Read more about the article Ancient Americans Hunted And Butchered Prehistoric Elephants 13,000 Years Ago
Picture shows the excavation process of the Taguatagua 3 deposit, in Taguatagua, Chile, undated. More than a hundred fossil remains of gomphotheres have been found and the lithic tools used to hunt them have been recovered at the site since 2019. (IPHES/Newsflash)

Ancient Americans Hunted And Butchered Prehistoric Elephants 13,000 Years Ago

A startling discovery of a Stone Age slaughterhouse has revealed that ancient Americans were hunting and butchering prehistoric ancestors of elephants in Chile nearly 13,000 years ago. Scientists have unearthed the fossilised remains of an elephant-like species, called 'gomphotheres'. The creatures were said to be around three metres tall and…

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Read more about the article Tools Dating Back Half A Million Years And Used By Extinct Human Ancestors Unearthed In Polish Cave
Picture shows the artefacts and drawings of them, during the analysis, undated. The flint tools discovered over 50 years ago in Tunel Wielki cave, in Poland were found to be half a million years old after an extensive project aimed at analysing artefacts by the University of Warsaw. (M. Kot/Newsflash)

Tools Dating Back Half A Million Years And Used By Extinct Human Ancestors Unearthed In Polish Cave

These tools used by an extinct ancestor of modern-day humans and found in a cave in Poland have been dated back half a million years. The impressive discovery was made at the Tunel Wielki cave in the Lesser Poland Voivodeship in south-eastern Poland, with experts saying that the discovery challenges…

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Read more about the article Study Shows Chimpanzees Have Different Stone Tools Depending On What Nut They Want To Crack
Image shows a female chimpanzee cracking Panda oleosa nuts using a granodiorite hammerstone on a wooden (panda tree root) anvil, undated photo. (Liran Samuni, Tai Chimpanzee Project/Newsflash)

Study Shows Chimpanzees Have Different Stone Tools Depending On What Nut They Want To Crack

A new study has revealed that chimpanzees use a variety of different stone tools depending on what kind of nut they want to crack. The research was led by archaeologists and primatologists from the Technological Primates Research Group at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, in Leipzig, in Germany.…

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Read more about the article Prehistoric Bronze Age Daggers Were Not Used As Weapons, Research Finds
Prehistoric Bronze Age daggers weren't used as weapons but mainly as tools for skinning animal carcasses, reveals new research.The knives, made from copper alloy, were widespread in Europe including Britain and Ireland, appearing around 5,000 years ago. See SWNS story SWNNdaggers. As most of these daggers have been recovered as burial goods in warrior graves it was thought they had a ceremonial purpose to show the status of the deceased. But Newcastle University scientists developed a new technique to study organic material on the blades. They discovered lots of traces of bone and sinew of animals and when they made reproductions of them found that skinning animals was their best use. Archaeologists have long debated what these objects were used for, with some saying they were primarily ceremonial objects used in prehistoric funerals and others suggested that they may have been used as weapons or tools for crafts.

Prehistoric Bronze Age Daggers Were Not Used As Weapons, Research Finds

Prehistoric Bronze Age daggers were mainly used as tools for skinning animal carcasses rather than as weapons, reveals new research. The knives, made from copper alloy, were widespread in Europe including Britain and Ireland, appearing around 5,000 years ago. As most of these daggers have been recovered as burial goods…

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Read more about the article Mexico Recovers Hundreds Of Priceless Treasures From USA
One of the items recovered by Mexican authorities in an undated photo. They were given by the US authorities. (INAH/Newsflash)

Mexico Recovers Hundreds Of Priceless Treasures From USA

Mexico has recovered more than 400 archaeological treasures dating back hundreds of years after they were seized in the US. The 428 artefacts include arrowheads, spear tips and knives plus tools and hide scrapers dating back to between 900 AD and 1600 AD. They have also recovered fossils of a…

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Read more about the article Swiss Zoo Gifts Leftover Christmas Trees To Animals For Food And Stimulation
A vicuna nibbling on a Christmas tree at the Zurich Zoo in Switzerland in January 2022. (Zoo Zurich, Dominik Ryser/Newsflash)

Swiss Zoo Gifts Leftover Christmas Trees To Animals For Food And Stimulation

A Swiss zoo is using all the unpurchased Christmas trees in the area to gift to their animals so they can nibble on the needles and use the trunks to play with. Zurich Zoo in the Swiss city of Zurich is using unwanted Christmas trees that remained in shops over…

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Read more about the article Chinese Potter Becomes Online Hit For Miniature Ceramics Work
Chinese miniature ceramic maker amazes netizens in Jingdezhen, China. (1020772046/AsiaWire)

Chinese Potter Becomes Online Hit For Miniature Ceramics Work

This Chinese potter has become an online sensation thanks to his tiny ceramics work, earning him millions of views on social media. Wang Wenhua, who comes from the city of Jingdezhen in the Chinese province of Jiangxi, shapes, dries, glazes, and fires his miniature vases in under five minutes. As…

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Read more about the article Egyptian Archaeologists Unearth Stunning Gold Eye Of Horus Along With Tools Used In Ancient Fertility Rituals
A golden eye of Horus was unearthed at Tel El Farain archaeological site in Egypt.

Egyptian Archaeologists Unearth Stunning Gold Eye Of Horus Along With Tools Used In Ancient Fertility Rituals

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed a pure gold Eye of Horus as well as various ancient religious tools that were used in daily rituals worshipping 'Hathor', the Egyptian goddess of love and fertility. The discoveries took place at the Temple of Pharaohs (Boto), in the Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, which is just…

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Read more about the article German Archaeologists Discover 2,000 Year Old Roman Treasure Trove
The 2000-year-old Roman treasure that was found in the German city of Augsburg in the state of Bavaria.

German Archaeologists Discover 2,000 Year Old Roman Treasure Trove

A huge stash of two-thousand-years-old Roman artifacts including coins, jewellery, weapons and tools have been uncovered in a German city which was believed to be a military base of Emperor Augustus. German archaeologists discovered more than 400 kilogrammes (880 lbs) of Roman objects dating back to between to the period…

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Read more about the article Cavemen Used Precise Flint Tools To Slice Animal Bones For Their Marrow
Chopping tools from Revadim prehistoric site in Israel

Cavemen Used Precise Flint Tools To Slice Animal Bones For Their Marrow

A new study has found that ancient humans used precise flint tools to slice animal bones so they can feed on the bone marrow inside. The study, made public in the PLOS One journal on 19th January, was carried out by Professor Ran Barkai and Dr. Aviad Agam of the…

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