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European Hunter-Gatherers Interbred With Farmers From the Near East

The first farmers were not only well traveled, but also apparently well loved by the hunter-gatherers that they encountered across Europe. he Neolithic Period, which lasted from about...

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Born into slavery, Bill Richmond managed to get to England where the free man became the country's biggest and potentially first, African-American athletic celeb. Bill Richmond was born...

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Ed Sullivan was a newspaperman who became an unlikely cultural force during the early decades of television. His Sunday night variety show was considered a weekly event...

The Younger Dryas Impact Debate – Is It Settled Yet?

Asteroid Day this year, 30th June 2019, is exactly 111 years after the Tunguska impact event in Siberia, which destroyed an area of pristine forest the size of...

Ancient Babylonian Tablet Identified as the World’s Oldest Trigonometry Table

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Pre-Human Fossils Suggest Mankind Emerged From Europe Rather Than Africa

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Small Drop In Fertility Rate May Have Led To Neanderthal Extinction

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Seductive Facts About History’s Most Powerful Mistresses

Mistresses were an integral part of many powerful unions. For most of recorded history, marriage was all business. Physical and emotional fulfillment could be happy accidents, but...

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