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The indigenous population of ancient Sicily were active traders

The indigenous population of ancient Sicily were active traders

How should we relate to the traditional historiography on ancient Sicily? The prevailing view has been that the indigenous population had ne...
Archaeologist uncover hidden neighbourhood of ancient Maya city in Guatemala

Archaeologist uncover hidden neighbourhood of ancient Maya city in Guatemala

Scientists have been excavating the ruins of Tikal, an ancient Maya city in modern-day Guatemala, since the 1950s — and thanks to those many...
Late Pleistocene humans in New Guinea may have hatched and raised cassowary chicks

Late Pleistocene humans in New Guinea may have hatched and raised cassowary chicks

As early as 18,000 years ago, humans in New Guinea may have collected cassowary eggs near maturity and then raised the birds to adulthood, a...
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...
Dinosaurs’ ascent driven by volcanoes powering climate change

Dinosaurs’ ascent driven by volcanoes powering climate change

The rise of dinosaurs coincided with environmental changes driven by major volcanic eruptions over 230 million years ago, a new study reveal...
25-million-year-old ancient eagle ruled the roost in Australia

25-million-year-old ancient eagle ruled the roost in Australia

A 25-million-year-old eagle fossil found in South Australia adds to the long evolutionary history of raptors in Australia.   Credit: © Jacob...
Answering a century-old question on the origins of life

Answering a century-old question on the origins of life

The missing link isn't a not-yet-discovered fossil, after all. It's a tiny, self-replicating globule called a coacervate droplet, de...
What the fate of ancient cities can teach us about surviving climate change

What the fate of ancient cities can teach us about surviving climate change

Cities and their hinterlands must build resilience to survive climate stress; this is the grave warning emanating from a study of ancient ci...
Deep roots of the 'Anthropocene' can be found in tropical forests

Deep roots of the 'Anthropocene' can be found in tropical forests

Tropical forests regularly appear in the news as the front line of climate change and human sustainability challenges. They are some of the ...
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...

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