paleoarchaeology

5,000-Year-Old Mummy Is Earliest Known Tattooed Woman

5,000-Year-Old Mummy Is Earliest Known Tattooed Woman

A new analysis of two ancient Egyptian mummies has uncovered the earliest known examples of “figural” tattoos on human beings – that is, tattoos that are meant to represent a real things, rather than abstract symbols. What’s more, at around 5,000 years old, it’s the earliest evidence of tattoos on…

Skeletal Analysis Suggests Lucy Died After Falling From A Tree

Skeletal Analysis Suggests Lucy Died After Falling From A Tree

The world’s most famous human ancestor, an extinct hominid named Lucy, died after falling from a tall tree, according to scientists. It’s a revelation that points to tree-dwelling behaviour in recent evolutionary history, but some scientists aren’t convinced.