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Scientists have discovered a technique to apply natural plant extracts such as Tea Tree Oil as a coating for medical devices, a process which could prevent millions of infections every year.
This may not seem like a huge deal, but in situations where a decade or two of discrepancy counts, radiocarbon dating could be misrepresenting important details.
Sculpted during the Old Kingdom (2613-2181 B.C.), the heads are often made of limestone, with the bottom of the neck working as a sort of base to allow the object to stand.
The researchers estimate that one of the mandibles is 28-30,000 years old, while the other two are at least 11,000 and 10,000 years old, respectively.
Aboriginal healing practices involve mindfulness and attention to relationships with all living things, as well as seeking the advice and treatments of traditional healers.
People have lived in Australia for at least 65,000 years. In all those generations the land provided original Australians with everything they needed for a healthy life.
Traces of oleic and linoleic acid found on a central Italy jar pushes the timeline of the substance in the region back an estimated 700 years.
The idea that art is an expression valued for originality is put to the test with the study and replication of caves painted during the Pleistocene.
Researchers are in a race against time to preserve or revive indigenous languages, only 140 of which out of more than 300 are still spoken today.
Among the findings in the 2.5 metre-deep excavation were moa bones and other food items, fish hooks manufactured of moa bone and stone tools made of obsidian and chert.
How do you put a 13-ton hat on a giant statue? That’s what researchers are trying to figure out with their study of Easter Island statues and the red hats that sit atop some of them.
A new activity center at the American Indian Museum in NYC sheds light on the original know-how of the Americas.
Analyses of 91 ancient genomes recovered from human remains at sites in California and Canada provide evidence that the first peoples separated into two populations between 18,000 and 15,000 years ago.
Contemporary Icelanders have diverged from their ancestors in Scandinavia and the British and Irish Isles, while the Viking age settlers are effectively indistinguishable from modern representatives of these source populations.
The 2,100-year-old mummified remains actually belong to a stillborn boy who suffered from anencephaly, a rare condition in which part of the brain and skull fails to develop.
The coast of southeastern Alaska was largely ice-free and full of plant and animal life 17,000 years ago—a welcoming environment for people venturing south.