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1st British Man Had Blue Eyes With Dark Skin & Hair

S u m m a r y : The face of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has been revealed: the individual had blue eyes with dark skin and hair. Meet Cheddar Man, the First British Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, dating back to around 10,000 years ago and nicknamed ‘Cheddar Man’, now has a face thanks to

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New Egyptian Dinosaur Links Africa & Europe

S u m m a r y : New Egyptian dino named Mansourasaurus shahinae helps us connect the two continents, Africa and Europe. The findings are published in the journal Nature Ecology & Evolution. An Egyptian, Saharan Dinosaur Creatures (and events) of the past have left behind fossil ‘breadcrumbs’ leading us to their lost stories.

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The World’s First Crayon is 10,000 Years Old

S u m m a r y : The world’s first ever crayon has been found in England, and it’s 10,000 years old! The findings are published in the Journal of Archaeological Science. Artists 10,000 Years Ago One of the earliest forms of crayons has been discovered in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England, by a team

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Rainbow Dinosaur With Colourful Hummingbird Feathers

S u m m a r y : Fossils of a rainbow dinosaur with colourful hummingbird feathers have been discovered in China. The findings are published in the journal Nature Communications. Meet Caihong juji, Rainbow-Feathered Dino The remains of a hitherto-unknown dinosaur have been discovered in northeastern China by a farmer; the creature is thought

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Turkey-Like Dinosaur in Australia

S u m m a r y : A unique fossil has been discovered in Australia, that of a turkey-sized, herbivorous dinosaur. The new species is documented in a paper published in the journal PeerJ. What Sets Australia Apart Australia prizes itself for its rich and unique diversity of animals and plants, a trait that

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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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Jurassic Park in Australia: 21 Different Dinosaur Tracks Discovered

A set of 21 different forms of dinosaur tracks have been discovered in Western Australia, at the Dampier Peninsula coastline, a site known as “Australia’s Jurassic Park”. This finding constitutes the most diverse range of dinosaur tracks in the whole world. The paper is published in the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. The dinosaur tracks were

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Ancient Egyptian Ritual Images Similar to Shamanism

Ancient Egyptian ritual images engraved in rock have been discovered, specifically hunting scenes that bear close resemblance to shamanic ones. The research has earned the team of archaeologists a prestigious award given by the Minister of Antiquities in Cairo. The discovery was made during an excavation at Qubbet el-Hawa (hill of wind), a necropolis near

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Maya Jade Pendant of Ancient King Discovered

A buried jade pendant thought to have belonged to an ancient Maya king has been discovered in an 800-A.D tomb found in the most surprising of places in Central America. This finding, published in the journal Ancient Mesoamerica, brings forth more questions about Maya history. The discovery was made by an archaeologist from UC San

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Lost Continent Under Mauritius Discovered by Scientists

Mauritius is hiding a lost continent underneath itself, says a team of researchers whose paper has been published in the journal Nature Communications. Lost World in the Indian Ocean—A Piece of Gondwana The existence of a lost continent in the Indian Ocean, lying beneath the volcanic island of Mauritius, has been confirmed by a group

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