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  • 'Pompeii continues to give us treasures': Archaeologists uncover new finds including 2,000 year-old frescoes and terra cotta vases after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD
    Sorry, I wanted to post some about new frescoes discovered in the called, "house of Jupiter" in Pompeii, but the best one with good pics in english I found was in the Daily mail:

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencete...uried-ash.html

    It´s no so bad, nonetheless.

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    • A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely

      Genetic analysis of bones discovered in a Siberian cave hints that the prehistoric world may have been filled with “hybrid” humans.

      https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/s...gtype=Homepage

      In a limestone cave nestled high above the Anuy River in Siberia, scientists have discovered the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid.

      The 90,000-year-old bone fragment came from a female whose mother was Neanderthal, according to an analysis of DNA discovered inside it. But her father was not: He belonged to another branch of ancient humanity known as the Denisovans.

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      • Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post
        A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely

        Genetic analysis of bones discovered in a Siberian cave hints that the prehistoric world may have been filled with “hybrid” humans.

        https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/s...gtype=Homepage

        In a limestone cave nestled high above the Anuy River in Siberia, scientists have discovered the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid.

        The 90,000-year-old bone fragment came from a female whose mother was Neanderthal, according to an analysis of DNA discovered inside it. But her father was not: He belonged to another branch of ancient humanity known as the Denisovans.

        I read about it today in the newspaper.

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        • Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post
          A Blended Family: Her Mother Was Neanderthal, Her Father Something Else Entirely

          Genetic analysis of bones discovered in a Siberian cave hints that the prehistoric world may have been filled with “hybrid” humans.

          https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/22/s...gtype=Homepage

          In a limestone cave nestled high above the Anuy River in Siberia, scientists have discovered the fossil of an extraordinary human hybrid.

          The 90,000-year-old bone fragment came from a female whose mother was Neanderthal, according to an analysis of DNA discovered inside it. But her father was not: He belonged to another branch of ancient humanity known as the Denisovans.
          how long before someone tries to bring her back to life

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          • Originally posted by blackcatnursery View Post

            how long before someone tries to bring her back to life
            Scary thought.....

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            • 'Amazing' archeological find in Yukon's melting ice patches — an intact atlatl dart

              https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north...ches-1.4809947

              'The feathers, the sinew, the sap they would have used as, like, a glue to attach the stone point to the wood shaft — all of it is completely intact,' said Jennifer Herkes of the Carcross/Tagish First Nation. (Carcross/Tagish First Nation)

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              • 16,000-Year-Old Tools Discovered in Texas, Among the Oldest Found in the West
                http://westerndigs.org/16000-year-ol...d-in-the-west/



                Evidence of an early projectile point technology in North America at the Gault Site, Texas, USA

                Within this new framework, the prevailing models of Clovis origins and the peopling of the Americas are being reevaluated. This paper presents age estimates from a series of alluvial sedimentary samples from the earliest cultural assemblage at the Gault Site, Central Texas. The optically stimulated luminescence age estimates (~16 to 20 thousand years ago) indicate an early human occupation in North America before at least ~16 thousand years ago.
                http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/7/eaar5954




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                • World’s oldest drawing is Stone Age crayon doodle

                  ‘Hashtag’ pattern drawn on rock in South African cave is 73,000 years old.
                  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06664-y

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                  • I thought this was really interesting.

                    Thousands of objects discovered in Scandinavia's first Viking city

                    https://phys.org/news/2018-09-thousa...king-city.html

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                    • Hundreds of Roman gold coins found in basement of old theater
                      Archaeologists are studying a valuable trove of old Roman coins found on the site of a former theater in northern Italy.
                      The coins, at least 300 of them, date back to the late Roman imperial era and were found in a soapstone jar unearthed in the basement of the Cressoni Theater in Como, north of Milan.
                      https://edition.cnn.com/style/articl...rnd/index.html

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                      • A 13,000 year old brewery was discovered in Israel, believed to be the world's oldest. More evidence that beer predates bread

                        https://www.history.com/news/oldest-...wery-invention

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                        • Originally posted by Camera View Post
                          I searched but did not find a thread about this science, so I'm starting this one.




                          Roman boots leave 2,000-year impression

                          Excavations in northern Israel yield rare imprints of hobnailed caligae worn by legionaries

                          Pretty interesting that hobnails were worn till the mid twentieth century - standard German jackboot. Modern rugby boots too.

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                          • Originally posted by JimHPTN View Post
                            There has been a new finding of the Koran, that may even predate Mohammed. If this turns out to be true, it could be one of the most historically significant finds in the world.

                            http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/...?intcmp=hplnws

                            The article makes it clear that the book is contemporaneous to Mohammed's life - give or take a year or five or ten as per carbon dating norms. This alone makes it unlikely it 'predates' Islam and far more likely to have fallen within his lifetime. So at worst it predates the prophet's death.

                            It does make this bit more likely: "This gives more ground to what have been peripheral views of the Koran's genesis, like that Muhammad and his early followers used a text that was already in existence and shaped it to fit their own political and theological agenda, rather than Muhammad receiving a revelation from heaven," Keith Small of Oxford's Bodleian Library told the Times.

                            Which in that sense makes it similar to the Bible, which draws upon ancient Mesopotamian legends that predate Abraham. The line 'they had been mistakenly bound in a Koran dating to the seventh century' is deeply misleading: anything in the 600s is the seventh century.

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                            • Australian archeologists believe they may have struck upon the precise location where the vessel was scuttled in 1778.

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