Archaeology


World’s first farmers were insects not humans, new research reveals

A major milestone in the history of humankind is the emergence of agriculture. It is commonly believed that humans started farming some 10,000 years ago in what is now Turkey and the Middle East. According to a new research, however, the history of human agriculture is almost minuscule in comparison to the millions of years…




Archaeologists come across a ‘jovial’ skeleton mosaic in Turkey

People did have sense of humor (with a dash of hedonism) in the 3rd century BC, or around 2,300 years ago. At least that is what is evident from an incredible ancient mosaic recently discovered in Hatay, a Turkish province that just borders Syria from the north. Th artwork in question features a seemingly 'cheerful'…



Satellite imaging points to hitherto-unknown Viking site in Newfoundland, Canada

Using satellite imagery, archaeologists have stumbled across what could be the second Viking site in the Canadian island of Newfoundland. The discovery, the researchers believe, indicates that the Scandinavian seafarers traveled much farther into North America than previously believed. The findings will be made public in the form of a two-hour documentary, titled "Vikings Unearthed".…


Unicorns are real and they roamed the Earth only 29,000 years ago!

In case you thought unicorns weren’t real, we are here to tell you that you are wrong. Long ago, there lived a rather strange-looking mammal called the Siberian unicorn. Believed to have been extinct for the last 350,000 years, it resembled a rhino more than a horse. As part of a recent research, archaeologists have…