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New evidence suggests sexual division of labour as farming arose in Europe

New evidence suggests sexual division of labour as farming arose in Europe

A new investigation of stone tools buried in graves provides evidence supporting the existence of a division of different types of labor bet...
Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has found the first evidence for ...
Boomerangs return with greater insights into ample uses

Boomerangs return with greater insights into ample uses

If you thought all boomerangs were used solely for throwing and—hopefully—returning then think again, because new research by a team of Grif...
Gigantic flying pterosaurs had spoked vertebrae to support their 'ridiculously long' necks

Gigantic flying pterosaurs had spoked vertebrae to support their 'ridiculously long' necks

Little is known about azhdarchid pterosaurs, gigantic flying reptiles with impressive wingspans of up to 12 meters. Cousins of dinosaurs and...
Short duration of the Yixian Formation and 'Chinese Dinosaur Pompeii'

Short duration of the Yixian Formation and 'Chinese Dinosaur Pompeii'

The Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota, renowned for its exceptionally well preserved volcanic-influenced ecosystem, was buried in lacustrine and ...
Study cements age and location of hotly debated skull from early human Homo erectus

Study cements age and location of hotly debated skull from early human Homo erectus

A new study verifies the age and origin of one of the oldest specimens of Homo erectus--a very successful early human who roamed the world f...
The chillest ape: How humans evolved a super-high cooling capacity

The chillest ape: How humans evolved a super-high cooling capacity

Humans have a uniquely high density of sweat glands embedded in their skin--10 times the density of chimpanzees and macaques. Now, researche...
Ancient ammonoids' shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Ancient ammonoids' shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Ammonoids, ancestors of today's octopus, squid and cuttlefish, bobbed and jetted their way through the oceans for around 340 million yea...
Megafauna extinction mystery - size isn't everything

Megafauna extinction mystery - size isn't everything

Ancient clues, in the shape of fossils and archaeological evidence of varying quality scattered across Australia, have formed the basis of s...
The DNA of lettuce unravelled: 6000 years from weed to beloved vegetable

The DNA of lettuce unravelled: 6000 years from weed to beloved vegetable

Iceberg lettuce, oakleaf lettuce, romaine, and all other lettuces that we eat nowadays, descend from wild plants that were modified 6000 yea...
Frog species with 6 sex chromosomes offer new clues on evolution of complex XY systems

Frog species with 6 sex chromosomes offer new clues on evolution of complex XY systems

Scientists found six sex chromosomes in the Odorrana swinhoana frog species endemic in Taiwan, giving new insights into how complex XY syste...
Ancient history sheds new light on connection between weather and war

Ancient history sheds new light on connection between weather and war

Data extracted from the oldest surviving document recording Korean history shows a strong correlation between extreme weather events and war...
Egypt's newly-found ancient city to take 10 years to excavate

Egypt's newly-found ancient city to take 10 years to excavate

It will take archaeologists at least 10 years to fully excavate the recently discovered ancient city, dubbed The Rise of Aten, that had been...

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