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Join us on a journey through time from prehistory to the present day. Discover Neolithic stone tools and the origins of agriculture in ancient Mesopotamia. Explore the civilisations of Rome, Greece, the Inca’s and the Mayans. Learn about our industrial past.

Late Pleistocene Paleo Indians of the Americas

The peopling of the Americas is hotly debated by archaeologists. Theories abound, though new technologies and discoveries have shed some light on the topic. The...

Archaeological Human Skeletons – Inferring Occupation

Inferring occupation from archaeological skeletons using certain methods and techniques can provide an interesting mixed set of results. The question of occupation and what can...

Ancient Tomb Could Contain Mayan King

An undisturbed tomb in Guatemala found last May is possibly the final resting place of royalty. At the Guatemalan site of El Zotz, a team...

Archaic North America

Climate change brought changes in plant and animal life to the people of the early Holocene Epoch. How would they adapt? Folsom Man had become...

The Family Life and Death of Tutankhamun

Several new findings shed light on the boy king's family tree and mysterious death. He is easily the most well-known and iconic of the ancient...

Types of Ancient Civilisations

Civilisations do not spring up out of nowhere. They go through a number of stages before reaching their fully developed form. Civilisations evolve similar to...

The Americas – The First Human Settlement

Archaeologists are not in agreement over when the first humans occupied the Americas. However, they do agree that they crossed the Bering Land...

Summary of Social Complexity in the Nasca Civilization

The Nasca lines of southern Peru acted as a form of materialized ideology. These lines are made up of over 1,000 figures, covering about...

The Nasca Ceremonial Center of Cahuachi

Cahuachi was an important means by which ideology was materialized into concrete, tangible culture for the Nasca civilization. This center is not only useful...

Nasca Symbolic Objects and the Materialization of Ideology

An exploration of the emergence of social complexity in the Nasca civilization, through polychrome ceramics, geoglyphs, and ceremonial centers. Symbolic objects served many purposes...