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Ruth Schuster is Senior Editor for archaeology and science at the Haaretz English Edition.
Schuster has worked in writing, editing and translation for English and Hebrew-language publications for more than two decades. She holds a BSc in biology from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
She lives in Tel Aviv with her daughter and multiple pets and in her spare time, promotes animal rights.
The fossil evidence doesn't show any other Homo species around at the time but there's very little of that fossil evidence and Neanderthals were in Israel then
More than a million years before we discovered ‘fire,’ meat-eating archaic humans living in Olduvai Gorge were in proximity of hot springs and may have discovered the wonders of boiling their prey
What are the zodiac and other images doing in those bastions of monotheism? The answer lies in a Judaism we don’t know anymore
Archaeological evidence of ancient earthquakes is shaky but here a ‘trench’ running though the palace at Tel Kabri turned out to be ground zero
T-Rex would have liked having the heat return to dinosaur territory, and other ironies of global warming in this week’s Haaretz climate change briefs!
The sea is the most overfished on Earth, but new regulations could give the ecosystem a real shot at rehabilitation - if they’re fully enforced, says the Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel
After discovering a Crusader winery beneath their homes, residents of the Galilean town of Mi’ilya have now found mosaics and ruins of a Byzantine church, maybe even a monastery – whose stones the Crusaders raided centuries later to build a castle
The palace was likely built in the early seventh century B.C.E. in King Hezekiah's time, after Jerusalem had survived a siege by the Assyrians – capitals uncovered show palm tree motif typical of Kingdom of Judah
As glacial lakes grow and the Amazon burns, the good news is that replacing steak with tofu won’t give you moobs
Dramatic environmental changes led American mastodons to migrate: Their reaction to the interglacial periods could help predict what we may expect in this time of climate change
Plus, what might Neanderthal extinction have to teach us as methane mounts, not that the White House wants to know, in the latest climate change briefs
Think all bats are gray in the dark? You need to look a little closer
We know glaciers covered the northern hemisphere during the Last Glacial Maximum, but how different are temperatures today and what did greenhouse gases have to do with it?
Stronghold on the border between Gath and Lachish could have been erected with Egyptians left to fend off the Philistines – and maybe even the early Israelites too, archaeologists suggest
Heat and humidity are already reaching intolerable levels and superplants fueled by high CO2 can’t save us: It’s time for the Haaretz climate change briefs!
The location of the ancient town of Bethsaida has been lost in the fog of time. Prof. Rami Arav proposes a leading candidate for the place where, according to the New Testament, Jesus performed miracles
Layered ash and grasses from 227,000 years to 35,000 years ago in Border Cave is reminiscent of potential early bed discovery in Israel’s Misliya Cave from 185,000 years ago
How sea level rise will make rivers catastrophically change course and how to make veg attractive: It’s time for the Haaretz climate change briefs!
Workshop found in 1,200-year-old Islamic-period home in Bedouin city of Rahat was one of the earliest known to make solid soap, but using olive oil instead of lard of the swine
As people settled down and stopped roaming, they might have burned the dead instead of burying them because of disease racking the area, an archaeologist suggests
Peril looms as Alpine glaciers shrink, and preserving the last bastion remaining free of coronavirus (because nobody can get there): It's time for the Haaretz climate change briefs!
No, they weren't in contact: This was independent invention, and the unique fluted points apparently served completely different purposes in the two continents
The discovery in Dimona of a Nubian Levallois technique of tool manufacture, associated only with modern humans, supports the theory that humans left Africa via Saudi Arabia, then Jordan and Israel
As heat mounts and much worse is anticipated, the Haaretz climate change briefs look at the stories we need to know – including ones we wish we didn’t
Tel Aviv University’s Prof. Halina Abramowicz spearheading strategy for future of particle physics at CERN, including finding the missing antimatter and building a really, very big collider
Lady birds have one ovary but their dinosaur ancestors had the usual two: Extraordinary fossil bird from 120 million years ago sheds light on the evolutionary change
Discovered during works ahead of building a playground, the church or monastery is likely to join the first ancient church found in Kafr Kama – and be built over
How exactly the sun-loving cyanobacteria among them survived for millions of years in pitch-black sediment is a mystery, even if it is the toughest microbe on Earth
As heat waves roast Norway and Israel, to name but two, methane found seeping from Antarctic seabed jolts climate scientists