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Complete human genome extracted from 6,000 year-old gum

Chewing gum is never easy to get rid of, and one piece of gum, estimated to be 5,700 years-old, has enabled scientists to map out the human genome of the person who chewed it and to gain an insight into their microbiome.

Drones to search Amazonian forests for ancient civilizations

Scientists plan to use drones to scour the Amazonian forests for evidence of ancient civilizations. New discoveries suggest that sophisticated cultures similar to those in other parts of the Americas once occupied the area.

Archeologists in Bulgaria say they've found Europe's oldest town

Provadia - Archaeologists in Bulgaria say they have uncovered Europe's oldest town. The remains of the prehistoric town are believed to date between 4700 and 4200 BC.

A visit to Caral-Supe, oldest civilization of ancient Peru Special

Lima - The Caral-Supe culture of Peru, the oldest civilization in the Americas, developed almost simultaneously with those of Mesopotamia, Egypt, China and India and about 1500 years before the Mesoamerican civilizations.
 

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Aerial photograph of ditches at Fazenda Parana
Aerial photograph of ditches at Fazenda Parana
Edison Caetano, Antiquity Journal
The Dog  one of the characters in Peru s massive Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines are geoglyphs (drawing...
The Dog, one of the characters in Peru's massive Nazca Lines. The Nazca Lines are geoglyphs (drawings on the ground) located in the Nazca Desert, Peru thought to date from the 5th century A.D.
Wikimedia Commons
Aerial photograph and plan of earthworks at Fazenda Colorada made up of clear geometric shapes. Exca...
Aerial photograph and plan of earthworks at Fazenda Colorada made up of clear geometric shapes. Excavations suggest inhabitants lived in the three-sided square
Sanna Saunaluoma, Antiquity Journal.

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