The most important [ancient Indus] crafts were in the production of jewelry, statuettes, figurines and children's toys, some of which were mechanical in function.
This last category of goods is perhaps the most reliable evidence of the sophistication of this society says expert.
The discovery was made by Professor Bryce Barker, an archeologist from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ), who was working with USQ researcher Dr Lara Lamb in the Nawarla Gabarnmang archeological site, which was first occupied by humans 45,000 years ago.
Like the chambers containing the Lascaux cave paintings in France, the Gabarnmang shelter is covered with a mass of paintings of differing ages and styles, involving a high degree of superimposition.
Three years ago, I described a crisis raging full force around the subject of the actual age of dinosaur remains, thereby equally implying a crisis in our historical understanding; namely, just when did the dinosaurs actually perish?
Was it really 65 million or even 200 million years ago, or was it within the effective range of carbon dating; i.e., 50,000 years, 25,000 years ago, or less? On the Pacific coast of Guatemala, not far from Santa Lucia Cotzumalguapa, the clearing work done in 1860 brought some magnificent Mayan steles to light (today, they are known as the Bilbao monuments).
Bali's famous rice terraces, when seen from above, look like colorful mosaics because some farmers plant synchronously, while others plant at different times.
The resulting fractal patterns are rare for man-made systems and lead to optimal harvests without global planning.
The pyramids and other temples, with their hieroglyphics depicting a flourishing civilization, have a mysterious, almost magical appeal.It was in Kimberley where researchers recently dated one of the Bradshaw paintings (now known as Gwion art) to at least 15,500 BCE.Furthermore, the recent discovery of the very ancient Sulawesi Cave art (Indonesia) (37,900 BCE) suggests that Paleolithic sites in Kimberley may contain art that is equally old.According to marine scientists in India, archaeological remains of this lost city have been discovered 36 metres (120 feet) underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India.And carbon dating says that they are 9,500 years old.An ancient stone circle has been discovered on the Red Planet.