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First evidence that medieval plague victims were buried individually with 'considerable care'

First evidence that medieval plague victims were buried individually with 'considerable care'

In the mid-14th century Europe was devastated by a major pandemic - the Black Death - which killed between 40 and 60 per cent of the populat...
Bronze Age Scandinavia's trading networks for copper settled

Bronze Age Scandinavia's trading networks for copper settled

New research presents over 300 new analyses of bronze objects, raising the total number to 550 in 'the archaeological fingerprint projec...
New method could reveal what genes we might have inherited from Neanderthals

New method could reveal what genes we might have inherited from Neanderthals

Thousands of years ago, archaic humans such as Neanderthals and Denisovans went extinct. But before that, they interbred with the ancestors ...
Footprints discovered from the last dinosaurs to walk on UK soil

Footprints discovered from the last dinosaurs to walk on UK soil

Footprints from at least six different species of dinosaur -- the very last dinosaurs to walk on UK soil 110 million years ago -- have been ...
New discovery shows Tibet as crossroads for giant rhino dispersal

New discovery shows Tibet as crossroads for giant rhino dispersal

The giant rhino, Paraceratherium, is considered the largest land mammal that ever lived and was mainly found in Asia, especially China, Mong...
When tyrannosaurs dominated, medium-sized predators disappeared

When tyrannosaurs dominated, medium-sized predators disappeared

A new study shows that medium-sized predators all but disappeared late in dinosaur history wherever Tyrannosaurus rex and its close relative...
Ten years of ancient genome analysis has taught scientists 'what it means to be human'

Ten years of ancient genome analysis has taught scientists 'what it means to be human'

A ball of 4,000-year-old hair frozen in time tangled around a whalebone comb led to the first ever reconstruction of an ancient human genome...
Light in darkness: an experimental look at Palaeolithic cave lighting

Light in darkness: an experimental look at Palaeolithic cave lighting

A recreation of three common types of Palaeolithic lighting systems (torches, grease lamps, and fireplaces) illuminates how Palaeolithic cav...
Primate ecology and evolution shaped by two most consumed plant families

Primate ecology and evolution shaped by two most consumed plant families

By analyzing the relative proportion of different plant parts consumed by primates, researchers suggest that primates may be intricately and...
Fossil research shows woodlice cousins roamed Ireland 360 million years ago

Fossil research shows woodlice cousins roamed Ireland 360 million years ago

The old cousins of the common woodlice were crawling on Irish land as long as 360 million years ago, according to new analysis of a fossil f...
Greater than the sum of our parts: The evolution of collective intelligence

Greater than the sum of our parts: The evolution of collective intelligence

The period preceding the emergence of behaviourally modern humans was characterised by dramatic climatic and environmental variability - it ...
Negev Desert archaeological site illuminates an important chapter in modern humans' origin

Negev Desert archaeological site illuminates an important chapter in modern humans' origin

The Boker Tachtit archaeological excavation site in Israel's central Negev desert holds clues to one of the most significant events in h...

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