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An automated ‘time machine’ to reconstruct ancient languages | KurzweilAI

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Computer scientists have reconstructed ancient Proto-Austronesian, which gave rise to languages spoken in Polynesia, among other places (credit: A.

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Big Idea: Bring Ancient Voices Back to Life

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Rebuilding the vocal tracts of extinct creatures could let us hear long-lost sounds: an ancient whale song, the cries of our ancestors. 


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Cavewoman jeweller rewrites gender history

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A skeleton uncovered north of Vienna is forcing archaeologists to take a fresh look at prehistoric gender roles after it appeared to be that of a female fine metal worker - a profession that was previously thought to have been carried out exclusively by men.


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Two previously unknown sets of heavily worn down pyramids discovered in Egypt by Google Earth

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Archeology researcher Angela Micol has pinpointed two areas along the Nile basin, 90 miles apart, both containing unusual shaped mounds.

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Two areas along the Nile basin have been perceived as being a new siting of possible Egyptian pyramids. One of the pyramids could represent the largest ever discovered based on the size of its plateau. These mounds of earth seem to represent eroded material that has similar shapes and size that seems to make clear distinction that they represent ancient pyramids.