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The earliest dinosaurs arose in South America

Published on December 11th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The discovery of a dog-sized cousin to the Tyrannosaurus Rex presents evidence that dinosaurs first arose in South America. Measuring about 6 feet (180 centimeters) long–tail included–the 215-million-year-old Tawa hallae was found by hikers who noticed ... Read More


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Slave graveyard with over 10,000 remains to be excavated

Published on December 11th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A slave graveyard on St. Helena, which contains the remains of some 10,000 young Africans, is to be excavated in preparation for the construction of a new airport. A team of British archaeologists uncovered the first ... Read More


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One in three ancient Peruvians suffered from stress

Published on December 11th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

According to studies of corisol levels found in the hair of ancient Peruvians, one in three suffered from stress. “By studying the lives of people using traditional archeological methods like surveying and excavation and combining that ... Read More


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Thousands of artifacts found during historic home renovation

Published on December 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A Maryland couple has unearthed thousands of artifacts during renovations of their historic home. The Kent Island couple began unearthing artifacts almost as soon as a construction company tore out their old kitchen a month ago. ... Read More


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Ancient spear tip found on university campus

Published on December 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A spear tip dating back 4,000-7,000 years has been found by a student on the University of Washington campus. The find is generating both excitement and anxiety for the university: excitement because of its significance, anxiety ... Read More


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Sex lives of the ancient Greeks

Published on December 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A new exhibit in Athens looks at classical perceptions of love and lust. [Thx Tr0n] Eros, the god of love and the great loosener of limbs, was many things: irresistible, tender, beautiful, excruciating, maddening, merciless and ... Read More


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Ten items that went down with the Titanic

Published on December 10th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

How Stuff Works has compiled a list of ten things that sunk with the “unsinkable” Titanic. 8. Art Perhaps unsurprisingly, considering the wealth of many of its passengers, the Titanic was carrying a number of works ... Read More