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Living descendant of Sitting Bull confirmed by analysis of DNA from the legendary leader’s hair

Living descendant of Sitting Bull confirmed by analysis of DNA from the legendary leader’s hair

A man’s claim to be the great-grandson of legendary Native American leader Sitting Bull has been confirmed using DNA extracted from Sitting ...
Early puebloans impacted the ecosystem around Chaco Canyon earlier than previously believed

Early puebloans impacted the ecosystem around Chaco Canyon earlier than previously believed

While some current scientific theories point to ancient Chaco Canyon, a distinctive archaeological site in the American southwest, as simply...
Evidence of prehistoric human activity found in Falkland Islands

Evidence of prehistoric human activity found in Falkland Islands

Since its first recorded sighting by European explorers in the 1600s, scientists and historians have believed that Europeans were the first ...
Red paint on 1,000-year-old gold mask from Peru contains human blood proteins

Red paint on 1,000-year-old gold mask from Peru contains human blood proteins

Thirty years ago, archaeologists excavated the tomb of an elite 40-50-year-old man from the Sicán culture of Peru, a society that predated t...
The surprising origins of the Tarim Basin mummies

The surprising origins of the Tarim Basin mummies

As part of the Silk Road and located at the geographical intersection of Eastern and Western cultures, the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region...
Tiny pterosaurs dominated Cretaceous skies

Tiny pterosaurs dominated Cretaceous skies

The newly hatched juveniles of large and gigantic pterosaurs likely outcompeted other smaller adult pterosaur species to dominate the Late C...
500-year-old manuscript exposes religious beliefs and cults in medieval England

500-year-old manuscript exposes religious beliefs and cults in medieval England

A rare English illuminated medieval prayer roll, believed to be among only a few dozen still in existence worldwide, has been analysed in a ...
Shipwreck lying in sea off Peloponnese carried a load of amphorae

Shipwreck lying in sea off Peloponnese carried a load of amphorae

A shipwreck from the Classical era first, discovered in the narrow channel between the island of Kythira and Neapolis on the Peloponnese in ...
Tooth root surface area can determine primate size

Tooth root surface area can determine primate size

An often overlooked feature could give scientists new insight into the lives of ancient primate species. Researchers from North Carolina Sta...
Fossil rivers of the Sahara tell of the threat of warming

Fossil rivers of the Sahara tell of the threat of warming

Why did the people living near the Nile river migrate to central Egypt 10,000 years ago, when the Egyptian Sahara was still green? Geologist...
Fossil dental exams reveal how tusks first evolved

Fossil dental exams reveal how tusks first evolved

A wide variety of animals have tusks, from elephants and walruses to five-pound, guinea pig-looking critters called hyraxes. But one thing t...

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