The geneticist at Harvard Medical School has retrieved DNA from more than 900 ancient people. His findings trace the prehistoric migrations of our species.
Just down the hallway from the RedState Department of History, and around a corner where nobody can see, is the Department’s lesser-known cousin. The RedState Department of Ancient History sits in a corner with a nice view of the courtyard which is especially pretty in autumn, but it has an inferiority complex. Show More Summary
5 Tips on Using a GoPro for a Spartan Race or Tough MudderYou want to prove you’re as tough as the Ancient Greeks, so you’ve entered a Spartan race. Good luck.According to the Ancient History Encyclopedia, Sparta was a Greek city-state...Show More Summary
As the #MeToo movement takes center stage, we asked historians to look to the past for lessons from powerful women.
New genetic research reveals the complex demographic history of Vanuatu, explaining how Austronesian languages were retained throughout its history despite near-total replacement of early Austronesian-Lapita with Papuan ancestry.
(Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) The study, published in Nature Ecology & Evolution and led by a multidisciplinary research team at the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, reveals that migrations...Show More Summary
This week, in praise of negative reviews, the tallest building ever to be demolished, the queer history of Ancient Egypt, hiding the history of the Midwest’s mysterious mound cities, and more. The post Required Reading appeared first on Hyperallergic.
I’M NOT SAYING IT’S RUSSIANS — BUT IT’S RUSSIANS: The Russia Probe Has Turned The News Into Ancient Aliens. Any reference to the History Channel’s daft Ancient Aliens series is a chance to embed one of Sarah’s favorite memes.
Inspired by a real life robbery, this yarn about a pair of gormless students stealing priceless ancient artefacts is an entertaining and highly watchable thriller A deeply preposterous event from modern Mexican history has been turned...Show More Summary
Scientists once could reconstruct humanity's distant past only from the mute testimony of ancient settlements, bones, and artefacts. The post Ancient DNA tells tales of humans’ migrant history appeared first on HeritageDaily - Heritage & Archaeology News.
Scientists once could reconstruct humanity's distant past only from the mute testimony of ancient settlements, bones, and artifacts.
(Howard Hughes Medical Institute) Fueled by advances in analyzing DNA from the bones of ancient humans, scientists have dramatically expanded the number of samples studied -- revealing vast and surprising migrations and genetic mixing of populations in our prehistoric past.
Thailand’s rich history dates back to thousands of years. The impressive landmarks we see today are remnants of the ancient temples and Buddhist architecture built by several emperors that ruled the country at the time. Thailand is a...Show More Summary
It isn’t just modern-day Asia that struggles with the complex issue of dog meat. The practice has popped up around the world for centuries.
Video games are good at war. For decades, games have covered the breadth, horror and honor of battle in every conceivable arena, from ancient history to futuristic space stations, from the hills of Mordor to the beaches of Normandy.Show More Summary
According to a report from The Guardian, Martin Scorsese is so totally obsessed with the history of Rome that he’s teaming up with screenwriter Michael Hirst for The Caesars, a TV drama about the history of ancient Rome. Hirst is already a veritable expert in historical TV dramas as the creator of Showtime’s The… Read more...
Sixty Five million years ago, the most famous asteroid in history slammed into Earth and most likely exterminated the dinosaurs. Disconcertingly, we are no less likely to be to hit by an asteroid today than our ancient reptilian counterparts were...
I’ve been a fan of the Assassin’s Creed series ever since the first game released in 2007. The franchise’s focus on history is one of the biggest draws for me. I have spent […] The post Discovery Tour by Assassin’s Creed: Ancient Egypt is Interactive Education Done Right appeared first on Geek.com.
One of the most fascinating things I ever read about Shakespeare revolves, rather perversely, around how little we actually know of him. Putting the plays and the sonnets to one side, everything we know about Shakespeare the man is "contained within a few scanty facts," according to Bill Bryson. Show More Summary
Colleagues have suggested that I had a look at the exhibition catalogue of The Horse in Ancient Greek Art that will be opening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in a week's time. Among the interesting sources for the objects are: Edoardo Almagià: no. Show More Summary