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There’s a gooey time capsule in the heart of Los Angeles, left over from an era when saber-toothed cats, dire wolves, camels, and giant sloths prowled southern California.
Its discovery complicates the long-standing idea that metalworking began on the continent in Peru.
They were found in a cave on the island of Sulawesi.
It's about 400,000 years old.
Dental plaque traps bits of food, bacteria, and pathogens. That might be bad news for you, but it’s good news for archaeologists.
The finds bolster the idea that the precursors to modern humans were a diverse bunch who routinely interbred with one another.
Such ships have previously been unearthed across Scandinavia, but recently, archaeologists report the first discovery of a rich Viking boat burial on the UK mainland.
“In terms of its dimensions, it’s clearly the right shape and everything,” Sara Rivers-Cofield told mental_floss.
Archaeology might raise more questions about the bible than it answers, but that doesn’t stop millions of religious tourists from flocking to the Holy Land every year to walk in the footsteps of figures like Jesus and Moses.
The crypt has long been a religious site and morbid tourist attraction. But only recently has it also become a place for serious science.
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