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The Last Neanderthal Necklace

Eagle talons are regarded as the first elements used to make jewelry by Neanderthals, a practice that spread around Southern Europe about 120,000 to...

Viking Age Mortuary House Found in Central Norway

The house in question measured five by three metres. It had corner posts, and the walls were made of standing planks, in a building...

A Community With Modern Urban Problems 9,000 Years Ago

Some 9,000 years ago, residents of one of the world’s first large farming communities were also among the first humans to experience some of...

Mysterious Ancient Burial Mound Used for 2,000 Years

Researchers have found evidence that an unremarkable prehistoric burial mound near Bordeaux, in southwest France, was re-used by locals for around 2,000 years. The...

Oldest Scandinavian Human DNA Found in Ancient Chewing Gum

The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated lumps...

Archaeological Discovery Rewrites a Piece of Barbados History

Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever since the first English colonists arrived on...

More Mysterious Jars of the Dead Unearthed in Laos

Archaeologists have discovered 15 new sites in Laos containing more than 100 1000-year-old massive stone jars possibly used for the dead. The jars of Laos...

Pyramids Older Than Those in Egypt Found in Bosnia

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a small country located in Southeastern Europe that saw massive internal conflicts in the nineties. Over the past decade, citizens...

Tartaria Tablets: One of the Earliest Writing Systems in Human History

Writing is one of the greatest inventions of humankind and is the foundation of progress. With this invention, human beings gained the ability to...

Ancient DNA Unlocks Secrets of Ice Age Tribes in the Americas

Scientists have sequenced 15 ancient genomes spanning from Alaska to Patagonia and were able to track the movements of the first humans as they...

310 Million-Year-Old Tiny Footprints Found in Grand Canyon

Hundreds of hikers each day pass by the fallen boulder along the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park. It might otherwise go...

‘Vampire Burial’ Reveals Efforts to Prevent Child’s Return From Grave

Archaeologists found the remains of a 10-year-old child with a stone inserted into his or her mouth at a 5th-century Italian cemetery.  The discovery...

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