What Did Humans Eat 780,000 Years Ago?

Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Bar Ilan University archaeologists have uncovered what humans ate 780,000 years ago from the waterlogged Gesher Benot Ya'aqo site in the northern Jordan Valley in Israel. The findings were published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, under a publication titled, "The plant component of an Acheulian diet at Gesher... Continue Reading →

Ancient Libyan Pottery Is The Oldest Evidence of People Cooking Plants

56 of 110 pottery fragments unearthed from two southwestern Libyan archaeological sites occupied between 8400 and 10,200 years ago, contained a high proportion of palmitic acid to stearic acid. This indicates that these northern Africans were cooking plants in their pots just after the end of the last ice age. The findings were published in... Continue Reading →

Jolyana Begay-Kroupa (@jolyanab), a Stanford language lecturer, hopes to digitize 300 reels of tape, holding thousands of hours of Navajo oral history. These tapes were likely recorded in the '60's, on reels, perhaps 1968, when funding from the Federal Office of Economic Opportunity – was used to begin recording oral histories. Misplaced and never cataloged, only to... Continue Reading →

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