Mystery surrounding ancient Easter Island people deepens


WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The massive brooding stone figures peering from Easter Island’s hillsides are emblematic of the enigmatic people who once thrived on the dot of land in the middle of the Pacific. New genetic research only deepens the mystery around these people. Scientists said on Thursday an analysis of …

Paleogenomic analysis sheds light on Easter Island mysteries

Easter Island is known for these iconic Moai statues, as well as mysteries surrounding the inhabitants of the island. Credit: Terry Hunt Easter Island is a place of mystery that has captured the public imagination. Famous for ancient carved statues and a location so remote it boggles the mind, the …

Mystery surrounding Elisa Curry’s disappearance deepens as police shift search

Mystery surrounding the disappearance of Elisa Curry has deepened, as police shift their search for the missing mother from bushland near her family’s holiday home to neighbouring properties. An intensive four-day hunt has yielded no sign of the …Same-sex marriage text twist in missing mum mystery

DNA deepens mystery of Newfoundland’s lost Beothuk people

Ingeborg Marshall still remembers the day, 18 years ago, when she was presented with a single strand of hair clipped from Shanawdithit, the last known member of the Beothuk, the now-vanished Indigenous people of Newfoundland. The hair had apparently been passed down for generations by the family of a doctor …

Did early Easter Islanders sail to South America before Europeans? | Science

Polynesians settled Easter Island and built its famous moai sculptures.  iStock.com/ Grafissimo By Lizzie WadeOct. 12, 2017 , 12:31 PM Nearly 2000 kilometers from its nearest neighbor in the Pacific Ocean, Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, seems an unlikely crossroads for the world’s cultures. But in recent years, …

Who Built Ancient Egypt’s Great Pyramid? Hidden Text Holds Clues to Thousand-Year-Old Mystery

Archaeologists believe they have found the key to unlocking a mystery almost as old as the Great Pyramid itself: Who built the structure and how were they able to transport two-ton blocks of stone to the ancient wonder more than 4,500 years ago? Over Mystery of Great Pyramid may be …

Ancient DNA Helps Scientists Shed Light on How Ancient Africans Moved and Mixed

mount_hora_P7190374.JPG. Mount Hora, the site in Malawi where an 8,100-year-old skeleton was found, yielding the oldest-known DNA from Africa. (Jessica Thompson). By Ben Panko. smithsonian.com. September 21, 2017 1:54PM. In Africa, the birthplace …Updated: First big efforts to sequence ancient African DNA reveal how early humans swept across the continent

Motive a mystery after 2 people found slain in South Vancouver home

Police are asking the public to help shed light on a double-homicide that’s put a quiet South Vancouver neighbourhood on edge. Officers were called to a Marpole home near 64th Avenue and Hudson Street Wednesday to check on the well-being of the …Pair found dead in Vancouver were victims of homicide, …