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  1. Genetic Study Suggests Denisovans Were the Mythological Rakshasas

    ... of these findings relate to the possible presence in South Asia in the distant past of Denisovans, who in Indian ... our understanding of the formation of the population of Asia and, through gene inheritance, on medicine and ... in Siberia, Mongolia, the Tibetan Plateau and eastern Asia, most obviously northern China. The Denisovan DNA in the ...

    Andrew Collins - 08/12/2019 - 18:33

  2. Updates on Out of Africa – Revising the Story of the Dispersal of Modern Humans Across Eurasia

    ... modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 ... modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 ... on dispersals by early modern humans from Africa to Asia by researchers from the Max Planck Institute for the ...

    ancient-origins - 13/12/2017 - 02:11

  3. A Turbulent Tide Turns In Favor of the Flavian Dynasty

    The Flavian Dynasty was a Roman imperial dynasty that lasted from 69 AD to 96 AD. There were three Flavian emperors, Vespasian and his sons Titus and Domitian. The Flavians came to power at the end of the Year of the Four Emperors, which was a short period of chaos following the fall of the Julio-Claudian Dynasty.

    dhwty - 25/01/2019 - 01:55

  4. The Early Temples and Monuments of the Alban People in Ancient Azerbaijan

    According to the information gleaned from numerous historical sources, the territories of ancient Azerbaijan, known as Caucasian Albania (not to be confused with the modern-day Albania in Europe) covered a wide area and was populated by many prehistoric tribes. 

    FuadAZE - 22/01/2015 - 04:43

  5. When modern Eurasia was born: Genetics yield clues to origins of Eurasians

    ... foundation for the demographic map of Europe and Central Asia that we see today? The Bronze Age (about 5,000 - 3,000 ... Europe. The area east of the Urals and far into Central Asia was colonized around 3,800 years ago by the Andronovo ... of the Iron Age, East Asian peoples arrived in Central Asia. Here it is not genetic admixture we see, but rather a ...

    ancient-origins - 13/06/2015 - 20:57

  6. The Widespread Appearance of Neanderthal DNA: Africans Have It Too

    ... of Asian lineages and implications for back migration from Asia to sub-Saharan Africa, American Journal Physical ...

    Clyde Winters - 28/08/2017 - 14:00

  7. Nature Killed Off Megafauna, And It Could Happen Again

    ... giant beasts and ancient megafauna that roamed Southeast Asia 100,000 years ago died because of climate change. A team ... giant beasts and ancient megafauna that roamed Southeast Asia 100,000 years ago died because of climate change. A team ... that over 2.6 million years (the Pleistocene ), Southeast Asia fluctuated from a wet tropical environment to rich ...

    ashley cowie - 09/10/2020 - 00:40

  8. Tracing Indo-Cambodian relations through Magnificent Stupa Architecture

    Southeast Asia  was under  Indian  influence from around the 3 rd ... the stupas and pagodas that one can see throughout Asia, it is helpful to first appreciate the design of the ... transmission of Indian culture to distant parts of Central Asia, China, Japan, and especially Southeast Asia is ...

    SACHIN KUMAR TIWARY - 07/07/2015 - 01:06

  9. Surprising 5,000-Year-Old Cannabis Trade: Eurasian Steppe Nomads Were Earliest Pot Dealers

    ... cannabis fibres, pollen and achene across Europe and East Asia. During the study, they concluded that the herb was not ... first used and domesticated somewhere in China or Central Asia. Rather, it was used in Europe and East Asia at the same time – between 11,500 and 10,200 years ...

    Natalia Klimczak - 22/07/2016 - 15:01

  10. Vast Eurasian Migration Back to Africa Revealed by Bones of 4,500-year-old Ethiopian Man

    ... ) It has also been established the founding fathers of Asia were a small selection of powerful men , and strong ... is still largely unknown. The genetic ancestry of East Asia can be traced to a small number of powerful men. The ...

    lizleafloor - 10/10/2015 - 00:31

  11. Tigers in Asian Myth: Are Pre Scientific Beliefs Bringing About the Collapse of Wild Tigers?

    Historically, tigers were a Chinese cultural symbol which inspired story tellers, singers, poets, artists, and craftspeople for over 7000 years. This is evident because the earliest tiger statue ever discovered was dated to the Neolithic period in China, around 5000 BC. Since then, there has been an important role for tigers in Asian myth.

