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Ayahuasca reduces pain in mice without detectable toxic effects

A study on mice has revealed that ayahuasca acts as a potent analgesic without causing any detectable toxic effects. This analgesic property is partly due to harmine, a significant component of ayahuasca. The findings were published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology.

First database of Indigenous Australian message sticks

The founder of a rich data base of Indigenous Australian “message sticks” believes it showcases historic communication techniques of first nations people. You can access the beta version of the database here.

Viking Age women with cone-shaped skulls likely learned head-binding practice from far-flung region

The elongated, cone-shaped skulls of Viking Age women buried on the Baltic island of Gotland may be evidence of trading contacts with the Black Sea region, a new study finds.

Pet fox with ‘deep relationship with the hunter-gatherer society’ buried 1,500 years ago in Argentina

Hunter-gatherers in what is now Patagonia, Argentina, kept foxes as pets before the arrival of European dogs about 500 years ago, a new study suggests. In some cases, the ancient people were so closely bonded with their pet foxes that they were even buried with them.

3,000-Year-Old Pottery Reveals Trade Networks in Australia Long Before Colonization

Dozens of broken pieces of pottery dating between 2,000 and 3,000 years old have been unearthed on a windswept island on the Great Barrier Reef – the oldest pottery ever discovered in Australia. The research has been published in Quaternary Science Reviews.