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Polly Peterson
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Neanderthals took natural forms of aspirin and penicillin. Diverse diet revealed from ancient plaque on teeth.

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Lucy, one of our oldest ancestors ever to come down from the trees and walk on 2 legs, may have ironically died from falling out of a tree.

http://www.sapiens.org/evolution/arboreal-human-ancestors-lucy/

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Introducing Homo naledi, an ancestor who is closer to us than Lucy.

#humanevolution #hominin #paleontology

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First Peoples of the Americas migrated from Asia thousands of years ago. Genetic similarities between Brazilians and Australasians today are attributed to a group that stayed behind and went south instead of crossing the land bridge into America.

#DNA #PeoplingOfTheNewWorld #FirstPeoples  

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Mayan glyphs discovered in Guatemala tell of political connections with the Olmec and Teotihuacan in central Mexico.

#Maya #archaeology #hieroglyphs

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Pluto may soon be upgraded from a dwarf planet to a double planet!

#Pluto #NASA #Space #planet

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More likely, the cave was a pilgrimage shrine where ritual sacrifices occurred.

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A mysterious culture emerges in the jungle. Can archaeologists uncover its secrets before it's too late?

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Cenotes and caves were sacred water shrines for the ancient Maya.

#Maya   
Archaeologists are exploring a deep aquamarine pool in Belize, known to hold eerie ruins from a time when the ancient Maya turned to a "drought cult." What have they found?
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