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South Africa's Blombos cave home to earliest drawing by a human

'It’s also evidence of early humans' ability to store information outside of the human brain,' says Professor Christopher Henshilwood

'It’s also evidence of early humans' ability to store information outside of the human ...

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South Africa's Blombos cave home to earliest drawing by a human

The jewel in the crown of the museum's collection of 20 million valuable pieces, Luzia ...

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Brazil's first human, a 'priceless' loss from Rio's museum fire

Found in Denisova Cave, the child – known as 'Denisova 11' – was at least 13 years ...

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Ancient teenager 1st known person with parents of two different species

It is the first time a European metropolis has topped the annual chart compiled by the ...

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Vienna topples Melbourne in 'most liveable city' ranking

A study discovers that many of the people buried at the site probably came from as far ...

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Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes yield clues

The Celestial is the 7th line in the city's modern cable car system, inaugurated in 2014 ...

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La Paz's colorful cable car system: no traffic and a great view

'The French, more than any other nation (in Europe), who know Japanese culture the best,' ...

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France goes big on Japan with multi-million cultural program

Portugal becomes 'the 6th European country to grant the right to self-determination of ...

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Portugal parliament approves new gender change law

The structure is believed to date back to around the year 1150

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Mexico earthquake unearths ancient temple

Papa Mamadou Diagne, a sociologist, writes, there are 'no official numbers' but 'the ...

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No rescue for Dakar's homeless and mentally ill