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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code ...

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Michael Ventris was an architect by day; cracking Linear B, the most important script of prehistoric Greece, was his hobby, for evenings and weekends. In our fantasies we can all become code-breakers.
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Maze of ancient tunnels mapped to keep Rome from falling again ...

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Deep under the streets and buildings of Rome is a maze of tunnels and quarries that dates back to the very beginning of this ancient... ... Merriam-Webster says "science" is its word of the year. 'Selfie'?
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Ancient human ancestor's DNA puzzles scientists - CBC.ca

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Ancient human ancestor's DNA puzzles scientists
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Scientists have reached farther back than ever into the ancestry of humans to recover and analyze DNA, using a bone found in Spain that's estimated to be 400,000 years old.
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Fresh Pick of the Week: Honey - The Desert Sun

Fresh Pick of the Week: Honey - The Desert Sun | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Fresh Pick of the Week: Honey
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Humans have a long history with honey, as evidenced by a cave painting depicting honey gatherers in Valencia, Spain, that dates back more than 8,000 years.
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Soriah, now Uger-Kahn, Oregon's Tuvan throat singer, prepares to move to Tuva - Oregon Music News

Soriah, now Uger-Kahn, Oregon's Tuvan throat singer, prepares to move to Tuva - Oregon Music News | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Soriah, now Uger-Kahn, Oregon's Tuvan throat singer, prepares to move to Tuva
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I could also say that what I've heard about Buddhist philosophy really resonates with me. “So their ideas and my ideas happen to coincide.
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Druid's Altar, Clooncoe, Co. Leitrim, Southern Ireland | The Journal ...

Druid's Altar, Clooncoe, Co. Leitrim, Southern Ireland | The Journal ... | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Irish grid reference approx N1046 9305. In the wooded grounds of Lough Rynn Castle, a 19th century building that is now a luxury hotel in 10000 acres of land, stands a prehistoric monument. At the place called Druid's Hill in ...
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Pythagoras with the Fractal Tree - Helfrich Photo Stream

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Neolithic Tridents Discovered - Archaeology Magazine

Neolithic Tridents Discovered - Archaeology Magazine | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Neolithic-wooden-trident CARLISLE, ENGLAND—Two wooden tridents from the Neolithic era have been discovered in an extinct river channel in northern England and are set to go on display at the Tullie House Musem.
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Secondary education: learning Latin for literacy - Telegraph.co.uk

Secondary education: learning Latin for literacy - Telegraph.co.uk | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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Peter Jones is often asked how he finds inspiration for his Spectator column, Ancient & Modern. “It's easy,” he says, “when I can tap into a ...
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How philosophy can save your life: Jules Evans at TEDxBreda

When Jules Evans was in his late teens, he started to be plagued by panic attacks, mood swings and other emotional problems. He eventually found help in the ...
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Who painted the Ice Age caves of Europe? | artfulspecies

Who painted the Ice Age caves of Europe? | artfulspecies | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
In the period from 35 to 11 thousand years ago, humans painted, engraved and drew in caves, especially in the southwest regions of France. Scores of caves are decorated. Above all else, animals are depicted – mammoths, ...
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Prehistoric sacrifice skulls found

Prehistoric sacrifice skulls found | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Archaeologists have found the skulls of more than 80 young women in the ruins of a neolithic Chinese city, it's reported.
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Skulls found in mass grave in China reveal ancient female sacrifice - Fox News

Skulls found in mass grave in China reveal ancient female sacrifice - Fox News | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
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Skulls found in mass grave in China reveal ancient female sacrifice
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Archaeologists have uncovered more than 80 skulls of young women who may have been sacrificed 4,000 years ago in China.
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Ancient 'fig wasp' lived tens of millions of years before figs - Phys.org

Ancient 'fig wasp' lived tens of millions of years before figs - Phys.org | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
More information: "A New Parasitoid Wasp (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) From the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil: The First Mesozoic Peteromalidae," www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/ ...
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Babel in Ancient Context | Musings on Science and Theology

Babel in Ancient Context | Musings on Science and Theology | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Standing alongside the garden, Cain and Abel, and the Flood we have a fourth classic Sunday School tale in the early chapters of Genesis, the Tower of Babel (2242 BC according to Bishop Ussher). This is followed within a ...
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The Anthropobscene: The Elemental Media Condition | Machinology

The Anthropobscene: The Elemental Media Condition | Machinology | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Thus, amongst other things, it refers to the obscenity of heavy pollution of the earth and the air, bringing back discussions of the four elements as found in the Pre-Socratic thinker Empedocles, whose writings strike both ancient ...
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The mystery of the human intelligence explosion - io9

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The mystery of the human intelligence explosion io9 Gorgeous and strange paintings discovered at El Castillo cave in Spain suggest that the local Neanderthals were engaging in pretty sophisticated symbolism 40 thousand years ago, long before Homo...
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Ancient Headless Remains Offer Clues To Dietary Structure Of Vikings - RedOrbit

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Her findings are published in the January 2014 issue of the Journal of Archaeological Science.
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Zeno's Paradoxes - Politics, Philosophy, and Religion - Wrong Planet

Zeno's Paradoxes - Politics, Philosophy, and Religion - Wrong Planet | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Does anyone else here like Zeno's paradoxes. I do and I think it's fascinating that they still remain unsolved. His more famous paradoxes are based on the problem with the notion that there are an infinite number of points in ...
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Scottish folklore and superstitions – When the ... - The Ditzy Druid

Scottish folklore and superstitions – When the ... - The Ditzy Druid | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Scottish folklore and superstitions – When the Song Dies – Aeon Film. Do take a moment to watch this short documentary by Jamie Chambers about the folk traditions of Scotland. In particular, it focuses on how old songs and ...
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The Archaeology News Network: Riace Bronzes back home in ...

The Archaeology News Network: Riace Bronzes back home in ... | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The statues were moved from Reggio Calabria's Museum of Magna Graecia at the end of 2009 because the cultural institute badly needed restoration. But the work at the museum become a victim of budget cuts and red tape, ...
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Ancient DNA Gets Older and Multiple Births Get Bigger | On Science ...

Ancient DNA Gets Older and Multiple Births Get Bigger | On Science ... | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Ancient human DNA gets older and older Big stories involving ancient DNA are popping up nearly every week. This week's ancient DNA news is.
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Checking out Chinese 'chess' - Chinadaily USA

Checking out Chinese 'chess' - Chinadaily USA | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Checking out Chinese 'chess' Chinadaily USA "As overseas Chinese, we want to promote xiangqi and let our next generation learn the philosophy and wonder of the ancient game," said Patrick Li, secretary general of the American San Francisco Chinese...
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Can You Think Your Way to Happiness? - Huffington Post

Can You Think Your Way to Happiness? - Huffington Post | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Can You Think Your Way to Happiness?
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How to get to happiness in the face of such uncertainties was the problem the ancient Greek and Roman philosophers tried to figure out.
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Should We Mine Ancient Shipwrecks to Push Science Into the Future? - Gizmodo

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Should We Mine Ancient Shipwrecks to Push Science Into the Future?
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We humans are a sentimental horde, which is why we get squeamish about places where people used to live, and places where people bit the dust.
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