Here’s an interesting story about two paleolithic flutes found in Germany.
A DNA study of Lane Batot’s neighbors the Melungeons makes the story of their origins a little less romantic than many thought and I guess the Melungeons aren’t very happy about it.
It’s turning out to be an ugly climbing season on Mt. Everest. There is tons of media attention to this here in Colorado, I’m assuming because so many climbers live here.
Some researchers believe that dog domestication gave our ancestors a competitive advantage over Neanderthals. Of course I’m being a little selective when I say “our ancestors” – all of us with European origins are part Neanderthal.
Researchers have rediscovered two Classical Roman curse tablets sitting on museum shelves in Italy. There’s a reason we save this stuff in museums! One of the curses targets a Roman senator named Fistus: “Crush, kill Fistus the senator, May Fistus dilute, languish, sink and may all his limbs dissolve …” Maybe we could recycle it for the election year. I posted about Classical period curse tablets a few months ago.