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Image credit: The Trustees of the Natural History Museum, London. As the Ice Age was ending, humans fashioned skulls into drinking vessels and left teeth marks on bones.

Evidence of Cannibalism Found in Ancient Humans

It is said that ancient humans who resided in the southern part of England at the period of the last ice age would use human skulls as drinking vessels. But it is not clear whether it was a way of showing respects to their lost loved ones, or the sign […]

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Image credit: In the search for ways to store data permanently, ETH researchers have been inspired by fossils / Philipp Stössel / ETH Zurich

DNA Hard Drive Can Preserve Data for a Few Millennia

With inspiration from fossilized bones, scientists have discovered an approach to preservation of data in the form of DNA enclosed in silica. Being released in the recent edition of Angewandte Chemie, such discovery findings could allow digital information to be permanently preserved, or for millions of years. While ancient scrolls […]

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Photo credit: Hans Petter Reppe / NRK

Possible Preserved Brain Matter Revealed from 8,000-Year-Old Skull

Recently the remnant of an 8,000-year-old skull was discovered at an archeological site of Stokke in Norway. Whether the skull was a human child’s has to confirm yet, because it might belong to an animal. Surprisingly, some gray, clay-like material within the skull had been found by the researchers who […]

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