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A small pot that dates back 5,000 years and could have been used to hold embers from cremation has been discovered at the neolithic Ness of Brodgar site in Orkney, Scotland.

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(Ness of Brodgar Trust)
A small pot that dates back 5 000 years and could have

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Evidence of an a gene that was introduced to some modern human populations by an extinct species of human relatives— likely around 150,000 years ago— has been discovered by scholars studying a protein that occurs in saliva.

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(Bob Wilder, University at Buffalo)
Evidence of an a gene that was introduced to some modern human

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yesterday at 17:26. Facebook
#OTD in 1911, American explorer Hiram Bingham, who later became a United States Senator, first set eyes upon Machu Picchu, the 15th-century Inca citadel that is now one of the world's top tourism destinations.

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OTD in 1911 American explorer Hiram Bingham who later became a

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07/23/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
Several dozen engraved stone tablets dating to the Azilian period, including some depicting horses, were found in a rock shelter in France.

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(Courtesy Nicolas Naudinot)
Several dozen engraved stone tablets dating to the Azilian period including some

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07/23/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
#ICYMI Click here to listen to a Renaissance song recreated from notes found on a plaque unearthed in France:
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(Courtesy Françoise Labaune-Jean, Inrap)
ICYMI Click here to listen to a Renaissance song recreated from

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07/23/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
One of 382 clay tablets known as the Amarna Letters, found at the site of Amarna in Egypt, this tablet contains a letter from the Canaanite ruler Aziru to the pharaoh Amenhotep III during the period of Egyptian rule in Canaan, 14th century B.C.

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(bpk Bildagentur / Vorderasiatisches Museum, Staatliche Museen, Berlin, Germany/ Art Resource, NY)
One of 382 clay tablets known as the Amarna Letters found at

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07/22/2017 at 19:00. Facebook
Nine Bronze Age tombs dating back 4,000 years have been found in Romania, alongside grave goods such as bronze bracelets, hair ornaments, and spindles.

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(Muzeul Judetean Arges)
Nine Bronze Age tombs dating back 4 000 years have been found

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07/22/2017 at 17:00. Facebook
#ICYMI A 2,700-year-old reservoir has been discovered in central Israel featuring walls decorated with engravings of human figures and symbols.

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(Assaf Peretz, IAA)
ICYMI A 2 700 year old reservoir has been discovered in

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07/22/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Australian researchers in Papua New Guinea have uncovered a hidden road built by Japan during World War II, which, though familiar to local communities, was previously unknown to historians and may have helped the Japanese move supplies undetected by Allied landing forces.

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(Extent Archaeology)
Australian researchers in Papua New Guinea have uncovered a hidden road built

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07/21/2017 at 19:38. Facebook
Researchers have identified a common genetic basis for certain social behaviors in both domesticated dogs and humans, and have also been able to pinpoint genetic causes for behavioral differences between dogs and wolves.

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(Monty Sloan)
Researchers have identified a common genetic basis for certain social behaviors in

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07/21/2017 at 18:25. Facebook
Evidence of the beginning of Britain's Industrial Revolution, including an early cementation furnace for steelmaking, has been uncovered at two sites in Sheffield, England.

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(Wessex Archaeology)
Evidence of the beginning of Britain's Industrial Revolution including an early

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07/21/2017 at 17:20. Facebook
Medieval-era Arabic graffiti has been discovered in a cave in southeastern Egypt that scholars believe sheltered traders and pilgrims on their way from Egypt to Mecca.

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(Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities)
Medieval era Arabic graffiti has been discovered in a cave in southeastern

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07/21/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
A 2,700-year-old reservoir has been discovered in central Israel featuring walls decorated with engravings of human figures and symbols.

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(Assaf Peretz, IAA)
A 2 700 year old reservoir has been discovered in central Israel

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07/20/2017 at 20:44. Facebook
A volcanic eruption could threaten 19,000-year-old human footprints in Tanzania, according to scientists.

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(Cynthia M. Liutkus-Pierce)
A volcanic eruption could threaten 19 000 year old human footprints in

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07/20/2017 at 17:02. Facebook
#OTD in 356 B.C., Alexander the Great was born (scholars estimate). Despite centuries of searching by archaeologists, historians, and enthusiasts, his tomb has tomb has never been found.

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OTD in 356 B C Alexander the Great was born scholars

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07/20/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
A 1100-year-old, 500-foot-long fishing trap has been discovered in a tidal estuary in southern England

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(University of Exeter)
A 1100 year old 500 foot long fishing trap has been discovered

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07/19/2017 at 20:05. Facebook
Rock art that is only visible in certain sunlight has been discovered at the Neolithic Ness of Brodgar site in Orkney, Scotland.

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(University of the Highlands and Islands)
Rock art that is only visible in certain sunlight has been discovered

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07/19/2017 at 18:49. Facebook
Humans first occupied Australia 10,000 years earlier than previously thought, according to archaeologists who have uncovered a stone tool dating back 65,000 years.

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(Dominic O’Brian, Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation)
Humans first occupied Australia 10 000 years earlier than previously thought according

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07/19/2017 at 17:58. Facebook
#ICYMI This medieval rosary bead with a human face on one side and a skull on the other, found at England's Gloucester Cathedral, may have been intended to function as a memento mori.

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ICYMI This medieval rosary bead with a human face on one

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07/19/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
#OTD in 1545, Mary Rose, pride of King Henry VIII's navy, sank between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight during the Battle of the Solent. Like the Swedish warship Vasa, which sank nearly a century later, her wreck is remarkably well preserved and has been the basis of extensive archaeological research.

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OTD in 1545 Mary Rose pride of King Henry VIII's navy

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