News Desk

Israeli Archaeologists Say They Have Discovered a Bronze Age ‘New York City’
7th October 2019 | news.com.au | Ancient, Humans

Israel’s Antiquities Authority calls the early Bronze Age site a “cosmopolitan and planned city” that is thought to have covered 65 hectares and was probably home to about 6000 people.

Manchester Museum Becomes First in Country to Hand Sacred Objects Back to Aboriginal Communities in Australia
7th October 2019 | manchestereveningnews.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The museum has been in possession of the material since the 1920s. Australian Aborigines and native Americans have been campaigning for the return of such objects for decades.

Ancient Egyptian Artifacts Unearthed in Indonesia
7th October 2019 | egyptindependent.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Residents of Ogan Komering Ilir in South Sumatra, Indonesia, have found ancient gold and jewelry artifacts, some of which are Egyptian artifacts dating back to centuries ago.

Ancient Greek Scroll’s Hidden Contents Revealed Through Infrared Imaging
7th October 2019 | npr.org | Ancient, Humans

This scroll came from a library in Herculaneum, near Mount Vesuvius. And it was caught in the famous eruption of that volcano nearly 2,000 years ago — the same eruption that buried the city of Pompeii.

Discovery of Ancient Tools in Sri Lanka Sheds Light on Evolution
7th October 2019 nypost.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Their existence of microliths at Fa Hien Cave suggests a range of “more diverse ecological contexts” for their use by Homo sapiens, researchers believe.

Mysterious Lights Over Chile That May Have Caused Fires Were Unnatural, Experts Say
4th October 2019 mysteriousuniverse.org | Earth, Space

Further investigation by Chile’s National Service of Geology and Mining reports that there is no evidence that space rocks, or any other natural cause, could be attributed to the fires.

Microscopic Evidence Sheds Light on the Disappearance of the World’s Largest Mammals
4th October 2019 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Animal Life

New, state-of-the-art methods provide detailed insights into the timing and causes of ‘megafauna’ extinctions in the past.

New Research Turns Tasmanian Aboriginal History on its Head. The Results Will Help Care for the Land
4th October 2019 theconversation.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The way Tasmanian Aboriginal people hunted, gathered and used fire influenced today’s plant and animal communities. This has big implications for conservation today.

Native American Tribes Support National Park Status For Cahokia Mounds
3rd October 2019 news.stlpublicradio.org | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Cahokia Mounds protects more than 70 mounds built by the ancient Mississippians 1,000 years ago, but it has never received the recognition it deserves as one of the world’s most significant cultural sites.

Did a Large Meteorite Hit the Earth 12,800 Years Ago? Here’s New Evidence
3rd October 2019 theconversation.com | Earth, Space

New research sheds light on the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothesis and what platinum can tell us about it.

Ancient Egyptian Temple from Reign of King Ptolemy IV Unearthed Along Nile River
3rd October 2019 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Carvings show Hapi carrying offerings while surrounded by birds and other animals, and fragments of text mention Ptolemy IV, the fourth pharaoh of Egypt’s Ptolemaic dynasty.

The Massive, Overlooked Potential of African DNA
3rd October 2019 | wired.com | Humans

Genetic studies rely almost entirely on DNA from people of European descent. A startup called 54gene wants to fix that, and fast.

Ancient DNA Traces the Black Death to Russia’s Volga Region
3rd October 2019 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

A strain of Y. pestis from Laishevo in Russia’s Volga region was ancestral to all other genomes, differing by only one mutation from those that caused the Black Death in Europe.

Hyena Poo Tells All: Humans Competed With Carnivores for Cave Space
2nd October 2019 cosmosmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Human occupation of Denisova Cave seems to have been sporadic, despite the plethora of tool fragments. And those early humans who took refuge there may have used fire less than expected.

Native American 2020 Candidate Aims to Raise Awareness of Indigenous Peoples
30th September 2019 | theguardian.com | Humans

Mark Charles knows his bid is a long shot but hopes to shed light on the historic abuse of Native Americans and other ethnicities.

A 60,000-Year-Old Cure for Depression
30th September 2019 | bbc.com | Ancient, Humans

For indigenous Australians, spiritual listening provides a way to observe and act according to the natural seasons and cycles in a way the modern world seems to have forgotten.

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