Archaeologists in Kenya have discovered a 5,000-year-old cemetery containing at least 580 bodies. Built by Africa’s earliest herders, the ancient cemetery contains virtually no signs of social stratification, pointing to a surprisingly egalitarian society.
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All but three land mammal species living on New Zealand today were brought there by modern humans, beginning around 800 years ago - and all three of those native mammal species are bats. But a newly discovered bat fossil suggests that there may be more species hiding in the isle's ancient rock. Perhaps the mammal-poor islands once had a far more batty past.