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theatlantic.com — A 210,000-year-old skull is the oldest Homo sapiens fossil found outside Africa. In 1978, in a cave called Apidima at the southern end of Greece, a group of anthropologists found a pair of human-like skulls. One had a face, but was badly distorted; the other was just the left half of a braincase. R…
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sciencealert.com — For a species as young and puny as humans, every ancient fossil is a most extraordinary gift from our planet's vast history. Even so, this 50-million-year-old bunch of dead fish might just be the coolest fossil we've ever seen. Full Article >>
30.05.2019 0 comments From Alex
sciencealert.com — Over the years, researchers have learned a lot about dinosaur anatomy, but there's one feature that keeps eluding us.  Of all the dinosaur tracks discovered, only a rare few, far less than one percent, show any traces of skin. It's a serious blindspot, especially when the patterns that this organ …
15.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
nationalgeographic.com — Researchers digging in the Philippines's Callao Cave found teeth and bones that they say belong to a distinct species of ancient human, which they have named Homo luzonensis. Humankind's tangled shrub of ancestry now has a new branch: Researchers in the Philippines announced today that they have …
10.04.2019 0 comments From Alex
independent.co.uk — A mass sacrifice site containing the remains of more than 100 children has been unearthed in Peru. Dating back to the 15th century, archaeologists have identified the remains as part of the largest mass sacrifice of its kind ever seen in the Americas. The bodies, which belonged to children as young …
07.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Archeologists in China have discovered a 2,000-year-old bronze pot that contains a yellow liquid once-believed to be an “elixir of immortality. The mysterious pot was discovered in the Henan Province of central China at an archeological site near the modern-day city of Luoyang, Xinhua state news ag…
06.03.2019 0 comments From Alex
dailymail.co.uk — The eight limestone coffins were found in the same pyramid as King Amenhoth II located in Dahshur, near the Great Pyramids of Giza west of capital Cairo. Mummies were found in the pyramid of Amenhoth II who reigned in 1400 BC Eight limestone coffins were discovered in the southeast corner of the…
29.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
sciencemag.org — For decades, scientists could describe the peopling of the Americas only in broad strokes, leaving plenty of mysteries about when and how people spread across the continents. Now, state-of-the-art ancient DNA methods, applied to scores of new samples from around the Americas, are filling in the pict…
09.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
iflscience.com — Standing proudly at 139 meters (456 feet) tall, the Great Pyramid was the world’s largest human-created structure for 3,871 years. Over 4,500 years ago, they somehow managed to transport vast blocks out of the quarries and across the desert, but how? Just north of modern-day Luxor, an important clu…
02.11.2018 0 comments From Alex
theatlantic.com — Scientists have finally confirmed that a weird ribbed oval called Dickinsonia is an animal. Around 558 million years ago, a strange … something dies on the floor of an ancient ocean. Its body, if you could call it that, is a two-inch-long oval with symmetric ribs running from its midline to its fri…
21.09.2018 0 comments From Alex