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Prehistoric find shines light on Neolithic life
5th February 2023 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

The discovery of a Neolithic era settlement is helping shed new light on how people lived on the shores of Lough Foyle some 5,000 years ago.

 

The moon has a hidden tide that pulls on Earth’s magnetosphere, new study reveal
5th February 2023 | livescience.com | Earth, Humans, Space

The moon exerts a previously unknown tidal force on the “plasma ocean” surrounding Earth’s upper atmosphere, creating fluctuations that are similar to the tides in the oceans, a new study suggests.

Remapping the superhighways traveled by the first Australians reveals a 10,000-year journey through the continent by Flinders University
5th February 2023 phys.org | Ancient, Earth, Humans

New, sophisticated models combined recent improvements in demography and models of wayfinding based on geographic inference to show the scale of the challenges faced by the ancestors of Indigenous people making their mass migration across the supercontinent more than 60,000 years ago.

Egyptian mummies covered in gold are rare, and we may have just found the oldest
2nd February 2023 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

An ancient Egyptian mummy is the oldest covered with gold, but it’s not the oldest ancient Egyptian mummy on record….The oldest embalmed mummy in Egypt predates the pharaohs; the remains of a man who was placed in a fetal pose about 6,000 years ago.

Newly discovered green comet comes close to Earth Published
1st February 2023 | bbc.co.uk | Ancient, Humans, Space

A newly discovered comet will make its closest approach to our planet on Wednesday.Astronomers say the object’s journey toward us took around 50,000 years.

 

Cryptic lost Canaanite language decoded on ‘Rosetta Stone’-like tablets
31st January 2023 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Two ancient clay tablets discovered in Iraq and covered from top to bottom in cuneiform writing contain details of a “lost” Canaanite language that has remarkable similarities with ancient Hebrew.

Large number of animal skulls found in Neanderthal cave
31st January 2023 phys.org | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

A team of researchers affiliated with a host of institutions across Spain, working with one colleague from Portugal and another from Austria, has discovered a large number of animal skulls placed by Neanderthals in Spanish cave more than 40,000 years ago

The Mysterious Asymmetry of Jupiter’s Asteroids May Finally Be Explained
31st January 2023 | sciencealert.com | Humans, Space

Jupiter isn’t alone along its orbital path around the Sun. Two giant swarms of asteroids have been snared in the gravitational interaction between the gas giant and our star, leading and trailing Jupiter as it treads its cosmic measure.

1.2-Million-Year-Old Obsidian Axe Factory Found In Ethiopia
26th January 2023 | iflscience.com | Ancient, Humans, Weird

Forged in magma and capable of producing the sharpest blades on Earth, obsidian is without a doubt one of the most badass materials ever imagined… The jet-black volcanic glass is also extremely delicate and dangerous to work with and was not mastered by humans until the latter part of the Stone Age… or so we thought.

Earliest human remains discovered in northern Britain
25th January 2023 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

An international team led by archaeologists at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has discovered the earliest human remains ever found in northern Britain.

Can Psychedelics Repair Consciousness After Brain Trauma?
24th January 2023 doubleblindmag.com | Humans, Misc.

Psychedelic medicines have shown great promise in treating mental health conditions and helping patients see life from a new perspective, but their benefits may go even further in repairing injuries to the brain and, therefore, consciousness itself.

Milky Way found to be more unique than previously thought
24th January 2023 ras.ac.uk | Ancient, Humans, Space

A new study shows that the Milky Way is too big for its “cosmological wall”, something yet to be seen in other galaxies. The new research is published in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society.

‘Golden boy’ mummy was protected by 49 precious amulets, CT scans reveal
24th January 2023 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

The ancient Egyptians believed that when we died, our spiritual body sought out an afterlife similar to this world. But entry into this afterlife wasn’t guaranteed; it first required a perilous journey through the underworld, followed by an individual last judgment.

Archaeologists discovered dozens of headless bodies in a 7,000-year-old mass grave
24th January 2023 | businessinsider.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have discovered a 7,000-year-old mass grave in Slovakia containing 38 skeletons, with all but one decapitated. The remains were found at the Vrá ble-Vèlke Lehemby site in Slovakia, one of the largest settlements of the European Neolithic period.

Sword Mistaken For Replica Is Actually An Ancient 3,000-Year-Old Weapon
24th January 2023 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans

In the 1930s, a tarnished bronze sword was pulled from the banks of the Danube River that runs through Budapest.

Unlocking the Secrets of Animal Communication: Dogs Show Things to Humans but Pigs Do Not
23rd January 2023 scitechdaily.com | Animal Life, Humans

This study shows that directing humans’ attention to interesting locations may not be something that every domestic animal can do.

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