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August 2, 2020

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Cooling of Earth Caused by Eruptions, Not Meteors

Ancient sediment found in a central Texas cave appears to solve the mystery of why the Earth cooled suddenly about 13,000 years ...

Foxes Have Been Eating Humans' Leftovers for 42,000 Years

The diets of ancient foxes were influenced by humans, and these small carnivores might be tracers of human activity over ...

What Happens in Vegas, May Come from the Arctic?

Ancient climate records from Leviathan Cave, located in the southern Great Basin, show that Nevada was even hotter and drier in the past than it is today, and that one 4,000-year period in particular ...

Earliest Humans Stayed at the Americas 'Oldest Hotel' in Mexican Cave

A cave in a remote part of Mexico was visited by humans around 30,000 years ago - 15,000 years earlier than people were previously thought to have reached the Americas. Excavations of Chiquihuite ...
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Ancient Oyster Shells Provide Historical Insights

Scientists studying thousands of oyster shells along the Georgia coast, some as old as 4,500 years, have published new insights into how Native Americans sustained oyster harvests for thousands of ...

Non-Tobacco Plant Identified in Ancient Pipe for First Time

People in what is now Washington State were smoking Rhus glabra, a plant commonly known as smooth sumac, more than 1,400 years ago. The discovery marks the first-time scientists have identified ...

Eruption of Alaska's Okmok Volcano Linked to Period of Extreme Cold in Ancient Rome

Scientists and historians have found evidence connecting an unexplained period of extreme cold in ancient Rome with an unlikely source: a massive eruption of Alaska's Okmok volcano, located on ...

High-Tech CT Reveals Ancient Evolutionary Adaptation of Extinct Crocodylomorphs

New insights into the anatomy of the inner ear of prehistoric reptiles, the thalattosuchians, revealed details about the evolutionary adaption during the transition into the ocean after a long ...

A Neanderthal Woman from Chagyrskaya Cave

Until now, the genomes of only two Neanderthals have been sequenced in high quality: one from Vindjia Cave in modern-day Croatia and one from Denisova Cave in Siberia's Altai Mountains. A ...

Ancient Genomes Uncover Irish Passage Tomb Dynastic Elite

Archaeologists and geneticists have shed new light on the earliest periods of Ireland's human history. Among their incredible findings is the discovery that the genome of an adult male buried in ...

New research sheds light on guinea pig domestication and how and why the small, furry animals became distributed around the ...

The origins of human innovation have traditionally been sought in the grasslands and coasts of Africa or the temperate environments of Europe. More extreme environments, such as the tropical ...

Tropical Disease in Medieval Europe Revises the History of a Pathogen Related to Syphilis

Plague was commonplace in medieval times, so finding its victims in a 15th century Lithuanian graveyard was no surprise. However, discovering one woman with a second disease, yaws -- a close relative ...

Ancient Bird Figurine Recovered from Refuse Heap the Oldest Instance of East Asian 3D Art

A small bird carving - -the oldest instance of East Asian three-dimensional art ever discovered -- is described in a new ...

Ancient Origin for Key Hormone System: Sea Cucumbers

A key set of proteins that help regulate hormones necessary for many essential functions in humans and other vertebrates have ancient origins in much simpler creatures such as sea cucumbers, says a ...

Entire Roman City Revealed Without Any Digging

For the first time, archaeologists have succeeded in mapping a complete Roman city, Falerii Novi in Italy, using advanced ground penetrating radar (GPR), allowing them to reveal astonishing details ...

Ancient DNA Provides New Insights Into the Early Peopling of the Caribbean

According to a new study by an international team of researchers from the Caribbean, Europe and North America, the Caribbean was settled by several successive population dispersals that originated on ...

Researchers Document the First Use of Maize in Mesoamerica

Researchers investigated the earliest humans in Mesoamerica and how they adapted over time to new and changing environments, and how those changes have affected human life histories and ...

Pinpointing the Origins of Jerusalem's Temple Mount

Integrating radiocarbon dating and microarchaeology techniques has enabled more precise dating of the ancient Wilson's Arch monument at Jerusalem's Temple Mount, according to a new ...

On the Hunt for Megafauna in North America

Research has found that pre-historic climate change does not explain the extinction of megafauna in North America at the end of the last Ice ...

Ancient Genomes Link Subsistence Change and Human Migration in Northern China

Northern China is among the first centers in the world where agriculture developed, but its genetic history remains largely unknown. Researchers have now analyzed 55 ancient genomes from China, ...

Who Were the Canaanites? New Insight from 73 Ancient Genomes

The people who lived in the area known as the Southern Levant -- which is now recognized as Israel, the Palestinian Authority, Jordan, Lebanon, and parts of Syria -- during the Bronze Age (circa ...

Genomic Analysis Shows Long-Term Genetic Mixing in West Asia Before World's First Cities

Scientists analyzed DNA data from 110 skeletal remains in West Asia dated 3,000 to 7,500 years ago. The study reveals how a high level of human movement in West Asia during the Neolithic to late ...

Information Technology Played Key Role in Growth of Ancient Civilizations

A new article shows the ability to store and process information was as critical to the growth of early human societies as it is ...

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