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Archaeology: Neanderthal thumbs better adapted to holding tools with handles

(Scientific Reports) Neanderthal thumbs were better adapted to holding tools in the same way that we hold a hammer, according ...
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This Mysterious Object Looks Like a Weapon—But It’s Actually Art

Curators at The National World War II Museum solve readers’ artifact mysteries ...
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How George Washington’s Thanksgiving Proclamation Caused a Ruckus in Congress

President George Washington happily agreed to Congress' request for a national day of thanksgiving in 1789. His opponents declared that ...
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Revisiting Confederates in the Attic: An Interview with Tony Horwitz

America’s fascination with the Civil War may not have changed much since Tony Horwitz explored the South in Confederates in ...
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Ancient blanket made with 11,500 turkey feathers

(Washington State University) New WSU research sheds light on the production of an 800-year-old turkey feather blanket and explores the ...
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Book Review: The Three-Cornered War

Megan Kate Nelson looks at Confederate Brig. Gen. Henry Hopkins Sibley's invasion of New Mexico and concurrent Indian campaigns ...
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Have You Always Wanted to Drive a WWII-Era Tank? Here’s Your Chance

Christmas has come early for WWII equipment aficionados. With the American Heritage Museum’s introduction of its new Icons of Armor: The ...
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Diana Kouris: She Knows Brown’s Park

The author grew up in the Colorado mountain valley and has written a biography of local rancher 'Queen Ann' Bassett ...
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New light on polar explorer’s last hours

(University of Southern Denmark) Chemical analyzes of a black spot in a diary shed new light on the destiny and ...
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Secrets of the ‘lost crops’ revealed where bison roam

(Washington University in St. Louis) Blame it on the bison. If not for the wooly, boulder-sized beasts that once roamed ...
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