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5 Archaeology Discoveries Expected in 2018

5 Archaeology Discoveries Expected in 2018

One of the more exciting events to look forward to in the upcoming year is the expected archaeological findings. In fact, here are the 5 archaeology discoveries that are expected in 2018. New Burial Ground in Greece There has been a tomb discovery in Greece belonging to a warrior who got …

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Doggerland – The Lost Land of Europe

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Originally named for the Dogger Bank, which was named for the Dutch fishing boats from the 17th century that were known as doggers, we recognize this exciting lost land from Europe. The notion that Doggerland existed was initially suggested within the pages of a 19th century book called “A Story …

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How Inequality Began with Neolithic Farming 10,000 years ago

How Inequality Began with Neolithic Farming 10,000 years ago

Most people do not know how inequality began with Neolithic farming 10,000 years ago. In fact, they typically look at hierarchy as something that is inevitable within human societies because that is part of who we are. But this overall belief completely contradicts a lot of the Homo sapiens 200,000-year …

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Prehistoric Women had Stronger Arms than Modern Rowing Crews

Prehistoric Women had Stronger Arms than Modern Rowing Crews

It is probably not a good idea to mess with a prehistoric woman, since prehistoric women actually had stronger arms than modern rowing crews. This comes from a brand new study that compared bones from Central European women who dwelled during the initial 6,000 years when farming was prevalent. These …

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How Lead Poisoning Crippled the Roman Empire

How Lead Poisoning Crippled the Roman Empire

Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield have been investigating exactly how lead poisoning affected the overall human health of the Roman Empire. This exciting new research is being led by two people. The first is University of Sheffield’s Department of Archaeology Professor Maureen Carroll and the second is Dr Tracy …

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How Civilizations Became Evil

How Civilizations Became Evil

We all know what the history books tell us – that humans were hunters and gathers for about 250,000 years. And then around 10,000 years ago, a group of people solved the puzzle of agriculture from which the first seeds of big industrial farms were sown. Yes, as always, there …

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Why Socrates Hated Democracy

Why Socrates Hated Democracy

All across the ages, people have always searched for reasons to distrust governments based on democracy. It is no secret that societies from the west have placed a supreme value on democracy, but this has not always been the case. In fact, a few of history’s greatest thinkers had some …

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