Friday, June 22, 2018

Ancient Hominin Skull From China Suggests Humans Didn’t Evolve Just From African Ancestors

By Kastalia Medrano Most scientists believe all modern humans are descended from African ancestors. But a new analysis of an ancient Chinese skull found too many similarities to the earliest human fossils found...
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Sodom and Gomorrah Discovered

A team of archaeologists led by Prof. Steve Collins has reportedly unearthed the ruins of the ancient cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, which according to the Bible suffered a catastrophic destruction caused by God....

History’s 1st Emoji? Ancient Pitcher Shows a Smiley Face

By Laura Geggel The iconic smiley face may seem like a modern squiggle, but the discovery of a smiley face-like painting on an ancient piece of pottery suggests that it may be much older. During an...

Evidence of a ‘Vanished’ Civilisation May Have Been Rediscovered in the US

By MIKE MCRAE Signs of a culture that disappeared without a trace seven centuries ago have now been found in a rather unusual place – in the genetic material of domesticated birds. Mitochondrial DNA taken from...
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The Silurian Hypothesis

What if another industrial civilization had existed on Earth tens of millions of years ago, long before humans, but all traces of it have now been lost? While it may seem like an absurd idea,...

7-million-year-old teeth add new layer to human origin story

Maria Gallucci Ancient tooth fossils found in Europe may represent a new chapter in the human origin story. The fossils, which date back more than 7 million years, belonged to an ape-like creature named Graecopithecus freybergi,...

Humans reached Americas 100,000 years earlier than thought

Ewen Callaway Ancient humans settled in North America around 130,000 years ago, suggests a controversial study — pushing the date back more than 100,000 years earlier than most scientists accept. The jaw-dropping claim, made in...

Ancient Skeleton Shows Early Human Settlement In The Americas

By Elana Glowatz Human skeletal remains found in an underwater cave in Mexico are about 13,000 years old, providing more evidence of early human settlement in the Americas. Scientists reported in the journal PLOS One...

Study may shed new light on dispersal of early modern humans

Tue, Jan 02, 2018 Results from the analysis of stone tools from Skhul Cave may help reveal a complex picture of how, when and where early modern humans left Africa. A recent study* of lithic artifacts...

Dead heads: Turkish site reveals more evidence of neolithic ‘skull cult’

Fragments of carved bone unearthed at an ancient site on a Turkish hillside are evidence that the people who spent time there belonged to a neolithic “skull cult” – a group that embraces rituals...
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