History & Archaeology

What nourished the Mongol empires

The Mongols were notorious for their powerful equestrian armies. (Image: Traditional Historical Show, Credit: Dmitry_Chulov / iStok) Was their strength based only on meat and...

“Pathogen breeding” in the course of cattle breeding

Livestock farming created complex interactions between animals, humans and bacteria. (Image: Annette Günzel) Herding instead of hunting: The development of livestock farming made life...

Magnificent Roman dagger discovered

Through the restoration, the dagger was finally pulled out of its sheath. (Photo: LWL / Eugen Müsch) He was probably the pride of a legionnaire...

Earliest crossing of different types of people

Different types of early humans mated with each other (Image: 1971yes / iStock) The history of our ancestors is becoming increasingly complex. Because now, in...

Historic helmets were just as stable as today’s

Historical helmets in the pressure test. (Photo: Op 't Eynde et al./PLOS ONE, CC-by-sa 4.0) Since the First World War, soldiers have been protecting their...

A new Neanderthal from the Shanidar cave

Ribs and spine of the Neanderthal skeleton Shanidar Z. (Image: Graeme Barker) In the 1950s, the discovery of several Neanderthal remains in the Shanidar Cave...

How the Enlightenment shaped sign languages

Sign alphabet from 1873. (Image: traveler116 / iStock) Sign languages ​​for the deaf exist today in almost all countries and regions. Linguists have now reconstructed...

Repopulated ghost town

The most impressive remnant of the city of Cahokia is the truncated pyramid "Monks Mound". (Image: MattGush / iStock) The mysterious North American Indian...

Africans: more Neanderthals than expected?

African-born people also carry Neanderthal DNA. (Image: ljubaphoto / istock) When our ancestors left Africa, a story of infidelities began: Genome analyzes prove that anatomically...

Celtic monumental region

View from the Heuneburg on the buses, the "sacred mountain of Upper Swabia". In the foreground is the reconstruction of a Celtic building. (Photo:...

Colonial German at a glance

Historical illustration of the German colonial era in Africa. (Image: Nastasic / iStock) They were in charge - but how did the German colonial masters...

Gene trace of a human puzzle species

The unknown primitive emerges like a shadow. (Image: borchee / iStock) The Neanderthals and the Denisova people "mixed in" with the Europeans and Asians. Similar...

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