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Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt

Danish Bronze Age glass beads traced to Egypt | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
Analyses of glass beads found in Denmark give us new knowledge of Bronze Age trade routes.
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What Really Turned the Sahara Desert From a Green Oasis Into a Wasteland?

What Really Turned the Sahara Desert From a Green Oasis Into a Wasteland? | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it

10,000 years ago, this iconic desert was unrecognizable. A new hypothesis suggests that humans may have tipped the balance
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Genetic 'Adam' and 'Eve' Uncovered

Genetic 'Adam' and 'Eve' Uncovered | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
Both men and women can trace their origins to a man and a woman who lived about 135,000 years ago.
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Slaughter at the bridge: uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle

Slaughter at the bridge: uncovering a colossal Bronze Age battle | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
Grisly find suggests Bronze Age northern Europe was more organized—and violent—than thought
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Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation

Story of cities #3: the birth of Baghdad was a landmark for world civilisation | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
The foundation of al-Mansur’s ‘Round City’ in 762 was a glorious milestone in the history of urban design. It developed into the cultural centre of the world
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Cleveland Museum of Art's "Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt," opens Sunday (photos)

Cleveland Museum of Art's "Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt," opens Sunday (photos) | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
The Cleveland Museum of Art's big spring exhibition, "Pharaoh: King of Ancient Egypt" opens Sunday as part of the institution's centennial year.
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Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stones by transporting them over wet sand.
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The World's Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids

The World's Oldest Papyrus and What It Can Tell Us About the Great Pyramids | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
Ancient Egyptians leveraged a massive shipping, mining and farming economy to propel their civilization forward
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King Tut's Half Sister May Have Nursed Him, Carving Suggests

King Tut's Half Sister May Have Nursed Him, Carving Suggests | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
A pottery shard and carvings in royal tombs suggest that King Tutankhamun nursed on the bosom of his half sister, Meritaten.
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First genomes sequenced from ancient Irish people

First genomes sequenced from ancient Irish people | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
The genomes show unequivocal evidence for mass migrations into Ireland. These genetic influxes are likely to have brought cultural changes including the transition to agriculture, Bronze metalworki...
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Stonehenge tunnel survey reveals new sites, and mysteries

Stonehenge tunnel survey reveals new sites, and mysteries | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
Archaeologists are mapping the area before road is replaced and teasing secrets from the ancient landscape
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Secret pagan basilica in Rome emerges from the shadows after 2,000 years

Secret pagan basilica in Rome emerges from the shadows after 2,000 years | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
An underground chamber that was a place of worship for a mysterious cult 2,000 years ago has opened to the public for the first time
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A wall of skulls shows why story of mankind has to be rewritten

A wall of skulls shows why story of mankind has to be rewritten | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
A spectacular series of fossil discoveries, now going on public display, has transformed the study of our early ancestors
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Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case - NYTimes.com

Who Killed the Iceman? Clues Emerge in a Very Cold Case - NYTimes.com | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
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3,400-Year-Old Necropolis Found in Egypt : DNews

3,400-Year-Old Necropolis Found in Egypt : DNews | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
Consisting of dozens of rock-cut features, the necropolis holds more than 40 tombs.
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Why Did Ancient Europeans Just Disappear 14,500 Years Ago?

Why Did Ancient Europeans Just Disappear 14,500 Years Ago? | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
A genetic analysis of ancient fossils reveals that the ancient Europeans were largely replaced by others around 14,500 years ago.
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How hunter-gatherers preserved their food sources

How hunter-gatherers preserved their food sources | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
A new study of humans on Sanak Island, Alaska and their historical relationships with local species suggests that despite being super-generalist predators, the food gathering behaviors of the local Aleut people were stabilizing for the ecosystem.
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A volcanic eruption from 36,000 years ago – captured in art

A volcanic eruption from 36,000 years ago – captured in art | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
  Scientists believe that they have identified the oldest known images of erupting volcanoes, daubed in red and white pigments over other cave paintings in south-eastern France around 36,000 years ago.
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Ötzi the Iceman Carried Ulcer-Causing Bacteria - Archaeology Magazine

Ötzi the Iceman Carried Ulcer-Causing Bacteria - Archaeology Magazine | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
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Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors

Bone discovery suggests a mysterious ancient species of human lived alongside our ancestors | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
An ancient femur found in a Chinese cave is unlike any bone formerly discovered, suggesting it belonged to a previously unknown human species that lived alongside modern man just 14,000 years ago.
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Did Egypt’s Old Kingdom Die—or Simply Fade Away?

Did Egypt’s Old Kingdom Die—or Simply Fade Away? | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
The end of the great age of pyramid building in Egypt was long thought to be a traumatic collapse that plunged the Nile Valley into a long era of chaos. New research is changing that view.
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Naukratis: ancient Egypt’s version of Hong Kong unearthed by British team

Naukratis: ancient Egypt’s version of Hong Kong unearthed by British team | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
Excavation reveals scale and importance of Greek city on Nile delta that dominated trade
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Thigh Bone From Red Deer Cave Raises Questions - Archaeology Magazine

Thigh Bone From Red Deer Cave Raises Questions - Archaeology Magazine | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
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Why Humans Have Slender Faces and Neanderthals Don't

Why Humans Have Slender Faces and Neanderthals Don't | Roots of Civilization | Scoop.it
Neanderthals have protruding facial features because their bodies did not break down and resorb bone deposits as they aged, as human bodies do.
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