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Ancient skull uncovered in China could be million-year-old Homo erectus
1st December 2022 | nature.com | Ancient, Humans

Researchers are heralding the discovery of an ancient human skull in central China as an important find. As excavation of the remarkably intact fossil continues, archaeologists and palaeoanthropologists anticipate that the skull could give a fuller picture of the diverse family tree of archaic humans living throughout Eurasia in prehistoric times.

Focus on ancient campus mounds provides insight into Middle Archaic lifestyles
1st December 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Recent papers have offered alternate interpretations of their age. Knowing the approximate age of the mounds provides significant insight into the people who built the mounds. Archaeologists have built “culture histories” describing prehistoric ways of life and the way lifestyles have changed through time.

Findings from 2,000-year-old Uluburun shipwreck reveal complex trade network
1st December 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

More than 2,000 years before the Titanic sunk in the North Atlantic Ocean, another famous ship wrecked in the Mediterranean Sea off the eastern shores of Uluburun—in present-day Turkey— carrying tons of rare metal.

Archeologists Rediscover an Ancient Peruvian Fresco That Hasn’t Been Seen In 106 Years
1st December 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

Archeologists have rediscovered a pre-Hispanic fresco depicting mythological scenes in northern Peru that they had only seen in black and white photographs that were more than a century old.

These Mysterious Fungi Belong to an Entirely New Branch on The Tree of Life
30th November 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth

Some of Earth’s weirdest fungi, including types of lichen, mycorrhizal, and insect symbiotes, never quite seemed to fit in our current tree of life.

New Research Indicates That Mars Was Capable of Supporting Life
30th November 2022 scitechdaily.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Space

A new study reveals that Mars was born wet, with a dense atmosphere allowing warm-to-hot oceans for millions of years. This discovery was recently published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Two minerals never before been seen on Earth found inside 17-ton meteorite
29th November 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Space, Weird

Two minerals that have never been seen before on Earth have been discovered inside a massive meteorite in Somalia. They could hold important clues to how asteroids form.

One of Europe’s most ancient domestic dogs lived in the Basque Country
29th November 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The dog is the first species domesticated by humans, although the geographical and temporal origin of wolf domestication remains a matter of debate.

Mars Once Had So Much Water, It Could Have Been An Ocean World, Scientists Say
29th November 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Space

According to a new study by an international team of planetary scientists, Mars may have had enough water 4.5 billion years ago to cover it in a global ocean up to 300 meters (almost 1,000 feet) deep.

Octopus Brains Evolved to Share a Surprising Trait in With Our Brains
27th November 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Our glorious little blue marble of a planet is filled with an astonishingly diverse array of lifeforms, but some are definitely more peculiar than others.

Amygdala connectivity predicts ketamine treatment response among patients with anxious depression
25th November 2022 | psypost.org | Humans, Misc.

A brain region known as the amygdala could play a key role in predicting symptom improvement following ketamine therapy in patients with treatment-resistant anxious depression, according to new research published in the Journal of Affective Disorders.

Study Finds Benefits Outweigh Risks of Ayahuasca Use
25th November 2022 hightimes.com | Ancient, Humans

While indigenous tribes have used ayahuasca for thousands of years, the psychedelic’s popularity has skyrocketed, largely due to travelers taking part in ceremonies and an emerging network of practitioners. A new study from the University of Melbourne took a closer look with data…

Pendants From Stone Age Graves Revealed to Be Made of a Gruesome Material
25th November 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

Several small, slender pendants uncovered from Stone Age graves on an island in a Russian lake more than 80 years ago have been reimagined after archaeologists reanalyzed the finds using chemical fingerprinting techniques.

Ötzi the Iceman’s mummified corpse was found in an Alpine gully — but he didn’t die there, new study finds
24th November 2022 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

A new study of the mummified body of Ötzi the Iceman questions the prevailing story of his death in the high Alps more than 5,000 years ago.

Hunting for Neanderthal spear tips under the sea
24th November 2022 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Submerged below the waves of the English Channel lies an important scientific record of undiscovered Neanderthal artifacts dating back to the last ice age. Collecting them from beneath the channel’s cold waters is no easy feat, but UCL researchers found a way to get a brief peek at the otherwise hidden landscape.

Rare Fossil of Extinct American Lion Discovered Thanks to The Mississippi Drying Up
24th November 2022 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Misc.

At the end of October, a Mississippi resident made a rare discovery along the drought-stricken Mississippi River – a fossilized jawbone from an American lion that roamed the area roughly 11,000 years ago, according to McClatchy News

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