News Desk

The Mapping of Massacres
8th December 2017 | newyorker.com | Ancient, Humans

In Australia, historians and artists have turned to cartography to record the widespread killing of Indigenous people.

Could ancient bones suggest Santa was real?
7th December 2017 popular-archaeology.com | Ancient, Humans, Weird

New Oxford University research has revealed that bones long venerated as relics of the saint, do in fact date from the right historical period.

Trump’s Assault on Bears Ears National Monument Could Threaten Ancient Native American Petroglyphs
7th December 2017 news.artnet.com | Ancient, Humans

Experts warn the 2,000-year-old rock carvings could be lost forever.

Vast Yukon Wilderness Protected in Ruling for Native Tribes
7th December 2017 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

Environmental and indigenous groups are cheering a landmark decision, which ordered the Yukon Territorial Government to abide by a negotiated plan to preserve one of the largest intact wilderness areas in North America.

Warm and Wet Ancient Mars? Maybe Not
7th December 2017 | space.com | Ancient, Space

A new study suggests that the widespread deposit of clay minerals on Mars could have formed longer ago than previously thought, right after the planet’s formation — meaning the Noachian may well have been a mostly dry and chilly time,  as other scientists have posited.

Smuggled fossil ‘very weird’ new species of amphibious dinosaur, say experts
7th December 2017 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Halszkaraptor escuilliei is thought to have lived around 71-75m years ago and had a swan-like neck, razor-sharp “killer claws” and a duck-billed snout.

“We’re Re-thinking the Evolution of the Universe” –13-Billion-Year Voyage of the Light from Oldest Most Massive Known Black Hole
7th December 2017 | dailygalaxy.com | Ancient, Space, Tech

Astronomers have discovered the most distant known black hole: a so-called quasar whose light has taken 13 billion years to reach us. In consequence, the light shows that quasar as it was 13 billion years ago, a mere 690 million years after the Big Bang.

3.6-Million-Year-Old Human Ancestor Unveiled to Public
7th December 2017 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

Assembling “Little Foot,” the oldest hominid skeleton ever found in Southern Africa, was an effort that took more than 20 years.

Humans at maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance, study suggests
7th December 2017 | sciencedaily.com | Humans

These biological limitations may be affected by anthropogenic impacts on the environment – including climate change – which could have a deleterious effect on these limits. This review is the first of its kind spanning 120 years worth of historical information, while considering the effects of both genetic and environmental parameters.

Archaeologists revise chronology of the last hunter-gatherers in the Near East
5th December 2017 | eurekalert.org | Ancient, Humans

The hunter-gatherers of the Natufian Culture, which existed in modern-day Israel, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria between c. 14,500 – 11,500 years ago, were some of the first people to build permanent houses and tend to edible plants.

Bronze Age Elite Forged All Their Best Weapons and Jewelry From Meteorites
5th December 2017 uk.news.yahoo.com | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

How could people living during the Bronze Age pull off the difficult process of making iron? They didn’t, concludes a new study, instead they got the iron for the rare, few iron artifacts discovered from the period in an easy-to-use form: meteorites hitting Earth.

UA Students Participate in First Global Planetary Defense Exercise
5th December 2017 uanews.arizona.edu | Humans, Space, Tech
Students are part of a drill that tests astronomers’ ability to respond to a highly unlikely — but not impossible — scenario: an asteroid on course to collide with Earth.
Stake Your Claim on Asteroids in Their ICO
5th December 2017 | cryptocoinsnews.com | Earth, Space, Tech

Hong-Kong-based Asteroid Ltd. has launched one of the most-anticipated ICOs this year in their mission to establish a blockchain-based mechanism to oversee claiming rights to more than half a million asteroids already identified within Earth’s celestial orbit.

Jesus’ Secret Revelations? Copy of Forbidden Teachings Found in Egypt
5th December 2017 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

The oldest known copy of a text claiming to be Jesus’ teachings to his brother James has been discovered in an ancient Egyptian trash dump, scattered among piles of fifth-century papyrus, ancient tax receipts and bills of sale for wagons and donkeys.

Native Americans to fight back against Trump’s attack on national monuments in Utah
5th December 2017 thinkprogress.org | Ancient, Humans

Immediately after Trump signed the Bears Ears proclamation, the Navajo Nation, along with four other tribes, announced they will collectively be filing a lawsuit against the administration.

Gold, water and platinum: Australians lead the way towards asteroid mining boom
4th December 2017 | watoday.com.au | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

Australia will have asteroid mining before we have people living on Mars, according to leading Australian scientists.

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