What have we recently learned about Stonehenge

When and by whom was Stonehenge build? From which quarries do its stones come from? This post attempts to provide answers for the reader by extracting information from recently published official material. Continue reading “What have we recently learned about Stonehenge”

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Genetic data on half a million Brits reveal ongoing evolution and Neanderthal legacy

Neanderthals are still among us, Janet Kelso realized 8 years ago. She had helped make the momentous discovery that Neanderthals repeatedly mated with the ancestors of modern humans—a finding that implies people outside of Africa still carry Neanderthal DNA today. Ever since then, Kelso has wondered exactly what modern humans got from those prehistoric liaisons—beyond babies. How do traces of the Neanderthal within shape the appearance, health, or personalities of living people? Continue reading “Genetic data on half a million Brits reveal ongoing evolution and Neanderthal legacy”

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