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Dederiyeh, Syria - 1993 - Discovered by a team led by Takeru Akazawa - Between 70,000 and 50,000 years old - Homo neanderthalensis This skull is from the skeleton of a two-year-old Neanderthal who grew at a rate similar to that of modern humans, with a long childhood. We can tell this because the leg bones of this child are about the same length as those of a modern two-year-old, indicating that this young. As childhood lengthened, parents devoted more time and energy to caring for the…

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Are you sure digging him up is a good idea? Archaeologists find Bulgarian 'vampires' from Middle Ages with iron rods staked through their chests

The remains of a female 'vampire' from 16th-century Venice, buried with a brick in her mouth to prevent her feasting on plague victims

"Here's a strange skull in a museum in Brazil. It was mummified when it was presumably brought from Egypt." Or, a "grey alien skull". No idea what this was modeled with (human + ??), but it's not a real primate skull... Indicating, obviously, that it's an ALIEN!!! Or model from

Humans are just the latest in a long line of hominid species that have emerged in the past six million years.

Several human skulls with horns protruding from them were discovered in a burial mound at Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, in the 1880's. With the exception of the bony projections located about two inches above the eyebrows, the men whom these skeletons belonged to were anatomically normal, although at seven feet tall they were considered to be giants. Burial was believed to have been in the neighborhood of 1200 AD.

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Can you name the stages of human evolution in this circle of skulls?

Can you name the stages of human evolution in this circle of skulls? Enlarge this to find out.

A Danish bog has been harbouring a terrifying secret for thousands of years. Archaeologists spent all summer 2012 excavating a small sample of what has turned out to be a mass grave containing skeletal remains from more than 1,000 warriors who were killed in battle some 2,000 years ago. (Photo: Skanderborg Museum)

A female skull dating from 1829 with the bony skeleton of a large facial tumour (possibly caused by neurofibromatosis) involving the right side of the face. The tumour arose in the right antrum, and during five years’ growth destroyed the right malar bone, the palate, and the maxilla. Specimen from the Hunterian Museum of the Royal College of Surgeons, London. cc

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BV6253: Forensic Anthropology, 3D Facial Reconstruction

BV6253:Forensic Anthropology, 3D Facial Reconstruction ©Richard T. Nowitz/Science Source #sciencesource #forensics #skull

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon.The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.