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Who made up 99% of Rome?

Kristina Killgrove is attempting to use DNA analysis to determine the origins of the lower-class of Rome who made up 99% of the population. People have long been interested in the Romans, but most archaeologists only started paying attention to their skeletons in the last 30 years or so. There are

The population of Ancient Rome

By studying hordes of ancient coins and census data, historians believe they have been able to determine the population size of the late Roman Empire. According to the researchers, mapping out the times when the coins were buried is a good indirect method for measuring the intensity of internal warfare and

Early Human Culture Thrived in Crowds

According to a new study, ancient social networking led to a renaissance of new ideas that helped make us human. The research, which is published in the June 5 issue of the journal Science, suggests that tens of thousands of years ago, as human population density increased so did the transmission

Single African tribe populated the world outside of Africa

The entire human race outside of Africa owes its existence to a single tribe of around 200 people who crossed the Red Sea 70,000 years ago. While there are 14 ancestral populations in Africa itself, just one seems to have survived outside of the continent. The latest genetic research has shown that