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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.

Guardians of Peru’s Treasures Stake Out Post Office to Block Smuggling

Protectors of Peru's ancient past battle smuggling of artifacts | Peru cat brooch @Museum Store Company

Denisovan gene helped Tibetans thrive at high altitude An unusual variant of a gene involved in regulating the body’s production of hemoglobin – the molecule that carries oxygen in the blood – became widespread in Tibetans after they moved onto the high-altitude plateau several thousand years ago. This variant allowed them to survive despite low oxygen levels at elevations of 15,000 feet or more, whereas most people develop thick blood at high altitudes, leading to cardiovascular problems.

Grisly Discovery: 9,000-Year-Old Decapitated Skull Covered in Amputated Hands

Amputated hands had been laid over the face of the decapitated skull and arranged opposite each other.

Leona Morgan, a young Dine’ woman, speaks passionately about uranium issues affecting her people.