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Across the US, more cities ditch Columbus Day to honor those who really discovered America
11th October 2018 edition.cnn.com | Ancient, Humans

Just this year, at least a dozen US cities — including San Francisco and Cincinnati — decided to stop observing Columbus Day and will instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday.

Earliest-ever Inscription Bearing Jerusalem’s Full Name Unearthed in Roadwork
11th October 2018 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Humans

Dating to the 1st century B.C.E., the inscription was found on a repurposed piece of a stone column in a Roman building, near the city’s entrance.

Tomb of a Pharaoh’s ‘Sole Friend’ and ‘Keeper of the Secret’ Found in Egypt
9th October 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

The remains of a tomb complex belonging to the “sole friend” of an Egyptian pharaoh have been discovered near a pyramid at Abusir in Egypt.

Salt: Mover and shaker in ancient Maya society
9th October 2018 | heritagedaily.com | Ancient, Humans

Analyses of stone tools reveal that the Maya were making salt in large quantities, salting fish and meat to meet dietary needs and producing a commodity that could be stored and traded.

3,500-Year-Old Pottery Reveals History’s Earliest Sniff of a Pumpkin Spice
8th October 2018 | inverse.com | Ancient, Humans

This 3,500-year-old residue is the oldest-ever evidence that people ate this spice long before Starbucks forced it into cooperation with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

Oldest Hominid Bones Found In Poland Belonged To Neanderthal Child Whose Fingers Were Chewed By Giant Bird
8th October 2018 | inquisitr.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The discovery of the 115,000 year old Neanderthal was made at the Jaskinia Ciemna cave in southern Poland.

How We Know Ancient Humans Believed In the Afterlife
8th October 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Elaborate burials strongly suggest ancient cultures conceived of an afterlife and spiritual forces – it’s something that we see today in nearly every culture on Earth.

Imaging tool unravels secrets of child’s sock from ancient Egypt
8th October 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Non-invasive technique devised by British Museum sheds light on dyeing and weaving process.

The Problem with Ice Age Overkill
8th October 2018 blogs.scientificamerican.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

The question of what happened to our Ice Age megafauna does not fall under the purview of a single discipline. It’s a mystery at the intersection of various sciences.

A Third Probe Landed on Asteroid Ryugu—but It Had Just 16 Hours to Live
8th October 2018 | gizmodo.co.uk | Space, Tech

During its free fall, the probe managed to capture 20 photographs of Ryugu, which were subsequently uploaded to the Hayabusa2 spacecraft for safekeeping.

Humans Having Sex With Neanderthals Gave Us Protection Against Ancient Viral Epidemics
8th October 2018 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Stanford University researchers have identified DNA sequences that evolved in our ancient cousins can produce antivirus proteins, which more than likely gave some human populations the edge they needed to survive.

Ancient Teeth With Neanderthal Features Reveal New Chapters of Human Evolution
8th October 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The 450,000-year-old teeth, discovered on the Italian Peninsula, are helping anthropologists piece together the hominid family tree.

Cuisine of early farmers revealed by analysis of proteins in pottery from Çatalhöyük
4th October 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Using this new approach, a team of researchers has determined that vessels from this early farming site in central Anatolia, in what is now Turkey, contained cereals, legumes, dairy products and meat.

Ancient Teeth With Neanderthal Features Reveal New Chapters of Human Evolution
4th October 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans

The 450,000-year-old teeth, discovered on the Italian Peninsula, are helping anthropologists piece together the hominid family tree

The Game-Changing Technique Behind an Amazing New Archaeological Discovery
4th October 2018 | theatlantic.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Using a drill, scientists extract a tiny chip from each bone, treat it with chemicals that pull out collagen, use an enzyme that cuts the collagen into pieces, and weigh those pieces with a mass spectrometer.

Stone Engravings of Famous Warrior Pharaoh Found in Ancient Egyptian Temple
4th October 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Stone engravings found in a temple in southern Egypt may reveal new information about Seti I, who launched a series of military campaigns in North Africa and the Middle East after he became pharaoh in about 1289 or 1288 B.C.

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