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Category: Archaeology

Boys Ate Dogs & Wolves to Become Warriors 4,000 Years Ago

S u m m a r y : 4 millennia ago, teenage boys fed on dogs or wolves to become ‘wolf-men’ warriors. The new findings are published in the Journal of Anthropological Archaeology. Dog-Eaters in the Bronze Age Back during the Bronze Age, teenage boys from southwestern Russia would become wolf-men warriors, a transition that

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An Egyptian Wooden Toe: World’s Oldest Prosthesis

S u m m a r y : Meet the world’s oldest prosthesis: a 3,000-year-old wooden toe discovered in an ancient cemetery in Egypt. Wooden Toe in Female Burial An artificial wooden toe has been found in a female burial located in the necropolis of Sheikh ’Abd el-Qurna, Egypt. The ancient prosthetic, dating back to

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Why Cats Are All Over the Internet (and our Hearts!)

S u m m a r y : Investigating why cats have conquered the Internet, our living rooms, and our hearts took a team of researchers to the Near East, and to (of course) Egypt, right into ancient cat DNA. The new study is published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. Where it all

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