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Prehistoric Movie Going

Prehistoric man (and woman) put on lipstick and went to the movies--in a manner of speaking, that is. Prehistoric cave artists used cartoon-like techniques to give the impression that their images were moving across cave...
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Prehistoric Brains in Modern Bodies

Our bodies may be modern, but our BRAINS are still prehistoric--at least according to one researcher, who says that our minds, bodies, businesses, governments, and social institutions are no longer capable of coping with the rapid rate of change in technology.

William Davidow, formerly head of the microprocessor division at Intel,...
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Early Man Lived Among Giants

Don't believe "creationists" when they tell you that early man cavorted with dinosaurs--the big lizards died off millions of years before we came along. But a new study that determined...
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The Impact of Ancient Sounds

Why did ancient peoples, without modern construction equipment, struggle so hard to build huge monuments? These monumental structures are found all over the world, from Easter Island to the pyramids of Egypt. Recent research suggests that they all have a common characteristic: they may have been specially designed to conduct and...
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Prehistoric USA

Road workers have discovered an ancient burial mound full of prehistoric treasures--in Indiana! When a bulldozer operator made off with some of it, he ended up in jail. When this ...
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Back from the Past

The woolly mammoth, which has been extinct since prehistoric times, could be brought back to life in four years through cloning. In order to create a living mammoth, scientists need samples of flesh, and some has been found in Siberian permafrost, but early...
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Prehistoric Wine

We know that wine improves with aging, but this is ridiculous! Our genes are prehistoric, which may be the reason that archeologists have just found winemaking tools in a cave in Armenia that was inhabited over 6,000 years ago. The cave was discovered 4 years ago and the...
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Prehistoric Cancer

Your genes are prehistoric and cancer is too. This disease is often blamed on modern pollution, but a new discovery of ancient royal burial site in Russia reveals that...
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Your Genes are PREHISTORIC

Our minds may be modern but our genes are prehistoric, which is the reason we have so much trouble losing weight! In addition to fast food, desk jobs, and inertia, there is one more thing to blame for unwanted pounds-our genome, which has apparently not caught up with...
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Was the Garden of Eden Real?

Human beings are twice as old as scientists used to think we are AND we may have originated in Israel, rather than Africa. Meanwhile, new species of humans are still being discovered: A 4,000 year old finger bone has been found in Siberia that may belong to an unknown type of human being that may have emerged from interbreeding with Neanderthals....
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Old Bones

The skeletal remains of a prehistoric boy that were found in an underwater cave in Mexico 4 years ago. At more than 10,000 years old, they are among the oldest human bones found in the Americas. The partial skeletons of three other ancient people have also been found by divers inside flooded caves. Anthropologists hope the body will help them...

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Iceman Was Buried in Formal Ceremony

A sign of Prehistoric Religion? - Mysterious things can happen in ancient places. For instance, it has been discovered that the 5,300-year-old iceman who has been nicknamed Oetzi, discovered in the thawing Alps 19 years ago, may not have died where he was found in 1991. Instead, he may have been ceremoniously buried there.

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Were We Smarter Before?

There's evidence that we were - Whitley Strieber has often discussed evidence that a great human civilization collapsed between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago, and now there is evidence that human beings were also much smarter then.

Two researchers say that a now-extinct race of humans had big eyes, child-like faces, and a...

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Cave Music

Why did prehistoric cave artists pick certain walls?and not others?on which you paint their beautiful images? Their choices may have to do with acoustics.

Prehistoric artists may have painted the areas in their caves where singing, humming and music sounded best. Scientists have found that humming into some bends in a decorated cave wall...

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Prehistoric P**p

We routinely identify animals by the feces they leave behind, but now this is being done with prehistoric man. DNA is being recovered from dried human excrement in order to identify where these prehistoric people came from. The dried excrement in Oregon's Paisley Caves is the oldest found yet in the New World?dating to 14,300 years ago?and...

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What Prehistoric Trees Looked Like

As you walk down a suburban street or take a stroll in the woods, do you ever wonder what the first trees looked like? Scientists now know the answer to that question because they have found some tree trunks that are 380 million years old?in a forest in New York State!

