Humans news stories

Ancient coloured ‘pencil’ up to 50,000 years old found in Siberia
15th December 2018 siberiantimes.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The pre-historic artists were not Homo sapiens but Denisovans – a long-extinct branch of ancient man – or possibly Neanderthals, another vanished sub-species, believe scientists.

How Native American tribes are bringing back the bison from brink of extinction
15th December 2018 | theguardian.com | Animal Life, Humans

The continent’s largest land mammal plays crucial role in spiritual lives of the tribes.

Ancient pots reveal reptile pee pigments and cultural connections
15th December 2018 | nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

A study on the pottery of Peru’s Paracas civilization tells us more about their neighbors 2,000 years ago—and turns up a unique ingredient.

The Mysterious Fate of an Ancient Apollo Statue Pulled From Gaza’s Sea
15th December 2018 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Humans

Discovered by a fisherman, the statue garnered world renown before being confiscated by Hamas. The film ‘The Apollo of Gaza’ raises fascinating questions on the origins and fate of the sculpture.

Rare Neanderthal DNA mean some people’s brains are slightly different shape, study suggests
15th December 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

Interbreeding with ancient humans means ancient genetic fragments still shaping heads of some Europeans.

Sprawling Museum of Black Civilizations Opens in Senegal
15th December 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans

The launch comes as Senegal is requesting the repatriation of looted artworks from France.

New Research On The Clothing Of Ancient Egyptians Reveals Arm Warmers, Socks And Other Items Were Worn
12th December 2018 | inquisitr.com | Ancient, Humans

An Egyptologist has researched the unique fashion choices and clothing that ancient Egyptians once wore.

This 8000-year-old ‘gum’ holds surprises about ancient toolmakers
12th December 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Among other things, the DNA suggests these toolmakers were both male and female, and some may have been as young as 5 years old.

South America’s Other ‘Easter Island’
12th December 2018 | bbc.com | Ancient, Humans

The mysterious statues of San Agustín and underground tombs of Tierradentro, in southern Colombia, are finally rising from the dead after being off-limits for decades.

Egyptian authorities investigate ‘forbidden’ Great Pyramid sex photo
12th December 2018 | theguardian.com | Humans

Danish photographer’s stunt on top of landmark a ‘violation of public morality’, says minister.

Recovered Aboriginal songs offer clues to 19th century mystery of the shipwrecked ‘white woman’
12th December 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

What these songs reveal is an Indigenous perspective on the White Woman and a glimpse into the rich artistic culture of the Gunai/Kurnai.

Indigenous astronomy to revitalise the Australian curriculum
10th December 2018 indigenousx.com.au | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The resources will assist teachers in implementing the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures’ cross curriculum priority from the Australian Curriculum.

Ancient strain of plague found in Sweden – and it could rewrite history
10th December 2018 | thelocal.se | Ancient, Humans

“Discovering such an early variant (of plague) in Falköping was completely unexpected, as earlier findings have pointed to it originating in Asia. This will now have to be reevaluated.”

How NASA’s Mission to Bennu Will Keep Earth Safe from Asteroids
10th December 2018 gizmodo.com | Humans, Space, Tech

NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission won’t just take pretty pictures of the asteroid Bennu—it will also help scientists learn whether the rock will one day threaten Earth.

Deb Haaland tells Moneyish why Native Americans deserve better representation
10th December 2018 | marketwatch.com | Humans

‘This was all Native land at one time, yet our voices (have) not always been represented in many levels of government,’ said the newly elected New Mexico Democrat.

How Bronze Age Northern Mongolian Peoples Got Milk
10th December 2018 | forbes.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans, Tech

The genomes of 22 individuals dating to the Late Bronze Age suggest that milk consumption was spread through cultural diffusion, not as a result of the migration of new peoples into the region.

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