10 Ancient Underwater Discoveries

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Top 10 most amazing discoveries found underwater, recently found was the oldest sea floor ever found by archaeologists. Subscribe to Talltanic http://goo.gl/wgfvrr 5. Naia The Skeleton This ancient skeleton is a teenage girl that lived anywhere from 12,000 to 13,000 years ago. It was found in an underwater cave in the Yucatan, Mexico in a cave called Hoyo Negro or the black hole in English. Her skeleton is the oldest complete one that we have in North America. It's been a mystery to scientists why Native American's don't resemble their ancient ancestors and this skeleton, and its DNA may be the answer that they were looking for. Her remains paint an interesting picture because although she has all the genetic markers for present day Native Americans, she has the old features that so puzzled archeologists. Although we still aren't able to trace back what triggered the change in appearance in Native Americans, making the skeleton structure go from the sharp features of ancient people to the soft facial structure of today. 4. Ancient Seafloor We tend to think of the ocean as a massive, immortal, unchanging thing. However, this recent discovery is just another reminder that the Earth as we know it is constantly in a state of flux. In August of 2016, a geologist by the name of Roi Granot discovered what is believed to be a slab of the ancient sea floor. It's been hanging out at the bottom of the Mediterranean Ocean for about 340 million years, making it older than all known seafloors to date. The slab went undiscovered for so long because it's buried under over 8 miles of new sediment. The discovery was made by Roi Granot and his team through the use of magnetics, and it took more than two years to get a full picture. The ocean was a part of the lost Tethys Sea, and the research is important to geologists because it dates the lost sea back further than previously believed, by about 50 million years. 3. Antikythera Skeleton Although this shipwreck is much more famous for giving us the earliest example of a computer that was used to track the Sun and stars, that goes by the name of The Antikythera Mechanism; an overlooked discovery may just be as enlightening as the first. The skeleton was discovered in August of 2016 directly under some sediment on the ocean floor. It dates back 2,100 years, and it includes a skull, two arm bones, two femurs, ribs, and other various smaller bones. The discovery is impressive because finding remains in shipwrecks are rare because they tend to be swept away for taken by fish. Although much was able to be gathered from the wreck with the other artifacts, the skeleton will give anthropologists a chance to study the biology of the people more in-depth. 2. 14,550 Year Old Slaughtered Mastodon Adding more onto the mystery of old American's, the slaughtered remains of a mastodon was found off the coast of Florida. Although there are no human remains found, the cause of death of the old animal hints heavily at first hunting practices. That again dates people existing in the Americas further back than we initially believed, a full 1,500 years. The researchers behind the finding believe that the kill was the result of a Siberian tribe that migrated all the way to the southern US to hunt prey. The site that the skeleton was found the Page-Ladson site is one of the three oldest archeological digs in the New World, and the oldest in the Southeast United States. The tusks of the mastodon were found under 15 feet of sediment along with a stone tool that indicates human technology. This discovery means that people existed alongside some of the more dangerous animals of the ancient world for longer than we initially believed. Go us! 1.Massive Ancient Greek City This discovery was made in 2014 by a team at the University of Geneva off of Lambayanna Beach in Greece. The city was first discovered when the team stumbled across some pottery and investigated further. What they found of an enormous Greek city that dated back as far of 2500 BC. The city stretches across the equivalent of ten football fields, and it includes several buildings, defensive towers, paved streets, and obsidian weapons. Ever since stumbling across the ruins, the team has found a total of 6,000 artifacts and the leader of the team calls it an archaeologist's paradise. The city has several hints at technology that related to metallurgy and smithing because that was one of the main economic forces for the Greeks at that time. The city also had strong fortifications because it is believed that the town also stored trading goods. The city dates back to about the same time as the pyramids of Giza and the predate the first great Greek civilization, Mycenaean by about 1,000 years.

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