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  1. Are Humans Just Self-Domesticated Apes?

    ... factors, however, appears to be that the first animal that man domesticated was man himself. Humans over time became more cooperative allowing them to ...

    Caleb Strom - 07/04/2017 - 23:05

  2. Beautiful, Decorative, and Sometimes Crude: Illuminated Manuscripts and Marginalia

    Illuminated manuscripts are manuscripts that are covered with painted ornaments presented under several forms. These documents are perhaps most commonly associated with the European Middle Ages. Nevertheless, the concept of, and the techniques used for, the production of the illuminations were introduced at a much earlier period of time. In addition, there are a few surviving manuscripts from the Late Antique period which have illuminations in them.

    dhwty - 21/12/2015 - 02:53

  3. The Battle of Carrhae: A crushing defeat of the unstoppable Roman juggernaut by the Parthian Empire

    ... who was a member of the First Triumvirate and the wealthiest man in Rome. He, like many before him, had been enticed by the prospect of ...

    Cam Rea - 09/06/2016 - 15:56

  4. Who Said Ancient People Had it Tough? Luxury Homes and Underfloor Heating Were a Part of Life in the Roman Province of Britannia

    Archaeologists have uncovered a fantastic Roman mosaic and evidence of good living over 1,500 years ago in Leicester city centre in a home with underfloor heating.

    ancient-origins - 04/02/2017 - 02:03

  5. New Data Platform Illuminates History of Human Environmental Impact

    ... environmental problems." Why does man hunt some animals to extinction and domesticate others? ( pzAxe / Adobe) ...

    ancient-origins - 13/05/2019 - 22:55

  6. 104,000-Year-Old Tooth of Mysterious Hominin Child Raises Questions About Human Evolution

    By Debbie Guatelli-Steinberg / Science Advances

    A relative of modern humans that lived at least 104,000 years ago in northern China showed evidence of dental growth and development very similar to that of people today, a new study found.

    ancient-origins - 17/01/2019 - 22:51

  7. A Serendipitous Skull Discovery in Ethiopia: Is This the Oldest Known Modern Man?

    ... 2003) Top Image: Depiction of what the ancient 'Herto Man' may have looked like. His skull dates to 160,000 years ago. ( ... Michael D., and Andrea Dorfman. "The 160,000-Year-Old Man."  Time . Time Inc., 16 June 2003. Web. ... Skull Discovery in Ethiopia: Is This the Oldest Known Modern Man? ...

    ancient-origins - 15/04/2017 - 23:12

  8. A Peek into The Paranormal Activity at Haunted Castles in Romania

    ... The ghost city of Bhangarh and the curse of the Holy Man One night, locals saw Iulia Hasdeu as a full-body apparition. She ...

    valdar - 09/02/2016 - 14:45

  9. Romantic Love: The Evolution of Courtship Rituals

    ... The name of the woman would be worn on the sleeve of the man for the rest of the festival. Detail of a miniature of ladies ... an apple in their sweat and offering the fruit to the man they desired. If the man were to consume the apple, he would be exposed to ...

    dhwty - 20/11/2018 - 18:50

  10. Boudicca, the Celtic Queen that unleashed fury on the Romans

    We British are used to women commanders in war; I am descended from mighty men! But I am not fighting for my kingdom and wealth now. I am fighting as an ordinary person for my lost freedom, my bruised body, and my outraged daughters.... Consider how many of you are fighting — and why! Then you will win this battle, or perish. That is what I, a woman, plan to do!— let the men live in slavery if they will.

    aprilholloway - 12/09/2014 - 13:38

  11. The Hidden Identity of the Woman Glorified as Athena: Her Link to the Pre-Flood World

    ... gold and ivory idol-image in Nashville, Tennessee, with the man responsible for the reconstruction, Alan LeQuire, standing next to her. ... fashioned around a wooden core. We honor Jefferson as the man who led the American colonies in declaring independence from the British ...

    Robert Bowie Johnson - 24/08/2017 - 17:27

  12. Huge Hoard of Ancient Roman Silver Coins Worth £200,000 Found During Treasure Hunt

    ... of it, so I called Sean over to have a look at it,” the man said as The Herald reports . “It's a great find, my biggest one, but I ...

    Theodoros Karasavvas - 03/10/2017 - 01:51

  13. The Illustrious Life of Pliny the Elder, Ancient Historian and Roman Commander

    ... prefect of cavalry’. It was perhaps issued to every man in Pliny's unit. The figure is the bust of the emperor.” Circa 50 AD. ...

    Riley Winters - 21/06/2018 - 04:54

  14. ‘Abundant’ Occurrence of Skeletal Abnormalities Found in Early Humans

    An American researcher examining ancient human remains has made a potentially ground-breaking discovery. The expert found a huge number of abnormalities and defects that seem to indicate extensive inbreeding in early hominids. The find is one that is very important as it is allowing researchers to understand the lives of our ancestors and their social organization.

    Ed Whelan - 07/11/2018 - 13:52

  15. Newly Discovered Ancient Roman Writing Tablets Provide Snapshots of Roman-Era London

    Recently discovered ancient British Roman texts on wax-covered wood tablets with legal, correspondence, note-taking and accounting documents have been translated, and researchers are now releasing their findings to the world. The researchers say the texts, discovered during construction of a new building, provide important insight into Roman-Britain times.

    Mark Miller - 02/06/2016 - 21:49

  16. Paradigm Shift Required? 3-Fingered Mummified Humanoid Found in Peru May Change the Story of Human Origins

    A remarkable mummified body has been discovered in Nazca, Peru. While mummies can draw attention, this particular find may alter the story of human origins. The crouched mummified body of a humanoid figure with an elongated skull and three fingers on each hand is certainly fascinating, but is it real? And if it is, what could it tell us about human history?

    Alicia McDermott - 20/06/2017 - 19:10

  17. New Evidence Questions the Time and Place of Neanderthal Extinction

    ... disappearance from Europe. ‘Primitive man.’ ( Kovalenko I /Adobe Stock) According to the New Scientist , ...

    Ed Whelan - 22/01/2019 - 19:00

  18. Why are humans unique? It’s the small things that count

    Can there be any more important a question than, ‘How did we get here?’

    Of course, I don’t mean those books we all gawked at as tweens desperate to understand our transforming pubescent bodies.

    I mean, ‘How did we get here, as a species?’ ‘How did we come to be so different to all other life?’

    In the way that we look: with our large, balloon like brains and skulls, hairless bodies, tiny teeth, protruding chins, puny muscles, and bobbling about on two feet.

    ancient-origins - 02/11/2015 - 13:48

  19. Ancient Roman Curse Tablets Invoke Goddess Sulis Minerva to Kill and Maim

    ... archaeologists have observed that there was a figure of a man holding something in his right hand that looks like an hourglass. As the ...

    dhwty - 14/04/2015 - 15:00

  20. 26,000-Year-Old Child Footprints Found Alongside Paw Prints Reveal Oldest Evidence of Human-Canine Relationship

    ... duo first emerge? Conventional wisdom holds that agrarian man domesticated scavenger canines about 15,000 years ago. However, recent ... to 30,000 years old (possibly 40,000 years) but also that man did not master and breed wolves into companionable dogs. Rather, our ...

    Kerry Sullivan - 20/02/2017 - 18:50