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Ancient plague may have wiped out Stone Age farmers in Europe
7th December 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Scientists think ‘mega-settlements’ provided perfect conditions for new disease to evolve.

Rethinking the history related to indigenous sites in northeast North America
5th December 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

The findings suggest that the history of notable “contact-era” events in northeastern North America during the 15th to early 17th centuries may need to be revaluated.

Bringing balance to the universe: New theory could explain missing 95 percent of the cosmos
5th December 2018 | Humans

This astonishing new theory may also prove right a prediction that Einstein made 100 years ago.

One of Scotland’s first migrants had dark hair, brown eyes and was lactose-intolerant, skeleton DNA test reveals
5th December 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

A skeleton at least 4,250 years old found in the north of Scotland in 1987 has surprised archaeologists after new analysis has revealed she was a migrant from northern Europe.

Strange Cave Art Could Mean These Palaeolithic People Amputated Their Own Fingers
4th December 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

“The available data seem to fit reasonably well with the hypothesis that some Upper Palaeolithic people engaged in finger amputation for the purposes of religious sacrifice.”

Skeletons found in London archaeology dig reveal noxious environs
4th December 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

The burials offer an extraordinary glimpse into life in early industrial London, between the 1830s and 1850s, showing the harshness of life for the industrial poor.

We Need More Diversity in Our Genomic Databases
4th December 2018 | Humans, Tech

The ones we have now are too heavily skewed toward people of European descent.

North America’s Earliest Smokers May Have Helped Launch the Agricultural Revolution
3rd December 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

As archaeologists push back the dates for the spread of tobacco use, new questions are emerging about trade networks and agriculture.

Cave Art Re-examination Reveals Ancient Europeans Masters of Geometry
3rd December 2018 | Ancient, Humans

Researchers have discovered that ancient Europeans represented star constellations within depictions of wild animals.

Archaeologists discover eight ancient mummies in Egypt
3rd December 2018 | | Ancient, Humans

Limestone sarcophagi date back to Late Period (664-332 BC) in found in area of King Amenemhat II’s pyramid.

Democrat Sharice Davids Becomes First Native American Woman Elected to Congress
3rd December 2018 | | Humans

Democrat Sharice Davids went down in history on Tuesday night as the first Native American woman elected to Congress, with New Mexico’s Deb Haaland expected to pull off a similar victory.

Prehistoric cave art suggests ancient use of complex astronomy
30th November 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

As far back as 40,000 years ago, humans kept track of time using relatively sophisticated knowledge of the stars, new research shows.

Extinct ‘Denisovan’ people may have lived on Earth’s highest plateau
30th November 2018 | | Ancient, Humans, Tech

If modern humans harnessed Denisovan DNA to survive at altitude, perhaps the Denisovans could also survive on the Tibetan Plateau.

Study suggests multiple instances of inter-breeding between Neanderthal and early humans
30th November 2018 | Ancient, Humans

There were likely multiple instances of cross-breeding between early humans in both East Asia and Europe with Neanderthals.

Watch NASA arrive at the asteroid on a potential collision course with Earth
30th November 2018 | | Humans, Space

NASA’s asteroid-chaser will reach its target, Bennu, on Dec. 3 and you don’t want to miss a thing.

Half the land in Oklahoma could be returned to Native Americans. It should be.
30th November 2018 | | Humans

A Supreme Court case about jurisdiction in an obscure murder has huge implications for tribes.

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