Humans news stories

78,000 year cave record from East Africa shows early cultural innovations
9th May 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The deep archaeological sequence of Panga ya Saidi cave has produced a remarkable new cultural record indicative of cultural complexity over the long term.

Cuneiform tablets from Bassetki reveal location of ancient royal city of Mardaman
9th May 2018 | heritagedaily.com | Ancient, Humans

The place where the clay tablets were found – Bassetki, in Autonomous Region of Kurdistan in Iraq – appears to be the ancient royal city of Mardaman.

Sprawling 3,300-Year-Old Egyptian Tomb Hides Secrets of Ancient War
9th May 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans

Archaeologists have discovered the sprawling, 3,300-year-old tomb of an army general named Iwrhya at the ancient Egyptian site of Saqqara.

Indigenous communities are reworking urban planning, but planners need to accept their history
9th May 2018 theconversation.com | Ancient, Humans

To rectify the unequal place of Indigenous peoples in our cities and work towards urban land justice, we need to consider the planning processes that have contributed to the marginalisation of Indigenous people over the course of Australian history.

No Hidden Rooms in King Tut’s Tomb After All, Egypt Says
8th May 2018 | haaretz.com | Ancient, Humans

Researchers have found no evidence of the existence of any hidden chambers behind the walls in the tomb of ancient Egypt’s Tutankhamen, the Antiquities Ministry said on Sunday.

The New Science of Psychedelics
6th May 2018 | wsj.com | Earth, Humans

Recent studies are finding that drugs such as LSD and psilocybin can help to alleviate depression, anxiety and addiction—and may have profound things to teach us about how the mind works.

Meet the ancestors… the two brothers creating lifelike figures of early man
6th May 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech
Dutch twins Adrie and Alfons Kennis are showing their uncanny models in museums all over Europe. Adrie discusses how their creations are realised and the extreme reactions they can provoke.
Who were the Neanderthals?
6th May 2018 | nhm.ac.uk | Ancient, Humans

Despite their reputation as being primitive ‘cavemen’, Neanderthals were actually very intelligent and accomplished humans.

Egypt moves last chariot of King Tutankhamun to new museum
6th May 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Humans

Seven thousand sqm have been allocated to once leader’s belongings at new site, which is home to thousands of archaeological finds.

Proof of ‘Planet Nine’ May Be Sewn into Medieval Tapestries
4th May 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Space

Two researchers from Queen’s University Belfast are hoping to use these old scrolls and tapestries to solve the modern astronomical mystery of Planet Nine.

Engineers upgrade ancient, sun-powered tech to purify water with near-perfect efficiency
4th May 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

The idea of using energy from the sun to evaporate and purify water is ancient. The Greek philosopher Aristotle reportedly described such a process more than 2,000 years ago.

NASA technology reveals hidden text on Dead Sea Scrolls
4th May 2018 bigthink.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A specialized camera originally developed for NASA has helped researchers in Israel discover previously hidden text on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Genetic Adaptation to Cold Brought Migraines With It
4th May 2018 | the-scientist.com | Ancient, Humans

Humans living in higher latitudes tend to have a variant of a gene involved in sensing cold temperatures, but it comes with a cost.

Engraved Crimean stone artifact may demonstrate Neanderthal symbolism
3rd May 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

The incisions represent deliberate engravings that would have required fine motor skills and attention to detail. These engravings appear to have been made with symbolic or communicative intent.

Ancient humans settled the Philippines 700,000 years ago
3rd May 2018 | sciencemag.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

This pushes back the earliest evidence for human occupation of the Philippines by more than 600,000 years. Who were these humans? How did they cross the deep seas that surrounded the island?

IIT Kharagpur Is Connecting The Dots Between Ancient India And Modern Science!
3rd May 2018 | thebetterindia.com | Ancient, Humans

To bridge the gap between ancient and modern, the course will give students an overview of the development of science in India, especially in the fields of mathematics, physics, astronomy, chemistry and medicine.

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