Orion ~ The most important stars in the sky to many ancient civilizations including the Ancient Egyptians, the ancient civilizations in North, Central and South America and even in Asia. Spread all over our planet we can find literally hundreds of monuments that have been erected on Earth to reflect constellation of Orion. Orion is the place in the universe attributed to the birth of stars, but is there a possibility that ancient civilizations knew this before telescopes?
In 1929 a map was found. The document was drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, an admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century. It shows the western coast of Africa, the eastern coast of South America, and the northern coast of Antarctica. The Antarctic coastline is perfectly detailed. The most puzzling however is not so much how Piri Reis managed to draw such an accurate map of the Antarctic region 300 years before it was discovered, but that the map shows the coastline under the ice.
The Megatherium was a giant ground sloth found in South America during the Pliocene. It weighed up to four tons and was twenty feet (6m) in length from head to tail. Although it primarily moved on four legs, footprints show that it was capable of being bipedal, in order to reach leaves from the tallest trees. It seemed to be a scavenger and was also one of the last giant Ice Age mammals to disappear. Their remains appear in the fossil record as recently as the Holocene.
The biggest survey of Native American DNA has concluded that the New World was settled in three major waves. But the majority of today's indigenous Americans descend from a single group of migrants that crossed from Asia to Alaska 15,000 years ago or more.