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Neanderthals Not Us

Three years ago, we reported on evidence that Cro-Magnon man did not interbreed with Neanderthals in order to produce modern humans, as so many scientists have speculated. Now there's even more proof that the two species went their separate ways, until Neanderthals died out.

The most thorough study to date of Neanderthal DNA, gleaned...

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Lucy's Daughter

This week on Dreamland, we interview author and adventurer Graham Hancock, whose new book Supernatural takes us back to the wisdom of the prehistoric world. A recent fossil find reminds us of how mysterious that world still is.

Scientists in Ethiopia have discovered the fossilized remains of a child who lived 3.3 million years ago who...

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The End of the Ancient World

A gigantic meteor crater has been discovered in the desert in Jordan, suggesting that some terrible disaster took place in this area in prehistoric times. We know that an asteroid ended the world of the dinosaurs?could this asteroid have ended the ancient Sumerian world and given rise to ancient legends about end times?

Often these...

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Human Evolution Based on Bird Attacks?

Maybe the reason that we humans evolved to become so war-like is that we were constantly having to defend ourselves?not just from attacks by each other but from snakes?and BIRDS.

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Prehistoric Meals Were Us

We think of early men as hunters, but prehistoric people were hunted as well, by gigantic birds as well as big cats. But at least we got even with the cats?there is evidence that eating early humans gave them ulcers.

A fossil of a "missing link" that was once assumed to have been killed by a leopard or saber-toothed tiger is now thought...

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Who Came First?and How?

Who was here first?and how did they get here? The first people to come to North America may have been seal hunters from France and Spain. They wouldn't have crossed over the ice bridge that existed around 13,500 years ago, connecting this continent to Siberia?they would have come by boat. Or Japanese may have walked across the ocean on a...

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Wearing Wolf Teeth

As we've reported here before, modern man isn't the only one who has gone to the dentist. 4,500-year-old bones were found in Mexico which contained dentures made from jaguar or wolf fangs. George Washington hated his ivory dentures?he would have really hated these!

Archeologists think the teeth may have only been ceremonial, a way of...

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Ancient Portraits

The oldest portrait ever created has been discovered on the wall in a cave in France, in an area where a lot of other prehistoric cave art has been discovered. A rock carving (petroglyph) has been discovered in Arizona that may have been carved by ancient Native Americans and may show the ancient supernova (or star explosion) of 1006.

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Dentists, Muggers & Dancers?All Prehistoric

Two of what we consider major modern miseries were also part of life for prehistoric man: being mugged and going to the dentist. With the same kinds of problems that we have, early man relaxed the same way we do today?he danced.

Ker Than reports in LiveScience.com that flint drills made 9,000 years ago have been discovered in Pakistan,...

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40,000 Year Old Footprints Found

Geologists have found human footprints in volcanic rock in Mexico that is 40,000 years old. These are some of the oldest human footprints ever found. Looking at them brings forth the amazing revelation that humans just like us once walked here.

The footprints were probably made when early hunters walked across ash that had recently been...

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Ancient Footprints Reveal Early Explorers

Human footprints that are 40,000 years old have been discovered beside an ancient lake in Mexico. This means that human beings were in the Americas 30,000 years earlier than archeologists once thought.

Robert Adler writes in the July 9-15 issue of New Scientist that archeologists Chris Stringer and Silvia Gonzalez discovered the...

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Scandalous Archeology

Unlike the recent footprints discovered in Mexico, a skull fragment discovered in a peat bog in Germany that was said to be 36,000 years old?the "missing link" between Neanderthals and modern man?has been found to be a fraud. This isn't the first time this has happened.

Luke Harding writes in The Guardian that German anthropologist...

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Bear Fossils Hint at Much Earlier Human Presence in Americas

For years, paleontologists have believed that ice blockedoverland migration from Asia to the Americas until 13,000years ago. As a result, the profession has routinely ignoredevidence of a human presence in the Americas prior to thisdate, no matter how compelling.

Now brown bear fossils in Canada reveal that migration waspossible at least...

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Older & Wiser

Fossil records show that societies do better if there areold folks around, and scientists think they know why.

Will Knight writes in New Scientist that seniors played animportant role in the spread of human civilization 30,000years ago, according to a new study of the human fossilrecord. Researchers Rachel Caspari and Sang-Hee Lee...

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