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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...
Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop

Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop

Italian police say they have recovered a 1st century Roman statue that was stolen from an archaeological site in 2011 and found in a Belgian...
Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits

Humans cannot live on protein alone - even for the ancient indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest whose diet was once thought to be almo...
Shift in diet allowed gray wolves to survive ice-age extinction

Shift in diet allowed gray wolves to survive ice-age extinction

Gray wolves are among the largest predators to have survived the extinction at the end of the last ice age around 11,700 years ago. Today, t...
New Jurassic flying reptile reveals the oldest opposed thumb

New Jurassic flying reptile reveals the oldest opposed thumb

A new 160-million-year-old arboreal pterosaur species, dubbed 'Monkeydactyl', has the oldest true opposed thumb - a novel structure ...
Unusual fossil reveals last meal of prehistoric pollinator

Unusual fossil reveals last meal of prehistoric pollinator

An amber fossil of a Cretaceous beetle has shed some light on the diet of one of the earliest pollinators of flowering plants. Ecological re...
LiBER: New Linear B Electronic Resources Portal

LiBER: New Linear B Electronic Resources Portal

A portal created by the CNR for the study of "linear B", the ancient writing system in use in Greece at the end of the Bronze Age ...
'Lost golden city' discovered in Luxor’s West Bank

'Lost golden city' discovered in Luxor’s West Bank

The Egyptian mission under Zahi Hawass discovered an ancient Egyptian city in Luxor - The Rise of Aten - that was lost under the sands 3000 ...
Abrupt ice age climate changes behaved like cascading dominoes

Abrupt ice age climate changes behaved like cascading dominoes

Throughout the last ice age, the climate changed repeatedly and rapidly during so-called Dansgaard-Oeschger events, where Greenland temperat...
Biodiversity 'hot spots' devastated in warming world

Biodiversity 'hot spots' devastated in warming world

Unless nations dramatically improve on carbon cutting pledges made under the 2015 Paris climate treaty, the planet's richest concentrati...
Earliest evidence of domesticated dogs uncovered in Arabian Peninsula

Earliest evidence of domesticated dogs uncovered in Arabian Peninsula

A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region...
Modern human brain originated in Africa around 1.7 million years ago

Modern human brain originated in Africa around 1.7 million years ago

Modern humans are fundamentally different from our closest living relatives, the great apes: We live on the ground, walk on two legs and hav...

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