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The Extinction of Passenger Pigeons, the World’s Most Abundant Birds Darkened the Sky with Flocks 500 Kilometers Long

Passenger pigeons, scientifically known as Ectopistes migratorius, were once the most abundant birds in North America, and possibly the world. Their name, derived from the French passager meaning “passenger”, reflects their migratory habits. These birds traveled in enormous flocks that, according to historical accounts, darkened the sky during their passage, and their wing beats produced […]

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The Anasazi Used Conch Shells as Trumpets to Communicate 1,000 Years Ago

Research into senses and perceptions can greatly enrich our understanding of human experiences in the past. In recent decades, sensory studies have gained ground in archaeology, allowing researchers to explore new ways to understand how people experienced and related to ancient landscapes. An interdisciplinary team has just published a fascinating study using Geographic Information Systems […]

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Geologists Find First-Ever Evidence of a Devastating Ancient Tsunami in an Inland Sea

Hundreds of millions of years ago, a massive earthquake rattled the earth, sending towering waves crashing across an ancient tropical sea that covered part of present-day Canada and the United States. This startling conclusion comes from new research by two University of Saskatchewan scientists, who uncovered startling evidence of ancient tsunamis wreaking havoc in this […]

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Archaeologists discover Astronomical Petroglyphs and hitherto Unknown Paintings of Pueblo Culture

Archaeologists from Poland have been conducting excavations and research in Colorado for over a decade. Led by Professor Radosław Palonka from Jagiellonian University in Kraków, the team has made some unexpected discoveries at an ancient settlement site located on the Mesa Verde plateau near the border of Colorado and Utah. This picturesque region is well […]

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The spectacular Northeast Greenland National Park covers almost half of the island and is larger than 165 countries

Established in 1974, it’s a vast protected area located in the northeast of the island, spanning approximately 972,000 square kilometers—about the size of France and Spain combined—making it the world’s largest national park. It occupies nearly half of the island, which has a total area of 2,166,086 square kilometers, surpassing the size of 165 countries […]

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Another Primate migrated to North America Across the Bering Strait Millions of Years before Humans did

Millions of years before humans first arrived in North America, another primate made the journey across what is now known as the Bering Land Bridge. Paleontologists have uncovered the story of this long-lost primate relative, called Ekgmowechashala. Ekgmowechashala lived around 30 million years ago in North America. At this time, the continent was experiencing major […]