BẮC KẠN — Archaeologists from the Việt Nam Archaeology Institute and Bắc Kạn Provincial Museum have unearthed ancient artefacts on karst mountains in Ba Bể District, the northern province of Bắc Kạn. Scientists work at the site. Photos Courtesy of Trình Năng Chung At Puông Cave, inside Ba Bể National Park, they found nearly 100 stone and bone objects indicating traces of early people. Two ancient cookers have been discovered at the excavation site but no tomb has been found as expected. Some objects were made from small stones taken from the beds of streams and rivers, which share significant similarities with tools from the Hòa Bình civilisation (12,000-10,000BC). These include oval tools and short axes. Objects unearthed at the site. Remnants of bones of pigs, monkeys, hedgehogs and deer as well as shells of oysters … [Read more...] about Archaeologists unearth site from 9,000 years ago
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Aylin Woodward, provided by Published 3:08 pm CST, Thursday, March 7, 2019 Gustavo Politis and Pablo Messineo For the first time ever, scientists have found a site where humans killed and butchered a giant sloth. Humans hunted the giant ground sloth 12,600 years ago in what is now the Pampas region of Argentina. A new study about the finding dispels previous misconceptions about how long giant ground sloths and humans co-existed before Homo sapiens hunted these creatures to extinction. Humans arrived in South America roughly 14,500 years ago, where they routinely hunted giant ground sloths, mastadons, and giant armadillo relatives called glyptodons. Nearly 12,600 years ago, during the Late Pleistocene era, a group of humans hunted and killed a giant ground sloth in Argentina, then left the animal's bones behind, along with their butchering knife. The giant sloth's bones remained there, at a site called Campo Laborde in the Pampas region, until 2000, when a local … [Read more...] about Humans once hunted and butchered giant ground sloths in South America, 12,600-year-old bones reveal
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December 21 marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 8 moon mission, which was the first crewed flight to the moon. Humanity has since racked up an impressive list of firsts in human and robotic spaceflight. Our spacecraft have visited every planet in the solar system, reached interstellar space, sampled comets and asteroids, enabled astronauts to live in orbit for two decades, and more. The year 1968 is not exactly remembered as a great time in the US, let alone on Earth. “There was the Vietnam War going on, it was not a popular war, especially with the younger people,” Jim Lovell, a retired NASA astronaut, previously told Business Insider. “There were riots, there were two assassinations of prominent people during that period, and so things were looking kind of bad in this country.” But Lovell and his fellow crew members’ unprecedented mission to the moon – Apollo 8 – brought much of America and the world together. They entered … [Read more...] about Humanity has racked up extraordinary feats of spaceflight since NASA’s first moon mission 50 years ago. Here are the greatest hits.
Christopher Woody, provided by Published 9:33 am CST, Monday, December 17, 2018 (AP Photo) World War II got off to a bad start for the British. About two weeks after Poland surrendered to Germany at the end of September 1939 — succumbing to a month of the Nazi blitzkrieg — the British battleship HMS Royal Oak was sunk by a U-boat, claiming more than 800 British sailors. That was followed in short order by the first German air raid on the UK, targeting ships at the Firth of Forth in Scotland. At the end of November, German mining of British waters intensified after claiming several merchant ships. Weeks later, on December 12, the British Royal Navy suffered another setback, as the destroyer HMS Duchess collided with the battleship HMS Barham. The Duchess was cut in half and only 23 of its 160 crew members survived. But the Royal Navy recorded a spirit-lifting victory just days later, after British ships cornered the imposing German warship Graf Spee off the … [Read more...] about 79 years ago, the British won a surprise victory over Nazi Germany in the first major naval battle of World War II