman`s remains that fell out of the cliff in Bagicz are 2 thousand years old"
PAP (Poland)

"Maya Figurine Workshop Discovered in Guatemala"
Archaeology Magazine (USA)

"Make them well again: trying to save Gujarat's ancient stepwells"
The Hindu (India)

"Dig at north-east Pictish fort unearths huge section of wall still standing after 1,000 years"
The Press & Journal (Scotland)

"Fearsome ancient carnivore discovered after fossil lingered for decades in museum drawer"
Nature (UK)

"In pics: Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang, NW China's Gansu"
XinhuaNet (China)

"Megalith tombs were family graves in European Stone Age"
PhysOrg (USA)

"Archaeologists unearth ancient Funan burial site in Prey Veng town"
The Phnom Penh Post (Thailand)

"Early human fossil remains found in Philippines cave may herald new species — Homo luzonensis"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"Stonehenge: DNA reveals origin of builders"
BBC News (UK)

"Iron Age Settlement Uncovered in Thailand"
The Bangkok Post (Thailand)


"Stone Circles Ringed House That May Have Belonged to the Neolithic 'One Percent'"
Live Science (USA)
"The massive and ancient stone circles around Stonehenge and Avebury in southern England may have all started with the commemoration of a single Neolithic house that probably belonged to an elite family, archaeologists now say.

Using ground-penetrating radar, the researchers found that the monumental stone circles of Avebury, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Stonehenge, were centred on an early Neolithic habitation, with the concentric stone circles and large earthen embankment being built around it probably centuries later.

They say the Neolithic house at Avebury was built sometime after 3700 B.C. - but centuries before the creation of the larger rings of stone at Avebury and the megalithic monument at Stonehenge, which research shows were built after 3000 B.C."

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[The area around Salisbury plain which contains the Avebury and Stonehenge complexes was obviously used for many millennia more than has previously been acknowledged. Now the use of ground-penetrating radar is showing much more usage of the area in prehistoric times than was expected. It will be well worth watching developments. Do read the full story - Ed.]


"Egypt unveils colorful Fifth Dynasty tomb"
The Jakarta Post (Indonesia)

"Marine Archaeologists Find First Example Of Ancient Nile River Barge"
The Waterways Journal (USA)

"China confirms oldest tomb with 'squatting' owner"
XinhuaNet (China)

"17,000-year-old pottery fragments found in China"
Gulf Today (United Arab Emirates )

"Archaeological research uncovered 17 cremation graves"
The Slovak Spectator (Slovakia)

"Workers in Rio Find 30,000 Artifacts Dating Back to Brazil’s Empire"
The Rio Times (Brazil)

"Discovering an underwater trove of gifts to the gods"
Apollo (UK)

"Archaeologists find new species of early human in Philippines"
XinhuaNet (China)

"Vast necropolis discovered from rescue excavations at ancient Larnaca site"
Tornos News (Greece)

"Archaeologists discover 3,600-year-old shipwreck that sunk in a storm"
Daily Mirror Online (UK)


"Previously unknown human species found in Asia raises questions about early hominin dispersals from Africa"
Nature (UK)
"Excavations in southeast Asia have unearthed a previously unreported hominin species named Homo luzonensis.

The discovery has implications for ideas about early hominin evolution and dispersal from Africa.

Homo sapiens is the only living species of a diverse group called hominins (members of the human family tree who are more closely related to each other than they are to chimpanzees and bonobos).

Most extinct hominin species are not our direct ancestors, but instead are close relatives with evolutionary histories that took a slightly different path from ours.

This newly identified species was found in the Philippines and named Homo luzonensis after Luzon, the island where bones and teeth from individuals of this species were excavated from Callao Cave.

Specimens of H. luzonensis were dated to minimum ages of 50,000 and 67,000 years old, which suggests that the species was alive at the same time as several other hominins belonging to the genus Homo, including Homo sapiens, Neanderthals, Denisovans and Homo floresiensis."

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[What an amazing new discovery! It seems another precious paradigm needs to be urgently reviewed, and it makes you wonder how many others are waiting to be discovered.

It's well worth reading the full story - Ed.]


