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Pottery reveals America’s first social media networks
20th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Early Mississippian Mound cultures shared artistic trends and technologies across regional networks that functioned in similar ways as modern social media, suggests new research.

An uneasy alliance: Indigenous Traditional Knowledge enriches western science
20th February 2019 | Humans

Why should different methods and different results be shunned when science by design is meant to be challenged?

How smallpox devastated the Aztecs – and helped Spain conquer an American civilization 500 years ago
20th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Cortés and his force would not have been able to overcome a city of 200,000 without help. He got it in the form of a smallpox epidemic.

Researchers Prove Disputed Viking Warrior Skeleton Really Was Female
20th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The authors confirm there was only one skeleton in the grave, and there was no chance of the bones being muddled up as each individual human bone was clearly labeled “Bj.581” in ink.

Isotopes found in bones suggest Neanderthals were fresh meat eaters
20th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans

The researchers suggest that when the evidence is considered as a whole, it appears very likely that fresh meat was a main constituent of the Neanderthal diet.

The monkey hunters: Humans colonize South Asian rainforest by hunting primates
20th February 2019 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

This is the oldest and longest record of sophisticated, active primate hunting by foragers.

Did Inbreeding Kill the Neanderthals? Experts Say Skeletons Hold Clues
20th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

This study is the first to specifically examine the skeletons found there for signs of inbreeding. Overall, they found 17 cases of congenital anomalies.

Hundreds Of Sacrificial And Ritualistic Relics Found In A Sacred Lake
18th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans

More than 500 sacrificial and ritualistic relics have been discovered by divers in Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala.

A 280-Foot Asteroid Will Skim Past Earth On Tuesday On Its Closest Approach For The Next 70 Years
18th February 2019 | | Earth, Space

While this may conjure not-so-warm memories of the post-apocalyptic sci-fi The Day After Tomorrow, there’s no need to panic.

Interview: Photographer Dedicates His Life to Documenting Global Indigenous Cultures
18th February 2019 | Humans

In an age where the world is increasingly homogenized, Nelson’s work reminds us of the precious differences that make individual cultural heritage so unique.

This Footprint on Gibraltar Could Have Been Made by One of The Last Neanderthals
18th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

This could be the second Neanderthal footprint ever found worldwide – and it’s possible it belonged to one of the last members of this species.

Rock carvings made by American whalers discovered on north Australian coast
18th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Findings from the team at the University of Western Australia are being published in the journal Antiquity this week.

Work stopped at B.C. gas pipeline site after claims ancient Indigenous artifacts discovered
18th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The group described it as a “significant archaeological discovery that indicates a longstanding and continued tie between Wet’suwet’en people and their ancestral territories.”

The Creature That Killed Off The Giant Megalodon Might Still Live in Our Oceans Today
18th February 2019 | | Ancient, Animal Life

For twenty million years, the world’s oceans were home to a monstrous shark, named the ‘megalodon’. Then suddenly, without explanation, the 18-metre-long super predator disappeared.

Decolonising the dictionary: reclaiming Australian history for the forgotten
18th February 2019 | | Humans

An upgrade of the Australian Dictionary of Biography is long overdue – it’s time to include the many women and Indigenous leaders time forgot.

Stonehenge, other ancient rock structures may trace their origins to monuments like this
12th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

A new study suggests megaliths in Europe can be traced back to a single hunter-gatherer culture that started nearly 7000 years ago in what is today the Brittany region of northwestern France.

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