700,000-Year-Old Horse Found in Yukon Permafrost Yields Oldest DNA Ever Decoded
The frozen remains of a horse more than half a million years old have reluctantly given up their genetic secrets, providing scientists with the oldest DNA ever sequenced. The horse...
Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges
A Kansas archaeology professor believes he's found the lost city of Etzanoa, spurring a rethinking of traditional views on the Native Americans' early settlement of the Midwest.
Sewing Needles Reveal the Roots of Fashion
Humans have crafted garments for more than 40,000 years—and prehistoric tools suggest that warmth wasn’t their only concern.
Drought In Central Europe Reveals Cautionary 'Hunger Stones' In Czech River
For hundreds of years, these boulders have warned about the consequence of devastating droughts — and documented them for posterity. One says "if you see me, weep."
How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the ‘1 Percent’
While many of us work to create a better world, it’s worthwhile to consider other countries where masses of people succeeded in nonviolently bringing about a high degree of democracy and economic...
Researcher sheds new light on the origin of sewing technologies
The earliest known bone awls, suitable to produce skin clothing, are 73 000 years old and come from Blombos Cave, a site investigated by the researchers of the UiB Centre for Early Sapiens Behaviour. However, little is known about the origin of the sewing techniques necessary to produce tailored clothing. A new study, lead by Francesco d’Errico, professor II at the University of Bergen and Bordeaux, clarifies the origin and evolution of the technology that allows us to keep warm. An…
45,000-year-old Cave Lion Figurine Uncovered At Denisova Cave
Another sensational first for the Denisovans, supporting their advanced nature. From the Siberian Times of November 20, 2019 comes news that archaeologists working within the Denisovan...
Greek Farmer Accidentally Discovers 3,400-Year-Old Minoan Tomb Hidden Under Olive Grove | ARCHAEOLOGY WORLD
Sometime between 1400 and 1200 B.C., two Minoan men were laid to rest in an underground enclosure carved out of the soft limestone native to southeast Crete.
Greenland impact crater could help explain disappearance of woolly mammoths, early humans
The hidden crater stretches nearly 20 miles (31km) wide. A prominent rim surrounds the depression. Picture: Science