Trepanations from the 5th to 3rd Millennia BC in Southern Russia

In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting and informative paper titled “New Cases of Trepanations from the 5th to 3rd Millennia BC in Southern Russia in the Context of Previous Research: Possible Evidence for a Ritually Motivated Tradition of Cranial Surgery?“, by  Julia Gresky et al., 2016. Continue reading “Trepanations from the 5th to 3rd Millennia BC in Southern Russia”

Archaeological evidence suggests that Minoan Astronomy had been quite advanced during the 2nd millennium B.C.

Of the three great cultures of the ancient eastern Mediterranean — the Babylonian, Egyptian, and Minoan — we have considerable knowledge of the astronomy of the first two through their documents. Very little written material, however, has survived from Minoan Crete, but the evidence of other impressive archaeological discoveries implies that the inhabitants were on a par with their neighbors and had made similar advances in astronomy. Continue reading “Archaeological evidence suggests that Minoan Astronomy had been quite advanced during the 2nd millennium B.C.”

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