Ancient news stories

MAGA teenagers: how the Midwest was built on violence against Native Americans
25th January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

This event, and the media whirlwind around it, raise important questions about America’s historic baggage when it comes to issues of race.

New remains discovered at site of famous Neanderthal ‘flower burial’
25th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

From 25 to 28 January, scientists will gather at a workshop at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom to discuss what the new finds suggest about Neanderthal views of death.

Newly Discovered Ancient Funeral Mask May Be Part Of A Valuable Sunken Treasure
23rd January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists believe that a native civilization smelted the mask before Europeans made their way over and it could be as old as thousands of years BC.

A snapshot of our mysterious ancestor Homo erectus
23rd January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Who was Homo erectus? And could 2019 be the year we learn more about our mysterious ancestor?

Native American routes: the ancient trails hidden in Chicago’s grid system
21st January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Many of the city’s roads began as indigenous pathways – just one example of Native American infrastructure that helped make Chicago a successful city.

AI Has Predicted A New Subspecies Of Archaic Human Ancestors That Have Not Been Discovered Yet
21st January 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

AI has predicted a new hybrid species stemming from Denisovans and Neanderthals that has not yet been identified.

Are these Denisovan teeth? We may never know
21st January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Analysis of fossil teeth reveals that the children of mysterious prehistoric human relatives grew slowly – just like us.

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?
21st January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.

Antarctic expedition yields remains of tiny, ancient ‘water bears’
21st January 2019 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth

Scientists surprised by haul of crustaceans and tardigrades in undisturbed subglacial lake.

Mysterious Archaic Hominin in China Had Surprisingly Human Teeth
17th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Analysis of jaw from 6.5-year-old child in Xujiayao Cave who lived as much as a quarter-million years ago indicates modern-type parental care.

Magnificent Dendera Temple to Be Turned Into An Open-Air Museum
17th January 2019 | Ancient

Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities is developing the around the Dendera temple complex into an open-air museum, Ahram Online reports.

Archeological dig along Detroit River unearths 30,000 indigenous artifacts
16th January 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Thanks to an ongoing archeological dig, nearly 30,000 artifacts have turned up that could provide context to the rich history of the Michigan-Canada border as well as its indigenous relations.

Fire And Feces May Reveal An Early Human Presence In Alaska
16th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

This is very strong circumstantial evidence for an early human presence in eastern Beringia from 32,000 years ago throughout the LGM.

Even the Ancient Egyptians Had Homework, Preserved Tablet Shows
11th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Homework written by a school kid in ancient Egypt has been preserved since the second century A.D.

Pyramid stone row: Egypt asks Museum of Scotland for papers
11th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Row over plans by Edinburgh museum to display stone from Great Pyramid of Giza escalates.

New Evidence Suggests Dogs Reached North America 10,000 Years Ago
11th January 2019 | Ancient, Animal Life

The remains, which had been stored at the Illinois State Museum, hadn’t been properly dated using modern techniques.

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