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The First Book of Breathing: A new assessment based on an edition of Papyrus FMNH 31324

The First Book of Breathing: A new assessment based on an edition of Papyrus FMNH 31324

Papyrus FMNH31324, published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies  for the first time, is the basis for a new analysis of the First Book o...
Bronze Age herders were less mobile than previously thought

Bronze Age herders were less mobile than previously thought

Bronze Age pastoralists in what is now southern Russia apparently covered shorter distances than previously thought. It is believed that the...
Languages and genes shed light on pre-Incan cultural development in Central Andes

Languages and genes shed light on pre-Incan cultural development in Central Andes

A recent study combines newly available analyses and methods from linguistics and genetics to tackle a long-standing topic in archaeological...
New investigation of South African rock shelter sheds light into Middle and Later modern human behaviour

New investigation of South African rock shelter sheds light into Middle and Later modern human behaviour

In the eighties the Umhlatuzana rock shelter in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa, was excavated. Results from this excavation led to an understa...
Researchers find bovid and rhinocerous species in Tibetan Plateau about 5,200 years ago

Researchers find bovid and rhinocerous species in Tibetan Plateau about 5,200 years ago

A research team led by Prof. Su Bing from Kunming Institute of Zoology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, collaborating with the researcher...
New methodology differentiates the Iberian-Roman ceramic fragments from the Punics

New methodology differentiates the Iberian-Roman ceramic fragments from the Punics

The recognition of the various types of amphorae from a morphological point of view is usually used as a tool to learn their origin and, con...
Scientists find medieval plague outbreaks picked up speed over 300 years

Scientists find medieval plague outbreaks picked up speed over 300 years

McMaster University researchers who analyzed thousands of documents covering a 300-year span of plague outbreaks in London, England, have es...
New evidence found of the ritual significance of a classic Maya sweat bath in Guatemala

New evidence found of the ritual significance of a classic Maya sweat bath in Guatemala

Sweat baths have a long history of use in Mesoamerica. Commonly used by midwives in postpartum and perinatal care in contemporary Maya commu...
2,000-year-old snake altar unearthed in Graeco-Lycian city of Patara

2,000-year-old snake altar unearthed in Graeco-Lycian city of Patara

Archaeologists are thrilled by the discovery of a marble altar with a carved figure depicting a coiled snake in the ancient city of Patara, ...
Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in Saqqara

Egypt says another trove of ancient coffins found in Saqqara

Egyptian archaeologists have unearthed another trove of ancient coffins in a vast necropolis south of Cairo, authorities said Monday. The To...
New study provides a comprehensive reconstruction of the Permian-Triassic boundary event

New study provides a comprehensive reconstruction of the Permian-Triassic boundary event

Life on Earth has a long, but also an extremely turbulent history. On more than one occasion, the majority of all species became extinct and...
Oldest securely dated evidence for a river flowing through the Thar Desert, Western India

Oldest securely dated evidence for a river flowing through the Thar Desert, Western India

Situated at the threshold of the South Asian monsoon, the Thar Desert is an important region for understanding how past environmental change...

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