News Desk

Genghis Khan’s Mongol horde probably had rampant Hepatitis B
13th May 2018 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Humans

Viral DNA recovered from ancient human remains sheds light on HBV’s evolutionary past.

One of These Five Innovative Memorials Will Soon Honor Native American Veterans
13th May 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Humans

Detailed concept art is now on display at the National Museum of the American Indian pending a final decision on which design will be implemented.

Archaeologists Make The Surprising Discovery Of The 4,800-Year-Old ‘Lost’ City Of Mardaman Hidden In Iraq
13th May 2018 | inquisitr.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

After recovering 92 cuneiform tablets, a philologist was finally able to translate the writings which gave the name of this mystery city.

Hollywood star Andy Serkis creates scientifically accurate Neanderthal avatar
13th May 2018 | nhm.ac.uk | Ancient, Humans

The series reconstructs Ned’s face both as a fit and healthy young man, and as he would have looked at the time of his death –  which was very different.

The First Native American Congresswoman in US History Could be Elected This Year
11th May 2018 | thenation.com | Humans

In the wake of Standing Rock, Indigenous activists have turned their attention to getting Native women elected.

An asteroid that nobody knew was coming flew very, very close to our planet. Gulp.
11th May 2018 bigthink.com | Earth, Space, Tech

Named 2018 GE3, it passed us by at about half the distance between Earth and the moon—wicked close.

Ancient Genomes Revise The Origins Of Leprosy
11th May 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

In a study out today, researchers turned to ancient DNA to discover leprosy’s roots, and the path they followed took them to a surprising place.

These Asian hunter-gatherers may have been the first people to domesticate horses
11th May 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

A new study of ancient DNA suggests that the Botai domesticated the horse first.

Liver-destroying virus may have been with us since the dawn of civilization
11th May 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

The liver-destroying hepatitis B virus (HBV) kills nearly a million people each year. Now, a pair of new genetic studies suggests the pathogen has been with us at least since the dawn of civilization.

Ancient, Exiled Asteroid Discovered Beyond Neptune
11th May 2018 | space.com | Ancient, Space

Astronomers have spotted a carbon-rich asteroid in the icy region beyond Neptune called the Kuiper Belt — the first such asteroid ever found exiled from the inner solar system.

78,000 year cave record from East Africa shows early cultural innovations
9th May 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The deep archaeological sequence of Panga ya Saidi cave has produced a remarkable new cultural record indicative of cultural complexity over the long term.

Cuneiform tablets from Bassetki reveal location of ancient royal city of Mardaman
9th May 2018 | heritagedaily.com | Ancient, Humans

The place where the clay tablets were found – Bassetki, in Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq – appears to be the ancient royal city of Mardaman.

Sprawling 3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Hides Secrets of Ancient War
9th May 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have discovered the sprawling, 3,300-year-old tomb of an army general named Iwrhya at the ancient Egyptian site of Saqqara.

Indigenous communities are reworking urban planning, but planners need to accept their history
9th May 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

To rectify the unequal place of Indigenous peoples in our cities and work towards urban land justice, we need to consider the planning processes that have contributed to the marginalisation of Indigenous people over the course of Australian history.

You probably don’t appreciate dinosaurs nearly enough
9th May 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life

The Rise and Fall of the Dinosaurs offers a convincing case as to why grownups should have more respect for the bird-like giants who stomped about prehistoric Earth.

In ancient rocks, scientists see a climate cycle working across deep time
8th May 2018 | eurekalert.org | Ancient, Earth

Scientists drilling deep into ancient rocks in the Arizona desert say they have documented a gradual shift in Earth’s orbit that repeats every 405,000 years, playing a role in natural climate swings.

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