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New research has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes.
According to the model, the collision between Earth and Theia threw molten rock and metal into orbit that collided together to make the moon.
Infrared examination has revealed the marks are tattoos depicting two animals – a giant wild bull and a wild North African goat-like creature.
The canine wouldn’t have been a good hunter, hinting early humans may have loved their pets for more than athleticism.
Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.
The track highlights their interest in ancient civilisations and the theories of Graham Hancock, which are regularly referenced lyrically in addition to pearls of ancient esoteric philosophy.
The Smithsonian aims to make sure that the returns of these artifacts are done correctly and to the correct descendants from whom the objects or remains were stolen.
An Italian woman’s post featuring the 30,000-year-old artifact was removed late last year; last month, the museum that houses it called out the social network.
Chiseled on three rocky spurs, the sculptures, which also depict equids, or hoofed mammals, show a level of artistic skill unseen in other rock art forms in the Saudi desert.
Migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 years ago, much earlier than previously thought.
Even minor asteroid hits can throw the moon’s spin off, while the monster crashes that left behind impact basins affected everything from its magnetic field to its geology and otherwise gave it a cosmic thrill ride.
Artifacts found inside the network of tombs suggest it contains a priest of the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth.
Cross breeding led to ancient elephants adapting and surviving in different regions across the world over time.
In Mexico, a form of calculation that made the ancient Mayans such a successful race has been rediscovered by academics – and is now being taught to their descendants.
Scientists have assembled the first nearly complete genome of the little bush moa, a flightless bird that went extinct soon after Polynesians settled New Zealand in the late 13th century.