Will Fido go to Heaven? Maybe, if you do: A survey of British pet cemeteries over a century finds wistfulness firming into faith that Bowser will be joining the family in the afterlife
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.
No evidence of early hominin occupation has been found in Denmark, but stones from a layer dating to about 120,000 years ago do resemble stone tools, say Danish archaeologists
Boundary stone in Greek naming the village of Nafah was found pursuant to infrastructure works, in this case laying a pipeline to the army base in the Golan Heights
Prehistoric Israel was thronged with hominins who made stone tools and left behind heaps of knapping waste. Enter the Romans and then Saladin
The acceleration of bubonic plague infection in London over 300 years, to the 17th century, may indicate that the source of infection shifted from rats to ourselves
Whether or not pterosaurs had feathers has enormous implications for our understanding of dinosaur evolution
Thawing permafrost onland raises tsunami risk, of all things. And: why hominin evolution has a sobering insight for us. All this and more in this week’s Haaretz climate change briefs
Maglemose culture of prehistoric Denmark and southern Sweden wasn’t a continuum, but consisted of different peoples with different technologies, archaeologists suggest
Early modern humans living in Qesem Cave 420,000 to 200,000 years ago heated flints by the fire before shaping them into specific tools, Israeli researchers conclude
COVID positive? Do not recite ‘Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers’
But on the upside: Snails and sea slugs may be more resilient than we thought, brought to you by the Haaretz climate change briefs
Ore for the large-scale copper production in Be’er Sheva Valley came from Jordan, likely attesting to trade – and jealously guarded manufacturing secrets
During groundworks to build an intersection a rare Galilean ritual bath was found, sawed out of the bedrock and moved in an extraordinary collaboration
Based on over 300 biblical-era pottery jars with a surprising thing in common and U.S. Army orders for gloves, Israeli archaeologists solve ancient mystery
We may have overlapped with Neanderthals for thousands of years in the coastal caves of Western Europe, though that isn’t where our Neanderthal genes came from
Our bodies can handle 24 hours without food perfectly well, though our minds may find it taxing. There are ways to make it all easier.
And if you can’t follow these simple suggestions, see Tip No. 11 - before you start the fast.
How you can do your part to save the oceans, and how humanity put volcanoes to shame
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