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Ancient Human Skulls Reveal When Europeans Could Drink Milk

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The DNA from ancient human bones is shedding new light on the prehistory of Europe, such as when changes in skin color and lactose tolerance occurred, researchers say.

This research unexpectedly revealed that ancient Europeans started dairying thousands of years before they evolved genes to…

Roman Gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank a tonic of ashes after training

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Roman gladiators ate a mostly vegetarian diet and drank ashes after training as a tonic. These are the findings of anthropological investigations carried out on bones of warriors found during excavations in the ancient city of Ephesos.

Historic sources report that gladiators had their own…

Mammalian bones provide clues to early human activity

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Archaeologist Carly Monks will excavate caves near Leeman, in WA’s Mid West, to find signs of human activity dating back 6,000 years to the mid-Holocene period.

A PhD candidate at UWA, Ms Monks is particularly interested in how early human activity—including bush burning, tuber cultivation…

New facility brings high-tech tools to study artifacts at Penn's Museum of Archaeology

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The University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology is opening new laboratories this weekend that will improve efforts to study and preserve the more than 1 million artifacts in its collection.

Inside the new facility, display cases filled with hundreds of skulls from the 19th century Morton…

nevver:

Art is just another form of screaming

nevver:

Art is just another form of screaming

(Source: twitter.com)

publius-esquire:

While I understand their importance, I am immediately skeptical of history books written for small children.

musicofthehyperspheres:

varangoi:

acheiropoietos:

porphyrogenneta:

byzantine history + text posts

STOP

why

yes

notforthetoweringdead:

"If more girls wanted to be scientists, there would be more female scientists"

*takes a deep breath* WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT ACTIVELY DISCOURAGES FEMALE INTELLIGENCE BY PAINTING IT AS A NON FEMININE TRAIT AND SETS UP MALES TO BE IN POSITIONS OF ACADEMIC SUPERIORITY DESPITE THERE BEING NO CORRELATION BETWEEN GENDER AND ACADEMIC ABILITY thank you for your time

Has anyone else noticed that February 2015 is the perfect month?

muirin007:

themaskednegro:

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glowcloud:

*meows back at my cat in order to demonstrate active listening*