Ancient news stories

7th March 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

“Hybridization implies that all of these groups were separate and discrete, only occasionally interacting. What these fossils show is that these groups were basically not separate.”

Were the San the first Europeans?
6th March 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

A sample of African hands might point out the identity of a mysterious group of prehistoric artists who left their art across France and Spain.

Why Won’t The Old Caveman Stereotypes For Neanderthals Die?
6th March 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Evidence amassed over the last century indicates that Neanderthals are symbolic thinkers. There are historical explanations for why Neanderthals, early on, were portrayed in stereotyped terms.

Harappans had knowledge of hydraulic engineering, Dholavira reveals
6th March 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The GPR data suggests existence of a set of small and shallow reservoirs possibly connected with the existing Eastern Reservoir.

Stone tools improved over millennia
6th March 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Stone flakes – the single most common type of tool made by prehistoric humans and other hominins – show longer, sharper and more complex cutting edges as time goes by.

5th March 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life

Many distant relatives of elephants like mastodon and mammoths were able to survive changing environments because of the widespread interbreeding.

There’s Only One Way For Humanity to Survive. Go To Mars.
4th March 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Space

Futurist Michio Kaku sees humans doing ballet on Mars and projecting their brains into the cosmos. And aliens? Oh, they’re coming.

What you can learn about marriage and migration from a 13-million member family tree
3rd March 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Armchair genealogists and a team of computers scientists have assembled a massive family tree that includes 13 million individual members and spans an average of 11 generations.

Fossilised plant leaf wax provides new tool for understanding ancient climates
3rd March 2018 | | Ancient, Earth, Tech

New research has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes.

The moon actually came from inside our planet, scientists believe
3rd March 2018 | Ancient, Space

According to the model, the collision between Earth and Theia threw molten rock and metal into orbit that collided together to make the moon.

World’s oldest tattoo art found on Egyptian mummy that has been in British Museum for 100 years
2nd March 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Infrared examination has revealed the marks are tattoos depicting two animals – a giant wild bull and a wild North African goat-like creature.

Divers Find ‘Unprecedented’ Native American Burial Site Off The Coast of Florida
2nd March 2018 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

“This will forever change the way we approach offshore archaeology.”

A Sickly Paleolithic Pupper Only Survived Because of Human Help
2nd March 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The canine wouldn’t have been a good hunter, hinting early humans may have loved their pets for more than athleticism.

Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past
2nd March 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.

Turbowolf release new single ‘Cheap Magic’ ft. Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above)
2nd March 2018 | Ancient, Humans

The track highlights their interest in ancient civilisations and the theories of Graham Hancock, which are regularly referenced lyrically in addition to pearls of ancient esoteric philosophy.

The Smithsonian’s Job Listing For An ‘Anti-Indiana Jones’ Represents A Good Step For Society
2nd March 2018 | Ancient, Humans

The Smithsonian aims to make sure that the returns of these artifacts are done correctly and to the correct descendants from whom the objects or remains were stolen.

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