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Matt Hall

Matt Hall 

The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I've miles to go, to get back to my Jeep.

Occupation: Dungeon master.

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Henry A. Otero (Hanko9)129,696The HISTORY® original series Vikings transports us to the brutal and mysterious world of Ragnar Lothbrok _(Travis Fimmel)_, a Viking warrior and farmer who yearns to explore—and raid—the distant shores across the ocean. His ambition puts him at odds with local chieftain Earl Haraldson _(Gabriel Byrne)_, who insists on sending his raiders to the impoverished east rather than the uncharted west. When Ragnar teams up with his boat builder friend Floki _(Gustaf Skarsgard)_ to craft a new generation of intrepid ships capable of conquering the rough northern seas, the stage is set for conflict. But for all its warfare and bloodshed, Vikings is also a story of family and brotherhood, capturing the love and affection between Ragnar and his wife, Lagertha _(Katheryn Winnick)_, a respected warrior in her own right. It is the tale of Ragnar’s brother Rollo _(Clive Standen)_, a fierce fighter who simmers with jealously; of Earl Haraldson’s wife Siggy _(Jessalyn Gilsig)_, a dutiful beauty who may be less than loyal; and of the monk Athelstan _(George Blagden)_, whose Christian morals clash with the Vikings’ pagan society. As ambition and innovation rattle a civilization, these characters will be put to the test—and their way of life will never be the same again. Vikings was created and written by Michael Hirst _(Elizabeth, The Tudors)_. Vikings, HISTORY's first scripted series, premieres Sunday 3.3.13 at 10/9c. http://history.com/vikings Add the +Vikings Circle Page to your TV Show circles for show updates and... Join the Vikings G+ Community to discuss the show and each episode! https://plus.google.com/communities/114114270073600513051 #Vikings  Vikings [Series Premiere]2013-03-04 04:00:0079  
NASA3,044,855Having trouble watching the event? Try watching directly on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8LI5JiWEfs --------- Have you ever asked a question to someone in space? No? Well now’s your chance. In a first for the agency, NASA will host a Google+ Hangout live with the International Space Station on Feb. 22 from 10:30 a.m EST to 11:30 a.m. EST. Google+ Hangouts allow people to chat face-to-face while thousands more can tune in to watch the conversation live on Google+ or YouTube. This unique opportunity will connect you, our fans, with astronauts living and working on the orbiting laboratory 240 miles above the Earth. During the event, several video questions will be selected and answered by astronauts on the space station and on the ground. Additionally, NASA will ask real-time questions submitted by our followers on Google+, Twitter, and Facebook. Unique and original questions are more likely to be selected. You can view the Hangout live on the NASA Google+ page or the NASA Television YouTube channel to watch the astronauts answer the questions. SUBMITTING REAL-TIME QUESTIONS To ask a real-time question during the event on Google+ or Twitter, please use the hashtag #askAstro. You can also post a comment on a thread on NASA’s Facebook page that will open for questions on the morning of the event. WATCHING THE GOOGLE+ HANGOUT To join the hangout, and for updates and opportunities to participate in upcoming hangouts, visit NASA's Google+ page at http://plus.google.com/+NASA. During the hangout, astronauts Kevin Ford, Chris Hadfield and Tom Marshburn will answer questions and provide insights about life aboard the station. Station crews conduct a variety of science experiments and perform station maintenance during their six-month stay on the outpost. Their life aboard the station in near-weightlessness requires unique approaches to everyday activities such as eating, sleeping and exercising.NASA Long-Distance Google+ Hangout to Connect with Space Station2013-02-22 16:30:008295  
Fraser Cain985,572To celebrate the landing of NASA's Curiosity Rover - the Mars Science Laboratory - we'll be running a special live hangout.  In conjunction with @106911959181067745693. We'll have all your favorite space/astronomy journalists on hand to discuss the mission in depth, and celebrate the landing live, when it happens. Join Fraser Cain, @109036978092446954908, @108952536790629690817 and @102887292457967781591 for this special event. Over the course of this 4-hour Google+ Hangout on Air, we'll interview members of the Curiosity team live in the hangout, as well as other special guests from the @111419948721791453320 and the @108759765804984663877. @109479143173251353583 and @107051665537162034944 will be on location at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory to interview members of the engineering team, and show you what it's like to be at NASA during this amazing moment. We'll update this event as we lock down more of the guests and participants. See you there! You can follow the hashtag #marshangout   (this will replace our regular Sunday night @100902337165997768522)Google+ Hangout - Curiosity Landing Coverage2012-08-06 05:00:004830  
NASA3,044,855The most advanced robot ever sent to another world is set to land on Aug. 5, 2012 (PDT). Will you be watching? Mars Science Laboratory will deliver the Curiosity rover to the surface of Mars at approximately 10:31 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (1:31 a.m. EDT and 5:31 a.m. UTC on Aug. 6). Curiosity, carrying laboratory instruments to analyze samples of rocks, soil and atmosphere, will investigate whether Mars has ever offered environmental conditions favorable for microbial life. NASA TV will broadcast live from mission control at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., during Curiosity’s critical entry, descent and landing phase. Two live feeds of video during key landing activities from mission control rooms at JPL will be carried on NASA TV, NASA TV online http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/nasatv/index.html and Ustream http://www.ustream.tv/ between 8:30 and 11:00 p.m. PDT on Aug. 5 (11:30 p.m. Aug. 5 to 2:00 a.m. Aug. 6 EDT), and between 12:30 and 1:30 a.m. PDT on Aug. 6 (3:30 to 4:30 a.m. EDT). The NASA TV Public Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl will carry a feed including commentary and interviews. The NASA TV Media Channel and http://www.ustream.tv/nasajpl2 will carry an uninterrupted, clean feed. Follow the mission on Facebook and on Twitter at http://www.facebook.com/marscuriosity and http://www.twitter.com/marscuriosity.NASA's Curiosity Mars Rover Landing2012-08-06 02:00:002175  

