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Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince
14th January 2018 | snf.ch | Ancient, Humans

All the evidence suggests that this is not only the largest Scythian princely tomb in South Siberia, but also the earliest – and that it may be harbouring some outstandingly well-preserved treasures.

Lucky find gives archeologists glimpse into early hunting technology in Yukon
14th January 2018 | cbc.ca | Ancient, Humans

Recent radiocarbon dating confirms that the arrow blade point is one of the earliest examples of copper metallurgy ever found in Yukon.

Huge Water Reserves Found All Over Mars
12th January 2018 news.nationalgeographic.com | Space

New NASA images show layers of ice peeking out of eroded cliffs—a potential boon for future humans on the red planet.

Great Pyramid May Contain An ‘Iron Throne’ Made Of Meteorites, Says New Theory
12th January 2018 | inquisitr.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeoastronomy professor thinks pharoahs used the throne to travel to the afterlife.

Ingredients for life revealed in meteorites that fell to Earth
11th January 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Earth, Space

This opens up many possibilities for how organic matter may be passed from one host to another in space.

DNA FROM MYSTERIOUS ANCIENT CIVILIZATION SHOWS THEY WERE EXPLORERS, NOT CONQUERORS
11th January 2018 | newsweek.com | Ancient, Humans

A new MtDNA study suggests that the ancient Mediterranean seafaring civilisation, the Phoenicians, enjoyed an inclusive, multicultural society focused on exploration, not subjugation.

Extraterrestrial Hypatia stone rattles solar system status quo
11th January 2018 | eurekalert.org | Space

Micro-mineral analyses of the pebble have now provided unsettling answers that spiral away from conventional views of the material our solar system was formed from.

Ancient DNA sheds light on the mysterious origins of the first Scandinavians
11th January 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

One could say that – in Scandinavia at that time – the geographic west was the genetic east and vice versa.

Rajahmundry: Excavations reveal tools, crystal beads
11th January 2018 | deccanchronicle.com | Ancient, Humans

State archaeology authorities have found an ancient civilisation along the banks of Godavari river dating back to 10,000 BC in which people used tools from the stone age as well as from the metal age.

Marijuana taxes and a surplus expected to boost California budget
10th January 2018 | reuters.com | Humans, Misc.

The 2018-2019 budget will include anticipated taxes on sales of marijuana, which became legal for recreational use Jan. 1, estimated to eventually reach $1 billion.

Ancient rock drawing could be oldest image of a supernova
10th January 2018 | cnet.com | Ancient, Humans

The carving was found in the Burzahama region in Kashmir, India, in the 1960s and is believed to date back to between 2100 and 4100 BC.

Peru’s Alpine Herders Revive Ancient Technologies to Face the Future
10th January 2018 | voanews.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

To improve access to water and save livestock, indigenous groups in Canchayllo and Miraflores have restored abandoned dams, reservoirs and canals that date back over 3,000 years.

Burn, Baby, Burn: Australian Birds Steal Fire to Smoke Out Prey
10th January 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

This is not news to Aboriginal groups, who have reported about Firehawks in oral traditions for millennia.

Granite feet discovered in Egyptian parking lot traced back to ancient statue of King Amenhotep III
9th January 2018 | ibtimes.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The stone fragment includes hieroglyphics that detail the pharaoh’s birth name and coronation.

Stone age hunter-gatherers’ ‘paradise’ discovered next to major Israeli road
8th January 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists find hundreds of hand-axes used by early humans over half a million years ago at Jaljulia, north-east of Tel Aviv.

Chemists discover plausible recipe for early life on Earth
8th January 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Earth

Their experiments demonstrate that key chemical reactions that support life today could have been carried out with ingredients likely present on the planet four billion years ago.

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