Category: Prehistory

Humans Self-Domesticated Themselves in the Distant Past

S u m m a r y : Instead of humans domesticating animals, humans were domesticating humans, back in the day. The Selection Process Before we domesticated animals, we, humans, domesticated ourselves: this was done through a process of selecting ‘tame’ humans over aggressive ones. Choosing tameness over its opposite trait has been suggested by

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Giant ‘Crocodile’ With Dinosaur Teeth in Madagascar

S u m m a r y : A giant crocodile with dinosaur T. rex teeth used to walk freely during the Jurassic period in Indian Ocean island, Madagascar, says a new study published in the journal PeerJ. A Predatory Crocodylomorph The gigantic crocodile relative is documented by a team of paleontologists from Italy and France—it

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Volcanoes Allowed Dinosaurs to Conquer Earth

S u m m a r y : Volcanic eruptions paved the way for dinosaurs to conquer the Earth, suggests a new study published in the journal PNAS. The Rise of the Dinosaurs Dinosaurs are known to have walked the Earth ever so freely following the end of the Triassic period: back then (around 200

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4,000-Year-Old Funeral Garden Discovered in Egyptian Tomb

A 4,000-year-old funerary garden has been discovered in a tomb in Egypt. The findings are reported by a researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). We have now seen everything: a funerary garden spotted at the entrance of an Egyptian tomb! 4,000 years of age, the first of its name (kind) has been identified

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