Author Archives: Shelly Martin

America’s only Clovis skeleton genome offers clues to Native American ancestry (Update)

Nearly 13,000 years ago, a baby boy died in what is Montana today. Mourners stained his tiny body with red ochre and entombed him with artefacts that had likely been in his family for generations. After lying undisturbed for millennia, … Continue reading

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What Killed the Great Beasts of North America? | Science/AAAS | News

Until about 11,000 years ago, mammoths, giant beavers, and other massive mammals roamed North America. Many researchers have blamed their demise on incoming Paleoindians, the first Americans, who allegedly hunted them to extinction. But a new study fingers climate and … Continue reading

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Americas’ Natives Have European Roots – Scientific American

The 24,000-year-old remains of a young boy from the Siberian village of Mal’ta have added a new root to the family tree of indigenous Americans. While some of the New World’s native ancestry clearly traces back to east Asia, the … Continue reading

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Poles discovered an over 8 thousand years old grain storage in Turkey | News | Science & Scholarship in Poland

The largest so far known in the Middle East amount of grain of the Neolithic period in a perfect state of preservation has been discovered by Polish archaeologists in Çatalhöyük, a famous archaeological site in Turkey.Çatalhöyük is one of the … Continue reading

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Mars — Ancient History Encyclopedia

Mars by Mark Cartwright published on 16 January 2014 Mars was the Roman god of war and second only to Jupiter in the Roman pantheon. Although most of the myths involving the god were borrowed from the Greek god of … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: Great Kiva, Chimney Rock National Monument, Colorado

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Photo of the Day: Hilltop Ruin, Grand Canyon National Park

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Aztec Ruins receives grant to help promote its World Heritage ranking – Farmington Daily Times

Aztec Ruins receives grant to help promote its World Heritage ranking – Farmington Daily Times.

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Photo of the Day: Roman Forum in Pompeii

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Oldest Bog Body – Archaeology Magazine

Oldest Bog Body – Archaeology Magazine.

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Photo of the Day: Moab Rock Art

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Photo of the Day: Santa Fe, NM

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Photo of the Day: Grand Gulch Primitive Area, UT

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Prehistoric humans not wiped out by comet, say researchers

Comet explosions did not end the prehistoric human culture, known as Clovis, in North America 13,000 years ago, according to research published in the journal Geophysical Monograph Series. Researchers from Royal Holloway university, together with Sandia National Laboratories and 13 … Continue reading

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Aztec Conquest Altered Genetics among Early Mexico Inhabitants

AUSTIN, Texas — For centuries, the fate of the original Otomí inhabitants of Xaltocan, the capital of a pre-Aztec Mexican city-state, has remained unknown. Researchers have long wondered whether they assimilated with the Aztecs or abandoned the town altogether. According … Continue reading

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