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Posts tagged archaeology

April 6, 2019

 

Was There An Opium Trade In The Bronze Age?

A chemical analysis of a Bronze Age jug found in Egypt might finally vindicate an old theory that jugs like it contained opium.

March 27, 2019

 

Ancient Vanilla Found In Israel

In the Bronze Age site of Megiddo in Israel, archeologists found traces of chemical compounds usually found in natural vanilla extract.

February 9, 2019

 

The World Inside Your Mouth

Scientists studying dental plaque on the teeth of a medieval nun made a startling discovery about medieval manuscripts.

February 7, 2019

 

The Secret Life Of The Dodo

Recent research sheds new light on the obscure life of the dodo.

June 19, 2018

 

A Better View Of The Mayan Empire

In 2018, scientists announced a breakthrough in our understanding of the Mayan empire.

October 11, 2017

 

A reconstruction of how Xin Zhui probably looked when she was alive. It can be see at the Changsa Museum.

The Discovery of Xin Zhui

Xin Zhui's body is so well-preserved her skin is described as feeling alive.

June 8, 2017

 

Llamas were domesticated early on.

Did You Know That Llamas Helped The Inca Empire?

Scientists analyzing ancient lake mud think that the success and development of the Inca empire was partially due to llama dung.

April 28, 2017

 

This guy was most likely a ocean voyager.

Neanderthals On The Seas?

Neanderthals were more sophisticated than how they're often portrayed in popular culture.

October 21, 2010

 

Cookin’ With A Caveman

As it turns out, caveman culinary capabilities may be more advanced than we thought!

August 14, 2010

 

Evidence Found for the First Domesticated Donkeys

The ancient ancestor of the modern donkey is actually still alive today!

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