Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2012

Screen Shot 2012-12-13 at 12.24.08 PMToday, Archaeology Magazine has rolled out its “Top 10 Discoveries of 2012.” The list includes (in no particular order):

Maya Sun God Mask

Neanderthal Medicine Chest

First Use of Poison

Aztec Ritual Burial

Caesar’s Gallic Outpost

Europe’s Oldest Engraving

The First Pots

Scottish “Frankenstein” Mummy

2,000 Year Old Stashed Treasure

Oldest Egyptian Funerary Boat


5 thoughts on “Top 10 Archaeological Discoveries of 2012

  1. Jim Wheeler

    My vote for the most interesting discovery among these goes to “Neanderthal Medicine Chest”. That these hominids sought out and partook of bitter-tasting medicinal plants is very strong evidence that Homo Sapiens does not have a patent on intelligent, self-aware behavior. If intelligence can arise in different species on Terra there’s no reason it can’t on other planets as well.

    Thanks, Jennifer, for sharing these highlights with us laymen.

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