Oldest Metal Object in Middle East Discovered in Woman's Grave
A copper awl was discovered at the archaeological site Tel Tsaf in the Jordan Valley of Israel, dating to 5100 B.C. to 4600 B.C.
August 22nd, 2014
A copper awl dating to between 5100 and 4600 B.C. reveals metals were exchanged across hundreds of miles in the southern Levant more than 6,000 years ago, centuries earlier than previously thought, researchers say.
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Humans Did Not Wipe Out the Neanderthals, New Research Suggests
Neanderthal face
August 20th, 2014
Neanderthals went extinct in Europe about 40,000 years ago, giving them millennia to coexist with modern humans culturally and sexually, according to new research that also suggests modern humans didn't cause Neanderthals to die out rapidly.
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Real Chompers! Jesus Statue Has Human Teeth
christ of patience x-ray
August 18th, 2014
The Mexican Jesus statue, which contains real human teeth, was likely made during the 18th century, though exactly how it came by real teeth is a mystery.
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2,800-Year-Old Zigzag Art Found in Greek Tomb
a 2,800-year-old greek tomb.
August 20th, 2014
The tomb, which also contains the remains of a possibly wealthy individual, was built when Greeks were colonizing the coasts of the Mediterranean Sea. The pottery with zigzagging decorations is one example of art during the Geometric period.
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History 2.0: Civil War Journals & Historic Letters Go Digital
bird journal
August 13th, 2014
Armchair historians with a knack for reading scratchy handwriting can now help the Smithsonian Institution with a huge effort to preserve thousands of historical letters and journals online.
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Real Paleo Diet: Ancient Humans Ate Snails
paleolithic snails
August 20th, 2014
Paleolithic early humans in Spain ate snails nearly 30,000 years ago, about 10,000 years earlier than other humans in the Mediterranean.
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Richard III Really Ate (and Drank) Like a King
Richard III's skull
August 18th, 2014
Richard III ruled England for just two years and two months before he was killed. And yet, during his short time wearing the crown, Richard certainly ate like a king, a new study finds.
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