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Dead Sea Scrolls: two scribes probably wrote one of the manuscripts

Ever since the Dead Sea Scrolls were accidentally discovered over 70 years ago in a cave in the Palestinian territories, they have been a...

Scientists discover 3500-year-old honeypot in Africa

Honey is humankind's oldest sweetener - and for thousands of years it was also the only one. Indirect clues about the significance of bees and...

Scientists find earliest evidence of domesticated dogs in Arabian Peninsula

A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region's ancient inhabitants. The...

Like it or not, taxes and bureaucracy are cornerstones of democracy, shows history

The media has been rife with stories about democracy in decline: the recent coup in Myanmar, the ascent of strongman Narendra Modi in India,...

First people to enter the Americas likely did so with their dogs

The first people to settle in the Americas likely brought their own canine companions with them, according to new research which sheds more light...

Scientists identify contents of ancient Maya drug containers

Scientists have identified the presence of a non-tobacco plant in ancient Maya drug containers for the first time. The Washington State University researchers detected Mexican...

Warm oceans helped first human migration from Asia to North America

Warmer Pacific Ocean currents during the ice age may also have supported early human settlements. New research reveals significant changes in the circulation of the...

Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

The proximity of hot springs to early settlements have led researchers to wonder if early humans used hot springs as a cooking resource long...

Humans preferred to sleep on bed at least 200,000 years ago

Researchers in South Africa's Border Cave, a well-known archaeological site perched on a cliff between eSwatini (Swaziland) and KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa, have found...

Humans may have reached the Americas 15,000 years earlier, shows study

Humans may have reached the Americas over 30,000 years ago– a period 15,000 years earlier than previously thought. However, the human impact on now extinct...