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2017-05-10 11:56:08 (28 comments; 12 reshares; 83 +1s; )Open 

Ancient human relative's surprisingly young age opens up more questions
on where we come from
"Scientists today announced that the Rising Star Cave system has revealed yet more important discoveries, only a year and a half after it was announced that the richest fossil hominin site in Africa had been discovered, and that it contained a new hominin species named Homo naledi by the scientists who described it.
The age of the original Homo naledi remains from the Dinaledi Chamber has been revealed to be startlingly young in age. Homo naledi, which was first announced in September 2015, was alive sometime between 335 and 236 thousand years ago. This places this population of primitive small-brained hominins at a time and place that it is likely they lived alongside Homo sapiens. This is the first time that it has been demonstrated that another species of hominin survived... more »

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2017-05-13 04:59:06 (24 comments; 15 reshares; 131 +1s; )Open 

How about a dinosaur that is so well preserved that it “might have been walking around a couple of weeks ago,” as revealed in this spectacular find in Canada. Skin, scales and yes a face. “As it lumbered across the landscape between 110 million and 112 million years ago, almost midway through the Cretaceous period, the 18-foot-long, nearly 3,000-pound behemoth was the rhinoceros of its day.”

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/

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2017-05-13 04:59:06 (24 comments; 15 reshares; 131 +1s; )Open 

How about a dinosaur that is so well preserved that it “might have been walking around a couple of weeks ago,” as revealed in this spectacular find in Canada. Skin, scales and yes a face. “As it lumbered across the landscape between 110 million and 112 million years ago, almost midway through the Cretaceous period, the 18-foot-long, nearly 3,000-pound behemoth was the rhinoceros of its day.”

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/

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2017-05-27 14:00:21 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 5 +1s; )Open 

Via +Jürgen Hubert

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2017-05-27 13:53:40 (20 comments; 3 reshares; 66 +1s; )Open 

The Kharosthi script (also known as 'Indo-Bactrian' script) was a writing system originally developed in present-day northern Pakistan, sometime between the 4th and 3rd century BCE. Kharosthi was employed to represent a form of Prakrit (Middle Indic), an Indo-Aryan language. It had a wide but irregular distribution along northern Pakistan, eastern Afghanistan, northwest India, and Central Asia.

http://buff.ly/2rYuR38 #Pakistan #Afghanistan #Script #History #AncientHistory #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia

The Kharosthi script (also known as 'Indo-Bactrian' script) was a writing system originally developed in present-day northern Pakistan, sometime between the 4th and 3rd century BCE. Kharosthi was employed to represent a form of Prakrit (Middle Indic), an Indo-Aryan language. It had a wide but irregular distribution along northern Pakistan, eastern Afghanistan, northwest India, and Central Asia.

http://buff.ly/2rYuR38 #Pakistan #Afghanistan #Script #History #AncientHistory #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia___

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2017-05-25 17:16:02 (10 comments; 5 reshares; 92 +1s; )Open 

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2017-05-25 09:59:29 (9 comments; 5 reshares; 79 +1s; )Open 

Did Dutch hordes kill off the early Britons who started Stonehenge?
"The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. However, researchers have discovered that their impact on other aspects of the nation may have been less impressive. In particular, their input into Britain’s gene pool appears to have fizzled out, having been terminated by light-skinned Bronze Age invaders who arrived just as Ancient Britons were midway through their great Stone Age project. In the end, these newcomers may have completely replaced the people who were building Stonehenge."

