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  1. 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 years ago. However, ... modern humans evolved in Africa and then dispersed across Asia and reached Australia in a single wave about 60,000 years ago. However, ...

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

  2. 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

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

    ... the foundation for the demographic map of Europe and Central Asia that we see today? The Bronze Age (about 5,000 - 3,000 years ago) was a ... Europe. The area east of the Urals and far into Central Asia was colonized around 3,800 years ago by the Andronovo Culture. The ...

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

  4. 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 Anthropology. ...

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

  5. Tracing Indo-Cambodian relations through Magnificent Stupa Architecture

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

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

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

    ... of 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 ...

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

  7. 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 paternal lines were ... largely unknown. The genetic ancestry of East Asia can be traced to a small number of powerful men. The nomadic Xiongnu ...

    lizleafloor - 10/10/2015 - 00:31

  8. 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

  9. 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 stones is ... balbals. Europeans share more language and genes with Asia than previously thought The Bronze Age Srubna Culture and their ...

    dhwty - 04/06/2018 - 22:01

  10. 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 from what ... original language that diversified across much of Europe and Asia and later North and South America (English, Spanish, French and ...

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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. Did Nomads and their Herds Carve Out the Silk Road?

    ... the evolving geography of ‘Silk Road’ interaction across Asia’s mountains,” says Michael Frachetti, associate professor of ... 75 percent of ancient Silk Road sites across highland Inner Asia fall along the paths its model simulates as optimal for moving herds to ...

    ancient-origins - 11/03/2017 - 01:50

  14. Unlocking the Secrets of the Oldest Map of Maritime Asian Trade Routes Provides Unexpected Results

    ... world’s oldest surviving map of maritime trade routes in Asia are being revealed with a range of modern imaging techniques and other ... about globalization not long after Europeans first landed in Asia in 1497. Unlike the Portuguese captain Vasco da Gama, who was appointed ...

    Mark Miller - 05/02/2017 - 02:16

  15. Hints of Ancient Symbolic Culture are Revealed in Indonesian Ice Age Art and Jewelry

    ... communities in the Pleistocene (“Ice Age”) of Southeast Asia were culturally impoverished. They also imply that the spiritual lives of ... encountered previously unknown species on the journey from Asia to Australia. Excavations at the limestone cave of Leang Bulu ...

    ancient-origins - 09/04/2017 - 02:02

  16. Farmers in China domesticated Asian Leopard Cats 5,000 Years Ago

    ... confused with the clouded leopard, a much larger big cat in Asia). The one species of domestic cat in the world today, descended from a ... bengalensis ). Still very widespread in Eastern Asia today, this wildcat, which is a distant relation of the western wildcat ( ...

    Mark Miller - 07/02/2016 - 21:58

  17. The Prolific Legacies of Ancient Conquerors, 11 Men Shaped Asian Genetics

    ... Genghis Khan was renowned for his domination of ancient Asia, and genetic studies have indicated that his powerful reach extends ... Khan among them, contributed to the genetic legacy of Asia. Past Horizons reports, “Two common male lineages have been ...

    lizleafloor - 11/03/2015 - 00:52

  18. New research reveals back-to-Africa gene flow from Eurasia to southern African populations

    We hear a lot about the ‘Out of Africa’ theory that humans originated in Africa and then migrated to other countries around the world. But a fascinating new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has revealed a back-to-Africa gene flow in which the genes from west Eurasia spread into southern African populations.

    aprilholloway - 04/02/2014 - 05:58

  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 people. In ... the mating with the Denisovans happened on mainland East Asia, not so far from Denisova Cave, the genes being carried later to New ...

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

  20. Ancient Human Fossil Finger Discovery Points to Earlier Eurasian Migration

    ... it a Neanderthal, the only other hominin known in south-west Asia in this time period? It turns out that the finger bone belonged to our own ... Recent findings suggest that our species got to East Asia and Australia much earlier than had been thought. But determining ...

    ancient-origins - 11/04/2018 - 01:27