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Native American women candidates seek historic wins in November
15th October 2018 | | Humans

Haaland’s bid for Congress has soaked up most of the attention, but 2018 has been a breakout political year for Native American women across the country with “far more than ever running,”

In Senate battleground, Native American voting rights activists fight back against voter ID restrictions
15th October 2018 | | Humans

Native American activists have responded with plans to create addresses on the spot for those who need them on Election Day.

Paleolithic art unveiled after dam water ebbs in SE Turkey
15th October 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Mehmet Alkan, director for the Adıyaman Museum, told reporters that the cave drawings included human and animal figures made using the carving method.

Madagascar: claims for early settlement debunked
15th October 2018 | Ancient, Humans

According to a new study, recent headlines claiming that humans arrived on the Indian Ocean island of Madagascar as early as 10,000 years ago are wrong.

Millennial Aboriginal Australians Have Developed Their Own Language
12th October 2018 | | Humans

Light Warlpiri, a mixed language no more than 40 years old, is spoken almost exclusively by people aged 35 and younger.

A Pink, Dried-Up Lake in Kenya Shaped Human Evolution 500,000 Years Ago
12th October 2018 | | Earth, Humans

“Together, the evidence suggests an advance in cognitive abilities.”

‘Ancient Egyptian pigment can boost energy efficiency’
12th October 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A colour developed by Egyptians thousands of years ago can boost energy efficiency by cooling rooftops and walls, and could also enable solar generation of electricity via windows, scientists say.

Astronauts escape malfunctioning Soyuz rocket
11th October 2018 | | Humans, Space

A capsule carrying the two crew members of a Russian Soyuz rocket that malfunctioned on lift-off has landed safely in Kazakhstan.

Easter Island Heads May Have Been Markers for Drinking Water
11th October 2018 | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Researchers have found evidence of discharge points where brackish water would have been collected in reservoirs or trenches, in the same locations as the statues.

Across the US, more cities ditch Columbus Day to honor those who really discovered America
11th October 2018 | Ancient, Humans

Just this year, at least a dozen US cities — including San Francisco and Cincinnati — decided to stop observing Columbus Day and will instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday.

Earliest-ever Inscription Bearing Jerusalem’s Full Name Unearthed in Roadwork
11th October 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Dating to the 1st century B.C.E., the inscription was found on a repurposed piece of a stone column in a Roman building, near the city’s entrance.

Tomb of a Pharaoh’s ‘Sole Friend’ and ‘Keeper of the Secret’ Found in Egypt
9th October 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

The remains of a tomb complex belonging to the “sole friend” of an Egyptian pharaoh have been discovered near a pyramid at Abusir in Egypt.

Salt: Mover and shaker in ancient Maya society
9th October 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Analyses of stone tools reveal that the Maya were making salt in large quantities, salting fish and meat to meet dietary needs and producing a commodity that could be stored and traded.

3,500-Year-Old Pottery Reveals History’s Earliest Sniff of a Pumpkin Spice
8th October 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

This 3,500-year-old residue is the oldest-ever evidence that people ate this spice long before Starbucks forced it into cooperation with cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.

Oldest Hominid Bones Found In Poland Belonged To Neanderthal Child Whose Fingers Were Chewed By Giant Bird
8th October 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The discovery of the 115,000 year old Neanderthal was made at the Jaskinia Ciemna cave in southern Poland.

How We Know Ancient Humans Believed In the Afterlife
8th October 2018 | Ancient, Humans

Elaborate burials strongly suggest ancient cultures conceived of an afterlife and spiritual forces – it’s something that we see today in nearly every culture on Earth.

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