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Homo erectus may have been a sailor and able to speak

A new theory suggests that Homo erectus was able to create seagoing vessels and must have used language to sail successfully They had bodies similar to modern humans, could make tools, and were possibly the first to cook. Now one expert is arguing that Homo erectus might have been a mariner complete with sailing lingo. Homo erectus first appeared in Africa more than 1.8m years ago and is thought to be the first archaic human to leave the continent. Quick guide Evolutionary timeline Show Hide 55m years ago First primates…

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Lakes of mercury and human sacrifices after 1,800 years, Teotihuacan reveals its treasures

When archaeologists found a tunnel under Mexicos birthplace of the gods, they could only dream of the riches they would discover. Now its wonders from jewel-eyed figures to necklaces of human teeth are being revealed to the world In 2003, a tunnel was discovered beneath the Feathered Serpent pyramid in the ruins of Teotihuacan, the ancient city in Mexico. Undisturbed for 1,800 years, the sealed-off passage was found to contain thousands of extraordinary treasures lying exactly where they had first been placed as ritual offerings to the gods. Items unearthed…

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