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Three year study reveals Lake Superior’s ancient past

The conclusion of a three-year study about Lake Superior's past has brought human activity along the shoreline into sharper focus. Scientists from Northern Michigan University's geography department recently completed a project at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore that located 23 new archaeological sites. The researchers also helped define the shoreline as it existed

Cavemen roasted and ate birds

Evidence found on ancient bird bones show that cavemen roasted and ate birds. First, they found "cutmarks on bones of both the front and hind limb." Second, they identified the "presence of burning patterns on the extremities of the bones, areas of the skeleton with less meat." Finally, the researchers discovered "human tooth

How Britain became an island

A prehistoric 'super-river' is the reason why Britain was cut off from Europe. An Anglo-French study has revealed that long before the English Channel there was a giant river which ran south from an area of the North Sea. Previous research found that 500,000 years ago a range of low hills connected

Josef Mengele’s postwar twins experiments in Brazil a myth

Is a Brazilian town—filled with blonde, blue-eyed twins evidence of postwar "master race" experimentation by "Angel of Death" Josef Mengele? A new study says no. For the initial phase of their study—which has not yet been published or reviewed by outside scientists—the team combed through baptismal records, which the researchers say

10,000-year-old weapon found in Windsor, Ontario

A paleoindian speartip has been found at the site of a new arena in Windsor, Ontario. Newmarket archaeologist Kim Slocki said she found a single “projectile point” in her pre-construction survey of the site of a new arena. “It’s at least 10,000 years old,” Slocki said. She said the artifact comes from Paleoindian