archaeology

World's Oldest Needle is 50,000 Years Old, But It Wasn't Made by Homo Sapiens

World's oldest needle found in Siberian cave that stitches together human history https://t.co/rCXw1vM8Dr pic.twitter.com/Iqwtumz0Gr— The Siberian Times (@siberian_times)…

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Archaeologists Just Found a 3,000-Year-Old Ball of Yarn

True story: Archaeologists in England just unearthed a 3,000-year-old—and extremely fragile—ball of yarn. Buried in the waterlogged depths of the Must Farm Bronze Age settlement, a…

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Neanderthals Turned Eagle Claws Into Jewelry 130,000 Years Ago

Neanderthals are stereotypically portrayed as thick-browed, imbecilic “cavemen,” but our distant relations may have been more intelligent than we give them credit for. A…

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Archaeologists Discover World's Oldest Pants, Worn 3,300 Years Ago

The excavated remains of two trouser-clad men from the primeval Yanghai tombs in western China suggests that ancient nomadic herders put their pants on just like the rest of us: one leg…

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Archaeologists Find 200-Year-Old Douche Under New York City Hall

Archaeologists digging around New York’s City Hall have uncovered a unique piece of feminine history– a douche contraption dating from the 19th century. The oblong tube, made…

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World's Oldest Purse Unearthed—And It's Studded With Dog Teeth!

German archaeologists have unearthed what may be the remains of the world’s oldest handbag. Although the purse itself, which was likely made of leather or linen, has long…

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12,000-Year-Old Textile Fragments Found in Peruvian Cave Are South America’s Oldest

Think your Morrissey T-shirt from high school is old? Archaeologists have unearthed fabric and rope fragments that date as far back as 12,000 years in the past, making them the oldest…

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5,500-Year-Old Leather "Sneaker" Discovered in Armenia—World's Oldest?

Call it the ultimate vintage score. Archaeologists from the University of California Los Angeles and Ireland have discovered the world’s oldest known enclosed leather shoe: a…

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