The First Big Bird, Horus Of Egypt As Never Seen Before

The First Big Bird, Horus Of Egypt As Never Seen Before

The Daily Journalist.   ‘That’s one weird looking bird,’ grinned an American student on one of my tours of the Ancient Egypt and Sudan Department study collection for university students last year. And to Egyptology students he [...]
Kurdistan Site Reveals Evolution towards the First Cities of Mesopotamia

Kurdistan Site Reveals Evolution towards the First Cities of Mesopotamia

  The Daily Journalist.     A Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) campaign at the site of Gird Lashkir, in Iraq, reveals the evolution from the first farming societies to the consolidation of the first cities of Mesopotamia. [...]
Rice Basket Study Rethinks Roots Of Human Culture

Rice Basket Study Rethinks Roots Of Human Culture

  The Daily Journalist.   A new study from the University of Exeter has found that teaching is not essential for people to learn to make effective tools. The results counter established views about how human tools and technologies [...]
Ancient Scroll Found in Holy Ark Read with Advanced Technology

Ancient Scroll Found in Holy Ark Read with Advanced Technology

The Daily Journalist.   For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, which was excavated in 1970 but at some point earlier had been badly burned.     The [...]
Researchers Find Highland East Asian Origin for Prehistoric Himalayan Populations

Researchers Find Highland East Asian Origin for Prehistoric Himalayan Populations

  The Daily Journalist.     In a collaborative study by the University of Oklahoma, University of Chicago, University of California, Merced, and Uppsala University, researchers conduct the first ancient DNA investigation of the [...]
Did the Khazars Convert To Judaism? New Research Says ‘No’

Did the Khazars Convert To Judaism? New Research Says ‘No’

  The Daily Journalist.     Did the Khazars convert to Judaism? The view that some or all Khazars, a central Asian people, became Jews during the ninth or tenth century is widely accepted. But following an exhaustive analysis [...]
Discovers Extensive Fabric Collection Dating Back to Kings David and Solomon

TAU Discovers Extensive Fabric Collection Dating Back to Kings David and Solomon

  The Daily Journalist.     Textiles found at Timna Valley archaeological dig by Tel Aviv University researchers provide a colorful picture of a complex society during the time of  Kings David and Solomon. The ancient copper [...]
World’s Oldest Weather Report Found, Could Revise Bronze Age Chronology

World’s Oldest Weather Report Found, Could Revise Bronze Age Chronology

  The Daily Journalist.   An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports—and could provide new evidence about the chronology of events in the ancient Middle East. A new [...]
The Battle of Waterloo: Why Does It Matter?

The Battle of Waterloo: Why Does It Matter?

  The Daily Journalist.   Professor Charles Esdaile, from the University of Liverpool Department of History, is the author of numerous works on the Napoleonic period including `Napoleon’s Wars: An International History.’ 18 June [...]
Gath: Biblical Philistine City of Goliath Found by Archaeologists

Gath: Biblical Philistine City of Goliath Found by Archaeologists

  The Daily Journalist.   The Ackerman Family Bar-Ilan University Expedition to Gath, headed by Prof. Aren Maeir, has discovered the fortifications and entrance gate of the biblical city of Gath of the Philistines, home of Goliath [...]
An American Pompeii: Mayan Village Preserved in Volcanic Ash for 1400 Years

An American Pompeii: Mayan Village Preserved in Volcanic Ash for 1400 Years

The Daily Journalist.   A continuing look at a Maya village in El Salvador–frozen in time by a blanket of volcanic ash from 1,400 years ago–shows the farming families who lived there went about their daily lives with virtually [...]
Impression of King Hezekiah's Royal Seal Discovered in Excavations in Jerusalem

Impression of King Hezekiah’s Royal Seal Discovered in Excavations in Jerusalem

  The Daily Journalist.     The Ophel excavations at the foot of the southern wall of the Temple Mount, conducted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Institute of Archaeology under the direction of Dr. Eilat Mazar, [...]
Ice Age Bison Fossils Shed Light on Early Human Migrations in North America

Ice Age Bison Fossils Shed Light on Early Human Migrations in North America

The Daily Journalist.   Scientists using evidence from bison fossils have determined when an ice-free corridor opened up along the Rocky Mountains during the late Pleistocene. The corridor has been considered a potential route for human [...]
German-Iranian Team Uncovers Ancient Trade Routes

German-Iranian Team Uncovers Ancient Trade Routes

  The Daily Journalist.   Tübingen researchers and Iranian archaeologists find evidence of raw materials trade between Bronze Age Iran and Mesopotamia Many of us have seen the impressive statues of ancient Mesopotamian rulers in the [...]
Legendary Leaping Attacks by Electric Eels Proven True

Legendary Leaping Attacks by Electric Eels Proven True

The Daily Journalist.   In a legendary account the famous 19th century explorer and naturalist Alexander von Humboldt recounted a dramatic battle between horses and electric eels that he witnessed on a field trip to the Amazon. In the [...]
5000 Year Old Livestock Pens Found in Spain

5000 Year Old Livestock Pens Found in Spain

The Daily Journalist.   Researchers from the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country, the University of Barcelona and the CSIC-National Research Council have participated in the discovery The Quaternary International journal has just [...]
Old World Metals Traded on Alaska Coast Hundreds of Years Before Contact with Europeans

Old World Metals Traded on Alaska Coast Hundreds of Years Before Contact with Europeans

  The Daily Journalist.   Two leaded bronze artifacts found in northwestern Alaska are the first evidence that metal from Asia reached prehistoric North America prior to contact with Europeans, according to new Purdue University research. “This [...]
Wari Empire Likely Did Not Cause Large Shifts in Population Genetic Diversity

Wari Empire Likely Did Not Cause Large Shifts in Population Genetic Diversity

The Daily Journalist.   The Wari Empire was a political formation that emerged around AD 600 in the central highlands of Peru and lasted for about 500 years, to 1100 AD. It operated about the same time as the Tiwanaku culture and at one [...]
How Mayan People Overcame the Catastrophic Eruption of Ilopango

How Mayan People Overcame the Catastrophic Eruption of Ilopango

The Daily Journalist.   Across the centuries, forming cooperative networks beyond cultural boundaries has been a way to overcome natural disasters. A Nagoya University researcher and his leading international research group discovered a [...]
What Will Cosmic Rays Penetrating Egypt's Pyramids Reveal?

What Will Cosmic Rays Penetrating Egypt’s Pyramids Reveal?

  By Alton Parrish.     Under the authority of the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, and HIP.Institute (Heritage, Innovation and Preservation Institute) launched, on 25 October 2015, [...]