Why did ancient peoples, without modern construction equipment, struggle so hard to build huge monuments? These monumental structures are found all over the world, from Easter Island to the pyramids of Egypt. Recent research suggests that they all have a common characteristic: they may have been specially designed to conduct and manipulate sound to produce certain sensory effects.
Road workers have discovered an ancient burial mound full of prehistoric treasures–in Indiana! When a bulldozer operator made off with some of it, he ended up in jail. When this prehistoric culture was discovered among the rolling hills of the state in the 19th century, it was called the "Hopewell Site," after the farmer who owned the 500 acres where artifacts were first found. The Archeology Daily News quotes archeologist Michele Greenan as saying, "What you’re seeing here is a complex of earthen structures that were very purposefully and very specifically built along this cultural landscape.
The woolly mammoth, which has been extinct since prehistoric times, could be brought back to life in four years through cloning. In order to create a living mammoth, scientists need samples of flesh, and some has been found in Siberian permafrost, but early samples were badly damaged by the cold. Recently, however, a mouse has been cloned from the cells of a mouse that were frozen for 16 years. The plan is to insert the woolly mammoth nuclei into the egg cells of an African elephant, which will act as the surrogate mother.
We know that wine improves with aging, but this is ridiculous! Our genes are prehistoric, which may be the reason that archeologists have just found winemaking tools in a cave in Armenia that was inhabited over 6,000 years ago. The cave was discovered 4 years ago and the oldest known leather shoe (over 5,000 years old) was also found there (it was a woman’s size seven), meaning that drinking so much you lose track of your shoes is nothing new.