"Ancient price list found in Mugla"
Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey)

"Czech archaeologists reveal identity of ancient Egyptian Queen"
Radio Prague (Czech Republic)

"Recording Roman graffiti near Hadrian’s Wall"
Current Archaeology (UK)

"Rock find in New Zealand rewrites story of Polynesian voyage"
The New Zealand Herald (New Zealand)

"Ptolemaic tomb unveiled in Egypt"
The Japan News (Japan)

"Two millennia pile-on at burial mound"
Cosmos (Australia)

"Unique 1000-year-old helmet discovered in Bobruisk river port"
Belarus News (Belarus)

"A 5,000-year-old barley grain discovered in Finland changes understanding of livelihoods"
PhysOrg (USA)

"History on a Hill"
NASA Earth Observatory (Earth Orbit)

"War’s impact on Mrauk-U cultural heritage to be surveyed"
Myanmar Times (Myanmar)


"Marawah Island Uncovers Abu Dhabi History With New Findings"
UrduPoint (Pakistan)
"The latest archaeological excavations on Marawah Island, carried out by specialist teams from the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi, have shed new light on Abu Dhabi's earliest known settlement, which dates back 8,000 years.

The most recent excavations, which took place over a period of five weeks in February and March, have uncovered stunning new evidence on the architecture, art and technology of Abu Dhabi's Neolithic inhabitants.

Marawah lies around 100km to the west of the city of Abu Dhabi, and approximately 25km northwest of the port of Mirfa.

The dig site is situated on top of a rocky limestone plateau located just to the west of Ghubba village in the southwestern part of the island.

First discovered in 1992 during an archaeological survey of the island, the site consists of at least seven mounds that appear to be the remains of collapsed Neolithic stone structures."

[Read The Full Story]

[It's good to have an update on thr excellent work that's been going on for many years in the Persian Gulf region. Evidence of urban remains dated 8,000 years ago is significant, especially in that region.

Not too far away in NW India urban remains the site of Manhattan Island were found just offsore in shallow waters of the Gulf of Khambat (Cambay) in 2001, and the discoverers suggested they stretched out towards the Persian Gulf and Arabia and possibly right up to southern Iraq. Sadly, a lack of funding and closed archaeological minds stifled further investigations.

There's a great picture of the remains and it's well worth reading the full story - Ed.]


"High-altitude divers find ritual relics"
DiverNet (UK)

"PU begins excavation at Shorkot to unearth ancient culture"
The Express Tribune (India)

"Researchers uncover 66-million-year-old fish fossils from the day the dinosaurs died"
ABC Science News (Australia)

"Uncovering the secrets of ancient rock art using 'X-ray vision'"
Science News (USA)

"Angkor Wat moat drying ‘could affect foundations’"
Eleven Myanmar (Myanmar)

"Discovery of Balamku Cave may rewrite the history of Maya"
ECNS (China)

"Aldo Moro roadworks cover Roman tombs"
Malta Today (Malta)

"Foreigners may have conquered ancient Egypt without invading it"
Science News (USA)

"Swastika-shaped 6th century stupas found in Singrauli"
The Times of India (India)

"Grisly Cave Discovery Suggests Climate Change Turned Neanderthals Into Cannibals"
Science Alert (USA)


"The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project"
Cardiff/Athens Universites (Cymru/Greece)
[In October 1900, Captain Dimitrious Kondos was leading a team of sponge divers near the the island of Antikythera off the coast of Greece. They noticed a shipwreck about 180 feet below the surface and began to investigate. Amongst the artifacts that they brought up was a coral-encrusted piece of metal that later archaeologists found was some sort of gear wheel.

The rest of the artifacts, along with the shape of the boat, suggested a date around 2000 years ago, which made the find one of the most anomalous that had ever been recovered from the Greek seas. It became known as The Antikythera Mechanism.

