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Archaeologists Found Evidence in Ethiopia of a Human Population that Survived the Eruption of the Toba Supervolcano 74,000 years Ago

Modern humans first originated in Africa, but the key event that led to their global expansion occurred less than 100,000 years ago. Previous research had suggested these early human dispersals were limited to “green corridors” – regions with abundant food resources during wet climate intervals. However, a new study published in the journal Nature proposes […]

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More than 20 Mancala Game Boards Carved in Rock Dating Back Thousands of Years Found in Kenya

Researchers from Yale University have made a spectacular archaeological discovery in Kenya that sheds light on the recreational activities of past societies in this region of Africa. Dr. Veronica Waweru, who leads the research project in the central area of Kenya, recently uncovered a series of ancient game boards carved in rock dating back thousands […]

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Legends of the Hadza People are so Ancient that they May Refer to Extinct Hominid Ancestors

The Hadza people are an ethnic group living around Lake Eyasi in the Great Rift Valley and near the Serengeti plain in Tanzania, in an area called Hadzaland. In 2015, there were between 1,200 and 1,300 individuals, with only about 300 of them, a small group, still surviving, dedicated exclusively to hunting and gathering. This […]

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Nazi plans to merge Africa with Europe into “Eurafrica” during World War II unveiled

While the German invasion of Poland in 1939 marks the official start of World War II, one of the early flashpoints was Italy’s invasion of Ethiopia four years prior. This introduced the threat of fascism to European peace and order by disrupting the colonial power balance in Africa, according to historian Andrew Denning of the […]

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Tracks from 210 million years ago that do not match any animal in the fossil record discovered in southern Africa

Paleontologists in South Africa have uncovered evidence of creatures walking on bird-like feet over 210 million years ago. Researchers Miengah Abrahams and Emese M. Bordy from the University of Cape Town studied distinctive three-toed footprints called “Trisauropodiscus” found at many fossil sites in South Africa. For years, scientists debated what animals may have left these […]

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The mysterious seismic pulse that repeats every 26 seconds, coming from the Gulf of Guinea

Seismic detectors around the world have been capturing a curious and strange phenomenon for decades. Every 26 seconds the earth emits a pulse, a small microseism barely perceptible, that nobody knows why it happens or what causes it. Until recently, no one knew where it came from either. The first to document the phenomenon was […]