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Jewel of Roman Empire lies neglected in Libya chaos

Jewel of Roman Empire lies neglected in Libya chaos

Once among the Roman Empire's most beautiful cities, Leptis Magna lies neglected and shunned by tourists after a decade of war, but some...
Genetic descent and heritage of the Etruscans deciphered

Genetic descent and heritage of the Etruscans deciphered

The Etruscan civilization, which flourished during the Iron Age in central Italy, has intrigued scholars for millennia. With remarkable meta...
Decoding human history with ancient DNA

Decoding human history with ancient DNA

This year is the 20th anniversary of sequencing the human genome. In honor of this event, a research team led by Prof. FU Qiaomei from the I...
Organic molecule remnants found in nuclei of ancient dinosaur cells

Organic molecule remnants found in nuclei of ancient dinosaur cells

A team of scientists from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and from ...
Earliest evidence of human activity found in the Americas

Earliest evidence of human activity found in the Americas

Footprints found at White Sands National Park in New Mexico provide the earliest unequivocal evidence of human activity in the Americas and ...
Ancient DNA analysis sheds light on dark event in medieval Spain

Ancient DNA analysis sheds light on dark event in medieval Spain

An international research team led by the University of Huddersfield's Archaeogenetics Research Group, including geneticists, archaeolog...
Gas pipe workers find 800-year-old bodies in Peru

Gas pipe workers find 800-year-old bodies in Peru

Peruvian workers laying gas pipes found the remains of eight people buried in a common tomb with food and musical instruments some 800 years...
Bizarre armoured spikes belong to oldest ankylosaur ever discovered

Bizarre armoured spikes belong to oldest ankylosaur ever discovered

An unusual fossil showing a series of spikes fused to a rib has been revealed to be the remains of the oldest ankylosaur ever found and the ...
Blowing up medieval gunpowder recipes

Blowing up medieval gunpowder recipes

First used for battle in China in about 900 A.D., gunpowder spread throughout Eurasia by the end of the 13th century, eventually revolutioni...
Shell beads found in Moroccan cave are at least 142,000 years old

Shell beads found in Moroccan cave are at least 142,000 years old

The necklace, nametag, earrings or uniform you chose to put on this morning might say more than you realize about your social status, job or...
Island-hopping: Genetics reveal how humans settled remote Pacific

Island-hopping: Genetics reveal how humans settled remote Pacific

Easter Island's famous megaliths have relatives on islands thousands of miles to the north and west -- and so did the people who created...
Recording Roman resource exploitation and urban collapse

Recording Roman resource exploitation and urban collapse

For hundreds of years, Carthage—the Phoenician city-state in North Africa—flourished, establishing itself as a robust trade empire with wide...
Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates

Early Homo sapiens groups in Europe faced subarctic climates

Using oxygen stable isotope analysis of tooth enamel from animals butchered by humans at the site of Bacho Kiro Cave, Bulgaria, Max Planck r...

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