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Modern science began on the shores of the Mediterranean around 700BC. What happened?
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Care to 'Gymnologise'? Strange Words, and Why We Lost Them - Wall Street Journal (blog)

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Europe’s Oldest Wine - Archaeology Magazine

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Europe’s Oldest Wine http://t.co/Aw4kbpySM2
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Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog: Neolithic boom followed by later collapse (Shennan et al. 2013)

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Neolithic boom followed by later collapse (Shennan et al. 2013) http://t.co/KbdmHB3lx7
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The Laws of Reality: The Principle of Mentalism - Guardian Express

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There is a very old argument that can be traced back to Plato and Aristotle in Ancient Greece, about the fundamental nature of reality.
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Math explains history: Simulation accurately captures the evolution ...

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Intense warfare is the evolutionary driver of large complex societies, according to a new mathematical model whose findings accurately match those of the historical record in the ancient world. The question of how human societies ...
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Take your brain to another dimension: how Sun Ra inspired our tube artwork - The Guardian (blog)

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Italiani famosi: Parmenides of Elea

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  Sep 23, 2013 In the study of myth, the question of metaphors presents many a challenge. When does a ‘sun’ literally refer to the quotidian sun and when is it a metaphor for some other bright sky light?
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SunShots

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  Sep 23, 2013 In the study of myth, the question of metaphors presents many a challenge. When does a ‘sun’ literally refer to the quotidian sun and when is it a metaphor for some other bright sky light?
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Skeleton of Ancient Prince Reveals Etruscan Life : DNews

Skeleton of Ancient Prince Reveals Etruscan Life : DNews | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
The body, sealed for 2,600 years until this week, may be a relative of the legendary fifth king of Rome.
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The man who buried his treasure in a poem - Telegraph.co.uk

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“Here's my ancient Egyptian stuff.” He hands me a mummified falcon.
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The Earliest Britons Hunted And Ate Elephants - RedOrbit

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RedOrbit The Earliest Britons Hunted And Ate Elephants RedOrbit After digging up the remains of a prehistoric elephant and some crude hunting tools in 2003, archaeologists at the University of Southampton now say they have proof that early humans...
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Greece: scientists search wood used for ancient triremes - ANSAmed

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(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, SEPTEMBER 20 - Scientists from Greece and the US believe they are close to tracing the wood from which ancient triremes were made.
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Still standing: Ancient Alaskan forest thaws from melting glacial tomb - NBCNews.com

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Still standing: Ancient Alaskan forest thaws from melting glacial tomb
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An ancient forest has thawed from under a melting glacier in Alaska and is now exposed to the world for the first time in more than 1,000 years.
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Cave reveals ancient birds' eye view - ABC Science Online

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Cave fossils The fossil remains of birds found in a cave in the desolate Nullarbor Plain suggest it was a very different place hundreds of thousands of years ago.
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Melting Snow Reveals Ancient Bow and Arrows in Norway

Melting Snow Reveals Ancient Bow and Arrows in Norway | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
An ancient bow and arrow was revealed high in the mountains of Norway when an ancient patch of snow melted. The findings suggest more objects could be revealed, then lost, with climate change. (This melting ice thing, what will it reveal next?
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The heritage of Islamic medicine - Ahram Online

Ahram Online The heritage of Islamic medicine Ahram Online Islamic medicine originates in the classical world, as do Islamic philosophy and Islamic science more generally, and, like them, it is part of the inheritance of the ancient Greek and Roman...
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Genetic study pushes back timeline for first significant human population expansion

Genetic study pushes back timeline for first significant human population expansion | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Using new genetic tools, the authors conclude that the first significant expansion of human populations appears to be much older than the emergence of farming and herding, dating back to the Paleolithic (60,000-80,000 years ago) rather than...
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Finnish archaeologist digs up ancient civilization in ... - ZME Science

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Archaeologist and professor Martti Pärssinen from the University of Helsinki has made a sensational find: he found signs of a unknown ancient civilisation.
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Parmenides on the unthinkability of 'what is not'

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  Sep 23, 2013 In the study of myth, the question of metaphors presents many a challenge. When does a ‘sun’ literally refer to the quotidian sun and when is it a metaphor for some other bright sky light?
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Greek Philosophy: Parmenides, Zeno & the Eleatic School

Greek Philosophy: Parmenides, Zeno & the Eleatic School | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
  Sep 23, 2013 In the study of myth, the question of metaphors presents many a challenge. When does a ‘sun’ literally refer to the quotidian sun and when is it a metaphor for some other bright sky light?
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Pharaohs of t' North! Experts believe remains of 2000-year-old mummies

Pharaohs of t' North! Experts believe remains of 2000-year-old mummies | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
Television archaeologist Professor Joann Fletcher says remains dating from Roman times show the practice had spread from North Africa to the Yorkshire town. (RT @LeNautilus: The Mummies of Barnsley: By gum!
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When it comes to eating produce, 'seconds' count - Pittsburgh Post Gazette

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That drink is called sekanjabin, an ancient Persian recipe that is considered to be a forefather of the shrub. ...
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Was Pythagoras right after all? Princeton theoretical physicist has ...

Was Pythagoras right after all? Princeton theoretical physicist has ... | Ancient Origins of Science | Scoop.it
In contrast the the modern belief that the universe is physical, Pythagoras (among other ancients) believed that the universe's basic “stuff” was mathematical. After a century or so of incoherent materialism, are we finally ...
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A Slave's Life in Ancient Pompeii - Science Daily (press release)

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Sep. 18, 2013 — Her name was Amica, and her name and footprint are embedded in a terra cotta tile belonging to an ancient Roman temple.
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Three Ancient Rivers Existed in Sahara 100,000 Years Ago ...

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A team of researchers has found evidence of three major rivers systems that likely existed in North Africa about 130000 - 100000 years ago.
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