Thursday, June 28, 2018

Aztec human sacrifices were far more widespread and grisly TPT



FTA: In 2015 archaeologists from Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) found a gruesome 'trophy rack' near the site of the Templo Mayor,


FTA: Now, they say the find was just the tip of the iceberg, and that the 'skull tower' was just a small part of a massive display of skulls known as Huey Tzompantli...

Friday, February 16, 2018

A First: A TPT story without using the words TPT !! " every textbook has to be rewritten"

Laser scanning reveals 'lost' ancient Mexican city 'had as many buildings as Manhattan'


: “Everywhere you point the lidar instrument you find new stuff, and that is because we know so little about the archaeological universe in the Americas right now,” he said. “Right now every textbook has to be rewritten, and two years from now[they’re] going to have to be rewritten again.”

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Sprawling Maya network... scale greater TPT


Researchers have found more than 60,000 hidden Maya ruins in Guatemala in a major archaeological breakthrough.


...He believes the scale and population density has been "grossly underestimated and could in fact be three or four times greater than previously thought".

other quiotes
"I think this is one of the greatest advances in over 150 years of Maya archaeology,"

"Everything is turned on its head," 

See the article at the link.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Climate Change not as threatening as PT



Climate change poses less of an immediate threat to the planet than previously thought because scientists got their modelling wrong.  



See the article.

...He added that President Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement would not be significant because “The White House’s position doesn’t have much impact on US emissions".

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Ancient farms had very different origins TPT



FTA:

Dramatic new hypothesis could change the way we understand human history.


... people began altering their environments for food and shelter about 30,000 years earlier than we thought

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There is also evidence that, as soon as humans reached South America, they took up residence in the Amazon and began farming. Often these ancient farms evolved into highly-developed networks of cities like those of the Maya.

...

Check out both links.

History of Zero older TPT


An ancient text called the Bakhshali manuscript has bumped zero’s origin story back by 500 years


FTA: '“But the creation of zero as a number in its own right, which evolved from the placeholder dot symbol found in the Bakhshali manuscript, was one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of mathematics.”

Read more: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dating-ancient-indian-text-gives-new-timeline-history-zero-180964896/#Pj7G7v4MFBGPvVSh.99

Friday, August 25, 2017

'Rewriting the History of Math'

Cool:  An entire article fitting for this blog but without the use of TPT!

FTA:   a  3,700-year-old clay tablet has proven that the Babylonians developed trigonometry 1,500 years before the Greeks.

...The true meaning of the tablet has eluded experts until now...

The Greek astronomer Hipparchus, who lived around 120BC, has long been regarded as the father of trigonometry,

...The mathematical world is only waking up to the fact that this ancient but very sophisticated mathematical culture has much to teach us.”


This new study is published in Historia Mathematica.