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Fossilised plant leaf wax provides new tool for understanding ancient climates
3rd March 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Earth, Tech

New research has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes.

The moon actually came from inside our planet, scientists believe
3rd March 2018 uk.news.yahoo.com | Ancient, Space

According to the model, the collision between Earth and Theia threw molten rock and metal into orbit that collided together to make the moon.

World’s oldest tattoo art found on Egyptian mummy that has been in British Museum for 100 years
2nd March 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Infrared examination has revealed the marks are tattoos depicting two animals – a giant wild bull and a wild North African goat-like creature.

Divers Find ‘Unprecedented’ Native American Burial Site Off The Coast of Florida
2nd March 2018 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

“This will forever change the way we approach offshore archaeology.”

A Sickly Paleolithic Pupper Only Survived Because of Human Help
2nd March 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The canine wouldn’t have been a good hunter, hinting early humans may have loved their pets for more than athleticism.

Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past
2nd March 2018 | the-scientist.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.

Turbowolf release new single ‘Cheap Magic’ ft. Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above)
2nd March 2018 ventsmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

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’s Job Listing For An ‘Anti-Indiana Jones’ Represents A Good Step For Society
2nd March 2018 uproxx.com | Ancient, Humans

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.

Facebook Censored a Stone Age Nude Sculpture, Venus of Willendorf
2nd March 2018 hyperallergic.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

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.

Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desert
28th February 2018 technology.inquirer.net | Ancient, Humans

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.

Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South Pacific
28th February 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

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.

THE MOON USED TO SPIN OUT OF CONTROL, AND IT WAS PRETTY HARDCORE
28th February 2018 | syfy.com | Ancient, Space

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.

See Inside This Newly Discovered Ancient Egyptian Cemetery
28th February 2018 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

Artifacts found inside the network of tombs suggest it contains a priest of the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth.

Ancient mammoths and mastodons survived the changing environment because of inter species breeding
28th February 2018 | ibtimes.co.uk | Ancient, Animal Life

Cross breeding led to ancient elephants adapting and surviving in different regions across the world over time.

Ancient Mayan math making comeback in classrooms of their Yucatan descendants
28th February 2018 america.cgtn.com | Ancient, Humans

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.

With DNA from a museum specimen, scientists reconstruct the genome of a bird extinct for 700 years
28th February 2018 | statnews.com | Ancient, Animal Life

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.

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