La Venta Monument 1, c. 1960

Podcast Episode 76 l The Olmec Heads

The Americas have been traditionally considered new territories with civilisations not as old as the rest of the world. Even so, we find fascinating signs of varying cultures in both north and south A...

A stela that challenges longstanding interpretations of how the carvings represent gender and social roles in prehistoric times. Credit: Durham University

In ancient times, women were warriors too

In ancient times, women were warriors too, our History was not always exactly what we thought and gender roles were probably different.

La Cobata head, in the main plaza of Santiago Tuxtla

The Olmec Colossal Heads of MesoAmerica

The Olmec Colossal Heads of MesoAmerica are giant sculptures of heads that were part of the Olmec culture in Mexico and were first uncovered in 1938.

Gunung Padang

Gunung Padang: The World’s Oldest Pyramid?

What if there is a pyramid even older than the pyramids of Giza? A new study claims that Gunung Padang, a pyramid in Indonesia, is between 25,000 to 14,000 years old, roughly 10,000 years older than t...

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