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Archaeologists in Egypt open large black granite sarcophagus found in Alexandria

Archaeologists in Egypt open large black granite sarcophagus found in Alexandria

Archaeologists in Egypt have opened a large, sealed, black granite sarcophagus dating 2,300 years in the coastal city of Alexandria. On...
Neanderthals could make fire – just like our modern ancestors

Neanderthals could make fire – just like our modern ancestors

Neanderthals were able to make fire on a large scale with the aid of pyrite and hand-axes. This means they could decide when and where they...
Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt

Archaeologists find ancient pottery workshop in Egypt

Archaeologists in Egypt have discovered an ancient pottery manufacturing workshop dating to more than 4,000 years ago in the southern provi...
Research cites faulty science and ethics in DNA analyzes of 'Ata'

Research cites faulty science and ethics in DNA analyzes of 'Ata'

University of Otago-led international collaborative research calls into question the ethics and skeletal and genomic analysis surrounding r...
Barley heads east: Living plant varieties reveal ancient migration routes across Eurasia

Barley heads east: Living plant varieties reveal ancient migration routes across Eurasia

The emergence of agriculture is one of the most important transitions in the development of human societies, as it allowed the establishmen...
Old Theban port of Chalcis: A medieval maritime crossroads in Greece

Old Theban port of Chalcis: A medieval maritime crossroads in Greece

Showcased in museums the world over, Byzantine ceramics are the vestiges of an ancient empire that dominated the Mediterranean region for n...
Life on Earth kept to darkness for much of history, study finds

Life on Earth kept to darkness for much of history, study finds

Tiny creatures that lived in the dark - either underground or below the sea floor - were the dominant life forms on Earth for much of the p...
Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere

Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth's ancient biosphere

A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the E...

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