News Desk

10,000-year-old Middle Stone Age ‘crayon’ used to paint animal skin discovered in England
29th January 2018 | ibtimes.co.in | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The reddish-brown crayon was found in England at a site called Star Carr in Scarborough, Yorkshire, near what was once Lake Flixton.

Everything you need to know about AJ129, the 2018 ‘Super Bowl asteroid’
29th January 2018 bigthink.com | Space

Despite some alarming press coverage, NASA tweeted out to a concerned citizen (in Spanish) telling them that any cries of armageddon are “a lie.”

Hunting for the ancient lost farms of North America
28th January 2018 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

2,000 years ago, people domesticated these plants. Now they’re wild weeds. What happened?

Archaeologists Find Oldest Human Remains Out of Africa, From Nearly 200,000 Years Ago
28th January 2018 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Humans

The discovery of a prehistoric human jawbone in a cave near Haifa pushes back the clock on the evolution of Homo sapiens and our ancestors’ first exodus out of Africa.

65,000 people want the Aboriginal flag to fly every day on the Harbour Bridge
28th January 2018 | timeout.com | Humans

On Australia Day 2017, Cheree Toka started a campaign calling for the Aboriginal flag to fly every day on the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

We’re One Step Closer to Non-Invasively Reading Ancient Papyri Hidden in Mummy Masks
28th January 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers at the University College of London are working to find a way to read the ancient scraps without destroying the artefacts in the process.

Ancient Human Genomes Reveal Complicated Split into Europeans and Asians
28th January 2018 | inverse.com | Ancient, Humans

There were at least two periods of time where Neanderthals and humans interbred: one event 50,000 to 60,000 years ago, and another more than 37,000 years ago.

Researchers find first evidence of sub-Saharan Africa glassmaking
25th January 2018 | heritagedaily.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Scholars have found the first direct evidence that glass was produced in Sub-Saharan Africa centuries before the arrival of Europeans, thus representing a new chapter in the history of glass technology.

The Evolution of Round Brains Ushered in the ‘Human Revolution’
25th January 2018 | inverse.com | Ancient, Humans

New research suggests early Homo sapiens brains entered the range of modern human brain size as early as 300,000 years ago, but its globular, round features emerged only 40,000 years ago.

Ethiopia could be sitting on one of world’s great untapped gold deposits
25th January 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

Much more treasure might be buried under the surface of this east African country than was previously thought.

Channel 4 will reveal the face of ‘Cheddar Man’ – world’s oldest Brit – in new special
25th January 2018 | digitalspy.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A documentary will unveil a prototype of the face of the first British man by analysing the DNA of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, in the UK’s most ambitious and cutting-edge Ancient DNA project to date.

Frozen in time: Glacial archaeology on the roof of Norway
24th January 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

What could have caused the chronological patterning of artifacts – human activity and/or past climate change? These questions are the focus of a new study published today.

Two planets in unusual star system are very likely habitable, scientists say
24th January 2018 | theguardian.com | Space

Exoplanets orbiting Trappist-1 have thrilled astronomers since their discovery last year thanks to their Earth-like potential to harbor water.

Massacres and protest: Australia Day’s undeniable history
24th January 2018 | theguardian.com | Humans

The 26 January debate started with Indigenous people wanting the brutal past acknowledged.

University of Haifa Researchers Decipher One of the Last Two Remaining Unpublished Qumran Scrolls
24th January 2018 | haifa.ac.il | Ancient, Humans

The reward is fresh insight into the unique 364-day calendar used by members of the Judean Desert sect, including the discovery of the name given by the sect to the special days marking the transitions between the four seasons.

‘First Face of America’ explores how humans reached the New World
23rd January 2018 | sciencenews.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

“First Face of America” provides a closeup look at two dangerous underwater expeditions that resulted in the discovery and salvaging of bones from one of the earliest known New World residents, dubbed Naia.

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