October 26, 2021

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How Ancient Human Clues Ended Up in Rock

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A lot of what we know about ancient human civilizations comes from the things they leave behind. But sometimes, humans don’t live in places long enough to leave these clues. So, some researchers have turned to techniques outside traditional archaeology to find evidence of ancient humans.

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Sooty Layers in Stalagmites Record Human Activity in Caves


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How Does Carbon Dating Work

Radiocarbon Dating Pottery


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