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Killer Rabbits Terrorized the Pages of Medieval Manuscripts

In early medieval art and literature fluffy white rabbits, bunnies, and hares were typically motifs of innocence, venerability, and purity. However, more in sync with these animals’ rate of reproduction Read more Section:  Artifacts Ancient Writings News Weird Facts Read Later  Source: Ancient Origins

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NUOVE TECNOLOGIE A BENEFICIO DELL’ARTE RUPESTRE PREISTORICA

Per leggere questo articolo occorrono 5 minuti Nuovi dettagli del nostro passato stanno venendo alla luce, nascosti negli angoli più nascosti del mondo, mentre si perfezionano le moderne tecnologie per studiarli. Tra le migliori fino a oggi c’è la ricostruzione dell’evoluzione dell’umanità dalle nostre origini africane, circa 300.000 anni fa, …

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Well-Preserved Iron Age Arrow Discovered in Norway

OSLO, NORWAY—An ancient arrow complete with iron arrowhead, tightly wrapped sinew, tar, thread, and feather fletching has been recovered from a glacier in southern Norway, according to a Live Science report. The arrow, thought to have been lost by a hunter who had traveled to the mountains in search of …

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Genetic Study Clarifies Spread of Farming Into Europe

BERN, SWITZERLAND—Nature News reports that population geneticist Laurent Excoffier of the University of Bern and his colleagues sequenced the high-quality genomes of 15 hunter-gatherers and early farmers whose remains were recovered in southwest Asia, along the migration route of the Danube River, and in western Anatolia, and found that the …

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Prehistoric Pits Found at Stonehenge

WILTSHIRE, ENGLAND—BBC News reports that pits that may have been dug by prehistoric hunters as early as some 10,000 years ago have been discovered near Stonehenge by researchers from the University of Birmingham and Ghent University. The team members combined traditional archaeological methods with a noninvasive technique called electromagnetic induction …

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Early Neo-Assyrian Rock Art Discovered in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY—Live Science reports that researchers are investigating a subterranean complex made up of an entrance chamber and an upper and lower gallery carved out of limestone bedrock in what is now southeastern Turkey’s village of Başbük. Although looters first entered the structure through a hole cut through the floor …

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