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Genetic study suggests present-day Lebanese descend from biblical Canaanites

Genetic study suggests present-day Lebanese descend from biblical Canaanites

Scientists have sequenced the entire genomes of 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals who inhabited the Near East region during the Bronze A...
Identifying prehistoric social network dynamics in the Balkans with modern algorithms

Identifying prehistoric social network dynamics in the Balkans with modern algorithms

In the first ever archaeological study of its kind, two researchers have combined the chemical analyses of dozens of the world's earlie...
Malaria already endemic in the Mediterranean by the Roman period

Malaria already endemic in the Mediterranean by the Roman period

Malaria was already widespread on Sardinia by the Roman period, long before the Middle Ages, as indicated by research at the Institute of E...
Medieval men were diagnosed with infertility and prescribed treatments

Medieval men were diagnosed with infertility and prescribed treatments

Men could be held responsible for the failure to produce children as far back as medieval times, a new study of medical and religious texts...
Bronze Age Iberia received fewer Steppe invaders than the rest of Europe

Bronze Age Iberia received fewer Steppe invaders than the rest of Europe

The genomes of individuals who lived on the Iberian Peninsula in the Bronze Age had minor genetic input from Steppe invaders, suggesting th...
Isotopes in prehistoric cattle teeth suggest a variety of herding strategies were used during the Neolithic

Isotopes in prehistoric cattle teeth suggest a variety of herding strategies were used during the Neolithic

Over the course of the Neolithic period, secondary products from cattle such as milk, manure and animal power became more important. This l...
Scientists find traces of adaptation and cultural diversification among early North American stone tools

Scientists find traces of adaptation and cultural diversification among early North American stone tools

Using new methods to analyze stone projectile points crafted by North America's earliest human inhabitants, Smithsonian scientists have...
Cultural flexibility was key for early humans to survive extreme dry periods in southern Africa

Cultural flexibility was key for early humans to survive extreme dry periods in southern Africa

The flexibility and ability to adapt to changing climates by employing various cultural innovations allowed communities of early humans to ...

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