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Our ancient history is full of mysteries and legends. Today, we take things for granted and never really question why and how they came into being. Here are ten things you probably did not know about human history, 10 achievements and failures that defined our way of life and our understanding of the world.
Published by mihai cosmin 60 months ago in Archaeology | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Albertosaurus was a theropod that was native to western North America, particularly the Canadian province of Alberta. Albertosaurus lived around 70 million years ago, and is a relative of the Tyrannosaurid family. The name “Albertosaurus” comes from where the great majority of the skeletons were located, Alberta. Albertosaurus roughly translates to “Alberta Lizard”.
Published by Travis Burdick 72 months ago in Archaeology | +1 votes | 0 comments
Quetzalcoatlus was one of the most amazing creatures to ever grace this planet. Quetzalcoatlus is a type of pterodactyl that was native to North and Central America, and lived 68-65 million years ago. Quetzalcoatlus is considered one of the largest flying animals to ever lived, even dwarfing today’s condors. The name Quetzalcoatlus comes from the ancient Aztec god Quetzalcoatl, which was represented as a giant feathered serpent to his worshipers.
Published by Travis Burdick 238 months ago in Archaeology | +0 votes | 0 comments
Triceratops was a large ceratopsid, which lived 68 to 65 million years ago. They lived in what is now North America and nowhere else. Due to their unique appearance and their use in modern media, Triceratops is one of the most easily recognised dinosaurs in the world. The Triceratops has been seen in many different media outlets such as movies, videogames, books, and is considered the official state fossil of South Dakota and the official state dinosaur of Wyoming.
Published by Travis Burdick 73 months ago in Archaeology | +0 votes | 0 comments
The Spinosaurus is a huge dinosaur with a crocodilian type head and a large sail on its back. The Spinosaurus is one of the better known dinosaurs as it is commonly used in mass media like video games, movies like “Jurassic Park 3“, books, and action figures and toys. The Spinosaurus has also appeared on postal stamps from Angola, the Gambia, and Tanzania.
Published by Travis Burdick 74 months ago in Archaeology | +5 votes | 0 comments
Recent studies support the asteroid theory, providing new elements like the theory that dinosaurs died within hours of the asteroid hitting instead of the common belief that dinosaurs died out over a period of months. So far, some of the most compelling pieces of evidence about how the dinosaurs died point to the asteroid as the culprit.
Published by Marky Chavez 77 months ago in Archaeology | +0 votes | 0 comments
Supposedly, roughly 60,000 years ago, a civilization by the name of Lemuria existed but was brought down by either the forces of mother nature or possibly by warfare brought on by mankind. However, only ocean exists now where the city is believed to be and no evidence of its existence has surfaced in order to help tell its tale.
Published by Alden Morris 77 months ago in Archaeology | +1 votes | 1 comments
The lost palace of Knossos was discovered in 1878 but the entire site was not successfully excavated until March of 1900. The excavation revealed some of the most amazing ancient artifacts and displayed one of the most significant palaces of the ancient Greek world however; reconstruction was ordered which led many experts to reconsider the palacesÂ’ legitimacy as an ancient Greek wonder.
Published by Alden Morris 78 months ago in Archaeology | +1 votes | 2 comments
Learn about 5 unique and bizarre fossil species discovered by paleontologists such as marine life, dinosaurs and mollusks.
Published by Debbie Edwards 80 months ago in Archaeology | +5 votes | 6 comments
An ancient Greek artifact discovered out at sea in the early 1900Â’s has left experts to believe that civilizations of antiquity may have had a further understanding of the solar system than previously thought.
Published by Alden Morris 80 months ago in Archaeology | +1 votes | 1 comments
The medical art of prosthetics may very well not be a recent medical science but a practice used amongst many civilizations for thousands of years.
Published by Alden Morris 80 months ago in Archaeology | +0 votes | 0 comments
According to one of the earliest stories of the Bible, two cities, Sodom and Gomorrah and all their inhabitants were destroyed some 5,000 years ago for not living up to the ethical standards of God. But, did these ancient cities actually exist?
Published by James R. Coffey 94 months ago in Archaeology | +10 votes | 11 comments
Trilobite: common name which applies for an entire class of extinct marine arthropods. Pronounced as tra?l??ba?t, it literally mean "three lobes."
Published by Mark 96 months ago in Archaeology | +3 votes | 0 comments
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