Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Knife

Medieval Italian Man Replaced His Amputated Hand With a Knife

The skeleton, with the knife and buckle displayed. Image: Ileana Micarelli et al., 2018 Italian anthropologists have documented a exceptional case through which a Medieval-era Italian male not solely managed to outlive the amputation of his proper hand, he additionally used a bladed weapon as a prosthetic limb. Over 160 tombs have been excavated on […]

Watch how to turn obsidian into a razor-sharp blade

Watch find out how to flip obsidian right into a razor-sharp blade

Andy from How To Make Everything went out within the Utah desert, gathered up volcanic glass, then by way of trial and error realized how to make an Aztec-style edge weapon. The episode consists of an attention-grabbing historical past lesson from anthropologist Gilbert Tostevin at University of Minnesota, who reveals Andy […]

Why Neanderthals Had Faces That Were So Different From Ours

Why Neanderthals Had Faces That Were So Different From Ours

Left: A reconstruction of an grownup Neanderthal. Right: A non-reconstructed, precise human lady. Photo: Neanderthal Museum Compared to fashionable people, Neanderthals had heavy eyebrows, big noses, and huge, lengthy faces that bulged ahead. Using 3D laptop fashions, a global staff of scientists has analyzed these facial options intimately, uncovering some possible explanations for these dramatic […]

Confronted With Severe Climate Change, Ancient Britons Kept Calm and Carried On

Confronted With Severe Climate Change, Ancient Britons Kept Calm and Carried On

Archaeologist uncovering wooden on the Star Carr excavation website. Photo: POSTGLACIAL Project/University of York Soon after the glaciers melted on the finish of the final Ice Age, our planet was weak to abrupt and dramatic shifts in local weather, together with extended chilly snaps that lasted for many years. New analysis suggests early hunter-gatherers residing […]

Supposedly Empty Egyptian Coffin Actually Contains a Mummy

Supposedly Empty Egyptian Coffin Actually Contains a Mummy

The Egyptian coffin inside a laser scanner.Photo: Macquarie Medical Imaging For the previous 150 years, the cedar coffin of an historical Egyptian priestess has been on show at a museum in Australia. Records recommended the two,500-year-old sarcophagus was empty, so nobody bothered to look inside. Last yr, museum curators lastly opened the lid, and to […]

Dead Medieval Woman ‘Gave Birth’ to Baby in Coffin

Dead Medieval Woman ‘Gave Birth’ to Baby in Coffin

Small bones discovered within the coffin under the mom’s pelvis. Photo: A. Pasini et al., 2018/World Neurosurgery Italian archaeologists have uncovered a Medieval grave containing the stays of a girl and a fetus mendacity between her legs. It’s a grim instance of a “coffin birth,” say the researchers, however there’s much more to this horrific […]