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rice

How a Japanese Family Jumpstarted Rice Farming, Deep in the Heart of Texas

It was eventually stifled by nativism and border anxiety.
January 8, 2020
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cooking with fire

Found: The Charred Remains of a 170,000-Year-Old Meal in a South African Cave

It doesn't look like much, but it's a key step in the development of human diets.
January 7, 2020
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debate

How a 70-Year-Old Dino-Size Mystery May Have Finally Been Solved

Was it a teenage T. rex or another species entirely?
January 3, 2020
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glaciers

Drawing a Bead on a Mummy’s Ancient Arsenal

Ötzi’s 5,300-year-old hunting kit could offer clues about how life was lived in Copper Age Europe.
December 31, 2019
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cities

How a Cartographer Drew a Massive, Freehand Map of North America

Just ink and colored pencil, it took Anton Thomas almost five years.
December 30, 2019
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iron age

The Irish Pigged Out on Pork in a ‘Mammoth’ Iron Age Building

The guests brought swine from far and wide, and left dozens of carcasses behind.
December 27, 2019
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evolution

Found: The Last Stand of a Human Ancestor

The newly dated remains were found amid thousands of other bones on an Indonesian island.
December 26, 2019
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research

In Oregon, Archaeologists Found Evidence of Children Learning to Hunt

More than a thousand years ago, coastal hunters started honing their skills early.
December 19, 2019
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tattoos

Modern Tech Is Revealing Ancient Egyptian Tattooing

One woman had 30 images or symbols adorning her body.
December 17, 2019
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jungle

Toward a Better Understanding of South Asia's 'Living Bridges'

Human and plant, working together.
December 16, 2019
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treasure

In England, Coroners Decide What Is Treasure and What Is Not

“It’s a bizarre holdover from a previous age.”
December 12, 2019
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underwater

Reconstructing a Shipwreck Site as an Underwater Exhibit

The Dominican Republic's fifth Living Museum in the Sea has just opened.
December 11, 2019
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sounds

Interpreting the Squawks, Chirps, and Barks of Israel's Rock Hyraxes

Brevity is the soul of wit, but volume is what really gets you noticed. 
December 9, 2019
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migrations

Sled Dogs Have Long Been Central to Life in the Arctic

It certainly beats walking.
December 6, 2019
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cuneiform

After a Century Abroad, a Collection of Cuneiform Is Heading Home to Iraq

Some will remain in Philly, but only because they might be too fragile for the trip.
December 3, 2019
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manuscripts

Found: A Manuscript Sloppily Edited by Queen Elizabeth I

Her Latin was impressive, but her cursive wasn't.
December 2, 2019
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megalithic

Found: Central France's First Megalith

It's an elaborate tomb, with stones gathered from hither and yon.
November 26, 2019
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sharks

Found: A Sluggish Ancestor of the Great White Shark, in Kansas

A relic of North America’s shallow sea.
November 25, 2019
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floods

How Do You Keep a Subway From Flooding in the Age of Rising Seas?

You seal it up, but you have to test it first.
November 21, 2019
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reindeer

Mongolia’s Disappearing Ice Patches Threaten Both the Past and the Present

Reindeer herders and archaeologists must adapt to the new normal.
November 20, 2019
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migrations

Understanding How Bison Might Help Shape the Future of the Badlands

New lessons from resurgent herds.
November 18, 2019
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genetics

Ancient Egypt’s Ibis Mummies Were Probably Not Raised in Giant Sacred Ranches

Genetic research suggests a more local solution to meet demand.
November 14, 2019
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scientists at work

Probing the Secrets of the Universe From Deep in the Australian Outback

Extreme heat, ants, and stray cell phones are big concerns.
November 13, 2019
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maritime history

Found: 17th-Century Warships at the Bottom of a Swedish Channel

They could be related to the famous, ill-fated "Vasa."
November 11, 2019