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The Archaeological Discoveries That Changed Our View of History

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History is far more complicated that we would like to believe. Even in our schools today, different versions of events are being taught to students, depending on the country they’re in and how those events in history affected that country. “Who controls the past controls the future: who controls the present controls the past,” right? Nevertheless, we also have archaeology, which sometimes helps us to better understand what happened regardless of what was written down in centuries past. And sometimes, some such discoveries turn the way we saw history right on its head.

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  1. Doug sillig

    October 17, 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Perhaps we should all go back to Africa since we all came from there originally. Then we can stop telling each other to get out of each others countries.

  2. TopTenz

    October 17, 2017 at 7:13 pm

    Please check out our New Channel: BIOGRAPHICS – https://www.youtube.com/c/biographics
    Biographies twice a week.

  3. Fayanora Ahnabahn

    October 18, 2017 at 2:47 am

    There's loads of evidence that Egyptians, Chinese, Romans, and other Europeans among other people were making regular trips to the New World thousands of years before the Vikings even existed. This evidence has been piling up for centuries, but most of it gets dismissed because it doesn't fit the nice, neat theories of the establishment. But the evidence is there, just as valid as any evidence found by the establishment.

  4. BORZA ANCA

    October 18, 2017 at 7:07 am

    Close to Tartaria,in Turdas,the constructors for the highway,had to change the way because it was found a full ancient city.Romania has a lot of history secrets underground.

  5. Peter Herron

    October 18, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    love the videos but ffs stop moving your hands!?!!?! It's become Trumpesc lol

  6. Zaryn9000

    October 18, 2017 at 7:33 pm

    I was just at Cahokia mounds last weekend. Monk's mound is pretty impressive! Video doesn't mention "Woodhenge" which was rebuilt several times and potentially used to help align buildings.

  7. Bruce Barrett

    October 18, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Wow. Great video. Thank you very much.

  8. Matseyeoner NPC

    October 19, 2017 at 3:09 am

    Paused at 8.44. the idea of dog's 'evolution' the similarities of the 33k yr old skull, being similar to a skull of todays dog, would indicate that this relationship is far older, as wolves relationship with man would naturally cause certain wolves to be born and bred with characteristics that best suit this relationship, just as dog's and other animals are bred to desirable proportions and attributes (todays practices of this is disgusting IMO), would be the mentality of people back then would it not? albeit dog's designs would be more like grayhounds for speed, collies for heard control, bloodhound and other such dogs for hunting (different types of dog, for different types of hunt).

    Evolution in shorter lived lifeforms are more apparent to us longer living beings I mean when did the first pug arrive on scene, or the poodle? what use are they to humans other than as bag toys for the stupid or rich?

    I love dog's.

    I was wondering how long dog's have been 'mans best friend', I know cat's have been privilege for at least 10k years (I enjoyed your vid, catpocalypse).

  9. Matseyeoner NPC

    October 19, 2017 at 3:17 am

    at 13.40 why don't we use that tech to find the lost city of z in the amazons? or other area's of the world where mapping is difficult? it would be so awesome to discover what the Fawcetts 'discovered'.

  10. Matseyeoner NPC

    October 19, 2017 at 3:23 am

    at the last fact/point, I came across a paper that indicates a link between two different people in two different distances coming up with the same or similar idea (implemented rather differently), just like with the lightbulb and how apparently 4 different people had the idea, just implementing it rather differently, and other such things.

    Yeah I think I'm talking about telepathy…

  11. Peter Lyall

    October 19, 2017 at 5:56 am

    I thought the gold cruxifix of Denmark looked more like a Ginger-Bread Man.

  12. ve de

    October 19, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    cambodiaaaa

  13. Felix Krull

    October 19, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    Great video, as usual.

    But….

    Graecopithicus. The skull fragments suggesting that the cradle of mankind was in Europe, not Africa.

  14. ft55555

    October 21, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Some of these discoveries are paleontological rather than archaeological.

  15. Beverly Schriver

    October 22, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Thank you for NOT saying "Indians" when referring to early inhabitants of North America. That misnomer is lingering far longer than it should. Indians are from India.

  16. L D

    October 24, 2017 at 7:46 am

    Great job!

  17. jane doh

    October 25, 2017 at 8:52 am

    so have they found definitive proof of the solutrean thing? lastbi heard the idea was disproved by the lack of any genetic evidence of europeans in the americas at any time until the vikings? of sobthays crazy and i have to go chat with my anthro professors.

  18. thor7789

    November 3, 2017 at 1:20 am

    Khmer – Kamare.

  19. Aditya Wath

    November 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm

    I may be wrong but isn't Khmer pronunced as Kha-may-r and not Khai-mer ?

  20. Aditya Wath

    November 3, 2017 at 7:48 pm

    No mention of sword of Jericho

  21. OriginalPiMan

    November 5, 2017 at 7:01 pm

    Some of those didn't so much as change our view of history, than they did shift the goalposts a little.

  22. Stephen Odell

    November 8, 2017 at 5:30 am

    We talked about Erikson when I was in elementary school in the 50's but they left and did not return, but Columbus came back and started settlements.

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