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Unearthing the Truth

The Economist
A Zimbabwean archaeologist reimagines the story of a momentous African civilization. Great Zimbabwe should be a “symbol”, not just of Africa’s power and potential, but of how outsiders have too often told Africans’ stories—and got them wrong.

The Women of the Neanderthals

Rebecca Wragg Sykes Aeon
Not all Neanderthals were ‘cavemen’: half were women. What can archaeologists tell us about how they lived?

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Unearthing the Lives of Enslaved Africans

An all-black team of archaeologists explains their approach to unearthing the day-to-day lives of enslaved Africans at Estate Little Princess, a former sugar cane and rum plantation on the Caribbean island of St. Croix

How Rice Farming May Have Spread Across the Ancient World

Lizzie Wade Science
Hunter-gatherers didn’t learn farming themselves, or from their immediate neighbors, but rather from distant people moving into their territory—a pattern that may have played out throughout this part of the globe.
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