Countless things about history, previous cultures are not completely known to us. Sometimes, a few vital things or places related to the past centuries, cultures are discovered in the unexpected places and at any time. To know more have a look at the given list,
The Clovis Points
The Clovis points were discovered in Clovis, New Mexico, in 1932. The archaeologist Edgar B. Howard discovered the Clovis points. However, he was truly looking for mammoth fossils and not for any artifacts. The Clovis points were mixed in with the bones and Edgar noticed very fine and handcrafted blades in it. After that, the finder researched a lot about his discovery and came to know regarding an ancient American culture. The earliest Clovis points were 13,500 years old. It was particularly found in 1,500 locations throughout North America and also in southern parts as Venezuela. The Clovis people were the first inhabitants of America and the Clovis points were the first invention of America as it was not found in Siberia.
The Varna Gold
Curious to know about the Varna gold? Well, excavations were carried out in Bulgaria at a lakeside cemetery, which produced about 6 kilograms that is 13lb of gold artifacts. These artifacts are more than 65,000 years old and are the first proof of a social hierarchy because they were discovered in a few graves at Varna. Furthermore, 75% of gold was found in four graves only.
The paleoanthropologist Lee Berger had gathered a group for exploring the Rising Star Cave in South Africa in 2013. The group was of six thin women only. He had chosen six thin women because he required them to squeeze into a very narrow chute and the chute was ending in a gap of just 18 centimeters – that is 7 inches in width. Indeed, after the gap 15,000 bones of approximately 15 skeletons were present. This discovery is really significant as the skeletons are of unknown species of human known as Homo Naledi. This finding is extremely impressive. It is a fact that Homo Naledi had heads similar to a gorilla’s head. It is also believed that they might be engaged in the burial practices in the Rising Star Cave.
The capital of the Achaemenid Empire was Pasargadae and this capital was built by Cyrus the Great. It was located in Northern Iran. The Achaemenid Empire acted as the inspiration for the empire of Alexander the Great 200 years later and also for the Roman Empire afterwards. But the city fell by the wayside and that was why it was not remembered. The Tomb of Cyrus was present, but the real occupant was not known. As time passed, the locals started to refer that the tomb belonged to the mother of King Solomon. Pasargadae was rediscovered in 1928 by Ernst Herzfeld, a German archaeologist. It was Ernst Herzfeld who first mapped and then documented the ruins; its palaces; the Tomb of Cyrus; its irrigation system. Today, the researchers can research about the city properly due to Ernst’s efforts.