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Mysterious rods found in 5,500-year-old tomb prove to be earliest drinking straws

By | 2022-01-19T00:01:00+00:00 January 19th, 2022|Sci/Tech|

When found in a Bronze Age tomb over a century ago, the metal rods were assumed to be scepters. But royal batons wouldn’t be hollow and have tiny filters clogged with beer crud

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Early Homo sapiens found in Ethiopia is older than had been thought

By | 2022-01-12T12:28:01+00:00 January 12th, 2022|Sci/Tech|

New analysis based on ash from volcanic cataclysm dates an early human found at Omo, Ethiopia, to 233,000 years, supporting the ‘early evolution’ theory for Homo sapiens

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Using the Bible as an archaeological travel guide to Israel

By | 2022-01-11T15:05:25+00:00 January 11th, 2022|Sci/Tech|

There are hundreds of biblical sites in Israel – some have been identified with certainty by archaeologists while others require an act of faith. To what extent can we use the Tanakh, and its stories of David and Goliath, Samson et al, as a reliable to...

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The history of human milk, the most controversial of all bodily fluids

By | 2022-01-11T08:25:58+00:00 January 11th, 2022|Sci/Tech|

The oldest profession isn't what you thought, and other myths about breastfeeding that have been persisting for thousands of years

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Biblical kings were plagued by parasites, study of 2,700-year-old Jerusalem toilet shows

By | 2022-01-04T08:41:21+00:00 January 4th, 2022|Sci/Tech|

Analysis of cesspit in Judahite palace reveals even elites were afflicted by intestinal bugs – which may have been thanks to the Assyrian conquest, archaeologist suggests

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How 19th century western archaeologists made Jerusalem a Zionist dream

By | 2022-01-03T12:28:08+00:00 January 3rd, 2022|Sci/Tech|

The search for biblical treasures starting in the 19th century fundamentally changed the way Westerners, including Jews, saw Jerusalem. The consequences were enormous

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DNA study reveals family values of Neolithic people in Britain. But where are the daughters?

By | 2021-12-22T16:03:53+00:00 December 22nd, 2021|Sci/Tech|

Matrilineal descent was important, adoption was a thing, and polygamy may have been too, according to the family tree reconstructed from 5,700-year-old multigenerational tomb in Britain

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Archaeologists identify oldest use of fossil fuels in Europe

By | 2021-12-21T22:57:44+00:00 December 21st, 2021|Sci/Tech|

Study of Mycenaean teeth reveals that Bronze Age Greeks burned coal in their workshops 3,300 years ago, with laborers suffering the consequences of constant smoke inhalation

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