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BEST OF 2015 // #74: A New Look at the Old...

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The 1491 Martellus map has long been acknowledged as one of the best, most detailed maps made of the old world.  Unfortunately, time has...

Best of 2018: The Earliest Non-Human Tools

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A practical treasure trove of stone age tools found in Attirampakkam, India, have been dated at 385,000 years, and are evidence that our species...

Best of 2018: The Earliest Hominins Outside of Africa

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A singular site in Shangchen in Northern China has revealed almost 100 stone tools, which were made over a span of 800,000 years.  The...

Best of 2017 // #76: A Viking Funeral

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Archeologists made an astonishing discovery at a small town along the northern end of a fjord in Iceland.  In June, researchers found six Viking...

BEST OF 2015 // #78: The First Dentist

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Researchers discovered proof of the earliest known dental operation, and it is not bad per say. During an examination of the reduced molar of a skeleton that had been found in northern Italy, archeologist Stefano Benazzi, from the...

Best of 2016 // #77: Ancient Monkey Teeth Change South American...

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In the latest development of the Panama Canal expansion, seven fossilized monkey teeth were discovered, pushing back the animals North American arrival by nearly...

Best of 2018: Our Expanding Family

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Science is in agreement:  the earliest Hominids - our particular branch of the primate tree - evolved in Africa.  After that, however, things get...

Best of 2016 // #78: Greenland Sharks Can Live Over 500...

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Greenland Sharks are sluggish leviathans.  They churn through the cool Arctic waters at speeds of 1 mile per hour.  They also grow slowly, about...

Best of 2018: The Oldest Modern Human outside Africa

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Announced in January's issue of Science, a partial jaw bone of a modern human was dated to between 177,000 years ago and 194,000 years ago.  That...

BEST OF 2014 // #82: Topographical Maps reveal Viking City

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A farmer's field, about 35 miles southwest of Copenhagen has attracted no attention for centuries.  When the Danish government created super precise maps in...

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