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Written By: grant on July 11, 2014 No Comment

The Guardian opens the classicists’ bathroom door to reveal a Greek discovery – world’s oldest erotic graffiti:

Certainly, Dr Andreas Vlachopoulos, a specialist in prehistoric archaeology, didn’t think so when he began fieldwork on the Aegean island four years ago. Until he chanced upon a couple of racy inscriptions and large phalluses carved into [...]

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Written By: grant on July 4, 2014 No Comment

Irish Central has more on the pristine site in a little village in County Louth that used to be a Viking winter base:

Geophysical tests funded by Dundalk’s County Museum have allowed scientists to make the big breakthrough.

They have now confirmed that the Linn Duchaill site, beside the river Glyde and south of Dundalk [...]

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Written By: grant on June 2, 2014 No Comment

A Siberian fisherman netted a priceless archaeological artifact – a little statue from 2000 BCE. No word from the New York Daily News on the one that got away:

Nikolay Tarasov, 53, netted the extraordinary 4,000-year-old figurine while fishing in his hometown of Tisul, in Russia’s Kemerovo region.

The small object got tangled in his net [...]

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Written By: grant on May 9, 2014 No Comment

At least, Laboratory Equipment says, in ancient Egypt. A new study of carbon-levels in mummies has found that until recently, when people settled down to build cities, they stopped eating (too much) meat:

All carbon atoms are taken in by plants from carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by the process of photosynthesis. By eating [...]

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Written By: grant on March 31, 2014 No Comment

Science Daily twists the archaeological order of things around a little. Humans came out of Africa, humans in Africa have domesticated cattle for thousands of years, the easy assumption is that cattle were first domesticated in Africa and kind of moved out with us into the Fertile Crescent, where they helped us settle down and [...]

Written By: grant on February 6, 2014 No Comment

Miami Herald gets the low-down on the underground 305 – hidden under Miami streets and condos and neon-lit skyscrapers, there’s a prehistoric village (and a priceless piece of the past) under what’s supposed to become a development project:

Archaeologists who for months have been uncovering mounting evidence of an ancient and extensive Native American [...]

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Written By: grant on December 20, 2013 No Comment

PhysOrg takes a deeper look at the reasons why prehistoric doctors poked holes in their patients’ heads:

However, evidence shows that healers in Peru practiced trepanation—a surgical procedure that involves removing a section of the cranial vault using a hand drill or a scraping tool—more than 1,000 years ago to treat a variety of [...]

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Written By: grant on December 6, 2013 No Comment

Meaning, although PhysOrg stops short of saying so, that we could maybe someday build a hominin from scratch. As it is, though, we’ve still got a lot we can do today, now that we’ve figured out the 400,000-year-old genetic code of Homo heidelbergensis:

Matthias Meyer and his team from the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary [...]

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Written By: grant on November 21, 2013 No Comment

DNA analysis presented at the Royal Society in London shows, Nature says in the most delicate way possible, that ancient humans were getting it on more than we suspected:

The ancient genomes, one from a Neanderthal and one from a member of an archaic human group called the Denisovans, were presented on 18 November at [...]

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