Did Dutch hordes kill off the early Britons who started Stonehenge?
"The men and women who built Stonehenge left an indelible mark on the British landscape. However, researchers have discovered that their impact on other aspects of the nation may have been less impressive. In particular, their input into Britain’s gene pool appears to have fizzled out, having been terminated by light-skinned Bronze Age invaders who arrived just as Ancient Britons were midway through their great Stone Age project. In the end, these newcomers may have completely replaced the people who were building Stonehenge."___

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2017-05-23 14:02:19 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

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2017-05-23 05:16:42 (8 comments; 12 reshares; 109 +1s; )Open 

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2017-05-23 05:15:40 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

It's not just me, right? You see it, too? Same orb?

It's not just me, right? You see it, too? Same orb?___

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2017-05-22 15:18:07 (5 comments; 9 reshares; 59 +1s; )Open 

Earliest evidence of Aboriginal occupation of Australian coast discovered
"Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation of the Australian coast has been discovered in a remote cave in Western Australia, pushing back the start date of Indigenous occupation to more than 50,000 years ago."

Earliest evidence of Aboriginal occupation of Australian coast discovered
"Australia’s earliest known site of human occupation of the Australian coast has been discovered in a remote cave in Western Australia, pushing back the start date of Indigenous occupation to more than 50,000 years ago."___

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2017-05-21 13:42:22 (5 comments; 8 reshares; 74 +1s; )Open 

Ceremonial Way into Gamla Uppsala
5th century Vendel Scandinavia, heartlands of the pre-Viking age horse lords.

Line of 7m tall wooden columns, marking the ceremonial road into Vendel era - 5th century - Gamla Uppsala, Old Uppsala, Sweden.

This is the biggest iron age archaeological site in all of Sweden, attesting to the importance the horse-warrior cult of pre-Viking Scandinavia attributed to route and location. The end of the line arrives at precisely the very center of Old Uppsala. (I checked it out on google maps.)

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.dk/2013/10/pre-viking-age-monuments-uncovered-in.html#.UnkJ9vlwpEN

Ceremonial Way into Gamla Uppsala
5th century Vendel Scandinavia, heartlands of the pre-Viking age horse lords.

Line of 7m tall wooden columns, marking the ceremonial road into Vendel era - 5th century - Gamla Uppsala, Old Uppsala, Sweden.

This is the biggest iron age archaeological site in all of Sweden, attesting to the importance the horse-warrior cult of pre-Viking Scandinavia attributed to route and location. The end of the line arrives at precisely the very center of Old Uppsala. (I checked it out on google maps.)

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.dk/2013/10/pre-viking-age-monuments-uncovered-in.html#.UnkJ9vlwpEN___

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2017-05-21 13:38:17 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Ediacaran Period (from about 635 to 542 million years ago)
"The Ediacaran Period named after the Ediacara Hills of South Australia, is the last geological period of the Neoproterozoic Era and of the Proterozoic Eon, immediately preceding the Cambrian Period, the first period of the Paleozoic Era and of the Phanerozoic Eon. The Ediacaran Period's status as an official geological period was ratified in 2004 by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), making it the first new geological period declared in 120 years."

"Newly uncovered fossils reveal in extraordinary clarity the strangeness of the Earth's earliest complex life. The finds show that the organisms were assembled in fractal patterns from frond-like building blocks. They were unable to move and had no reproductive organs, perhaps reproducing by dropping off new fronds.

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Ediacaran Period (from about 635 to 542 million years ago)
"The Ediacaran Period named after the Ediacara Hills of South Australia, is the last geological period of the Neoproterozoic Era and of the Proterozoic Eon, immediately preceding the Cambrian Period, the first period of the Paleozoic Era and of the Phanerozoic Eon. The Ediacaran Period's status as an official geological period was ratified in 2004 by the International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS), making it the first new geological period declared in 120 years."

"Newly uncovered fossils reveal in extraordinary clarity the strangeness of the Earth's earliest complex life. The finds show that the organisms were assembled in fractal patterns from frond-like building blocks. They were unable to move and had no reproductive organs, perhaps reproducing by dropping off new fronds.

The creatures, which were neither animals or plants, are called "rangeomorphs". They first appeared on the ocean floor 575 million years ago, after the last global glaciation, and were among the first of the soft-bodied creatures in the Ediacaran period. This biota survived until 542 million years ago, when modern animals diversified rapidly in the Cambrian explosion and most Ediacaran species vanished."

"The Ediacaran begins at the end of the last ice age of the Snowball Earth, or Cryogenian Period, a term given to a series of glaciations that covered most of our planet between 850-630 or 600 million years ago. One theory proposes that these climate shocks triggered the evolution of complex, multi-celled life."

The Ediacaran Period
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/vendian/ediacaran.php
"What was life like 560 million years ago? Bacteria and green algae were common in the seas, as were the enigmatic acritarchs, planktonic single-celled algae of uncertain affinity. But the Ediacaran also marks the first appearance of a group of large fossils collectively known as the "Ediacara biota."

