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More than 500 sacrificial and ritualistic relics have been discovered by divers in Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala.
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 could be the second Neanderthal footprint ever found worldwide – and it’s possible it belonged to one of the last members of this species.
Findings from the team at the University of Western Australia are being published in the journal Antiquity this week.
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.”
An upgrade of the Australian Dictionary of Biography is long overdue – it’s time to include the many women and Indigenous leaders time forgot.
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.
The genetic footprint of a “ghost population” may match that of a Neanderthal and Denisovan hybrid fossil found in Siberia.
Hundreds of years before changing the genetic face of Bronze Age Europeans, herders based in western Asia’s steppe grasslands were already mingling and mating with farmers in southeastern Europe.
Eminent Siberian archeologist Professor Mikhail Shunkov challenges Western claims casting doubt on this being the work of ancient Denisovans.
Around 9,000 years ago Clovis-associated individuals were “almost completely replaced” by a population that now resembles modern day indigenous individuals in South America.
The mummies were found inside four nine-metre deep burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.
A YouGov poll indicated that a third of Americans aged 18 to 24 were unsure of the shape of our planet, in spite of scientific proofs from Pythagoras to Nasa.
While these relatives are extinct, their legacy lives on in the modern humans who carry fragments of their DNA and in the tiny artifacts and bones they left behind.