“This is stunning, it’s major league,” says Michael Petraglia, an archaeologist at the University of Oxford. So what is it? Researchers have found some teeth in China that date to 80,000 years ago. So what? Well, it has long been believed that humans only left Africa about 60,000 years ago. Could this find rewrite human history?
More good stuff from We’re History. Why should we still be hunting down and prosecuting Nazis? Because, this author provocatively argues, it matters for bringing out and collectively remembering the truth about the Holocaust. And also because it provides an opportunity for atonement. Interesting thoughts expressed in this essay.
On a less somber note: Just in time for baseball’s league championships, here is a cool pic of a baseball from the Civil War that was found on the Shiloh battlefield. Neat.
Check out these photos that one man took of the faces on Confederate memorials in Virginia. Needless to say, there are a lot of them (he shot over 100 of them).
And for my just-for-fun Halloween season posting for today: “frightening tales of apparitions, demons and goblins have been documented since ancient times and continue to fascinate people today. Although these paranormal events aren’t supported by science, they have persisted throughout history. Here’s a look at some of the most frightening cases.” THIS IS SOME GOOD STUFF, if you like this sorta thing. 🙂