Ancient impact that formed Earth's moon was likely a one-two punch
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Ancient impact that formed Earth's moon was likely a one-two punch

The formation of Earth's moon was thought to have occurred when a Mars-sized object called Theia slammed into proto-Earth over 4.4 billion years ago.
The origin and legacy of the Etruscans
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The origin and legacy of the Etruscans

Sleep and Death Carrying off Slain Sarpedon (cista handle), 400-380 BC Etruscan bronze - Cleveland Museum of Art. Credit: Daderot (CC0), via
Ancient Footprints Show Humans Lived In The Americas Earlier Than Once Thought
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Ancient Footprints Show Humans Lived In The Americas Earlier Than Once Thought

Evidence from ancient footprints shows that humans lived in the Americas earlier than previously thought Click to enlarge the image and toggle
Organic molecule remnants found in nuclei of ancient dinosaur cells
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Organic molecule remnants found in nuclei of ancient dinosaur cells

Reconstruction of Jehol Biota, and well-preserved Caudipteryx specimen. Credit: Zheng Qiuyang Scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate
Decoding human history with ancient DNA
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Decoding human history with ancient DNA

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 public domain This year marks the 20th anniversary for sequencing the human genome. A research team headed by Prof. FUQiaomei,
Hidden Traces of a Massive Ancient City Are Still in Mexico's Landscape Today
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Hidden Traces of a Massive Ancient City Are Still in Mexico's Landscape Today

Modern roads and developments have more similarities to ancient urban centers than we realize. This is the case with Teotihuacan, a sprawling
A Giant Volcano Didn't Stop Ancient Maya From Taking The Ashes And Building a Pyramid
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A Giant Volcano Didn't Stop Ancient Maya From Taking The Ashes And Building a Pyramid

Scientists recently discovered that Maya builders constructed a huge pyramid from rock that had been ejected from a volcano some 1,500 years ago.
Mongolia’s Melting Ice Reveals Fragile Prehistoric Artifacts
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Mongolia’s Melting Ice Reveals Fragile Prehistoric Artifacts

This story was first published on The Conversation. It is now available here under a Creative Commons licence. Ice is essential for life in the high
Modern activities follow the contours of ancient Teotihuacan
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Modern activities follow the contours of ancient Teotihuacan

Satellite and lidar images of the Sun Pyramid at Teotihuacan. The satellite portion of the image is in the left-hand half, while the lidar portion
Giant Space Rock Blast Wiped Out Ancient City With 1,000 Times Hiroshima's Ferocity
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Giant Space Rock Blast Wiped Out Ancient City With 1,000 Times Hiroshima's Ferocity

Tall el-Hammam, an ancient Middle Eastern city, was going about its daily business as usual 3600 years ago. They didn't know that an unknown icy