Humans news stories

Medical Cannabis Could be the Key to Stopping a US-Style Opioid Crisis in the UK
14th October 2019 | | Earth, Humans

In American states where marijuana is legal for medical uses, prescriptions for opioids and anti-depressants have fallen 30 per cent. It’s time our health secretary woke up.

Ancient Egyptian ‘Industrial Zone’ Uncovered in Luxor’s Valley of the Monkeys
14th October 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

New archaeological discoveries in Luxor highlight a remarkable “industrial zone” in which workers manufactured items for royal tombs.

Ancient European Homes Had ‘Invisible’ Social Complexities, Bones Reveal
14th October 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

DNA and isotopic analysis of people who lived in Germany some 4,000 years ago show unexpected connections across Bronze Age farmsteads.

Website Provides Blueprint for Repatriating Aboriginal Remains
14th October 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Called “Return, Reconcile, Renew,” the new site offers a virtual space for support and healing.

Laser-Scanning Tech Uncovers Huge Network of Ancient Mayan Farms
14th October 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech
The findings show how the ancient civilization adapted farming practices in the face of environmental challenges.
The Unique Value of Indigenous Knowledge
14th October 2019 | Humans

A university’s core role is knowledge creation, but Australian universities are still missing out on genuine two-way learning with local Indigenous knowledge.

Greta Thunberg Heads to Standing Rock to Support Indigenous Activists
10th October 2019 | Earth, Humans

On Sunday, Greta Thunberg joined Iron Eyes on a panel on the climate crisis hosted by the Lakota People’s Law Project at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota where Iron Eyes lives.

How Differences in the Genetic ‘Instruction Booklet’ Between Humans and Neanderthals Influenced Traits
10th October 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A new ability to study changes in the on/off “instructions” for genes helps identify differences that fossils alone cannot tell us.

1,000 Lost Ancient Sites Found on Scottish Island
10th October 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A cutting-edge archaeological project using innovative technology has revealed around 1,000 previously unknown archaeological sites on the Isle of Arran. Heritage chiefs believe “tens of thousands” more sites could be found using the technology.

Fracking Fears Grow for Rivers in Queensland’s Channel Country
10th October 2019 | | Earth, Humans

Labor pledged to reinstate ‘wild rivers’ protections, but is yet to follow through, angering Indigenous and environmental groups.

Early Humans Stored Bone Narrow Like Tins of Soup 400,000 Years Ago
10th October 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Previously, scientists thought Paleolithic people lived a hand-to-mouth existence but this research shows they were sophisticated enough to preserve meat using bones like we use modern-day cans.

Scorched Ancient Scrolls Could be Made Readable Once Again
9th October 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Ancient volcanic charred scrolls written in a dead language made readable again. They were discovered in what’s believed to be the only intact library from antiquities.

Early Hunter-Gatherers Interacted Much Sooner Than Previously Believed
9th October 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

A nearly 4,000-year-old burial site found off the coast of Georgia hints at ties between hunter-gatherers on opposite sides of North America.

Urban Indian: Celebrating 30 Years of Native American Artwork in New York
7th October 2019 | | Humans

In a new exhibition, the work of Native American artists in New York is being heralded in opposition to a ‘history of erasure, misrepresentation and appropriation’.

Israeli Archaeologists Say They Have Discovered a Bronze Age ‘New York City’
7th October 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Israel’s Antiquities Authority calls the early Bronze Age site a “cosmopolitan and planned city” that is thought to have covered 65 hectares and was probably home to about 6000 people.

Manchester Museum Becomes First in Country to Hand Sacred Objects Back to Aboriginal Communities in Australia
7th October 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The museum has been in possession of the material since the 1920s. Australian Aborigines and native Americans have been campaigning for the return of such objects for decades.

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