Mass Grave in California from more than 500 years ago…
- Wednesday, 29 July 2015 18:01
The chemistry of the murder victims’ teeth tells us these men were raised in the same region where they were buried, but spent a lot of the lives far away. When they came home, their people were apparently not happy to see them. Notice that from the positioning of the skeletal remains, the men appear to have been hurled into the grave. California’s native peoples traditionally went to great effort to properly bury their dead loved ones.
Just a reminder that ISIS is not alone in the destruction of ancient sites…
- Friday, 24 July 2015 13:48
This is an old story, but worth remembering as we watch ancient archaeological sites being destroyed outside of North America. It happens here, too. Sadly, a few years ago several Navajo destroyed ancient rock art images of Hopi katchinas. Religious extremism is found in every culture around the world.
Also, what it looked like before…
The secrets of Egyptian child mummies…
- Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:56
Cannibalism in China 100,000 years ago…
- Wednesday, 22 July 2015 11:13
Humans have likely been putting their enemies on the menu since the dawn of humanity, and…well, maybe their friends, too.
DNA Search for First Americans…
- Tuesday, 21 July 2015 20:43
More evidence that contradicts the theory that prehistoric native peoples came to the Americas in a single wave. This new DNA study of Amazonian peoples indicates they are related to Australian aboriginal peoples and New Guineans, and while the DNA evidence is new, this is not a new hypothesis. Archaeologists studying the remains of Luzia and her people in Brazil (which dates to over 12,000 B.P.) have long said that the physical characteristics of Luzia most closely match those of Australoids or Africans. The new study suggests there were at least two very early migrations into the Americas, but hang onto your hats, folks. We suspect when the dust finally settles, the genetics will suggest many more migrations.