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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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The earth mother of all neolithic discoveries

The earth mother of all neolithic discoveries | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
French archaeologists have discovered an extremely rare example of a neolithic "earth mother" figurine on the banks of the river Somme.
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Ancient Arabian Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa - LiveScience.com

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Ancient Arabian Stones Hint at How Humans Migrated Out of Africa
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The scientists found that stone artifacts at two of the three Arabian sites were "extremely similar" to the northeast African stone tools, Scerri told Live Science.
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A chocolate habit in ancient North America - Science AAAS

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A chocolate habit in ancient North America
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For centuries, elite people in ancient Mesoamerica drank a foaming beverage made from the ground beans of the tropical Theobroma cacao tree.
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Beautiful Ancient Greek bodies - ABC Local

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Beautiful Ancient Greek bodies
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The Bendigo Art Gallery is currently playing host to a travelling exhibition from the British Museum, focusing on representations of the human form from ancient Greece.
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Explainer: How does our sun shine? - Phys.Org

Explainer: How does our sun shine? - Phys.Org | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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Explainer: How does our sun shine?
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An early explanation offered as to why the sun shines came from the Greek philosopher Anaxagoras. In around 450 BCE he taught that the sun shines because it is a "red-hot" stone.
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Beginning and Ending the Week with Parmenides | sententiae ...

Beginning and Ending the Week with Parmenides | sententiae ... | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Some of our favorite lines from Parmenides: Parmenides, fragment 3.7 Posted on December 13, 2012 by sententiaeantiquae “Thinking and being are the same thing.” … τὸ γὰρ αὐτὸ νοεῖν ἐστίν τε καὶ εἶναι For fun, invert ...
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Ancient instrument found in Turkic warrior burial in Kazakhstan - Tengrinews

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The kobyz is an ancient Kazakh instrument that has two strings made of horsehair. It was believed to be a sacred instruments that could drive away evil spirits.
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History: Pythagoras the Mystic - Magazine Web Edition > July/August/September 2014 - Publications - Hinduism Today Magazine

History: Pythagoras the Mystic - Magazine Web Edition > July/August/September 2014 - Publications - Hinduism Today Magazine | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
RT @intellisurfer: Pythagoras: A Hindu Rishi? http://t.co/Jld6kOcWLt
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Search of Greek Waters for a Neolithic Village Begins - Archaeology ...

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ATHENS, GREECE—The world's largest solar-powered boat, the PlanetSolar, will take part in a joint Swiss-Greek underwater survey of Kiladha Bay to look for signs of one of Europe's first farming communities.
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Pythagorean Correspondences to the Tetractys | The Digital Ambler

Pythagorean Correspondences to the Tetractys | The Digital Ambler | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The Tetractys, that venerable Pythagorean symbol, was seen to contain within itself the foundations of all life and existence in every conceivable form, and not just in a strictly emanationist way. Each rank of the tetractys, based ...
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US cave explored for now-extinct animals' bones (Update) - Phys.org

US cave explored for now-extinct animals' bones (Update) - Phys.org | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Paleontologists are completing their first excavation in 30 years inside an unusual U.S. cave thought to hold the remains of tens of thousands of ancient animals that fell to their deaths. ... Greatest Natural Wonders of The Earth.
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An Orphic Mystery…?!? | Aedicula Antinoi: A Small Shrine of Antinous

An Orphic Mystery…?!? | Aedicula Antinoi: A Small Shrine of Antinous | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
... that Orphic iconography–for all that it is quite developed in southern Italy/Magna Graecia on vases and such–is well-established enough to determine that whatever the medium Polydeukion is holding happens to be (gold, ...
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Fox-Sized Relative of Triceratops Discovered in Venezuela

Fox-Sized Relative of Triceratops Discovered in Venezuela | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The new two-legged dinosaur, which lived about 200 million years ago, suggests dinosaurs lived in herds and that the beasts advanced quickly across the globe after a mass extinction claimed at least half of all species on Earth, researchers say.
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Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Will Soon Reveal Its Secrets - LiveScience.com

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Alexander the Great-Era Tomb Will Soon Reveal Its Secrets
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It has been quietly revealed over the last two years, during excavations at the Kasta Hill site in ancient Amphipolis in the Macedonian region of Greece.
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Ancient Cave Paintings In Grand Canyon Much Younger Than Thought - Design & Trend

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Ancient Cave Paintings In Grand Canyon Much Younger Than Thought Design & Trend 'The most accepted hypotheses pointed to the age of these paintings as 2,000 to 4,000 years old or perhaps even 7,000 to 8,000 years old,' said Joel Pederson, associate...
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Inbreeding Annihilated Ancient Eskimo Tribe - Chinatopix

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Inbreeding Annihilated Ancient Eskimo Tribe
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... a tribe of Eskimos that inexplicably disappeared 700 years ago. A group of more than 50 international researchers studied why and how the Dorsets of the Arctic disappeared.
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India's Own Ajanta Caves May Be The Birthplace Of Indian Art - Gizmodo India

India's Own Ajanta Caves May Be The Birthplace Of Indian Art - Gizmodo India | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
India's Own Ajanta Caves May Be The Birthplace Of Indian Art Gizmodo India The Ajanta Caves, located in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra consist of about 30 rock-cut Buddhist cave monuments that date from the 2nd century BCE to about 480 or...
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Ancient DNA Reveals History of Arctic's Earliest People - Nature World News

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Nature World News Ancient DNA Reveals History of Arctic's Earliest People Nature World News Described in the journal Science, researchers show that the Paleo-Eskimo, who lived in the Arctic from about 5,000 years ago until about 700 years ago,...
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Tweet from @drgpradhan

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Evidence of Ancient Indian Science Of Space Travel
Conspiracy Journal #205 April 11, 2003

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On the hunt for an ancient society in Lake Huron - The Globe and Mail

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On the hunt for an ancient society in Lake Huron
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This week, the team was back out on the water looking to bolster a theory that ancient caribou hunters once occupied a bridge of land that spanned the middle of the lake.
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Computer model simulates Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to ...

Computer model simulates Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to ... | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
More information: An evolutionary model explaining the Neolithic transition from egalitarianism to leadership and despotism, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, rspb.royalsocietypublishing.or… nt/281/1791/20141349.
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Pre-Socratics | Philosophy of Mind and Body

Pre-Socratics | Philosophy of Mind and Body | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Anaxagoras believed the mind is boundless, and believed the mind was the controlling force of the cosmos. Sadly Anaxagoras isn't very clear on the role the mind played in the development of the universe, but did believe it ...
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Excavation of ancient well yields insight into Etruscan, Roman and ...

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During a four-year excavation of an Etruscan well at the ancient Italian settlement of Cetamura del Chianti, a team led by a Florida State University archaeologist and art historian unearthed artifacts spanning more than 15 centuries of Etruscan,...
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Outcry for Greek Statues Snapped in Tulle and Feathers | Greek ...

Outcry for Greek Statues Snapped in Tulle and Feathers | Greek ... | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The Greek statues are remnants found off Magna Graecia. They were discovered by an Italian chemist who was snorkelling in shallow waters about 200 yards from Monasterace in 1972. Simonetta Bonomi, Superintendent of ...
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Skeleton in the closet identified: Bones from ancient Ur - Science Now

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Skeleton in the closet identified: Bones from ancient Ur
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The skeleton lay hidden in a crate in the “mummy room” of the museum for decades.
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