News Desk

Homo sapiens’ drawing ability may relate to hunting techniques
11th February 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

The hand-eye coordination involved in hunting with throwing spears and drawing representational art could be one factor explaining why modern humans became smarter than Neanderthals.

 

Asteroid passing close to Earth today – no need to worry
9th February 2018 | theguardian.com | Space

The space rock 2018 CB is up to 40m long and will come within 64,000km of the planet’s surface.

Mysterious sand mounds in Australia are Aboriginal burial sites dating back millennia
9th February 2018 | ibtimes.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

Mysterious sand mounds in north-eastern Australia, thought by many to be part of the natural landscape, are actually the burial sites of ancient indigenous people, research has found.

Dinosaur-killing asteroid caused molten rock to burst from ocean floor – study
8th February 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space

The giant space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs may have set off a chain of cataclysmic volcanic eruptions on land and undersea, claims a new study that is already dividing scientists.

Chinese Archeologists Find 9,000-Year-Old Wells in Central China
8th February 2018 | doonwire.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Chinese archeologists believed that that the first wells in China were built about 6,000 to 7,000 years ago in the late Neolithic, but the new finding “pushes the origins of China’s wells back over 2,000 years.”

Excavations In The Ancient City Of Tell Edfu In Egypt Have Revealed Buildings Dating From 2400-2350 BC
8th February 2018 | inquisitr.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have been excavating in the ancient Egyptian city of Tell Edfu, and have discovered two new buildings that date to the Fifth Dynasty.

Groundbreaking research reveals the first modern Brits had ‘dark to black’ skin and blue eyes
7th February 2018 | independent.ie | Ancient, Humans

The first modern Briton, who lived around 300 generations ago, had “dark to black” skin, groundbreaking research has revealed.

Ancient kids’ toys have been hiding in the archaeological record
7th February 2018 | sciencenews.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Youngsters have probably been playing their way into cultural competence for at least tens of thousands of years. So why are signs of children largely absent from the archaeological record?

Newly discovered buildings reveal clues to ancient Egyptian dynasties
7th February 2018 news.uchicago.edu | Ancient, Humans

Oriental Institute excavation finds large buildings, clay sealings, evidence of metallurgy.

An Ancient Hyena May Have Chomped Down on This Neanderthal’s Face
7th February 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life

About 65,000 years ago, a large carnivore — perhaps a cave hyena — chomped down on the face of a (likely dead) Neanderthal. Then, that carnivore partially digested two of the hominin’s teeth before regurgitating them.

Mapping the first family tree for tropical forests
6th February 2018 | eurekalert.org | Ancient, Earth

More than 100 researchers have collaborated to classify the world’s tropical forests according to their evolutionary history.

Dinosaurs ‘too successful for their own good’
6th February 2018 | bbc.com | Ancient, Animal Life

UK researchers believe they were already in decline before the killer asteroid hit because they had occupied every habitat on Earth.

Oldest known multipurpose tool was forged in fire
6th February 2018 | nature.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The first known multipurpose tools were crafted 170,000 years ago by Neanderthals, who exploited fire during the manufacturing process.

Scientists find massive reserves of mercury hidden in permafrost
6th February 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Earth

In a new study, scientists measured mercury concentrations in permafrost cores from Alaska and estimated how much mercury has been trapped in permafrost north of the equator since the last Ice Age.

Stonehenge tunnel plan ‘risks destroying Ice Age treasures’
5th February 2018 | telegraph.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

Plans to build a tunnel past Stonehenge risk destroying an important Ice Age site. An archaeologist has accused the Government of wrongly marking its location on a map.

Planets far beyond our galaxy discovered for the first time by astrophysicists
5th February 2018 | independent.co.uk | Space

Microlensing technique allows detection of distant worlds that could never be observed directly, ‘not even with the best telescope one can imagine in a science fiction scenario’.

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