My favorite Archaeology in the News article is actually not from anyone’s blog post, but one of the articles from the “Top 10 Discoveries of 2015” website we had to read. (I hope this is okay!) I absolutely loved the “New Human Relative” one because of the implications of that find.
As I stated in that post, it absolutely amazes me that in a time where it feels like we know it all, we still have so much to learn. We are still finding hugely substantial bits of information that can change everything about what we know about our past, and also make a lot of people angry and confused – for instance, in regards to religion and what we believe from the bible. I can’t even remember which lesson we learned this, but it was proven that human beings have existed long before what the bible states (if you go by the lineages of the people included in the bible). Without obviously getting into religion too much, that kind of knowledge has huge ramifications and is not taken lightly by a lot of people.
On the other side of the spectrum, in the science world, it is equally as fascinating and draws up so many more questions and possibilities!