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A Sickly Paleolithic Pupper Only Survived Because of Human Help
2nd March 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

The canine wouldn’t have been a good hunter, hinting early humans may have loved their pets for more than athleticism.

Paleoproteomics Opens a Window into the Past
2nd March 2018 | the-scientist.com | Ancient, Animal Life, Humans

Researchers are looking to proteins to explore the biology of ancient organisms, from medieval humans all the way back to dinosaurs.

Turbowolf release new single ‘Cheap Magic’ ft. Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above)
2nd March 2018 ventsmagazine.com | Ancient, Humans

The track highlights their interest in ancient civilisations and the theories of Graham Hancock, which are regularly referenced lyrically in addition to pearls of ancient esoteric philosophy.

The Smithsonian’s Job Listing For An ‘Anti-Indiana Jones’ Represents A Good Step For Society
2nd March 2018 uproxx.com | Ancient, Humans

The Smithsonian aims to make sure that the returns of these artifacts are done correctly and to the correct descendants from whom the objects or remains were stolen.

Facebook Censored a Stone Age Nude Sculpture, Venus of Willendorf
2nd March 2018 hyperallergic.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

An Italian woman’s post featuring the 30,000-year-old artifact was removed late last year; last month, the museum that houses it called out the social network.

Rock art and mystery: Ancient camel sculptures in Saudi desert
28th February 2018 technology.inquirer.net | Ancient, Humans

Chiseled on three rocky spurs, the sculptures, which also depict equids, or hoofed mammals, show a level of artistic skill unseen in other rock art forms in the Saudi desert.

Ancient DNA reveals genetic replacement despite language continuity in the South Pacific
28th February 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans

Migrations of people from the Bismarck Archipelago in Oceania to the previously settled islands of the Pacific began as early as 2,500 years ago, much earlier than previously thought.

See Inside This Newly Discovered Ancient Egyptian Cemetery
28th February 2018 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans

Artifacts found inside the network of tombs suggest it contains a priest of the ancient Egyptian deity Thoth.

Ancient Mayan math making comeback in classrooms of their Yucatan descendants
28th February 2018 america.cgtn.com | Ancient, Humans

In Mexico, a form of calculation that made the ancient Mayans such a successful race has been rediscovered by academics – and is now being taught to their descendants.

Why Men Need Yoga More Than Ever
27th February 2018 | huffingtonpost.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

Yoga is for everybody, but as men we can use it to help unwind some of our own gender-specific baggage.

Humans changed the ecosystems of Central Africa more than 2,600 years ago
27th February 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans

Humans shape nature, not only since the onset of industrialization. The influence of humans was debated in Central Africa where major interventions seem to have occurred 2,600 years ago.

So Neanderthals made abstract art? This astounding discovery humbles every human
26th February 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans

Scientists say cave paintings in Spain, thought to have been by our ancestors, were actually by Neanderthals. So did they teach us everything we know?

Giant handaxes suggest that different groups of early humans coexisted in ancient Europe
26th February 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

This suggests that alternative types of stone tool technologies were simultaneously being used by different populations in this area – supporting the idea that a prehistoric “Game of Thrones” scenario existed as Neanderthals emerged in Europe.

New curriculum prioritizes tribal sovereignty, cultural respect in scientific research of American Indian, Alaska Native communities
26th February 2018 | washington.edu | Ancient, Humans

When informed community members are involved in every step of the process, Pearson said, there is potential for reducing harm from research while enhancing trust and collaboration, and producing research reflective of community values.

White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities
26th February 2018 | smithsonianmag.com | Ancient, Humans

Pioneers and early archaeologists credited distant civilizations, not Native Americans, with building these sophisticated complexes.

 

A rare Neanderthal hand axe found in a long lost cave in Wales
26th February 2018 museumcrush.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Elizabeth Walker, Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Archaeologist and Head of Collections at National Museum Cardiff, talks about a Neanderthal hand axe, which dates back to c. 60,000-35,000 BC.

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