Murdered Stone Age man's face reconstructed, mystery of the lost colony of Roanoke believed to be solved, historic Viking settlement unearthed.
Scientists Reconstruct Face Of Stone Age Man Whose Skull Was Found Mounted On A Spike
About 8,000 years ago, a man was killed alongside 10 other adults and one infant in a mysterious ritual in modern-day Sweden. In 2018, his jawless skull was found mounted on a spike at the bottom of a lake.
Scientists have since been able to piece together his grisly final moments. Now, they’ve even managed to reconstruct his face right down to his haircut and eye color.
Archaeologists May Have Finally Solved The Mystery Of The Lost Colony Of Roanoke
Ever since the settlers of the Roanoke colony vanished without a trace in 1590, the mystery of what happened to them has remained unsolved. Now, after a decade-long archaeological dig, researchers say they’ve solved this 400-year-old mystery.
During this dig on North Carolina’s Hatteras Island, the 16th-century home of the Croatoan tribe, researchers found thousands of artifacts that they believe are proof of what really happened to the lost colony.
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Newly Uncovered Settlement In Iceland Rewrites The Timeline Of The Vikings
Researchers in Iceland recently discovered of a pair of Viking longhouses dating back to about 800 A.D.
The longhouses were discovered in Stöð, a town in the east of Iceland. Each measured hundreds of feet long and had been built using materials like wood, turf, and thatch.
Most astonishingly, the estimated age of one of the structures pushes back previous estimates of when Vikings first settled in what’s now Iceland.
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