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History – Articles on history, covering topics on archaeology, anthropology, palaeontology, genetic history, ancientDNA, history of civilizations and nations, as well as history of science. #history #archaeology #anthropology #palaeontology #genetics #ancientDNA #civilizations

Who are the South Asians?

More and more chapters are being added to the story of humanity, as new techniques to extract and study ancient DNA take our understanding of our ancestors to unprecedented levels. And one thing is ve...

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Fantastic Women Series – NASA’s Computers

One small step for a man, a giant push from the women behind him – How a group of unsung women heroes helped NASA achieve its goal of putting a man on the moon. On July 16, 1969, NASA launched Apollo ...

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Mohen Jo Daro — Story of a city and history of a civilization

The young woman looked out of the narrow slit in the wall that served as a window in her house. She saw the sun rising over the brick city and the far off fields of wheat and barley, signaling to her ...

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Fantastic Women Series – Mary Anning, the original fossil hunter

When it comes to fossils, Mary Anning’s name has only recently started to come into the limelight. Born on May 21, 1799, she was the original fossil hunter, fossil dealer and palaeontologist, who beca...

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More Denisovans and extinct sub-Saharan ghost populations

Since the discovery of the first Neanderthal skeleton in 1856 in Germany, we have been curious to find out who exactly they were and how they were related to us. In 2010, geneticists theorized that th...

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Rannikot — The Great Wall of Pakistan: Photoblog

Out amongst the Kirthar Mountains, Sindh, Pakistan, on the eastern side of Kirthar National Park, in the middle of nowhere, lies Rannikot. Also known as the Great Wall of Sindh and the largest fort in...