Archive for June 11th, 2005

Cameroun Pterosauria

Dinosaurs in Literature, Science | Posted by Chris Parker
Jun 11 2005

In the 1600′s artists from Cameroun sculpt some pretty good likenesses of Pterosauria–considering that they are supposed to have been extinct for millions of years. From the Mansfield collection, two sets of sculpture:

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Found: Europe’s Oldest Civilisation

Science, Sophistication of Ancestors | Posted by Chris Parker
Jun 11 2005


Photo, The Hypogeum in Malta.

By David Keys, Archaeology Correspondent
11 June 2005

Archaeologists have discovered Europe’s oldest civilisation, a network of dozens of temples, 2,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids.

More than 150 gigantic monuments have been located beneath the fields and cities of modern-day Germany, Austria and Slovakia. They were built 7,000 years ago, between 4800BC and 4600BC.

Their discovery, revealed today by The Independent, will revolutionise the study of prehistoric Europe, where an appetite for monumental architecture was thought to have developed later than in Mesopotamia and Egypt.

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