Scientists have discovered a fragment of a protoplanet in an Algerian dune sea, a remote region of the Sahara desert, in spring 2020. The meteorite is known as Erg Chech 002 (EC 002) and has existed before the earth was born, dating back about 4.566 billion years. It is the oldest known lava that has […]
Virtual reconstruction of Neanderthals’ ears by the University of Alcalá, Spain, suggests they could hear speech — just like modern humans
The University of Alcalá in Spain virtually reconstructed Neanderthals’ ears using medical imaging software and CT scans of their skulls. According to the researchers, the models indicate that the extinct species had the same physical capacity to hear as modern humans. Mercedes Conde-Valverde, one of the scientists, said that their hearing was optimized towards producing […]
Ancient blue European beads found in Alaska are said to predate Columbus, but a controversial study says they are more likely to be from the 16th or 17th century.
Archaeologists working on a site in Sulawesi, Indonesia have discovered a cave painting of a warty pig that is at least 45,500 years old. According to CNN, this archaeological marvel is thought to be the oldest-known pictorial representation of an animal in history. “This discovery underlines the remarkable antiquity of Indonesia’s rock art and its […]