Archaeology

High Court permits small scale quarries to function

March 24, 2015 / No Comments

The honorable Kerala High Court Division Bench on Monday held that existing quarries in the state doesn't require environmental clearance from Ministry of Environment and Forests for its functioning.   The Kerala High Court clearly gave a positive nod to small scale quarries below five hectares to continue their operations. As per the court, the National Green Tribunal's order requiring environmental clearance is ...

Humanity May Suffer the Catastrophe of Cretaceous Era

December 10, 2014 / No Comments

Human race has always wondered about the events of the cretaceous era that led to total wipe out of dinosaurs. We haven’t reached any conclusions so far, but it’s certain that if we continue to exploit nature indiscreetly we are in for the same fate. Scientists and biologists have been studying the reasons behind the K-Pg event for a long time. ...

1,700-year-old Ancient Tombstones found in Silk Road

November 27, 2014 / No Comments

Silk Road is widely considered as the most ancient trade route which connected China to the Roman Empire. [caption id="attachment_17059" align="aligncenter" width="467"] 1,700-year-old cemetery discovered[/caption] The historical significance of Silk Road is unquestionable even in the 21st century, and this is compelling archeologists to conduct excavations in the path. The recent news from this corner is regarding the discovery of an ancient cemetery ...

Middle School Students Unearth 7000-Year Old Mummy In Chile

May 30, 2014 / No Comments

Most kids in middle school are excited about a field trip and many come back collecting a few leaves or maybe a few souvenirs at the local store. But a group of sixth- to eighth-graders in Chile came back home with a full blown mummy of their own! Okay, so they were not allowed to take the mummy home, but the excitement ...

17-million-years-old giant sperm found in Australia [video]

May 14, 2014 / 1 Comment

One of the most extraordinary thing happened, when a scientist discovered an ancient giant sperm in Australia. According to Business Standard’s post of May 14, 2014, a giant sperm has been found which is longer than a crustacean’s male body and is supposedly 17-million-years-old. This particular found is a great opportunity for the scientists to dig deep into the kind of species ...

Pinocchio Rex: Scientists Stumble Upon The Cousin Of T. Rex!

May 8, 2014 / No Comments

If there is one thing that Steven Spielberg did with his Jurassic Park series of flicks is turn the Tyrannosaurus Rex into an international superstar overnight.   The ferocious dinosaur instantly became a feared favorite among kids across the globe. Now, paleontologists have discovered the T. Rex’s Far East cousin that seems equally intimidating! A new dinosaur, the Qianzhousaurus sinensis, was discovered in ...

9-Year-Old Michigan Boy Finds 10,000-Years-Old Mastodon Tooth! [Video]

April 21, 2014 / No Comments

In an historical find, a 9-year-old from Michigan has found a mastodon tooth, now presumed to be over 10,000-years-old and certainly throws light on prehistoric past of North America. The boy named Philip Stoll said that he wants to take the roll of a paleontologist in future, and his first step is being considered worthy by scientists and experts. Stoll was exploring ...

3,500-year-old stone block, The World’s oldest weather report found in Egypt!

April 4, 2014 / No Comments

A 3,500-year-old stone block found in Egypt has inscription, which scientists now believe to be one of the oldest weather reports of the world. The inscription of 40 lines has been found on a 6-foot-tall calcite block, which has been named as Tempest Stela. It says, “the sky being in storm without cessation, louder than the cries of the masses”, describing the ...

Photos: 3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Uncovered by Archaeologists

April 1, 2014 / No Comments

There has always been great mystery and rich cultural uniqueness that has been attached with ancient Egypt. The lure of the pyramids brings to the Sahara hundreds and thousands of tourists and archaeologists from across the planet. Many among the latter hope to stumble upon finds like the one just made by Kevin Cahail, a doctoral student at the University of ...

Missing Link in Human Evolution Found – 47 million-year-old Primate, Darwinius Masillae

May 20, 2009 / 5 Comments

The missing link in human's evolution has been found, or at least that's what researchers think. This 47 million-year-old primate (Darwinius Masillae) unveiled yesterday at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, is the long-sought missing link in mankind's family tree. Known as Ida, the lemur-like creature had opposable thumbs like humans, fingernails instead of claws and hands that ...

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