Oldest Records in America
At the time the ancient Egyptians were constructing the first pyramid at Saqqara, ancient Americans were constructing impressive pyramid-shaped public/ceremonial structures north of Lima, Peru. Known as Caral, this ancient city boasts 5,000 year-old structures, representing a sophisticated civilization that left the very first vestiges of lifeways that became the foundation for the Incas and perhaps other civilizations that thrived in the Americas long before the advent of Western colonization. Recently, archaeologists have also uncovered an ancient system of records here that may well have been the forerunner of the system maintained by the Incas. Read About It
In The Field: Bethsaida Week 6
An amphora handle piece, a spindle whorl, an Egyptian scarab, and a cache of eight Roman nails highlight some of the discoveries during Week Six of the Bethsaida Excavations Project. See details and pictures provided by dig volunteer Shai Schwartz.
A 6,000 Year-Old City in China
Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of an ancient city in China dated to about 6,000 years ago. The discovery will shed additional light on the beginnings of civilization in this part of the world.