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Hundreds Of Sacrificial And Ritualistic Relics Found In A Sacred Lake
18th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans

More than 500 sacrificial and ritualistic relics have been discovered by divers in Lake Petén Itzá, Guatemala.

Interview: Photographer Dedicates His Life to Documenting Global Indigenous Cultures
18th February 2019 | Humans

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 Footprint on Gibraltar Could Have Been Made by One of The Last Neanderthals
18th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

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.

Rock carvings made by American whalers discovered on north Australian coast
18th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Findings from the team at the University of Western Australia are being published in the journal Antiquity this week.

Work stopped at B.C. gas pipeline site after claims ancient Indigenous artifacts discovered
18th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

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.”

Decolonising the dictionary: reclaiming Australian history for the forgotten
18th February 2019 | | Humans

An upgrade of the Australian Dictionary of Biography is long overdue – it’s time to include the many women and Indigenous leaders time forgot.

Stonehenge, other ancient rock structures may trace their origins to monuments like this
12th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

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.

Artificial Intelligence Study of Human Genome Finds Unknown Human Ancestor
9th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The genetic footprint of a “ghost population” may match that of a Neanderthal and Denisovan hybrid fossil found in Siberia.

DNA reveals early mating between Asian herders and European farmers
9th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

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.

Homo sapiens or Denisovans? Who made stunning cave jewellery and artefacts up to 48,000 years ago?
6th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Eminent Siberian archeologist Professor Mikhail Shunkov challenges Western claims casting doubt on this being the work of ancient Denisovans.

Who peopled South America? New ancient DNA study reveals continent’s first inhabitants
6th February 2019 | Ancient, Humans

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.

Britain broke off from Europe 450,000 years ago – and it made us the people we are today
6th February 2019 | | Ancient, Earth, Humans

The defining features of our island shaped our history in ways we might not even understand.

Ancient desert tomb reveals 50 Egyptian mummies including 12 preserved children
5th February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

The mummies were found inside four nine-metre deep burial chambers in the desert province of Minya, south of Cairo.

Flat Earth rising: meet the people casting aside 2,500 years of science – video
5th February 2019 | | Humans

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.

Women’s brains appear three years younger than men’s
5th February 2019 | | Humans

May explain why women more likely to stay mentally sharp in later years.

A Mysterious Third Human Species Lived Alongside Neanderthals in This Cave
2nd February 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

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.

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