Ancient Mysteries

Our Ancestral Lineage Replenished; Study Reveals Lucy’s Evolutionary Cousin

Our Ancestral Lineage Replenished; Study Reveals Lucy’s Evolutionary Cousin

A paper published in May 28 issue of Nature describes the discovery of another ancestor of the human lineage that survived alongside ‘Lucy’ about 3.4 million years ago, thus giving the first indication that the human family was full of variety long before our own genus developed.

Before humans evolved, researchers had long thought that there was little or no diversity among the hominins. However, this latest research reveals that the species ‘Australopithecus afarensis’ represented by Lucy had a very close evolutionary cousin, a species named ‘Australopithecus deyiremeda’.

Hancock Maintains his Lost Civilization Stance in a September Release

Hancock Maintains his Lost Civilization Stance in a September Release

Graham Hancock, the controversial author, has found more evidence to support his claim of the lost civilization which was destroyed by a comet 13,000 years ago.

Hancock is releasing his latest work, titled ‘Magicians of the Gods’, containing series of geophysics and geological papers that prove his stance. Hancock argues that the existence of the comet has been masked because it struck ice and did not leave a crater.

Little boy unearths 100 million-year-old Dinosaur Fossil

Little boy unearths 100 million-year-old Dinosaur Fossil

A four-year-old kid from southeast Arlington unearthed a 100 million-year-old dinosaur fossil. The kid, Wylie Brys, unearthed the dinosaur fossil when he was searching for fish fossils in Mansfield with his father, Tim Brys. While searching for fish fossils, the little boy found a bone that even surprised paleontologists from Southern Methodist University.

Fossils of New Species of Terror Bird discovered in Argentina

Fossils of New Species of Terror Bird discovered in Argentina

Researchers have discovered fossils of a new species of terror bird in Argentina. According to reports, the species of terror bird was 10 feet fall and lived in Argentina about 3.5 million years ago. They went extinct about 2.5 million years ago.

The new species of terror bird has been named Llallawavis scagliai by the researchers. According to the researchers, they discovered more than 90 percent of the bird’s fossilized skeleton, which is the most complete terror bird specimen ever found on earth.

Neanderthals Culture could have been Richer than earlier estimates

Neanderthals Culture could have been Richer than earlier estimates

As per a novel research published in the journal PLOS ONE, jewelry may have been invented by ancient Neanderthals. Researchers from the University of Kansas said that their study may help in changing views about Neanderthals.

It is said that Neanderthals could not do much more than learning basic survival skills. A collection of eagle talons were found in Croatia. They are considered to be around 130,000 years old and bear specific marks and polished areas.

Scientists Discover Primitive Tool in Oregon

Scientists Discover Primitive Tool in Oregon

In Oregon, Archaeologists have discovered a stone tool that has suggested that humans occupied the western US much earlier than thought.

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management, which controls the land on which the site was found, announced this discovery today.

Scientists found the tool 12ft (3.6 meters) below ground under a thick layer of volcanic ash dating back to the eruption of Mount St Helens 15,800 years ago.

They believed that the ancient knife was used for cutting animal hides, butchering meat, and carving wood by pre-Clovis people.

Researchers try to recreate ancient beer recipe

Researchers try to recreate ancient beer recipe

A team of researchers at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is trying to recreate a beer recipe that dates back to 1840.

The researchers are currently analyzing the contents of the beer bottles that were discovered in the shipwreck that was found by a team of divers on the bottom of the Baltic Sea in 2010.

Researchers unearth 2.8-Million-Year-old Jawbone

Researchers unearth 2.8-Million-Year-old Jawbone

According to reports from the Arizona State University, a group of researchers has discovered a 2.8 million-year-old jawbone. The jawbone belongs to mankind's earliest ancestors, and as per the researchers, the discovery has shown that the earliest ancestors of human were born earlier than thought.

The jawbone was found after 13 years digging in the Rift Valley region of Ethiopia. Previously, genus Homo creatures were thought to have evolved about two million years ago, but the new discovery has shown the birth 400,000 years earlier.

Ancient cities were as much populated as modern ones in terms of size & density: study

Ancient cities were as much populated as modern ones in terms of size & density: study

The ancient cities were as much populated as modern cities in terms of size and density, and they were built up using the same technique as modern cities, a new research suggested.

The study, published in the journal PLOS ONE, said modern cities' characteristics of large populations and dense areas were also exhibited by ancient cities.

The experts behind the research said ancient settlements with bigger and denser areas allowed their residents to become more efficient.

New species of Ichthyosaur identified

New species of Ichthyosaur identified

According to researchers, they have identified a new type of ichthyosaur, an extinct marine reptile that was alive during the time of dinosaurs.

The ichthyosaur has been identified from a fossil that stored in Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery in Britain for over 30 years. Ichthyosaurs have similar-shape to dolphins and sharks. Frequently, ichthyosaurs are misidentified as swimming dinosaurs and they are also referred as sea monsters.

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