Category: Curtis Runnels

130,000-year-old mastodon bones could rewrite story of how humans first appeared in the Americas

Los Angeles Times Curtis Runnels, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Shattered mastodon bones from a Southern California site bear the scars of human activity from 130,700 years ago, a team of scientists says — pushing back the generally accepted date that humans are thought to have settled North America by a whopping […]

Stone Age, Bronze Age…Plastic Age? The Race To Define Our Epoch

Atlas Obscura Curtis Runnels, College of Arts & Sciences When archaeologists look back at history, certain materials rise to the top—the Bronze Age, the Stone Age, the Iron Age, and so on… Expert quote: “The defining technology [and] economy of the present world… is that we are in an age when electricity is necessary for EVERYTHING. […]

Pyramids exist in Bosnia: Archaeologist

The Straits Times Curtis Runnels, College of Arts & Sciences Despite his many critics, maverick archaeologist Sam Osmanagich stands by his claims that he has uncovered not one, but five structures which he says are pyramids in Visoko in Bosnia-Herzegovina… Expert quote: “Early prehistoric cultures, including village farmers of the Neolithic (back to 9,000 years […]