In mid-May, the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography will begin archaeological excavations in eight ancient settlements discovered in the Sheki-Gakh-Oguz region.
As a result of research carried out in October-January in the winter pastures in the Sheki-Zagatala-Gakh region, eight ancient settlements dating back to the Bronze Age were found, head of the Sheki-Gakh-Oguz Expedition of the Institute Nasib Mukhtarov told Trend. Read more.
Who lived on the Hill before red-tiled roofs and golf courses?
Lots of people, it turns out. Parts of the Palos Verdes Peninsula were inhabited up to 7,000 years ago—that’s before Stonehenge or the pyramids were built.
How do we know this? Mostly from accidental discoveries made in advance of building homes and schools. Bring in a backhoe and boom—all sorts of things get unearthed. Unfortunately, they don’t always come with an explanation sheet.
Take a flat-topped rock with ancient drawings (see photo). In 1927, it was found in the hills above Portuguese Bend. Who carved it and what did it mean? No one knows. Read more.
This photo of casts of two palates demonstrates the large size of the teeth of Paranthropus boisei, an early human relative that lived in East Africa between 2.3 million and 1.2 million years ago and is known as Nutcracker Man. Much smaller teeth from a human skull are shown on the right. A…