All posts tagged folktales

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Researchers just as confused as we are

In China’s northwest Shaanxi Province lies the Shimao Ruins where researchers recently discovered 48 human skulls. In a city archaeologist believe was built about 4,300 years ago and abandoned 300 […]

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The late night ride motif.

An interesting article in the Scientific American examines the evolution of a popular American folk tale. The article begins with the story of a man driving late at night who […]