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Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

Columbus was not the first European to reach the Americas. The Vikings got there centuries beforehand, although exactly when has remained un...
Origin of domestic horses finally established

Origin of domestic horses finally established

Horses were first domesticated in the Pontic-Caspian steppes, northern Caucasus, before conquering the rest of Eurasia within a few centurie...
Humans did not cause woolly mammoths to go extinct - climate change did

Humans did not cause woolly mammoths to go extinct - climate change did

For five million years, woolly mammoths roamed the earth until they vanished for good nearly 4,000 years ago – and scientists have finally p...
Small-scale foragers left more than footprints on the landscape

Small-scale foragers left more than footprints on the landscape

Archaeological sites like the Great Wall of China and the pyramids can be seen with the naked eye from space, but for ancient societies that...
Ancient driftwood tracks 500 years of Arctic warming and sea ice

Ancient driftwood tracks 500 years of Arctic warming and sea ice

A new study reconstructs the path of frozen trees as they made their way across the Arctic Ocean over 500 years, giving scientists a unique ...
900-year-old crusader sword found on seabed off Israel’s coast

900-year-old crusader sword found on seabed off Israel’s coast

Atlit resident Shlomi Katzin was scuba diving last Saturday (16 October 2021) off the Carmel coast, when he was amazed to discover ancient a...
Prehistoric habitation layer unearthed in Greek city of Ioannina

Prehistoric habitation layer unearthed in Greek city of Ioannina

A prehistoric layer of habitation was unearthed at Ioannina, while work was being conducted  on the “Stavros Niarchos Street”, near the latt...
Church of 'first Christian community' discovered in ancient city of Priene

Church of 'first Christian community' discovered in ancient city of Priene

A church dating back to 1,600 years ago was discovered in the ancient Greek city of Priene that is included in the UNESCO Tentative List an...
Did the Earth tip on its side 84 million years ago?

Did the Earth tip on its side 84 million years ago?

Hold on to your hats, because scientists have found more evidence that Earth tips over from time to time. We know that the continents are mo...
So-called junk DNA plays critical role in mammalian development

So-called junk DNA plays critical role in mammalian development

Nearly half of our DNA has been written off as junk, the discards of evolution: sidelined or broken genes, viruses that got stuck in our gen...

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