"The question of what these fossils are is still not settled to everyone's satisfaction; at various times they have been considered algae, lichens, giant protozoans, or even a separate kingdom of life unrelated to anything living today. Some of these fossils are simple blobs that are hard to interpret and could represent almost anything. Some are most like cnidarians, worms, or soft-bodied relatives of the arthropods. Others are less easy to interpret and may belong to extinct phyla. But besides the fossils of soft bodies, Ediacaran rocks contain trace fossils, probably made by wormlike animals slithering over mud. The Ediacaran rocks thus give us a good look at the first animals to live on Earth."

Ediacaran period
http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/history_of_the_earth/Ediacaran

"Known also as the Vendian, the Ediacaran was the final stage of Pre-Cambrian time. All life in the Ediacaran was soft-bodied - there were no bones, shells, teeth or other hard parts. As soft bodies don't fossilise very well, remains from this period are rare. The world's first ever burrowing animals evolved in the Ediacaran, though we don't know what they looked like. The only fossils that have been found are of the burrows themselves, not the creatures that made them. This period gets its name from the Ediacara Hills in Australia, where famous fossils of this age were found."

Ediacaran: 635–542 million years ago
https://museumvictoria.com.au/melbournemuseum/discoverycentre/600-million-years/timeline/ediacaran/

"The earliest fossils of these multi-celled animals are preserved in rocks that are about 575 million years old. These animals had no hard shells or skeletons, and the impressions left by their soft bodies are difficult to interpret. There is much scientific debate about what kinds of organisms they were, but most of them were probably not the ancestors of any animals living today."

"During the Ediacaran period, the world looked very different from today – there was a single giant continent surrounded by an enormous sea. Areas of what would become Australia were part of this continent and were in the northern hemisphere near the equator. The eastern coast of this ancient continent ran through what is now South Australia. If you travelled back in time you would not be able to find ‘Victoria’ as dry land at all."___

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2017-05-21 02:15:37 (12 comments; 13 reshares; 71 +1s; )Open 

Viking army camp uncovered by archaeologists
"A huge camp which was home to thousands of Vikings as they prepared to conquer England in the late ninth century has been uncovered by archaeologists.
Established in Torksey, on the banks of the River Trent in Lincolnshire, the camp was used as the Vikings' defensive and strategic position during the winter months."

Viking army camp uncovered by archaeologists
"A huge camp which was home to thousands of Vikings as they prepared to conquer England in the late ninth century has been uncovered by archaeologists.
Established in Torksey, on the banks of the River Trent in Lincolnshire, the camp was used as the Vikings' defensive and strategic position during the winter months."___

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2017-05-17 13:17:16 (7 comments; 7 reshares; 93 +1s; )Open 

Ancient-genome study finds Bronze Age ‘Beaker culture’ invaded Britain

Ancient-genome study finds Bronze Age ‘Beaker culture’ invaded Britain___

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2017-05-16 04:22:15 (0 comments; 4 reshares; 88 +1s; )Open 

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2017-05-16 04:06:52 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

Oh the conniptions that gopper hypocrites exhibit each time something like this happens, and they shrug, forgiving what they would have screamed over, if done by a democrat. Only no democratic president did any of the things their guy does almost daily. And no, you confeds will never own up to your hypocrisy. But know that this stuff is being noticed by the last ten million adult conservatives. Those skilled folks are peeling away as -- one by one -- they get fed up, and realize this is no longer about "left versus right." It is loony confederacy versus the United States of America, and our hopes for a decent future.

And when the fact-centered conservatives abandon this sinking ship, becoming 'blue dogs' who safeguard a basic soul of sapient conservatism, the confederate madness will shatter.
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Oh the conniptions that gopper hypocrites exhibit each time something like this happens, and they shrug, forgiving what they would have screamed over, if done by a democrat. Only no democratic president did any of the things their guy does almost daily. And no, you confeds will never own up to your hypocrisy. But know that this stuff is being noticed by the last ten million adult conservatives. Those skilled folks are peeling away as -- one by one -- they get fed up, and realize this is no longer about "left versus right." It is loony confederacy versus the United States of America, and our hopes for a decent future.

And when the fact-centered conservatives abandon this sinking ship, becoming 'blue dogs' who safeguard a basic soul of sapient conservatism, the confederate madness will shatter.

