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What archaeologists got wrong about female statues, goddesses, and fertility
Our modern ways of understanding gender don’t always prevail in history.
Dire wolves are actually ice age mega-foxes
Think less Winterfell, more massive red fox.
How scientists keep ancient shipwrecks from crumbling into dust
One chemical reaction could turn a massive vessel to nothing if not protected.
Burnt bread shows that our ancestors were baking 4,000 years before agriculture
Charred flatbread found in a fireplace dates back to 14,400 years ago.
Dogs spread across the Americas alongside humans. Then they got eaten.
Little genetic legacy remains from these pups.
Ancient ‘made in China’ label pushes back the date of shipwreck by 100 years
Updated carbon dating techniques helped, too.
Mind your pickaxe: What to do when you encounter fossils and artifacts in the wild
Don't smash up ancient fossils (and other manners you should mind).
There’s apparently a giant void in the Great Pyramid. Here’s why we don’t know what’s in there.
The space was recently discovered using particle physics, and cosmic rays.
This lonely human skull might belong to an ancient tsunami victim
The 6,000-year-old remains are still rather mysterious.
Ancient Romans were way better at making concrete
The ocean didn't break it down— it only made it stronger.