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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. Southwestern Paintings, Wyoming Mountains, Extinct Animals, Science, Horse Breeds, Wild Horses, Zebras, Beautiful Horses, Prehistoric

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 - Los Angeles Times Arkansas City, History Of Wine, Archaeological Finds, Lost City, In Ancient Times, Classic Books, Ancient History, Ancient Aliens

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 years — and prehistoric tools suggest that warmth wasn’t their only concern. Sewing Tools, Sewing Notions, Sewing A Button, Hand Sewing, Flame In The Mist, Paleolithic Period, Aesthetic Revolution, Linear Pattern, Sewing Needles

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.

Viking cat skeletons reveal a surprising growth in the size of felines over time Cat Skeleton, Old Norse, Viking Age, Most Beautiful Cat Breeds, Anthropology, Cat Life, Cat Day, Cats Of Instagram, Cute Cats

Viking cat skeletons reveal a surprising growth in the size of felines over time

Improved diet, breeding may have led to bigger bodies

No Wool, No Vikings. Viking ship sails were made from handspun wool yarn! "The fleece that launched ships" from Hakai Magazine. Vikings Time, Norse Vikings, Viking Garb, Viking Ship, Fjord, Sailing Outfit, Trondheim, Imagines, Ancient Egypt

No Wool, No Vikings | Hakai Magazine

The fleece that launched 1,000 ships.

A "hunger stone" exposed by the low level of water in the Elbe River is seen in Decin, Czech Republic, on Thursday. The low level of water caused by the recent drought has exposed the stones on the riverbed. Martin Armstrong, Mystery Of History, Science Photos, Old Stone, Central Europe, Elba, Global Warming, Czech Republic, Ancient History

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."

Mini Terracotta Army Unearthed in China A Han Dynasty-era pit includes 300 soldiers, guard towers, farm animals and everything else a noble might need in the afterlife Chinese Sites, Terracotta Army, Dinosaur Pictures, Archaeology News, History Images, Ancient Mysteries, Guangzhou, Pictures Images, Photos

Hundreds of Tiny Terracotta Warriors Found Guarding 2,100-Year-Old Chinese Site

They look like a miniaturized version of the Terracotta Army guarding the first emperor of China.

Waging Nonviolence - How Swedes and Norwegians Broke the Power of the Percent’ by George Lakey Economic Justice, Economic Policy, General Strike, The Swede, Direct Action, Nuclear Deal, Harvard Business School, Percents, Dekoration

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...

Api Etoile Apple - Another! Katie Homes, Vegetable Garden Design, Edible Garden, Star Shape, Great Recipes, Flora, Home And Garden, Apple, Vegetables

Api Etoile Apple

This star-shaped fruit has been beloved for centuries.

In Xinjiang, the cheese-making process has changed little in centuries. Ancient Aliens, Ancient History, Cheese Making Process, Picnic Blanket, Outdoor Blanket, Silk Road, How To Make Cheese, Bury, Countries

The Life-Giving Properties of One of the World's Oldest Cheeses

In Xinjiang, the cheese-making process has changed little in centuries.

The earliest known bone awls, suitable to produce skin clothing, are 73 000 years old and come from Blombos Cave, a site investigated by th. Archaeology News, How To Make Clothes, Sewing Tools, Bronze Age, Sewing Techniques, Continents, Research, Art History

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…

Another sensational first for the Denisovans, supporting their advanced nature. From the Siberian Times of November 2019 comes news that archaeologists working within the Denisovan. Eurasian Steppe, North Asia, Altai Mountains, Blue Green Eyes, Archaeology News, Ancient Mysteries, Human Behavior, Effigy, Science And Nature

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 Minoan Tomb Hidden Under Olive Grove Mycenaean, Minoan, Archaeological Discoveries, Archaeological Finds, Old Greek, Ancient Myths, Stone Masonry, Creta, Bronze Age

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.

Plague Water, Anyone? A Distillery Delves Into Medieval Mixology Historians and craft liquor companies are collaborating to bring back recipes that began as medicines and ended up in punches and cocktails. Alcoholic Drinks, Cocktails, Cocktail Book, Modern Books, University Of Minnesota, Kombucha, Home Brewing, Distillery, Cocktail

Plague Water, Anyone? A Distillery Delves Into Medieval Mixology (Published 2019)

Plague Water, Anyone? A Distillery Delves Into Medieval Mixology - The New York Times

An international team has discovered a wide meteorite impact crater buried beneath the ice-sheet in the northern Greenland. This is the first time that a crater of any size has been found under one of Earth's continental ice sheets. Younger Dryas, Meteor Impact, Greenland Ice Sheet, Impact Event, Arctic Landscape, Iron Meteorite, Core Challenge, Early Humans, Ancient Aliens

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

Ultra-rare discovery reveals how ancient Celtic warriors fought - years ago Celtic Shield, Celtic Warriors, Iron Age, British Museum, Warfare, Archaeology, Year Old, Discovery, Age

Ultra-rare discovery reveals how ancient Celtic warriors fought - 2,400 years ago

Archaeologists find shield made from ultra-light bark rather than metal or solid timber they are used to seeing