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/05/trump-classified-information/526797/___

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2017-05-13 14:39:32 (7 comments; 8 reshares; 57 +1s; )Open 

While sifting through the remains of an Iron Age burial plot dating from 400 to 450 B.C. in what is today #Germany, Bettina Arnold, an archaeologist and anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and others uncovered a cauldron that contained remnants of an #alcohol brewed and buried with the deceased. http://buff.ly/2pZLxcx

#archaeology #drinking #ancienthistory

While sifting through the remains of an Iron Age burial plot dating from 400 to 450 B.C. in what is today #Germany, Bettina Arnold, an archaeologist and anthropologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and others uncovered a cauldron that contained remnants of an #alcohol brewed and buried with the deceased. http://buff.ly/2pZLxcx

#archaeology #drinking #ancienthistory___

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2017-05-13 04:59:06 (24 comments; 15 reshares; 131 +1s; )Open 

How about a dinosaur that is so well preserved that it “might have been walking around a couple of weeks ago,” as revealed in this spectacular find in Canada. Skin, scales and yes a face. “As it lumbered across the landscape between 110 million and 112 million years ago, almost midway through the Cretaceous period, the 18-foot-long, nearly 3,000-pound behemoth was the rhinoceros of its day.”

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/

How about a dinosaur that is so well preserved that it “might have been walking around a couple of weeks ago,” as revealed in this spectacular find in Canada. Skin, scales and yes a face. “As it lumbered across the landscape between 110 million and 112 million years ago, almost midway through the Cretaceous period, the 18-foot-long, nearly 3,000-pound behemoth was the rhinoceros of its day.”

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/06/dinosaur-nodosaur-fossil-discovery/___

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2017-05-12 17:58:38 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 3 +1s; )Open 

For all you Lord of the Rings fans. Imagine if Frodo had access to Google maps.

For all you Lord of the Rings fans. Imagine if Frodo had access to Google maps.___

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2017-05-12 09:07:33 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Ruh roh!

Ruh roh!___

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2017-05-12 09:04:11 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

bahahahahahaha! 

bahahahahahaha! ___

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2017-05-11 21:05:50 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 15 +1s; )Open 

Via +Irreverent Monk

The Gay Avenger___Via +Irreverent Monk

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2017-05-11 09:22:13 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

The First Nations. Here are "Canada's First People", showing a bit about their regional locations, and cultures. A colorful focused tribute. #oldmapgallery #pictorialmaps #firstnations #canada

The First Nations. Here are "Canada's First People", showing a bit about their regional locations, and cultures. A colorful focused tribute. #oldmapgallery #pictorialmaps #firstnations #canada___

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2017-05-10 11:56:08 (28 comments; 12 reshares; 83 +1s; )Open 

Ancient human relative's surprisingly young age opens up more questions
on where we come from
"Scientists today announced that the Rising Star Cave system has revealed yet more important discoveries, only a year and a half after it was announced that the richest fossil hominin site in Africa had been discovered, and that it contained a new hominin species named Homo naledi by the scientists who described it.
The age of the original Homo naledi remains from the Dinaledi Chamber has been revealed to be startlingly young in age. Homo naledi, which was first announced in September 2015, was alive sometime between 335 and 236 thousand years ago. This places this population of primitive small-brained hominins at a time and place that it is likely they lived alongside Homo sapiens. This is the first time that it has been demonstrated that another species of hominin survived... more »

Ancient human relative's surprisingly young age opens up more questions
on where we come from
"Scientists today announced that the Rising Star Cave system has revealed yet more important discoveries, only a year and a half after it was announced that the richest fossil hominin site in Africa had been discovered, and that it contained a new hominin species named Homo naledi by the scientists who described it.
The age of the original Homo naledi remains from the Dinaledi Chamber has been revealed to be startlingly young in age. Homo naledi, which was first announced in September 2015, was alive sometime between 335 and 236 thousand years ago. This places this population of primitive small-brained hominins at a time and place that it is likely they lived alongside Homo sapiens. This is the first time that it has been demonstrated that another species of hominin survived alongside the first humans in Africa."___

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2017-05-10 11:33:39 (7 comments; 9 reshares; 87 +1s; )Open 

Surviving organic matter from the #AngloSaxon period is rare, but these fragile remains of flowers and heads of bracken are 1,500 years old. They were discovered in 2014 inside a hoard of eight #Roman bronze pots dating to the very earliest part of the post-#Roman / early Anglo Saxon period, and whoever buried the hoard had done so carefully, either to keep the bronze bowls safe or perhaps as a votive offering. For packing they used common knapweed, bracken and other plants as we might use bubble wrap to safeguard a parcel today. http://buff.ly/2pH3MmT

#ancient #curious #packing #flowers

Surviving organic matter from the #AngloSaxon period is rare, but these fragile remains of flowers and heads of bracken are 1,500 years old. They were discovered in 2014 inside a hoard of eight #Roman bronze pots dating to the very earliest part of the post-#Roman / early Anglo Saxon period, and whoever buried the hoard had done so carefully, either to keep the bronze bowls safe or perhaps as a votive offering. For packing they used common knapweed, bracken and other plants as we might use bubble wrap to safeguard a parcel today. http://buff.ly/2pH3MmT