In 2006 the journal "Nature" published a
letter, and another paper about the mechanism was published in 2008, detailing the findings of Prof. Mike G. Edmunds of Cardiff University. Using high-resolution X-ray tomography to study the fragments of the anomalous Antikythera Mechanism, they found that it was in fact a bronze mechanical analog computer that could be used to calculate the astronomical positions and various cycles of the Moon - as seen from the Earth: - Ed]


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"Human Skeleton Found on Famed Antikythera Shipwreck"
Scientific American (USA)

"Scientists decipher purpose of mysterious astronomy tool made by ancient Greeks"
CBC News (Canada)

"Beyond the Antikythera mechanism"
Nature Blogs (UK)

"Archimedes’ legendary sphere brought to life"
Nature News (UK)

"Discovery about the Antikythera Mechanism reveals surprising advances in early Greek science"
University of Puget Sound (USA)

"World's oldest computer is more ancient than first thought... "
The Daily Mail Online (UK)

"New international mission ready to explore Antikythera shipwreck"
eKathimerini (Greece)

"Return to Antikythera: Divers revisit wreck where ancient computer found"
The Guardian Science Blog (UK)

"In search of lost time"
Nature (UK)

"World’s First Computer Displayed Olympic Calendar"
Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

"Antikythera Mechanism - World's earliest existing analogue computer"
HotnHit News (India)

"In search of lost time"
Nature (UK)

"Imaging the Antikythera Computer"
Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

"Decoding an Ancient Computer: Greek Technology Tracked the Heavens"
Scientific American (USA)

"2,000 Year Old Computer Yields Her Secrets"
Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

"Watch a video explaining the Antikythera mechanism"
Nature (UK)

"Antikythera mechanism"
Wikipedia (USA)

"World's First Computer Rebuilt, Rebooted After 2,000 Years"
Wired Gadget Lab (USA)

"Antikythera: A 2,000-year-old Greek computer comes back to life"
The Guardian Science Blog (UK)

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Google (USA)


 

"The Smart Neanderthal:
Bird catching, Cave Art, and the Cognitive Revolution"


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Clive Finlayson

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"Since the late 1980s the dominant theory of human origins has been that a 'cognitive revolution' (C.50,000 years ago) led to the advent of our species, Homo sapiens.

As a result of this revolution our species spread and eventually replaced all existing archaic Homo species, ultimately leading to the superiority of modern humans.

Or so we thought.

As Clive Finlayson explains, the latest advances in genetics prove that there was significant interbreeding between Modern Humans and the Neanderthals.

All non-Africans today carry some Neanderthal genes.

We have also discovered aspects of Neanderthal behaviour that indicate that they were not cognitively inferior to modern humans, as we once thought, and in fact had their own rituals and art.

Finlayson, who is at the forefront of this research, recounts the discoveries of his team, providing evidence that Neanderthals caught birds of prey, and used their feathers for symbolic purposes."

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"Origins of the Sphinx: Celestial Guardian of
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Dr Robert M. Schoch
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Robert Bauval

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"In this provocative collaboration from two Egyptology outsiders, Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D., and Robert Bauval combine their decades of research to show how the Sphinx is thousands of years older than the conventional Egyptological timeline and was built by a long forgotten pre-Pharaonic civilization.

They examine the known history of the Sphinx, contrasting what Egyptologists claim with prominent historical accounts and new research, including updates to Schoch’s geological water weathering research and reanalysis of seismic studies.

Building on Bauval’s Orion Correlation Theory, they investigate the archaeoastronomical alignments of the monuments of the Giza Plateau and reveal how the pyramids and Sphinx were built to align with the constellations of Orion and Leo.

Analyzing the evidence for a significantly older construction phase at Giza and the restoration and recarving of the Sphinx during the Old Kingdom era, they assert that the Sphinx was first built by an advanced pre-Pharaonic civilization that existed circa 12,000 years ago on the Giza Plateau, contemporaneous with the sophisticated Göbekli Tepe complex."

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"The Maya Forest Garden:
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Anabel Ford
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"Machu Picchu's Sacred Sisters: Choquequirao and Llactapata: Astronomy, Symbolism, and Sacred Geography in the Inca Heartland"

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Gary R. Ziegler

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"The Memory Code: The Secrets of Stonehenge, Easter Island and Other Ancient Monuments"

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Lynne Kelly

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"Stolen Legacy"

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George G. M. James

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