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Native American city on the Mississippi was America’s first ‘melting pot’

New evidence establishes for the first time that Cahokia, a sprawling, pre-Columbian city situated at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers, hosted...

Archaeologists pinpoint date when domesticated camels arrived in Israel

Camels are mentioned as pack animals in the biblical stories of Abraham, Joseph, and Jacob. But archaeologists have shown that camels were not domesticated...

Israelis find reeaaaally old fireplace hearth

It's generally reckoned that early man "discovered" fire somewhere around a million years ago, but it's still unclear when he began to control and...

Neanderthals kept their homes organized & tidy

Scientists have found that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows...

Indiana Jones meets George Jetson

A team of researchers from Uppsala University in Sweden has designed a microplasma source capable of exciting matter in a controlled, efficient way. This...

Archaeologists discover Jordan’s earliest buildings

Archaeologists working in eastern Jordan have announced the discovery of 20,000-year-old hut structures, the earliest yet found in the Kingdom. The finding suggests that...

Neanderthals had feelings too, say University of York researchers

Pioneering new research by archaeologists at the University of York suggests that Neanderthals belied their primitive reputation and had a deep seated sense of compassion. A team from the University's Department of Archaeology took on the 'unique ...

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