#ancient #curious #packing #flowers___

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2017-05-08 21:51:28 (2 comments; 0 reshares; 8 +1s; )Open 

"Valley of the Ohio in 1750." This hand drawn map from the late 19th century is another prime example of a child's school project that was used for teaching geography and drawing skills, and the results are amazing.. Though worn and with some loss it's an interesting study for this phase of American history. #oldmapgallery #americanhistory #antiquemaps #oldmaps

"Valley of the Ohio in 1750." This hand drawn map from the late 19th century is another prime example of a child's school project that was used for teaching geography and drawing skills, and the results are amazing.. Though worn and with some loss it's an interesting study for this phase of American history. #oldmapgallery #americanhistory #antiquemaps #oldmaps___

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2017-05-07 22:58:00 (2 comments; 2 reshares; 46 +1s; )Open 

Study could provide first clues about the social lives of extinct human relatives
"A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) of the bony head-crests of male gorillas could provide some of the first clues about the social structures of our extinct human relatives, including how they chose their sexual partners. The study looks at the sagittal crest, a bone ridge on the top of the skull, in four species of apes."

Study could provide first clues about the social lives of extinct human relatives
"A new study from The Australian National University (ANU) of the bony head-crests of male gorillas could provide some of the first clues about the social structures of our extinct human relatives, including how they chose their sexual partners. The study looks at the sagittal crest, a bone ridge on the top of the skull, in four species of apes."___

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2017-05-07 22:54:30 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 108 +1s; )Open 

A first-ever find in Egypt: A funeral garden
"The Djehuty Project, led by research professor, José Manuel Galán, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has discovered a 4,000-year-old funerary garden- the first such garden ever to be found- on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, Egypt." ."

A first-ever find in Egypt: A funeral garden
"The Djehuty Project, led by research professor, José Manuel Galán, from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), has discovered a 4,000-year-old funerary garden- the first such garden ever to be found- on the Dra Abu el-Naga hill in Luxor, Egypt." ."___

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2017-05-07 12:21:42 (6 comments; 15 reshares; 103 +1s; )Open 

How migrations and other population dynamics could have shaped
early human culture
"Something odd happened in the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic, around 50,000 years ago. Modern humans and their immediate ancestors had been using tools for a few million years prior, but the repertoire was limited. Then, all of sudden, there was an explosion of new tools, art and other cultural artifacts."

How migrations and other population dynamics could have shaped
early human culture
"Something odd happened in the transition from the Middle to the Upper Paleolithic, around 50,000 years ago. Modern humans and their immediate ancestors had been using tools for a few million years prior, but the repertoire was limited. Then, all of sudden, there was an explosion of new tools, art and other cultural artifacts."___

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2017-05-05 18:43:04 (1 comments; 2 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

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2017-05-05 16:11:27 (1 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Rare Map of Australia
 
Found in a home in Italy!
 
This little gem, one of the earliest maps of Australia, has been found in a home in Italy. Being almost 450 years old, it's still in pretty good shape but really goes to show how good the Dutch were at mapping Terra Australis
 
The map is going up for auction at Sotheby's
 
According to Sotheby's, the map is "possibly the best general map of Dutch sea power executed in the 17th century. It contains all Dutch discoveries in Australia and those in Tasmania and New Zealand of Tasman's first voyage".
 
Via +Kristin Milton and +news.com.au (https://goo.gl/ZWzPl0)
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR
 
#australia #straya #downunder

Rare Map of Australia
 
Found in a home in Italy!
 
This little gem, one of the earliest maps of Australia, has been found in a home in Italy. Being almost 450 years old, it's still in pretty good shape but really goes to show how good the Dutch were at mapping Terra Australis
 
The map is going up for auction at Sotheby's
 
According to Sotheby's, the map is "possibly the best general map of Dutch sea power executed in the 17th century. It contains all Dutch discoveries in Australia and those in Tasmania and New Zealand of Tasman's first voyage".
 
Via +Kristin Milton and +news.com.au (https://goo.gl/ZWzPl0)
 
#AboutAustralia goo.gl/688VLF or plus.google.com/collection/gRdpR
 
#australia #straya #downunder___

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2017-05-04 04:03:39 (2 comments; 1 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

Chickens were domesticated from Asian jungle fowl around 6000 years ago. Since domestication they have acquired a number of traits that are valuable to humans, including those concerning appearance, reduced aggression and faster egg-laying, although it is not known when and why these traits evolved.

Chickens were domesticated from Asian jungle fowl around 6000 years ago. Since domestication they have acquired a number of traits that are valuable to humans, including those concerning appearance, reduced aggression and faster egg-laying, although it is not known when and why these traits evolved.___

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2017-05-03 04:09:39 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 7 +1s; )Open 

Too soon?

