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Hadrian's Wall being damaged by 'nighthawk' metal detectorists

Hadrian's Wall being damaged by 'nighthawk' metal detectorists

Hadrian’s Wall, built by the Romans nearly 2,000 years ago to defend the northern limits of their empire, is being damaged by illegal metal...
Ancient site belonging to 5th millennium BCE discovered in southern Iran

Ancient site belonging to 5th millennium BCE discovered in southern Iran

An ancient site belonging to the fifth millennium BCE has been discovered in a port city in Bushehr province, southern Iran. Credit: IR...
Otzi's stone tools reveal how Copper Age mountain people lived

Otzi's stone tools reveal how Copper Age mountain people lived

Stone tools found with a 5,300-year-old frozen mummy from Northern Italy reveal how alpine Copper Age communities lived, according to a stu...
Evidence of a Mesolithic stone industry discovered at the Acropolis of Selinunte

Evidence of a Mesolithic stone industry discovered at the Acropolis of Selinunte

The excavation in progress this year suggested from the very beginning that the human presence on the acropolis of Selinunte is several mil...
Swedes have been brewing beer since the Iron Age, new evidence confirms

Swedes have been brewing beer since the Iron Age, new evidence confirms

Archaeologists at Lund University in Sweden have found carbonised germinated grains showing that malt was produced for beer brewing as earl...
Fossils show ancient primates had grooming claws as well as nails

Fossils show ancient primates had grooming claws as well as nails

Humans and other primates are outliers among mammals for having nails instead of claws. But how, when and why we transitioned from claws to...
Scientists discover new species of ancient marine lizard

Scientists discover new species of ancient marine lizard

University of Alberta paleontologists discovered a new species of marine lizard that lived 70 to 75 million years ago, with its muscle and ...
Dinosaurs couldn't stick out their tongues, new research shows

Dinosaurs couldn't stick out their tongues, new research shows

Dinosaurs are often depicted as fierce creatures, baring their teeth, with tongues wildly stretching from their mouths like giant, deranged...

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