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Who were the Canaanites? New insight from 73 ancient genomes
28 May 2020 at 8:58am
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 3500-1150 BCE) are referred to in ancient biblical texts as the Canaanites. Now, researchers have new insight into the Canaanites' history based on a new genome-wide analysis of ancient DNA collected from 73 individuals.
Genomic analysis shows long-term genetic mixing in West Asia before world's f...
28 May 2020 at 8:58am
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 Bronze Age not only led to the spread of ideas and material culture but to a more genetically connected society well before the rise of cities, not the other way around, as previously thought.
Information technology played key role in growth of ancient civilizations
27 May 2020 at 7:50am
A new article shows the ability to store and process information was as critical to the growth of early human societies as it is today.
Early African Muslims had a halal -- and cosmopolitan diet -- discovery of th...
26 May 2020 at 6:13am
Early Muslim communities in Africa ate a cosmopolitan diet as the region became a trading centre for luxury goods, the discovery of thousands of ancient animal bones has shown.
Migration patterns reveal an 'Eden' for ancient humans and animals
22 May 2020 at 11:02am
Researchers have discovered a new migration pattern (or lack of) at Pinnacle Point, a now-submerged region in South Africa. While it was first believed large omnivores would travel to follow the growth of vegetation to survive, researchers came to a completely new conclusion through studying antelope teeth. They discovered that this region was an 'Eden' to all living species that called it home, including the earliest humans.
Oldest connection with Native Americans identified near Lake Baikal in Siberia
20 May 2020 at 10:16am
Using human population genetics, ancient pathogen genomics and isotope analysis, a team of researchers assessed the population history of the Lake Baikal region, finding the deepest connection to date between the peoples of Siberia and the Americas. The current study also demonstrates human mobility, and hence connectivity, across Eurasia during the Early Bronze Age.
Fishing rod 'selfie stick' and scientific sleuthing turn up clues to extinct ...
19 May 2020 at 1:58pm
A paleontologist visiting the Natural History Museum in London desperately wanted a good look at the skeleton of an extinct aquatic reptile, but its glass case was too far up the wall. So he attached his digital camera to a fishing rod and -- with several clicks -- snagged a big one, scientifically speaking.
Cahokia's rise parallels onset of corn agriculture
14 May 2020 at 10:17am
Corn cultivation spread from Mesoamerica to what is now the American Southwest by about 4000 B.C., but how and when the crop made it to other parts of North America is still debated. In a new study, scientists report that corn was not grown in the ancient metropolis of Cahokia until sometime between A.D. 900 and 1000, a relatively late date that corresponds to the start of the city's rapid expansion.
'Lettere patenti' help assess intensity of historic central Italian earthquakes
14 May 2020 at 6:26am
Three hundred-year-old administrative documents from the Roman government, granting residents permission to repair damage to their buildings, can help modern-day seismologists calculate intensities for a notable sequence of earthquakes that struck central Italy in 1703.
Chemical evidence of dairying by hunter-gatherers in Lesotho in the first mil...
11 May 2020 at 8:26am
After analyzing organic residues from ancient pots, a team of scientists has uncovered new evidence of dairying by hunter-gatherers in the landlocked South African country of Lesotho in the mid-late first millennium AD.
Beer was here! A new microstructural marker for malting in the archaeological...
7 May 2020 at 10:12am
A new method for reliably identifying the presence of beer or other malted foodstuffs in archaeological finds is described in a new study.
Infectious disease modeling study casts doubt on impact of Justinianic plague
1 May 2020 at 3:41pm
Many historians have claimed the Justinianic Plague (c. 541-750 CE) killed half of the population of Byzantine (Eastern Roman) Empire. New historical research and mathematical modeling challenge the death rate and severity of this first plague pandemic, named for Emperor Justinian I.
Deformed skulls in an ancient cemetery reveal a multicultural community in tr...
29 Apr 2020 at 11:49am
An ancient cemetery in present-day Hungary holds clues to a unique community formation during the beginnings of Europe's Migration Period.
Study sheds light on unique culinary traditions of prehistoric hunter-gatherers
22 Apr 2020 at 6:11am
A new study suggests the culinary tastes of ancient people were not solely dictated by the foods available in a particular area, but also influenced by the traditions and habits of cultural groups.
Neolithic genomes from modern-day Switzerland indicate parallel ancient socie...
20 Apr 2020 at 5:42am
Genetic research throughout Europe shows evidence of drastic population changes near the end of the Neolithic period, as shown by the arrival of ancestry related to pastoralists from the Pontic-Caspian steppe. But the timing of this change and the arrival and mixture process of these peoples, particularly in Central Europe, is little understood. In a new study, researchers analyze 96 ancient genomes, providing new insights into the ancestry of modern Europeans.
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31 May 2020 at 2:03pm
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28 May 2020 at 6:58am
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29 May 2020 at 2:53pm
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1 Jun 2020 at 4:05am
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Unusual Rock Art Discovered in Australia by Archaeologists - HeritageDaily
25 May 2020 at 4:01pm
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Archaeologists Uncover Long-Lost Ancient Roman Mosaic in Northern Italy - ART...
29 May 2020 at 9:46am
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Dozens of prehistoric, Roman and medieval sites discovered by archaeology vol...
13 May 2020 at 6:47am
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31 May 2020 at 2:37pm
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31 May 2020 at 2:40am
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New open-access archaeology database launched for geochemical artefacts - Her...
13 May 2020 at 12:00am
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Amateur Archaeologists Studying Aerial Maps of the U.K. Spot Dozens of Hidden...
15 May 2020 at 9:30am
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Archaeologists plan to excavate Nazi ?Death Valley? - HeritageDaily
31 May 2020 at 2:37pm
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14 May 2020 at 12:00am
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