Researchers found numerous ring-like structures inside France's Bruniquel Cave. They believe they were built by Neanderthals some 176,000 years ago. Etienne FABRE - SSAC hide caption

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Mysterious Cave Rings Show Neanderthals Liked To Build

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The earliest records of tiger nuts date back to ancient Egypt, where they were valuable and loved enough to be entombed and discovered with buried Egyptians as far back as the 4th millennium B.C. Now, tiger nuts are making a comeback in the health food aisle. Nutritionally, they do OK. Matailong Du/NPR hide caption

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A replica of Palmyra's 2,000-year-old Arch of Triumph is constructed in London's Trafalgar Square on Monday. The arch, a replica of a monument demolished by ISIS, was made using 3-D imaging produced from photographs. Dan Kitwood/Getty Images hide caption

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Easter Island is known best for its hundreds of colossal stone statues depicting human figures. The causes of its societal and economic collapse centuries ago are fiercely debated among scientists. Luis C. Cobo/Flickr hide caption

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A reconstruction of a Neanderthal man (right) based on skull found at the La Ferrassie rock shelter in Dordogne Valley, France. He's face to face with a male Homo sapien. Philippe Plailly & Atelier Daynes/Science Source hide caption

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Science Seeks Clues To Human Health In Neanderthal DNA

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A view from Earth of a slender crescent moon in close proximity to the two brightest planets in the sky, Venus and Jupiter. Justin Lane/epa/Corbis hide caption

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Track Jupiter's Path Like An Ancient Babylonian

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Loose-leaf green tea of the modern variety. Archaeologists have discovered ancient tea in the tomb of a Chinese emperor who died in 141 B.C. It's the oldest known physical evidence of tea. But scientists aren't sure if the emperor was drinking tea as we know it or using it as medicine. iStockphoto hide caption

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The position of the hands of this skeleton, one of several excavated at Nataruk, suggests her wrists may have been bound. This woman, found reclining on her left elbow, with fractures on the knees and possibly the left foot, was found surrounded by fish. Marta Mirazon Lahr/Fabio Lahr/Cambridge University hide caption

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Wood specialist Mike Bamforth examines the base of a Bronze Age wooden bucket at the excavation site. Dave Webb/Cambridge Archaeology Unit hide caption

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Everyday Life In A Bronze Age Village Emerges In U.K. Excavation

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Geneticists found clues to a disease of iron storage in the remains of several Bronze Age inhabitants of what's now Rathlin Island in Northern Ireland. Chrisgel Ryan Cruz/Flickr hide caption

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Millet isn't just one grain but, rather, a ragbag group of small-seeded grasses. Hardy, gluten-free and nutritious, millet has become an "it" grain in recent years. billy1125/Flickr hide caption

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The excavation at Ahihud in the Galilee region of Israel where archaeologists found fava beans dating back 10,000 years. Yaron Bibas/Courtesy of Israel Antiquities Authority hide caption

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A hollow log hive in the Cevennes region of France reveals the details of circular comb architecture of the Western honeybee. New research shows the partnership between humans and bees goes back to the beginnings of agriculture. Eric Tourneret/Nature hide caption

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National Geographic paleoartist John Gurche used fossils from a South African cave to reconstruct the face of Homo naledi, the newest addition to the genus Homo. Photo by Mark Thiessen/National Geographic hide caption

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South African Cave Yields Strange Bones Of Early Human-Like Species

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Make mine a venti: An example of a drinking vessel from the Grasshopper Pueblo archaeological site in central Arizona. Researchers tested shards of similar vessels found at various sites in the American Southwest and found evidence that people in the region were drinking caffeinated cacao and yaupon holly drinks 1,000 years back. Courtesy Patricia Crown hide caption

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3-D renderings of four skeletons found buried near the altar of an early church in the Jamestown settlement in Virginia. Smithsonian X 3D hide caption

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Bones In Church Ruins Likely The Remains Of Early Jamestown's Elite

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Lee Perry-Gal measures chicken long bones at the zooarchaeology lab, Zinman Institute of Archaeology, University of Haifa. Courtesy of Guy Bar-Oz hide caption

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The Ancient City Where People Decided To Eat Chickens

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Researchers discovered ancient animal mummies piled up in heaps inside a catacomb. Many of the mummies were in poor condition. Courtesy of Paul Nicholson hide caption

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Millions Of Mummified Dogs Found In Ancient Egyptian Catacombs

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This clay facial reconstruction of Kennewick Man, who died about 8,500 years ago in what's now southeast Washington, was based on forensic scientists' study of the morphological features of his skull. Brittney Tatchell/Smithsonian Institution hide caption

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DNA Confirms Kennewick Man's Genetic Ties To Native Americans

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The Nirgul Tablet. Each digital replication becomes more complete and higher-resolution as the project collects more photos and videos of the artifacts. Project Mosul hide caption

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Cyber Archaeologists Rebuild Destroyed Artifacts

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