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  1. chewed birch pitch
    Archaeology

    DNA from 5,700-year-old ‘gum’ shows what one ancient woman may have looked like

    From chewed birch pitch, scientists recovered DNA from an ancient woman and her mouth microbes and hazelnut and duck DNA from a meal she’d consumed.

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  2. hunting scene with mini buffalo
    Archaeology

    A nearly 44,000-year-old hunting scene is the oldest known storytelling art

    Cave art in Indonesia dating to at least 43,900 years ago is the earliest known storytelling art, and shows otherworldly human-animal hunters.

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  3. ancient skeleton wearing cone-shaped cap
    Archaeology

    Archaeologists have finally found ancient Egyptian wax head cones

    Newly discovered wax caps are the first physical examples of apparel shown in many ancient Egyptian art works.

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  4. plague
    Humans

    An ancient outbreak of bubonic plague may have been exaggerated

    Archaeological evidence suggests that an epidemic that occurred several centuries before the Black Death didn’t radically change European history.

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  5. mummy tattoo
    Archaeology

    Infrared images reveal hidden tattoos on Egyptian mummies

    Infrared images show a range of markings on seven female mummies, raising questions about ancient Egyptian tattoo traditions.

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  6. Egyptian warrior bones
    Humans

    Archaeologists tie ancient bones to a revolt chronicled on the Rosetta Stone

    The skeleton of an ancient soldier found in the Nile Delta provides a rare glimpse into an uprising around 2,200 years ago.

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  7. chess piece
    Archaeology

    A carved rock found in Jordan may be the oldest known chess piece

    The 1,300-year-old game piece, which resembles a rook, or castle, was found at an Early Islamic trading outpost.

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  8. Nazca Line
    Archaeology

    An AI found a hidden Nazca Line in Peru showing a humanoid figure

    An artificial intelligence program designed to go through massive datasets for hints of ancient geoglyphs called Nazca Lines has discovered a new one.

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  9. Climate

    The loss of ‘eternal ice’ threatens Mongolian reindeer herders’ way of life

    Mongolian reindeer herders help scientists piece together the loss of the region’s vital “eternal ice” patches.

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