Why Was This Ancient Tusk 150 Miles From Land, 3,000 Feet Deep?

Mammoth tusks older than 100,000 years are “extremely rare,” Mr Mol added, and examining one could give scientists new insights into the Lower Paleolithic, a poorly understood period in Earth’s history. Scientists know that about 200,000 years ago, the Earth experienced a glacial period and our ancestors migrated from africa. But they don’t know exactly …

‘Chess of the Wind’ Review: An Ancient Iranian Relic

This 1976 movie comes to New York with an ideal restoration narrative. “Chess of the Wind” was made in Iran and was screened shortly before it was banned during the tense period leading up to the Islamic revolution. Years later, the negative of the presumed lost film turned up at a junkyard. Distinguished cinephile organizations …

Ancient DNA Researchers Set Ethical Rules For Their Work

According to Kendra Sirak, a paleogeneticist at Harvard Medical School and one of the authors, the authors of the new paper deliberately chose to invite only active practitioners of ancient DNA research. They also emphasize that these guidelines come from a specific group of scholars in the ancient DNA community. Working in the lab, Dr. …

Conviction at an Ancient Playground for Kingpins Could Save Africa

“For Malawi, this shows that it is not a sacred cow,” said Mr. Kaonga. “Money can’t save you, and there is a limit to what corruption can really bring you.” The Chinese embassy in Malawi did not respond to questions about the case. Eighteen other members of Mr. Lin’s network – including four of his …

He taught Ancient Texts at Oxford. Now Accused of Stealing Some.

He had the perfect credentials. Nobody objects to this. Dirk Obbink was a respected lecturer at Oxford University. He received a MacArthur Foundation grant in 2001 for his work on papyrus and was in an important role helping to run the Oxyrhynchus Papyri, the world’s largest collection of ancient papyrus. Egyptian Exploration Society and Oxford’s …

Ancient Footprints Push Back the History of Human Arrival in the Americas

The ancient human footprints preserved at the site across from New Mexico’s White Sands National Park are surprisingly old. scientists have reported On Thursday, it dates back to the Ice Age, about 23,000 years ago. The results, if they continued to study, would revive the scientific debate about how humans first spread to the Americas, …

A New Cultural Center in the Ancient Greek Harbor

On an extremely warm July evening, a crowd mingled and drank wine at an art opening on Polidefkous Street. In the industrial port city of Piraeus on Athens’ southeast side, a modest street lined with lowly shipbuilders and metalworkers has not historically been a place where galleries opened up shop. But despite the derelict-looking buildings …

‘Spaceship Shaped’ Fossil Reveals Ancient Ocean’s Hungry Predator

About 506 million years ago, a predator swept the silt floors of the Cambrian ocean. Rakelike feed arms sifted through the mud it had raised and guided the soft-bodied worms into a constricting, round mouth. In 2018, a team of paleontologists from the Royal Ontario Museum discovered the preserved shell of this ancient predator while …