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Remains of Ice Age infants discovered in Alaska: The remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, represent the youngest human remains ever found in northern North America.

Remains of Ice Age infants discovered in Alaska: The remains of two Ice Age infants, buried more than 11,000 years ago at a site in Alaska, represent the youngest human remains ever found in northern North America.

China: Stop Sentencing Tibetans for “Inciting” Immolations    http://media.themalaysianinsider.com/images/uploads/2013/january2013/3101monks.jpg    Chinese judicial authorities should immediately release two Tibetans who were found guilty in legal proceedings that relied solely on confessions they gave during five months in detention, Human Rights Watch said today.  Human Rights Watch has documented endemic use of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and coercion of Tibetans in…

China: Stop Sentencing Tibetans for “Inciting” Immolations http://media.themalaysianinsider.com/images/uploads/2013/january2013/3101monks.jpg Chinese judicial authorities should immediately release two Tibetans who were found guilty in legal proceedings that relied solely on confessions they gave during five months in detention, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch has documented endemic use of torture, cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and coercion of Tibetans in…

Artifacts in northern Quebec could be 7,000 years old A Quebec archaeological team will begin its work at an extraordinary site this week, as it explores a settlement that could be as old as the invention of the wheel.   Archaeologists believe the stone relics were made using a grinding technique, different than later techniques of chipping [Credit: Waskaganish Cultural Institute/Facebook]

Artifacts in northern Quebec could be 7,000 years old A Quebec archaeological team will begin its work at an extraordinary site this week, as it explores a settlement that could be as old as the invention of the wheel. Archaeologists believe the stone relics were made using a grinding technique, different than later techniques of chipping [Credit: Waskaganish Cultural Institute/Facebook]

Best-Preserved Ancient Fruit Found in 4,000-Year-Old Burial Chamber: Honey’s Preservative Power

Best-Preserved Ancient Fruit Found in 4,000-Year-Old Burial Chamber: Honey’s Preservative Power

Subway construction in Netherlands digs up oldest known telescope

Subway construction in Netherlands digs up oldest known telescope

In ancient Egypt, iron was a rare and symbolic metal, but scientists and historians have long wondered about the prehistoric civilization’s knowledge of metallurgy. Now, one part of that mystery has been solved: The oldest-known iron artifacts were made from meteorites. The evidence comes in the form of iron beads from approximately 3300 B.C., more than 2,000 years before the Iron Age in Egypt, and before there is record of trade in iron goods with other civilizations.

In ancient Egypt, iron was a rare and symbolic metal, but scientists and historians have long wondered about the prehistoric civilization’s knowledge of metallurgy. Now, one part of that mystery has been solved: The oldest-known iron artifacts were made from meteorites. The evidence comes in the form of iron beads from approximately 3300 B.C., more than 2,000 years before the Iron Age in Egypt, and before there is record of trade in iron goods with other civilizations.

Historic: Haggai Ben-Shammai, academic director of Israel's National Library, displays one of the documents from a collection of discarded religious Jewish writings dated from the 10th century

Collection of ancient Hebrew manuscripts discovered in Afghanistan provide evidence Jewish people lived in country 1,000 years ago

Historic: Haggai Ben-Shammai, academic director of Israel's National Library, displays one of the documents from a collection of discarded religious Jewish writings dated from the 10th century

Ancient mammoth skeleton discovered in Mexico City

Ancient mammoth skeleton discovered in Mexico City

From the 1850s up through the 1920s, abandoned or homeless children in New York City were uprooted and put on trains that took them to rural communities. Here several children are lined up with the hopes that someone will take them to a new home.

From the 1850s up through the 1920s, abandoned or homeless children in New York City were uprooted and put on trains that took them to rural communities. Here several children are lined up with the hopes that someone will take them to a new home.

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