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Reconstruction From Ancient Skull Reveals What Humans Looked Like 9,500 Years Ago

Reconstruction From Ancient Skull Reveals What Humans Looked Like 9,500 Years Ago

Unearthed decades ago near Jerusalem, the skull offers a glimpse into one of history's first human civilizations.
Aboriginal Australians Co-Existed With Giant Reptiles And Marsupials For Over 17,000 Years

Aboriginal Australians Co-Existed With Giant Reptiles And Marsupials For Over 17,000 Years

A new discovery shows that these enormous megafauna went extinct far later than researchers had thought.
Supervolcano May Have Killed Off The Neanderthals

Supervolcano May Have Killed Off The Neanderthals

New research shows that the worst European eruption in 200,000 years may have caused an entire race to die out.
Unearthed Mummy Child Upends Scientists’ Beliefs About One Of History’s Worst Diseases

Unearthed Mummy Child Upends Scientists’ Beliefs About One Of History’s Worst Diseases

Smallpox has had a devastating history, from ancient Egypt to its worldwide eradication about 35 years ago, but a mummified child recently found in a Lithuanian crypt is rewriting the virus’ storied past. Teeming with the remains of the virus, the mummified child had been between the ages of two...
The Quran Has More In Common With The Bible Than You Think

The Quran Has More In Common With The Bible Than You Think

From violence toward outsiders to depictions of Jesus, the central texts of Christianity and Islam are both similar and different in ways you wouldn't believe.
Groundbreaking New Study Uncovers How Cats First Spread Around The World

Groundbreaking New Study Uncovers How Cats First Spread Around The World

While the house cat is all but ubiquitous today, the question of how domesticated cats became so prevalent across cultures has riddled researchers for some time. And now, researchers believe they have an answer. According to the groundbreaking new study — presented at the 7th International Symposium on Biomolecular Archaeology...
Lasers Reveal Medieval Cambodian Cities Hidden In Jungle

Lasers Reveal Medieval Cambodian Cities Hidden In Jungle

The discovery could provide insights into why the Khmer Empire declined.
Civilization As We Know It May Have Started Because Of Beer

Civilization As We Know It May Have Started Because Of Beer

There's a strong case to be made that beer came before bread.
15-Year-Old Uncovers Lost Mayan City Using Google Maps

15-Year-Old Uncovers Lost Mayan City Using Google Maps

No, really.
Empress Wu Zetian Killed Her Children In Order To Become China’s Only Female Ruler

Empress Wu Zetian Killed Her Children In Order To Become China’s Only Female Ruler

Wu Zetian wouldn't let anything — not even her own children — stand between her and power.
Then and Now: El Castillo’s Unbelievable Rebirth

Then and Now: El Castillo’s Unbelievable Rebirth

A 20th century restoration saved an ancient Mayan temple and made it a popular tourist site, but now its popularity may threaten its survival.