Mayan Mass Grave Uncovered at Uxul

LiveScience reported last week that an excavation of an ancient Mayan city has yielded a 1400-year-old mass grave with 24 skeletons inside. Nicolaus Seefield, the dig’s coordinator and archaeologist at the University of Bonn in Germany, found the site after…

Archaeologists Uncover Byzantine Gold at Jerusalem Temple Mount

An archaeological dig conducted by Hebrew University researchers has uncovered a startling find: a treasure trove of Byzantine gold and silver that included an impressive gold medallion emblazoned with a menorah. The Times of Israel covered the story. Other items…

1700 Year Old Peruvian Priestess: Did Women Rule Peru?

In the last few years, archaeological finds coming out of Peru are shedding new light on a South American contemporary civilization that existed simultaneously as the Mayans. The most recent discovery, reported on by the AFP, is of another pre-Hispanic…

Creation Museum Employee Struck by Lightning

In what appears to be a hilariously ironic turn of events, someone who works at the Petersburg Creation Museum was struck by lightning while maintaining one of the zip line courses. The worker was not directly struck, but he was…

15,000 Year Old Petroglyphs Discovered in Reno

A discovery made northeast of Reno, NV just might shake the foundations of North American anthropology: petroglyphs located there have been dated to around 15,000 years ago. NPR covered the story. Paleoclimatologist and scientist emeritus with the U.S. Geological survey,…

Irish Bog Body Older than King Tut Discovered

Recently, a worker that was milling peat for the Bord na Móna utility company discovered an ancient mummy in an Irish bog. It is not uncommon to find preserved mummies in bogs, but this one is unique; scientists believe that…

Neanderthals are Smarter than We Thought

The term “Neanderthal” is quickly going out of style as a derogatory term to describing a simpler person: researchers and archaeologists have uncovered evidence that European Neanderthals were making bone tools thousands of years before the arrival of the modern…

Mayan Frieze Discovered in Guatemala

The AP reports that Guatemalan archaeologist Francisco Estrada-Belli of Tulane University’s Anthropology department has discovered a wonderful site in northern Guatemala: a beautiful frieze that dates to the Mayan classical era. Although it was found in July, the Guatemalan government…

‘Gate to Hell’ in Turkey Could be the Famed Pluto’s Gate

Though not as fiery as the Google Maps “gate to hell” spotted earlier this year, Italian scientists believe they may have found the famed “gate to hell” known as Pluto’s Gate. The site was believed to have been built on…

600-Year-Old Coin Found on Kenyan Island

A team of archaeologists has found a 600-year-old Chinese coin that was buried on the Kenyan island of Manda. Researchers say the find proves China and Africa were trading before European countries began their expansion across the globe. “This finding…