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Ancient Egyptian funerary equipment workshops revealed at Valley of the Monkeys

Ancient Egyptian funerary equipment workshops revealed at Valley of the Monkeys

Ancient Egyptian funerary equipment workshops have been revealed at Luxor’s Valley of the Monkeys by a team of Egyptian archaeologists head...
Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii

Vivid gladiator fresco discovered at Pompeii

A vivid fresco depicting an armour-clad gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles gushing blood has been discovered in...
Private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural revolution

Private property, not productivity, precipitated Neolithic agricultural revolution

Humankind first started farming in Mesopotamia about 11,500 years ago. Subsequently, the practices of cultivating crops and raising livesto...
Excavations continued this year at ancient Alasarna on Greek island of Kos

Excavations continued this year at ancient Alasarna on Greek island of Kos

The excavation conducted this season by the University of Athens at ancient Alasarna (today’s Kardamaina) on Kos is into its 35th year. It ...
Study offers solution to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle

Study offers solution to Ice Age ocean chemistry puzzle

New research into the chemistry of the oceans during ice ages is helping to solve a puzzle that has engaged scientists for more than two de...
Bacteria contradict Darwin: Survival of the friendliest

Bacteria contradict Darwin: Survival of the friendliest

New microbial research at the University of Copenhagen suggests that 'survival of the friendliest' outweighs 'survival of the f...
5700-year-old child burial unearthed in eastern Turkey

5700-year-old child burial unearthed in eastern Turkey

A recently unearthed skeleton of a child in eastern Turkey is thought to date back to 5,700 years ago, according to the head of excavation....
Social inequality in Bronze Age households

Social inequality in Bronze Age households

Archaeogenetic analyses provide new insights into social inequality 4000 years ago: nuclear families lived together with foreign women and ...
Cretan tomb's location may have strengthened territorial claim

Cretan tomb's location may have strengthened territorial claim

Examining the position occupied by tombs in their landscape in Prepalatial Crete gives us new insights into the role played by burial sites...
DNA study sheds new light on the people of the Neolithic battle axe culture

DNA study sheds new light on the people of the Neolithic battle axe culture

In an interdisciplinary study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B , an international research team has combined archaeological,...
Study finds prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago

Study finds prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago

Tel Aviv University researchers, in collaboration with scholars from Spain, have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption ...
Ancient fossils reveal fresh clues about early life on land

Ancient fossils reveal fresh clues about early life on land

Slime has been present on Earth for a very long time—almost 2 billion years, according to a recent reassessment of fossil evidence. Cre...

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