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Native Americans offer to educate Covington Catholic staff and students
28th January 2019 | | Humans

Leaders sent letter to school seeking to ‘build understanding’ after students were filmed in apparent confrontation

Decade-Long Restoration of Tutankhamun’s Tomb Finally Concludes
28th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Conservators stabilized famed crypt’s wall paintings, introduced viewing platforms and barriers designed to limit visitor access to fragile areas

‘The Heartbeat Of Wounded Knee’ Aims To Usher In A New Narrative For Native Americans
28th January 2019 | | Humans

As Treuer shows, the Indians not only have maintained their culture and civilization through some dark years — but in some parts of the country, today, are thriving.

MAGA teenagers: how the Midwest was built on violence against Native Americans
25th January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

This event, and the media whirlwind around it, raise important questions about America’s historic baggage when it comes to issues of race.

New remains discovered at site of famous Neanderthal ‘flower burial’
25th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

From 25 to 28 January, scientists will gather at a workshop at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom to discuss what the new finds suggest about Neanderthal views of death.

For centuries the rivers sustained Aboriginal culture. Now they are dry, elders despair
25th January 2019 | | Earth, Humans

Indigenous people and farmers alike fear Walgett has only six months left if they don’t get water.

Newly Discovered Ancient Funeral Mask May Be Part Of A Valuable Sunken Treasure
23rd January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists believe that a native civilization smelted the mask before Europeans made their way over and it could be as old as thousands of years BC.

A snapshot of our mysterious ancestor Homo erectus
23rd January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Who was Homo erectus? And could 2019 be the year we learn more about our mysterious ancestor?

Native American routes: the ancient trails hidden in Chicago’s grid system
21st January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Many of the city’s roads began as indigenous pathways – just one example of Native American infrastructure that helped make Chicago a successful city.

AI Has Predicted A New Subspecies Of Archaic Human Ancestors That Have Not Been Discovered Yet
21st January 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

AI has predicted a new hybrid species stemming from Denisovans and Neanderthals that has not yet been identified.

Are these Denisovan teeth? We may never know
21st January 2019 | Ancient, Humans

Analysis of fossil teeth reveals that the children of mysterious prehistoric human relatives grew slowly – just like us.

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps?
21st January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.

Mysterious Archaic Hominin in China Had Surprisingly Human Teeth
17th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Analysis of jaw from 6.5-year-old child in Xujiayao Cave who lived as much as a quarter-million years ago indicates modern-type parental care.

Archeological dig along Detroit River unearths 30,000 indigenous artifacts
16th January 2019 | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Thanks to an ongoing archeological dig, nearly 30,000 artifacts have turned up that could provide context to the rich history of the Michigan-Canada border as well as its indigenous relations.

Fire And Feces May Reveal An Early Human Presence In Alaska
16th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

This is very strong circumstantial evidence for an early human presence in eastern Beringia from 32,000 years ago throughout the LGM.

Even the Ancient Egyptians Had Homework, Preserved Tablet Shows
11th January 2019 | | Ancient, Humans

Homework written by a school kid in ancient Egypt has been preserved since the second century A.D.

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