Archive for the 'Archeology' Category

China finds “largest dinosaur fossil site” in world

• January, 2009

China finds “largest dinosaur fossil site” in world Beijing Newsroom; Editing by Nick Macfie Tue Dec 30, 2008 BEIJING (Reuters) Scientists in China say they have discovered the world’s largest dinosaur fossil site in the eastern province of Shandong, state media reported on Tuesday. Scientists had recovered some 7,600 fossils from a 300 meter (980 ft) long pit near Zhucheng city over the past seven months, Xinhua news agency said. The finds included remains of a 20-meter hadrosaurus, which could be a record size for

2,700-year-old marijuana found in Chinese tomb

• December, 2008

2,700-year-old marijuana found in Chinese tomb Dean Beeby THE CANADIAN PRESS OTTAWA Stash seems to have been intended for buried shaman to use in the afterlife Researchers say they have located the world’s oldest stash of marijuana, in a tomb in a remote part of China. The cache of cannabis is about 2,700 years old and was clearly “cultivated for psychoactive purposes,” rather than as fibre for clothing or as food, says a research paper in the Journal of Experimental Botany. The 789 grams of

The Cave of Crystals

• November, 2008

The Cave of Crystals discovered 1,000ft below a Mexican desert By Victoria Moore Created 10:15 PM on 27th October 2008 Until you notice the orange-suited men clambering around, it’s hard to grasp the extraordinary scale of this underground crystal forest. Nearly 1,000ft below the Chihuahua Desert in Mexico, this cave was discovered by two brothers drilling in the Naica lead and silver mine. It is an eerie sight. Up to 170 giant, luminous obelisks – the biggest is 37.4ft long and the equivalent height of

Portal to mythical Mayan underworld found

• August, 2008

Archaeologists discovered maze of stone temples in underground caves Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, which ancient Mayans believed was a portal where dead souls entered the underworld. Tammara Thomsen via Reuters By Miguel Angel Gutierrez ET Aug. 14, 2008 MEXICO CITY – Mexican archeologists have discovered a maze of stone temples in underground caves, some submerged in water and containing human bones, which ancient Mayans believed was a portal where