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Ancient Egypt: Archaeologists now searching for the tomb of King Tutankhamun’s wife Ankhesenamun
18th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have begun excavating in an area known as the Valley of Monkeys, looking for the tomb of Ankhesenamun.

Not just for Christmas: Study sheds new light on ancient human-turkey relationship
18th January 2018 | | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

For the first time, research has uncovered the origins of the earliest domestic turkeys in ancient Mexico.

The Montmaurin-La Niche mandible reveals the complexity of the Neanderthals’ origin
17th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

A team of scientists has examined the Middle Pleistocene Montmaurin-La Niche mandible, which reveals the complexity of the origin of the Neanderthals.

Archaeologists Uncover Pottery With Parthenon Scene in Biblical Village
17th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Ceramic decorated with birth of Athena copied from Parthenon frieze and other imported luxuries signal that the textile dyeing business was thriving in Bethsaida 2,300 years ago.

DNA solves the mystery of how these mummies were related
17th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

The finding highlights the importance ancient Egyptians placed on maternal lines of descent, Drosou’s group contends.

Four Thousand Fish and Broken Glass connect Sydney’s Aboriginal past to its present
16th January 2018 | Ancient, Humans

Setting these works on the same lands where actual events plays out connects the impact of colonisation on practices that existed for thousands of years to how they contribute to our being Aboriginal today.

In conquered Mexico, almost a million died of salmonella in just five years
15th January 2018 | Ancient, Humans

DNA analysis finds a terrible epidemic was caused not by plague, but by the bacteria behind food poisoning.

The asteroids most likely to hit Earth
15th January 2018 | | Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

If you glean any politics from this article, take away the moral imperative for our civilization to improve our long-term thinking and invest well in planetary asteroid detection and deflection.

The stories behind Aboriginal star names now recognised by the world’s astronomical body
15th January 2018 | Ancient, Humans

This represents a step forward by the world’s roughly 12,000 professional astronomers in recognising the importance of traditional language and Indigenous starlore.

New technology is changing the way Guatemala views its ancient past
15th January 2018 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

New laser technology is helping expand scientific knowledge of ancient Mayan sites, and has enabled scientists to uncover an ancient city in the rainforest of Guatemala.

Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince
14th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

All the evidence suggests that this is not only the largest Scythian princely tomb in South Siberia, but also the earliest – and that it may be harbouring some outstandingly well-preserved treasures.

Lucky find gives archeologists glimpse into early hunting technology in Yukon
14th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Recent radiocarbon dating confirms that the arrow blade point is one of the earliest examples of copper metallurgy ever found in Yukon.

Great Pyramid May Contain An ‘Iron Throne’ Made Of Meteorites, Says New Theory
12th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Archaeoastronomy professor thinks pharoahs used the throne to travel to the afterlife.

11th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

A new MtDNA study suggests that the ancient Mediterranean seafaring civilisation, the Phoenicians, enjoyed an inclusive, multicultural society focused on exploration, not subjugation.

Ancient DNA sheds light on the mysterious origins of the first Scandinavians
11th January 2018 | Ancient, Humans

One could say that – in Scandinavia at that time – the geographic west was the genetic east and vice versa.

Rajahmundry: Excavations reveal tools, crystal beads
11th January 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

State archaeology authorities have found an ancient civilisation along the banks of Godavari river dating back to 10,000 BC in which people used tools from the stone age as well as from the metal age.

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