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Massive Sphinx of Ramses II Sees Daylight for First Time in Nearly 100 Years
15th June 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

An enormous stone sphinx representing the pharaoh Ramses II has spent nearly a century in the Egypt Gallery of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia.

12,000-Year-Old ‘Headless’ Horse Engraving Discovered in France
15th June 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Geometric decorations surround the animals on the sandstone engraving, a telltale sign that whoever made them was part of the Azilian industry.

Egypt tries to stop sale of Tutankhamun statue in London
12th June 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Officials fear bust of pharaoh might have been looted from Karnak temple in Luxor.

Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making
12th June 2019 | Ancient, Earth, Humans

A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists have discovered.

Medical Marijuana Gets Backing From Church of England, FT Says
12th June 2019 | | Earth, Humans

Even religious bodies are seeing the light when it comes to cannabis. The Church of England will relax a self-imposed ban and consider investments in medical marijuana.

Closest-known ancestor of today’s Native Americans found in Siberia
11th June 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

A woman known as Kolyma1, who lived in northeastern Siberia about 10,000 years ago, shares about two-thirds of her genome with living Native Americans.

Why humans (or something very similar) may have been destined to walk the Earth
11th June 2019 | Ancient, Animal Life, Earth, Humans

What would happen if the hands of time were turned back to an arbitrary point in our evolutionary history and we restarted the clock?

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians
6th June 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Two children’s milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people lived there during the last Ice Age.

Whale intelligence continues to amaze and dumbfound scientists
5th June 2019 | | Animal Life, Humans

New studies show that humans are not the only intelligent organisms living on Earth, but we are still a long way from fully understanding how smart whales and dolphins really are.

Fingerprint study upends ideas about ‘women’s work’ in ancient America
5th June 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Archaeologists just assumed that women made the pottery at Chaco Canyon 1,000 years ago. Then they started thinking like cops—and things got interesting.

The Congolese storyteller drawing on African mythology and spirituality for his comic books
5th June 2019 | Humans

The idea to draw on African mythology and spirituality also adds the layer of a colonized people digging into their past to discover its richness.

60,000 years of traditional aboriginal medicine touches the spirit of Katungul
5th June 2019 | Ancient, Humans

The Aboriginal woman whose healing power is described as ‘a miracle’ comes from a long family lineage of healers.

Ancient DNA Tells Story Of First Herders And Farmers In East Africa
4th June 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

A collaborative study led by archaeologists, geneticists and museum curators is providing answers to previously unsolved questions about life in sub-Saharan Africa thousands of years ago.

Cave debris may be the oldest known example of people eating starch
4th June 2019 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Charred material found in South Africa suggests humans digested starch long before farming.

Ancient People Watched a Volcano Erupt. This May Be Their Illustration of It.
4th June 2019 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

After a treacherous volcanic eruption during the Bronze Age, curious humans and their canine companions hiked closer to the volcano, where they left footprints in the fine-grained volcanic ash.

Roman amphitheaters act like seismic invisibility cloaks
3rd June 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The discovery may explain how these buildings have survived for so long in earthquake zones.

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