Ancient news stories
A trio of dogs buried at two ancient human sites in Illinois lived around 10,000 years ago, making them the oldest known domesticated canines in the Americas.
The ingrained notion – that there has only ever been one species of human being, Homo sapiens – is a latterday fiction born of our own self-important view of ourselves.
Scientists show that the key expansion of dinosaurs was also triggered by a crisis – a mass extinction that happened 232 million years ago.
Baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, yeast that lives in infected toenails—they all descended from a common ancestor.
SACNAS has arranged for a number of Native and indigenous speakers at satellite marches across the country, all committed to engaging the power of both Western and indigenous science.
Matisoo-Smith and Knapp said there were well accepted and published protocols for the extraction and sequencing of ancient DNA, none of which appear to have been followed by these researchers.
Apart from the deer, the team identified what they call “‘boat(s)’ and a ‘starburst’”, a series of cupules arranged in geometric patterns, paddle-shaped motifs and bow and arrow motifs.
In the newly-excavated lower levels of the deposit, researchers discovered and dated archaic cobble-based cores and flakes that indicate human occupation at the site at least 50,000 years ago.
A 3,000-year-old Egyptian text is being reassessed as one of the first records of a powerful man being accused of sexual assault.
The inscriptions are written in the obscure ‘Meroitic’ language, the oldest known written language south of the Sahara, which has been only partly deciphered.
A recent study by Harvard University found a strange genetic disparity emerged in south-east England around the Iron Age and Roman Period.
The deposits are located near the tomb of Ay (who reigned from 1327 B.C. to 1323 B.C.), a pharaoh who succeeded Tutankhamun (who reigned from 1336 B.C. to 1327 B.C.)
Indigenous people are rejecting oil, coal and gas extraction in favor of renewable energy to save their land, increase employment and fight global warming.
The first Homo sapiens fossil discovery from Saudi Arabia dates to 90,000 years ago during a time when the region’s deserts were replaced by grasslands.
If Heel Stone and Stone 16 were already placed, pointing at the solstice Sun, that could have given the site its significance for the people who lived nearby thousands of years ago.