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145-Year-Old Coffin Of Little Girl With Rose In Hand Found Under San Francisco Home

The well-preserved body of a little girl of around three years of age, in a lead and bronze coffin, has been found by San Francisco construction workers. The unidentified girl has reportedly been dead for around 145 years, has long blond hair and appears to have been from a family of means. Show More Summary

How Black Panther Pioneered Modern Comics With 'Panther's Rage'

One of the major misconception that informs this idea is that, prior to 1986, there were no serious superhero stories. That's emphatically untrue. The late Silver Age and Bronze Age were full of dark, mature superhero stories ---"The...Show More Summary

Bronze Age Burial Found in England

EVESHAM, ENGLAND—Archaeologists surveying a future development site in England’s West Midlands region were surprised to find a Bronze Age burial, reports the Worcester News. The team was following up on an earlier excavation at the site that revealed ditches thought to date to the Iron Age. Show More Summary

Entire Civilization Of ‘Sea Peoples’ May Have Been Wiped Out In ‘World War Zero,’ Archaeologists Say

Archaeologists have long hypothesized at what exactly caused the end of the Bronze Age. However, key pieces of evidence seemed to be missing making it impossible to fully paint a picture of what went on leading up to the Battle of Troy and the subsequent civil war. Show More Summary

Luwians vs. Hittites and Mycenaeans vs. Luwians

A rather imaginative reconstruction of the events surrounding the Sea Peoples and the ending of the end of the Bronze Age.

New archaeological method finds children were skilled ceramists during the Bronze Age

Artisanal interpretation of ceramics from the Bronze Age shows that a nine-year-old child could be a highly skilled artisan. This was one of the discoveries presented in a new thesis that explores how an artisanal perspective can contribute to archaeology by providing new insights into archaeological artefacts.

Bearded Ollie Returns with Mezco's New One:12 Collective Green Arrow Figure

Mezco Toyz's new 1:12 scale Green Arrow figure has Oliver Queen sporting his Bronze Age goatee.

Bon Scott Honored With Life-Size Statue In Hometown As AC/DC Fans Celebrate 10th Annual Bonfest

Bon Scott has been honored with a life-size memorial statue in his Scottish hometown 36 years after his death. The bronze statue of the legendary AC/DC singer, who died in 1980 at age 33, was unveiled at the 10th annual “Bonfest” event in his hometown of Kirriemuir, Scotland, according to Loudwire. Show More Summary

Half of All Western European Men Are Descendants of a Bronze Age King

Stonehenge in England, believed to have been built during the Bronze Age. (Photo: Qalinx/CC BY 2.0) Half of men in Western Europe are the descendants of a single Bronze Age ruler, a new study claims, based on genetic research into the Y chromosome of 1,200 men. The study was published Monday in the journal Nature Genetics. Show More Summary

Half of Western European men descended from one Bronze Age ‘king’

Mass graves were replaced by individual burials for the elite in the Bronze Age showing a shift in social structure CREDIT: PA H alf of Western European men are descended from one Bronze Age ‘king’ who sired a dynasty of elite nobles which spread throughout Europe, a new study has shown. Show More Summary

Herald of the Bronze Age: Celebrating Steve Englehart

Steve Englehart was born on this day in 1947. By his mid-twenties, he was reshaping the Marvel Universe. At thirty, he was reinventing Batman. Englehart is easily one of the greatest comic book writers of all time, and probably the definitive...Show More Summary

Netheravon Cremation Urn

Tom Theed of Landmarc, re-united with the unusually large Early Bronze Age cremation urn that he and his team found on a burial mound at Netheravon, 'excavated' in pieces by badgers! Controlled excavation of the find spot was subsequently...Show More Summary

Bronze Age Battle May Rewrite History of War in Europe

Ten thousand human bones excavated from Germany's Tollense Valley over the last six years tell the story of a Bronze Age battle that once seemed impossible. The bones of more than 100 men, along with remains of five horses and various weapons, comprise the first evidence of trained warriors in...

Bronze Age treasure discovered in Poland

Treasure of bronze objects has been discovered on the outskirts of a Polish town in Lubuskie Province. The objects are probably associated with the Lusatian culture and period of the Bronze Age - head of the Gorzów branch of the Regional Office for the Protection of Monuments B?a?ej Skazi?ski told PAP. Show More Summary

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Ancient warfare: How scientists uncovered the remains of a Bronze Age battlefield

New research into a Bronze Age battle site has uncovered signs of a massive conflict between two opposing sides -- far more than the sporadic raiding or tribal conflicts thought to occur in the area.

Bronze Age war in northern Germany

Slaughter at the bridge: Uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle About 3200 years ago, two armies clashed at a river crossing near the Baltic Sea. The confrontation can’t be found in any history books—the written word didn’t become common in these parts for another 2000 years—but this was no skirmish between local clans. Show More Summary

Human Remains Found Under Pub May Help Rewrite Irish History

2 months agoHumor / odd : mental_floss

Genetic analysis of the Bronze Age human remains has shaken up the long-established timeline of Irish history.

Prehistoric Town of Akrotiri in Santorini, Greece

Tucked away at the southern tip of Santorini are the ruins of one of the Bronze age's most sophisticated settlements, which prospered for centuries before being eradicated by a great volcanic eruption. Like the Roman ruins of Pompeii, the remains of the Minoan town of Akrotiri are remarkably well-preserved. Show More Summary

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