Evidence that a cosmic impact destroyed ancient city in the Jordan Valley
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Evidence that a cosmic impact destroyed ancient city in the Jordan Valley

Credit: University of California, Santa Barbara Tall el-Hammam, a city in the Middle Bronze Age (3600 years ago or approximately 1650 BCE), was a
Who was Herodotus?
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Who was Herodotus?

Herodotus, an ancient Greek historian, was born in 484 B.C. Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who was born in the city of Halicarnassus, now
Piles of animal dung reveal the location of an ancient Arabian oasis
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Piles of animal dung reveal the location of an ancient Arabian oasis

Piles of faeces left by rock hyraxes may be clues to our past Natalia Kuzmina/Alamy Middens are fossilised piles made of faeces that have shown that
Ancient spiders locked in amber died looking after their offspring
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Ancient spiders locked in amber died looking after their offspring

Dr. Dong Ren: It appears that spiders trapped in amber were looking after their offspring at the time they died. Modern spiders have been known to
Ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets could be decoded by an AI
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Ancient Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets could be decoded by an AI

Enuma Elish, a Babylonian Epic of Creation, written on cuneiform tablets in Sumero-Akkadian script in the 7th century BC
Ancient DNA rewrites early Japanese history—modern day populations have tripartite genetic origin
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Ancient DNA rewrites early Japanese history—modern day populations have tripartite genetic origin

Kamikuroiwa Rock Shelter: This site is located in Kumakogen District, Kamiukena District of Ehime Prefecture, Shikoku. It is where the oldest Jomon
Ancient teeth reveal surprising diversity of Cretaceous reptiles at Argentina fossil site
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Ancient teeth reveal surprising diversity of Cretaceous reptiles at Argentina fossil site

Paleoambiental reconstruction at Cerro Fortaleza of the Upper Cretaceous faunal group, including a nodosaurid and a few notosuchian perirosaurids.
Ancient marsupial 'junk DNA' might be useful after all
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Ancient marsupial 'junk DNA' might be useful after all

The DNA of the Tasmanian Devils was one of 13 marsupials that were tested for evidence of viral fossils. Credit: Shutterstock The genomes of all
Transatlantic slave trade introduced novel pathogenic viruses in the Americas
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Transatlantic slave trade introduced novel pathogenic viruses in the Americas

The conquest of Mexico, 16th- or 17th century Indian pictorial manuscript. Credit: Public domain An analysis of ancient DNA published by eLife
Over 400,000 Years, Climate Change Lured Ancient Humans Into Arabia Several Times
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Over 400,000 Years, Climate Change Lured Ancient Humans Into Arabia Several Times

Researchers are looking back at the past to determine how climate change has affected species in other eras, as our world heats up. New research has