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Friday, May 20
May 20, 2011

Northern Yucatan was settled by the Maya some 600 years earlier than previously thought, according to Mexico‚Äôs National Institute of Anthropology and History. Archaeologists found seven new settlements, including buildings, ceramics, and burials. This photo essay chronicles the efforts of archaeologists and volunteers to clean graffiti from rock art at the Red Rock Canyon National […]

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Thursday, May 19
May 19, 2011

Fossilized human remains thought to be 10,000 years old have been found in New South Wales, Australia. A 12,000-year-old iron oxide mine in Chile represents the oldest-known mining operation in the Americas. Diego Salazar of the Universidad de Chile says the Huentelauquen people used the iron oxide as a pigment for painting stone and bone […]

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