Too soon?___

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2017-05-02 03:57:51 (9 comments; 11 reshares; 120 +1s; )Open 

Horses were first domesticated for riding and milking 5500 years ago in northern Kazakhstan, but they’ve changed a lot since then. In a study published in Science, researchers looked at genomes from 14 horses from between 4100 and 2300 years ago—the midpoint between when the animals were first domesticated and now—to better understand the arc of their domestication. 

Horses were first domesticated for riding and milking 5500 years ago in northern Kazakhstan, but they’ve changed a lot since then. In a study published in Science, researchers looked at genomes from 14 horses from between 4100 and 2300 years ago—the midpoint between when the animals were first domesticated and now—to better understand the arc of their domestication. ___

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2017-04-30 05:24:46 (6 comments; 9 reshares; 68 +1s; )Open 

Want to cook like the Romans?

Want to cook like the Romans?___

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2017-04-28 03:37:14 (1 comments; 6 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

Virtual Angkor takes users back about 1,000 years into a thriving community of 25,000 virtual Cambodians living inside a model of Angkor Wat, partially mapped using geometry generated by airborne laser surveys.

Virtual Angkor takes users back about 1,000 years into a thriving community of 25,000 virtual Cambodians living inside a model of Angkor Wat, partially mapped using geometry generated by airborne laser surveys.___

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2017-04-28 03:35:28 (4 comments; 8 reshares; 73 +1s; )Open 

I'm very happy to have this discovery happen in my lifetime.

I'm very happy to have this discovery happen in my lifetime.___

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2017-04-28 03:34:38 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 10 +1s; )Open 

Via +Ciro Villa

Cassini made it! On April 26, 2017, NASA’s Saturn-exploring spacecraft made its closest pass by the planet since its arrival in 2004, beginning the final phase of its mission with its first “Grand Finale” orbital pass that took it between the top of the…___Via +Ciro Villa

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2017-04-28 03:03:55 (17 comments; 9 reshares; 91 +1s; )Open 

Ancient stone carvings, found in what is widely considered to be "the world's first temple", have revealed that the planet was likely hit with a devastating comet strike over 13,000 years ago. According to researchers, who analysed symbols on carvings found on a pillar called the Vulture Stone in Turkey's Göbekli Tepe temple, a swarm of comet fragments hit the Earth in around 11,000BC. Researchers suggest that the historical event may have sparked the rise of civilisation.

http://buff.ly/2qaCJOb #Turkey #GöbekliTepe #History #AncientHistory #Ancient #News

Ancient stone carvings, found in what is widely considered to be "the world's first temple", have revealed that the planet was likely hit with a devastating comet strike over 13,000 years ago. According to researchers, who analysed symbols on carvings found on a pillar called the Vulture Stone in Turkey's Göbekli Tepe temple, a swarm of comet fragments hit the Earth in around 11,000BC. Researchers suggest that the historical event may have sparked the rise of civilisation.

http://buff.ly/2qaCJOb #Turkey #GöbekliTepe #History #AncientHistory #Ancient #News___

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2017-04-27 00:32:22 (5 comments; 15 reshares; 121 +1s; )Open 

The Greek historian #Herodotus wrote about a people from the #Levant who were accomplished sailors and traders, and who taught the Greeks their alphabet. He called them the #Phoenicians, the Greek word for purple, although it is not known what they called themselves. By about 700 BC they were trading all over the Mediterranean, taking Egyptian and Syrian goods as far as #Spain and North #Africa. http://buff.ly/2ldnSmn

#history #ancienthistory #maritime #syria #lebanon

The Greek historian #Herodotus wrote about a people from the #Levant who were accomplished sailors and traders, and who taught the Greeks their alphabet. He called them the #Phoenicians, the Greek word for purple, although it is not known what they called themselves. By about 700 BC they were trading all over the Mediterranean, taking Egyptian and Syrian goods as far as #Spain and North #Africa. http://buff.ly/2ldnSmn

#history #ancienthistory #maritime #syria #lebanon___

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2017-04-25 14:28:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 4 +1s; )Open 

Eukaryotic life may be more than a billion years older than previously thought.

Eukaryotic life may be more than a billion years older than previously thought.___

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2017-04-23 04:59:22 (14 comments; 3 reshares; 56 +1s; )Open 

"Ever since Ötzi’s mummified body was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, researchers have been trying to pin down how the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman died. It now looks like this Copper Age hunter-gatherer simply froze to death, perhaps after suffering minor blood loss from an arrow wound to his left shoulder, anthropologist Frank Rühli of the University of Zurich reported April 20 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.
“Freezing to death is quite likely the main cause of death in this classic cold case,” Rühli said. Ötzi succumbed to exposure within anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, he estimated.
New analyses of the Iceman’s body, based on X-rays and CT scans, argue against the idea that Ötzi died from a stone arrowhead shot into his shoulder (SN: 9/6/14, p. 6). Surprisingly shallow penetration of that weapon into Ötzi’sshoulder ruptur... more »

