News Desk

Possible Evidence of World’s Oldest Fishing Nets Unearthed in Korea
3rd October 2018 | hakaimagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

Stone sinkers dated to 29,000 years ago are evidence of ancient fishing technology—but some archaeologists have doubts.

Xinhua Headlines: Mysterious female pottery face sends 7,300 year-old smile
3rd October 2018 | xinhuanet.com | Ancient, Humans

A mysterious piece of pottery shaped as a female head sends a smile from 7,300 years ago, as its host museum in east China’s Anhui Province starts a global naming bid for the ancient relic.

An ancient virus may promote addiction in modern people
3rd October 2018 | economist.com | Ancient, Humans

Precisely what the retrovirus now known as HERV-K HML-2 (HK2) did 30m years ago, when it first infected some primates whose descendants would eventually come to be called human beings, remains a mystery.

Scientists Can Now Peek Inside Mummies in a Whole New Way
2nd October 2018 gizmodo.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A revved-up version of traditional CT scanning shows it’s possible to acquire microscopic-scale images of ancient Egyptian mummies, revealing previously unseen features such as blood vessels and nerves.

Ancient Catacombs On Malta Reveal Christians, Jews, And Pagans Were Buried Together
2nd October 2018 | forbes.com | Ancient, Humans

Malta has always been a way-station on journeys between Africa and southern Europe, with extraordinary diversity in its past and current inhabitants.

Skull-shaped ‘Great Pumpkin’ asteroid to fly past Earth after Halloween
2nd October 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Space

Extinct comet classified as potentially hazardous because of its size and proximity to our planet.

Humans delayed the onset of the Sahara desert by 500 years
2nd October 2018 | ucl.ac.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Humans did not accelerate the decline of the ‘Green Sahara’ and may have managed to hold back the onset of the Sahara desert by around 500 years, according to new research led by UCL.

Prehistoric art hints at lost Indian civilisation
2nd October 2018 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The discovery of rock carvings believed to be tens of thousands of years old in India’s western state of Maharashtra has greatly excited archaeologists who believe they hold clues to a previously unknown civilisation.

Neanderthals Used Their Hands for Precision, Not Just Power
28th September 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Neanderthals have long been associated with brutish behavior, but a new study adds to the growing body of literature that challenges this stereotype.

Ice age discovery may reveal early migration route of first Americans
28th September 2018 | manchester.ac.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Islands along the coastline were seemingly ice-free 17,700 years ago, so an early route along the coastline of Canada might have been viable well before an alternative, inland route.

Alaska declares emergency for Native American languages
28th September 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Governor Bill Walker aims to promote and preserve all 20 recognized indigenous tongues in the state before they die out.

Humans braved Australia’s hostile desert interior thousands of years earlier than thought
28th September 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans

Humans trekked into Australia’s vast, harsh Western Desert almost 50,000 years ago—10,000 years earlier than thought and just a few thousand years after people first arrived on the continent, a new study suggests.

Archaeologists discover ‘massive’ ancient building in Egypt
28th September 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Mostafa Waziri, secretary general of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, says the building is likely part of the residential block of the area, which was the ancient Egyptian capital of Memphis.

Ancient DNA reveals the secrets of a devastating European disease
28th September 2018 arstechnica.com | Ancient, Humans

Comparison with modern strains offers glimpses of the pathogen’s evolutionary history.

The Best-Ever Photos of an Asteroid’s Rugged Terrain
26th September 2018 | theatlantic.com | Space, Tech

The two Japanese robots have captured Ryugu in incredible detail. The images reveal a richly textured surface, with rocks of all sizes jutting out into the darkness of space.

Ancient Egyptian ‘Magic Spell’ Deciphered
26th September 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

An ancient Egyptian papyrus with an image showing two bird-like creatures, possibly with a penis connecting them, has been deciphered, revealing a magic spell of love.

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