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Siberians Came to North American Arctic in Two Waves. DNA Recasts Mystery of How One Culture Replaced the Other
Science & Tech  (tags: world, history, DNA evidence, siberians, North America, arctic region, culture, research, study )

Darren
- 21 hours ago - sciencenews.org
North America's Arctic regions were first settled around 5,000 years ago by people from Siberia who eventually created a New World culture that lasted for nearly 4,000 years before suddenly disappearing, a new genetic study suggests.
'Pristine' Mammoth Skeleton Unearthed In Texas
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, unearthed, Mammoth, skeleton, ancient, archaeology, discovery, history )

Darren
- 2 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Marty McEwen was digging in the dirt on his dad's North Texas property in May when the excavator suddenly hit something. That something turned out to be a six-foot tusk -- of a mammoth that had walked the earth tens of thousands of years ago.
Israel and Palestine - A Short Introduction   video
World  (tags: Israel and Palestine, Short Introduction, video, history, peace talks, land grab, USA )

Dandelion
- 4 days ago - youtube.com
A little bit of history for an area we read so much about. For the well versed this is a simplistic video, for those who are not sure what is going on, who are just trying to learn this is a good brief and start on their journey of knowledge. Link at end.
The Origin of Humans Is Surprisingly Complicated
Science & Tech  (tags: humans, nature, research, science, world, history )

Darren
- 7 days ago - scientificamerican.com
HUMAN FAMILY TREE used to be a scraggly thing. With relatively few fossils to work from, scientists' best guess was that they could all be assigned to just two lineages, one of which went extinct and the other of which ultimately gave rise to us.
Why Was Stonehenge Built? 'Groundbreaking' Discovery of 15 New Monuments Suggests the Answer Could Lie BENEATH the Ground
Offbeat  (tags: stonehenge, monuments, UK, summer solstice, mystery, history )

Marie
- 8 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Humans have marvelled at the majesty of Stonehenge for thousands of years, but the famous landmark's original purpose has remained a mystery.
The Lost City of Pompeii: Pictures of An Alien World, Frozen in Time
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, science, Pompeii Eruption!, Pompeii Italy, Rome, Ancient History, Italy, Mt. Vesuvius research, history )

Cat
- 12 days ago - io9.com
A place on my bucket list. In the year 79 AD, Italy's Mt. Vesuvius erupted with superheated ash that rained fiery death on several Roman cities nearby. But none was hit harder than vacation town Pompeii.
This Riveting Art From the Frontlines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, war, off-beat, history, military, WW1 )

Connie
- 19 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
During WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe.
Victorian Strangeness: The Great Balloon Riot of 1864
Offbeat  (tags: history, bizarre, odd, humans )

Marty
- 22 days ago - bbc.com
Europe's largest balloon festival is staged this weekend in Bristol. We trust there'll be no repeat of the scenes in Leicester in 1864. Author Jeremy Clay tells the little-known tale of Britain's balloon riot.
Top 10 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 22 days ago - heritagedaily.com
Volcanoes are among the most devastating and dangerous natural forces in our past, but it is not just throughout history that they wreaked havoc on human life but right up to the 21st century. Their volatility and unreliability have changed our world's la
10 Historical Houses
Science & Tech  (tags: history, archaeology, discovery )

Marty
- 22 days ago - heritagedaily.com
The world is full of fascinating historic houses that are begging to be explored. By visiting them you can obtain a wealth of information about the people who once lived there and what shaped their lives. From the haunted mansions, to the quaint birthplac
The Strangest Stuff From Outer Space: 10 Weirdest Things in Outer Space - Video
Science & Tech  (tags: ancient, astronomy, design, discovery, history, interesting, nasa, research, science, space, study, technology )

Caree
- 24 days ago - msnvideo.msn.com
Video: Mind-blowing outer space objects aren't just found in science fiction. Check out these fascinating real-life phenomena found among the stars.
The Cast of Downton Abbey Enjoy Some Down-Time as They Film Fifth Season on Set of Harry Potter Movies
Offbeat  (tags: Downtown Abbey, Harry potter, movies, UK, castles, history )

Marie
- 25 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Alnwick Castle in Northumberland took a step back in time today as members of the cast of Downton Abbey filmed scenes in the grounds of the iconic building.
Gold Diggers! Group of Four Boys Discover 4,300-Year-Old Hair Tress Following Excavation During School Trip
Offbeat  (tags: gold, UK, copper age, hair tress, history, arrow heads )

Marie
- 27 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
Boys were on a local dig in Northumberland when they saw a glint of gold Turned out to be an ancient hair tress more than 4,300 years old Ornament is very rare and only ten have ever been discovered in the UK
Society Advanced Centuries Ago Because Humans Became Soft
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, ancient, history, humans, discovery, arts )

Glenn
- 28 days ago - medicaldaily.com
Art is almost as old as the human race.
America's 'Inexorably' Botched Executions
Offbeat  (tags: capital punishment, botched executions, history, USA )

Ray
- 30 days ago - bbc.co.uk
If there seem to have been a lot of botched executions in the US recently, there have. It turns out that lethal injection - by far the most common method of execution in those states that still practise capital punishment -
 

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