Questions tagged [archeology]

Study of ancient history history and pre-history based on interpretation of artifacts and found physical remains.

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What are the basis to claim the Easter Island statues as soul? [on hold]

In this article, speeches from the governor of Easter Island are mentionned. She said, mentionning the statues on the Easter Island in the British Museum: "You have our soul" However I am surprised ...
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Are results of carbon dating cross referenced by other methods?

Creationists make the claim that a global flood has messed up the precision of radiocarbon dating and hence, it cannot be relied upon. But if it is consistently cross-referenced by other methods, then ...
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Did archeologists find radioactive skeletons in Mohanjo-daro?

There is a viral claim, copied across many web-sites that ancient people in India had nuclear weapons. Part of the evidence is another claim - that radioactive bodies were found in Mohanjo-daro. ...
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Was a new monument or building discovered in Petra with Google Earth and drones?

Numerous different reports from June 2016 state that a new building was found in Petra with Google Earth. I can't find any external verification of these reports. Has this building been excavated? Is ...
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Are there textual deviations between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Old Testament?

This article claims: Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls has increased the faith of Bible-believers. Why? Because they prove that the hand-copied texts that have come down from the Masoretic scribes ...
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Did soldiers of Alexander's army settle in Malana?

Malana is an ancient Indian village in the state of Himachal Pradesh. You can read more in Wiki page. It is believed that the people live there are descendants of Greek soldiers of Alexander's army. ...
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Has a fifteen year old from Canada discovered a hidden Mayan city?

Recent news stories have reported on the discovery of a lost Mayan city by William Gadoury, a 15-year-old from Canada. According to these reports, Gadoury noticed a correspondence between the ...
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Has a holographic library been found in tunnels under the Bucegi mountains?

There have been some extraordinary claims about a set of tunnels under the Bucegi mountains in Romania. The Niburu Sunset blog has an interesting collection of videos on the topic. The BUCEGI ...
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Has carbon dating indicated that live humans are 4000 years old?

A friend of mine told my wife that carbon dating is unreliable because it has been performed on live humans and indicated that the test subject(s) are 4000 years old. Is there any truth to this claim?...
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Did Giant Humans exist? [duplicate]

I am well aware that there is a question and answer on this site that debunks the existence of giant humans, but I am still fascinated by them when I read this report. Usually I am skeptical of these ...
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Have giant human skeletons been found?

This article shows a diagram of the remains of human giants. The tallest one being 36 ft. (1097.28 cm.) This seems like a pretty large claim for an article that doesn't state any sources. Could there ...
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Are approximately 95% of the Mayan ruins of Palenque still buried and unexplored?

I've seen such statement in a number of websites. E.g. in UNESCO's website: Without a buffer zone the total area of the archeological site is 1780 hectares, 09 areas and 49 square meters and 1,400 ...
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Were technologically advanced artifacts found at the Durupinar “ark” site?

My social media stream lately has been awash with claims about items supposedly dissevered at a site discovered by Turkish army captain Llhan Durupınar in 1959 that is believed by some to be the final ...
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Did the Ancient Egyptians use twenty-sided dice?

Ancient d20 die emerges from the ashes of time Many centuries before Dungeons & Dragons was even a glimmer in the eye of Gary Gygax, ancient Egyptians were rolling a d20 die. Metropolitan ...
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Does the Hueyatlaco site show human habitation in Mexico >50,000 years ago?

Wikipedia says: Hueyatlaco is an archeological site in Valsequillo, Mexico. After excavations in the 1960s, the site became notorious due to geochronologists' analyses that indicated human ...
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Is the fossil KNM-ER 1470 evidence that other dating methods other than the fossil record are inaccurate?

The skull was originally dated to be almost 3 million years old. This led Richard Leakey, the son of famed archeologist Louis Leakey to comment, "Either We toss out this skull or we toss out our ...
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Were pyramids of glass found under the Bermuda Triangle?

Making the rounds is this story about glass pyramids underwater at the Bermuda Triangle. They're claiming they were discovered by an oceanographer but they I find no mention of this story in popular ...
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Did ancient people have flying vehicles?

I watched this documentary, but I am doubtful of the evidence that they are using and their claims. Ancient Aliens Season 1 Episode 2 The documentary uses ancient relics and evidences to try to ...
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Has Noah's ark been discovered in Turkey?

I found this website claiming that noah's ark has been found. Is there any archaeological or historical evidence to support or deny this claim? Related Question: Could a Great Flood have happened?
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Was Sir Arthur Conan Doyle responsible for the Piltdown Man hoax?

Was the genius behind Sherlock Holmes also behind one of the most infamous forgeries in history? source:roystoncartoons.com In what could be described in retrospect as basically a shallow grave near ...