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Hibbard mummy

MUMMY MYSTERY  The Hibbard mummy, now on display at Northwestern University, holds the body of a girl estimated to be 5 years old at death. Recent analyses might help reveal a cause of death.

rabbit

RABBIT TALE Rabbits came from the Iberian Peninsula and Southern France, but scientists are still debating how the animals became domesticated.

child's hands helping adult roll out dough

THE REALITIES OF PLAY  Just like kids in hunter-gatherer and herding communities, many children in Western societies prefer play that mimics the things that adults do.

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