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How Would We Know If Intelligent Life Existed on Earth Before Humans?
20th April 2018 | livescience.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech, Weird

Industrial civilizations might have been around long before human ones ever existed — not just around other stars, but even on Earth itself.

First Europeans survived climate change following ‘super-eruption’ by working together, say archaeologists
17th April 2018 | independent.co.uk | Ancient, Earth, Humans, Tech

Notably, some of the flint being used by the prehistoric Ligurians had its origins hundreds of kilometres away.

Nasa to launch Tess on hunt for 20,000 new worlds
16th April 2018 | theguardian.com | Space, Tech

The most ambitious search for alien worlds around the brightest stars in the sky will begin on Monday with the launch of Nasa’s newest planet-hunting spacecraft.

A 150-Foot Asteroid Flew Alarmingly Close to Earth Just Hours After Being Spotted
16th April 2018 time.com | Animal Life, Earth, Humans, Space, Tech

An asteroid estimated to be at least 150 feet in diameter made an alarmingly close pass to Earth on Sunday morning just hours after it was first observed by astronomers.

Greek Art Goes Palaeolithic: Cretan Cave Art Includes an Animal Extinct for 11,000 Years
13th April 2018 | ancient-origins.net | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Apart from the deer, the team identified what they call “‘boat(s)’ and a ‘starburst’”, a series of cupules arranged in geometric patterns, paddle-shaped motifs and bow and arrow motifs.

About 17,000 Big Near-Earth Asteroids Remain Undetected: How NASA Could Spot Them
12th April 2018 | space.com | Space, Tech

Humanity needs to step up its asteroid-hunting game.

An Archaeologist Says Parts of Stonehenge Were There Long Before Any Humans
10th April 2018 | sciencealert.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

If Heel Stone and Stone 16 were already placed, pointing at the solstice Sun, that could have given the site its significance for the people who lived nearby thousands of years ago.

David Reich: ‘Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours’
8th April 2018 | theguardian.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

In recent years, genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species.

Two asteroid missions will help shape the economy of the 21st century
8th April 2018 thehill.com | Humans, Space, Tech

Two separate space missions will help to determine the composition the asteroids and test technology for retrieving their potential riches.

Newly Discovered Nazca Lines Predate the Nazca Culture
7th April 2018 mysteriousuniverse.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

“This means that it is a tradition of over a thousand years that precedes the famous geoglyphs of the Nasca culture, which opens the door to new hypotheses about its function and meaning.”

Exclusive: Massive Ancient Drawings Found in Peruvian Desert
6th April 2018 news.nationalgeographic.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Armed with satellites and drones, archaeologists discover new Nasca lines and dozens of other enigmatic geoglyphs carved into the earth.

Discovery of 115,000-year-old bone tools in China
5th April 2018 nouvelles.umontreal.ca | Ancient, Humans, Tech

An analysis of 115,000-year-old bone tools discovered in China suggests that the toolmaking techniques mastered by prehistoric humans there were more sophisticated than previously thought.

Space Metal Has Captivated Humanity For Ages
5th April 2018 blogs.discovermagazine.com | Ancient, Humans, Space, Tech

The meteoric treasures number in the dozens, enough to indicate that the meteorite was more than a curiosity to the Hopewell — the wondrous metal was clearly meaningful.

Computer simulations show Viking’s sunstone to be very accurate
4th April 2018 phys.org | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Researchers ran simulations multiple times over the course of the spring equinox and the summer solstice for different types of crystals and with differing intervals between sunstone tests.

Laser Tech Reveals Lost Bronze Age Island Civilization
4th April 2018 | iflscience.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

Archeologists have revealed traces of previous human activity on Ramsey Island in Wales, including ancient burial mounds, a prehistoric fort, and a structure that appears to be a lost religious chapel.

Oldest Neanderthal wooden tools found in Spain
4th April 2018 | sciencedaily.com | Ancient, Humans, Tech

A yew trunk was cut longitudinally into two halves. One of these halves was scraped with a stone-tool, and treated with fire to harden it and to facilitate the scraping to obtain a pointed morphology.

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