"Ever since Ötzi’s mummified body was found in the Italian Alps in 1991, researchers have been trying to pin down how the 5,300-year-old Tyrolean Iceman died. It now looks like this Copper Age hunter-gatherer simply froze to death, perhaps after suffering minor blood loss from an arrow wound to his left shoulder, anthropologist Frank Rühli of the University of Zurich reported April 20 at the annual meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists.
“Freezing to death is quite likely the main cause of death in this classic cold case,” Rühli said. Ötzi succumbed to exposure within anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours, he estimated.
New analyses of the Iceman’s body, based on X-rays and CT scans, argue against the idea that Ötzi died from a stone arrowhead shot into his shoulder (SN: 9/6/14, p. 6). Surprisingly shallow penetration of that weapon into Ötzi’s shoulder ruptured a blood vessel but caused no major tissue damage, Rühli said. Internal bleeding totaled only about 100 milliliters, or a half cup, he and his colleagues concluded. That’s enough of a poke to cause plenty of discomfort but not death, Rühli said.
Several depressions and fractures on the Iceman’s skull also couldn’t have proven fatal, he added. Some researchers regard those injuries as signs that Ötzi was clubbed to death. Rühli team found that those skull injuries are more consistent with the ancient man having accidentally fallen and hit his head while walking over rough ground. The Iceman was found with fur headgear that probably helped to protect his noggin when he took a headlong tumble, Rühli suggested".___

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2017-04-21 20:07:44 (8 comments; 6 reshares; 86 +1s; )Open 

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2017-04-21 19:28:20 (16 comments; 7 reshares; 100 +1s; )Open 

Felix dies natalis, Roma! (Happy birthday, Rome!) This week on the 21st of April is the traditional date given for the founding of Rome. According to Roman mythology, the founders were Romulus and Remus, twin brothers and supposed sons of the god Mars and the priestess Rhea Silvia. The twins were then abandoned by their parents as babies because of a prophecy that they would overthrow their great-uncle Amulius, but were saved by a she-wolf who nursed them. Romulus killed his brother after a vicious quarrel and went on to establish a city which he named after himself.

http://buff.ly/2oYSVle
#Rome #AncientRome #Roman #RomulusAndRemus #History #Mythology #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia

Felix dies natalis, Roma! (Happy birthday, Rome!) This week on the 21st of April is the traditional date given for the founding of Rome. According to Roman mythology, the founders were Romulus and Remus, twin brothers and supposed sons of the god Mars and the priestess Rhea Silvia. The twins were then abandoned by their parents as babies because of a prophecy that they would overthrow their great-uncle Amulius, but were saved by a she-wolf who nursed them. Romulus killed his brother after a vicious quarrel and went on to establish a city which he named after himself.

http://buff.ly/2oYSVle
#Rome #AncientRome #Roman #RomulusAndRemus #History #Mythology #AncientHistoryEncyclopedia___

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2017-04-21 14:26:15 (0 comments; 0 reshares; 2 +1s; )Open 

"Deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do -- a finding that could lead to treatments for heart attacks and strokes".

"Deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by metabolizing fructose just as plants do -- a finding that could lead to treatments for heart attacks and strokes".___

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2017-04-21 14:23:24 (4 comments; 4 reshares; 84 +1s; )Open 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/italy-hunts-emperor-caligulas-long-lost-third-pleasure-ship/

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/italy-hunts-emperor-caligulas-long-lost-third-pleasure-ship/___

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2017-04-21 13:45:03 (3 comments; 0 reshares; 9 +1s; )Open 

The Americas in 1663. No sign of the Great Lakes, or even much of a St Lawrence , but you do get California as an island, and two sea monsters. #oldmapgallery #californiamaps #westernhistory #antiquemaps

The Americas in 1663. No sign of the Great Lakes, or even much of a St Lawrence , but you do get California as an island, and two sea monsters. #oldmapgallery #californiamaps #westernhistory #antiquemaps___

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2017-04-20 05:01:13 (15 comments; 13 reshares; 82 +1s; )Open 

Scans of Viking Swords Reveal a Slice of Norse Culture
"High-tech scans of Viking swords are revealing details of how the weapons were made and how their role changed in Viking society over time.
A new analysis of three Viking swords has found that, as fearsome as these seafaring people were, these specific "weapons" were probably not sturdy enough for battle or raiding, and instead were likely decorative."

Scans of Viking Swords Reveal a Slice of Norse Culture
"High-tech scans of Viking swords are revealing details of how the weapons were made and how their role changed in Viking society over time.
A new analysis of three Viking swords has found that, as fearsome as these seafaring people were, these specific "weapons" were probably not sturdy enough for battle or raiding, and instead were likely decorative."___

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