Is sexism exhibited in Bronze Age horse selection?     Source: ginettigino / Adobe Stock
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 01:55

A team of French researchers studying horse DNA dated to between 40,000 BC and 700 AD claim that when horses were first domesticated there was no sex preference but by 1,900 BC stallions outnumbered mares 3 to 1.

DNA genetic analysis proves link between Ancient Polynesians and Indigenous South Americans. Source: Ruben Ramos-Mendoza / Nature
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 22:59

New evidence is emerging about the links between Polynesian and South American populations in the Pacific before the arrival of the Europeans. The theory that South Americans first colonized Easter Island, and other islands, was often considered to be faintly ridiculous.

Prometheus gave humans fire in ancient Greek mythology
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 22:40

Every culture has an explanation about how we got here. The ancient Greeks were no different. The dramatic story of the origins of humanity in Greek mythology involves love, pain, and a hefty dose of violent fighting between divine family members.

Cerne Abbas Giant chalk figure, in Dorset, England is now believed to be less than 350 years old!       Source: PeteHarlow / CC BY-SA 3.0
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 19:02

In Britain, researchers believe that they are finally able to date the mysterious gigantic chalk figure at Cerne Abbas. The Cerne Abbas Giant has intrigued people for at least a century as its origins became uncertain and lost through time. 

Diorama showing trephination in Neolithic times (Wellcome Images / CC BY-SA 4.0)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 18:50

The beginnings of what archaeologists often call ‘true civilization’ are most often attributed to the Neolithic Revolution, which began at different places around the world from around 10,000 BC. It marked one of the most important periods in human history when nomadic hunter-gatherer-fisher ancestors began settling as new agricultural methodologies were being developed.

It may not seem like it today, but Harlech Castle is Wales has witnessed Welsh rebellions, the Wars of the Roses and the English Civil War. Source: Darren Tennant / Flickr
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 - 14:00

Harlech Castle is a medieval castle located in Harlech, in the Welsh county of Gwynedd.