    ashley cowie - 29/08/2018 - 18:50

  12. The Eerie Balbal Statues of the Eurasian Steppe

    ... confederation of Turkic peoples established in Central Asia before Islam, and this wide distribution of the sculpted ... or balbals. Europeans share more language and genes with Asia than previously thought The Bronze Age Srubna Culture ... of balbals, particularly in the steppes of Central Asia, declined drastically. This is perhaps due to the ...

    dhwty - 04/06/2018 - 22:01

  13. Leather Balls of Ancient Horsemen Used In 3000-year-old War Games

    ... associating it with an equestrian society of Central Asia. The area near the city of Turfan in northwest China. ( ... years ago. ‘Until now, it was believed that Europe and Asia followed much later: Greece some 2,500 years ago and ... in Eurasia by several centuries’. Therefore, Central Asia societies were making and playing with balls much ...

    Ed Whelan - 13/10/2020 - 14:00

  14. Sahara Climate Change Linked to 1000-Year Southeast Asian Megadrought

    ... in the mountainous terrain of Northern Laos in Southeast Asia. The scientists say these show the desertification of ... the Sahara and the “missing millennia in inner Southeast Asia's archaeological record.” The mass human migration ... “inception of Neolithic farming in mainland Southeast Asia.” As part of their new study, Professor Johnson and ...

    ashley cowie - 23/08/2020 - 22:45

  15. Europeans share more language and genes with Asia than previously thought

    ... of parts of Europe, the Mideast and western and central Asia. This family of modern languages is believed to derive ... language that diversified across much of Europe and Asia and later North and South America (English, Spanish, ... Yamnaya Culture people of what is now Russia and western Asia about 4,500 years ago. A new study says ...

    Mark Miller - 16/02/2015 - 00:08

  16. March of the Denisovans: Evidence of Archaic Human Gene Now Detected In the Orient

    ... interbreeding between archaic humans and Homo sapiens in Asia.” Science Daily explains that the study, which is ... Lanzhou University ) Denisovans and Archaic Humans in Asia The same jaw has now been analyzed by NYU anthropologist ... “the relationship between archaic humans who occupied Asia more than 160,000 years ago and modern Asians,” as the ...

    Alicia McDermott - 11/07/2019 - 15:44

  17. How A Handful of Yamnaya Culture Nomads Became the Fathers of Europe

    ... and northern Europeans , as well as some groups in central Asia, are descended from the Yamnaya. It appears that, ... were domesticated some time before 3,000 BC in central Asia. One of the earliest material cultures associated with a ... of Yamnaya genetic influence across Europe and central Asia roughly matches the spread of Indo-European languages. ...

    Caleb Strom - 06/06/2019 - 19:00

  18. The ancient Vespasianus Titus Tunnel of Turkey

    The Vespasianus Titus Tunnel is a 2,000-year-old engineering marvel – a massive tunnel dug through a mountain that was built to divert the floodwaters threatening the harbour near the ancient city of Seleuceia Pieria in what is now Turkey.  According to UNESCO, it is one of the most magnificent remains of the Roman period because of its size, well-preserved authenticity, and architectural and engineering features.

    dhwty - 27/06/2014 - 15:13

  19. How Ancient Hominid Interbreeding has Shaped Humans Today

    ... by DNA sequences obtained from fossils in Europe and Asia, as well as from comparisons with the genomes of living ... the mating with the Denisovans happened on mainland East Asia, not so far from Denisova Cave, the genes being carried ... migrations from New Guinea into Australia, Southeast Asia and mainland East Asia. In other words, at some time in ...

    ancient-origins - 12/10/2015 - 03:41

  20. Money Does Not Stink: The Urine Tax of Ancient Rome

    The ancient Romans have passed many traditions on to modern day society, but they certainly had a different perspective on urine. It was seen as much more useful than today. They used it as a cleaning agent for washing their clothes, brushing their teeth as well as for tanning leather.  Ancient laundries even used to collect urine in giant clay pots which were placed out in public for people to relieve themselves. Eventually, so much urine was used and collected that a tax was imposed by the Roman emperor.

    Bryan Hill - 12/07/2015 - 14:30