The Plains of Jars. Thousands of giant stone jars are scattered around the Xieng Khouang plain in Laos. Excavation by Lao and Japanese archaeologists has supported the conclusion that these were funeral megaliths, with the discovery of human remains, burial goods and ceramics found in association with the stone jars. The Plain of Jars is dated to the Iron Age (500 BCE to 500 CE). Image: Anne Murray.
The 1.8 million-year-old skull is the most complete hominid skull ever found. The idea that there were several different human species walking the Earth two million years ago has been dealt a blow. Instead, scientists say early human fossils found in Africa and Eurasia may have been part of the same species. Continue story -
Ancient Egyptian statues were supposedly hacked out with copper chisels and stone pounders. And yet many of these statues have been found to be prefectly symmetrical. We would struggle to acheieve this today, so how did these ancient stone worked achieve such high precision?~~~~Did you look at the picture before you wrote that?
The Great Pyramids were originally bright white When the pyramids were originally finished, they were plated in and outer layer of white “casing stones”. These casing stones were cut with astounding precision to give a smooth slope to the pyramids, unlike how they appear today with the outer stones more or less forming very large “steps”. The original casing stones were made of highly polished Tura limestone, meant to reflect the sun’s rays, and were accurate within 1/100th of an inch.
In the early 1900's on the Doheny expedition into the Grand Canyon, Indian cave drawings were found which closely resembled a duck-billed dinosaur. Human + Dinosaur Fossils bones and primitive tools have been found in the same fossil layers in Texas and the Dakotas. Footprints of dinosaurs and humans coexist in Texas and New Mexico. Cave and cliff drawings in Utah and Colorado depict dinosaur species dating from 400 A.D to 1300 A.D