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GlitchyDigiBun, in Integrating human endogenous retroviruses into transcriptome-wide association studies highlights novel risk factors for major psychiatric conditions - Nature Communications

No fucking way… Greg Bear was right? Read Darwin’s Radio/Darwin’s Children, y’all. Some good-ass modern sci fi.

jordanlund, in Migration to the Americas Potentially Occurred 7,000 Years Earlier Than Thought
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WaPo has it too… 22,000 years ago…

washingtonpost.com/…/first-americans-chesapeake-p…

Which isn’t far off the 18,000 year old findings in Oregon.

opb.org/…/archaeology-southern-oregon-human-habit…

I dabbled in archaeology, but the people running the program made me rage.

“We don’t look for anything older than 9,000 years.”

“Why not?”

“Because there’s nothing to find.”

“How do you know if you haven’t looked?”

“Because we know there’s nothing there.”

ReallyKinda,

That’s very frustrating, seems like an area where you should always keep an open mind.

ReallyKinda, in Migration to the Americas Potentially Occurred 7,000 Years Earlier Than Thought

link to white paper

ReallyKinda, in Founder effects identify languages of the earliest Americans (open access)

I’m always impressed with the creative ways scholars who study ancient times synthesize various types of evidence to give us clues into the past

DigitalTraveler42, in A submerged Stone Age hunting architecture from the Western Baltic Sea (open access in US)

Opens up site sees PNAS

“Ha ha you got me guys…”

Boinkage, in The invention of writing on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). New radiocarbon dates on the Rongorongo script

This is very very cool. Thanks for sharing.

ReallyKinda, in The invention of writing on Rapa Nui (Easter Island). New radiocarbon dates on the Rongorongo script

Not exactly ancient but interesting and related enough to share

fiat_lux, in World’s Oldest Fortress Discovered in Siberia Challenges Traditional Archaeology

Ancient origins is a trash website at the best of times, but Serbia and Siberia are most certainly not interchangeable names or close to one another geographically.

HubertManne, in Widespread evidence for elephant exploitation by Last Interglacial Neanderthals on the North European plain
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had one of those things where I initially read it as intergalactic neanderthals.

ReallyKinda,

That would be rather exciting!

PP_BOY_, in Mysterious Stone Age Cemetery Found Near The Arctic – Why Are The Graves Empty?
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walking in with crumbs on my mouth and a mysterious cadaver-shaped bulge in my stomach

“Oh, uh, geeze I don’t know”

snooggums, in Paleolithic Humans May Have Understood The Properties Of Rocks For Making Stone Tools
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Of course they did, figuring out complex methods of making things that helped with survival is how humanity got to where it is today.

pragmakist, in Paleolithic Humans May Have Understood The Properties Of Rocks For Making Stone Tools
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We learn two important things here:

1st, the grainyness of flint is important for its use in different tools.

2nd, journalists are idiots.

A_A, in Evidence Of The Biggest Ever Solar Storm 14,300 Years Ago – Found In Ancient Tree Rings
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ReallyKinda, in World’s Oldest Wooden Structure Found in Zambia – It’s Half a Million Years Old!

“ It should be noted that Homo sapiens (modern man) had not yet evolved this long ago. That leaves no doubt that the construction team responsible for building the 476,000-year-old structure in ancient Zambia consisted exclusively of early human ancestors”

ReallyKinda, in New Fossil Link In Bird Evolution Discovered

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