Bronze Age Trade Routes between Iran & Mesopotamia

Where did the black diorite and gabbro stone that ancient Mesopotamian statues come from? They aren't found in Iraq and northeastern Syria. A team of researchers from the University of Tübingen’s Resource Cultures collaborative research centre has teamed up with the Iranian Centre of Archaeological Research (ICAR) to help answer this question. They have announced... Continue Reading →

Lactose Tolerance Came From Central Asia Approximately 4,000 Years Ago

That recent study published in the journal Nature, that I commented on last week, also documents that Europeans began digesting cow’s milk about 4,000 years ago and that was all thanks to a group of nomadic Russian herders from Great Steppes. This contradicts a long time understanding that the genetic mutation for lactose tolerance was... Continue Reading →

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