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First Archaeological Survey of Melting Ice Margins in The Altai Mountains

The Altai Mountains are geographically located in western Mongolia. Prehistorically, the societies of arid steppes of Mongolia and Eastern Eurasia have practiced hunting for their subsistence. Later on, they shifted to herding for survival that transformed this region into a crucial social and economic centre of the ancient world. Initially, there was relatively little evidence …

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A 51,000-year-old engraved bone uncovers Evidence of Neanderthal’s symbolic Behavioral ability

Art is a part of human life from time immemorial. It is considered a symbol of human consciousness and the journey of human evolution. In past, Scholars have found many evidences in Asia, Africa, and Europe that points towards the association of early Homo sapiens with art and symbols. Similar theories are also news about …

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Archaeologists discovered 13,000 years old evidence of interpersonal human violence in Sudan

Recently researchers have come across evidence of prehistoric violence in the Nile valley of Africa. Archaeologists have found the remains of sixty-one persons (Skeletons) buried in the Jebel Sahabas cemetery. The archaeological evidence points toward the rise of violence that may be occurred in the late Pleistocene era (13.4 ka years ago). In past, archaeological …

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Southwest Germany’s earliest known gold artefact found in Tübingen

Gold has a distinguished place in human societies from time immemorial. It is considered a precious, and symbolically pure element in the day-to-day life of humans. Recently, researchers of Universitaet Tübingen discovered the earliest known gold artefact of Tübingen. They have come across this artefact made up of gold during a regular archaeological excavation in …

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Oldest human burial found in Africa is a Child’s grave

Modern researchers and archaeologists are always interested in the origin and evolution of culture and mortuary practices & traditions of early hominin populations. Recently researchers have found a 78,000 years old burial of a young child in a natural ancient cave at the tropical upland coast of Kenya. The burial belongs to the Middle Stone …

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Muscle proteins found in art samples from mid-18th century Chile Church murals: New Study

Churches throughout the world are famous for the mesmerizing mural paintings depicting biblical themes.  Recently, researchers have identified muscle proteins in art samples from the mid-18th CE murals of Andean churches of the Colonial era.  They have conducted investigations on the protein binders in micro-samples from church mural paintings. Two regions of churches, (churches of …

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Evidence of Honey-collecting in prehistoric West Africa from 3500 years ago: New Study

Honey is an essential part of the human kitchen from ancient times. Honey is used as food, medicine and used to make various products in different civilizations and tribal communities at different points in time. A lot of archaeological evidence of honey has been found in ancient ceramic potteries of North Africa, the Mediterranean, Europe …

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Southern Africans domesticated sheep 2000 Years Ago: New Palaeoproteomics Study

Researchers have discovered the earliest domesticated sheep of southern Africa. It is a significant discovery in the field of Zooarchaeology. They have safely identified this group of species using palaeoproteomics and peptide mass fingerprinting. These species of goats are around 2000 years old and an initial phase domesticated creature of South Africa. It is usually …

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Salt: Was it a Money or Commodity in the Classic Maya Civilization ?

For thousands of years, Salt is used as a current in the economies of various cultures and civilizations throughout the world. But what was the case of Mayans? Did they use it as money or as a commodity? The late classical period of Mayan civilization depicts the presence of a market-based economy involved in inter …

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