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Gorgeous photos capture the bygone fishing culture of 1950s Portugal

Gorgeous photos capture the bygone fishing culture of 1950s Portugal Fishing has been at the center of life on the Portuguese coast since Roman times, when the region produced the prized fish sauce garum for export to the capital.Traditionally, men dressed in checkered clothes and long wool hats fished from 15-foot open boats called saveiros, using spotlights and bait to lure schools of mackerel and horse mackerel into immense seine nets.

A 400,000-year-old fossil offers new clues on how humans evolved

A 400,000-year-old fossil offers new clues on how humans evolved Deep inside a Portuguese cave, the fossil of a human cranium lay buried for 400,000 years, surrounded by a smattering of stone tools and animal remains.The cranium found in Portugal's Aroeira cave belonged to a Neanderthal, the closest extinct relative of modern humans.