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10 Weird and Grotesque Archaeological Finds

History is full of surprises, and archaeology allows us a rare glimpse into the past that often reveals more than any textbook ever could. Every discovery helps to dig up new information about the way the world was in the time of our ancestors. 1,289 more words

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Otzi the Iceman: Non-Human DNA Found in Hip Bone of 5,300-Year-Old Mummy

Much of what is known about Otzi the Iceman, who lived thousands of years ago, stems from a tiny bone sample preserved in a glacier in the Otztal Alps, which allowed researchers to decode his genetic makeup. 377 more words


42 Historical People, No. 2: Ötzi, the "Iceman" of the Alps.

This partially mummified man goes by a number of nicknames–for we have no idea what his real name was–but the most common is “Ötzi.” He’s the “Iceman” of the Alps, a frozen corpse discovered high in the Ötzal Alps on the border of Italy and Austria. 583 more words


What’s Sardinia got to do with it? Ancient and modern genomes shed light on the genetic structure of Europe.

The Neolithic Revolution is the oldest documented agricultural revolution in human history. More than just the domestication of certain crops and animals, it describes a critical time in human history when hunter-gatherer groups transitioned into sedentary farming communities. 1,066 more words

Process vs Narrative

During the course of my work at Middleport Pottery, I’ve been musing over the distinction and/or difference between “comics” and informational graphics which use sequences of illustrations. 444 more words