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Infants wearing ‘helmets’ made from skulls of other children unearthed in Ecuador

Infants wearing ‘helmets’ made from skulls of other children unearthed in Ecuador

Two infants were buried more than 2,000 years ago wearing strange “helmets” made from the skulls of other children, researchers found. ...
Roman-era sarcophagus with skeleton found in Turkey

Roman-era sarcophagus with skeleton found in Turkey

A 2,000-year-old sarcophagus including skeleton of a woman was found during road construction work in central Turkey, according to a provin...
143 new Nazca geoglyphs discovered

143 new Nazca geoglyphs discovered

Located in the Nazca Desert in southern Peru, the Nazca Lines are a collection of giant etchings that only make sense from a great height. ...
European police bust gang looting artifacts in Italy

European police bust gang looting artifacts in Italy

European police have busted an international crime gang involved in trafficking tens of thousands of Greek archaeological artefacts looted ...
Mysterious Viking boat graves unearthed in central Norway

Mysterious Viking boat graves unearthed in central Norway

In the second half of the 9th century, an important woman dies at the farm now known as Skeiet at Vinjeora, in central Norway. Her dress is...
Scientists use modern technology to understand how ochre paint was created in rock art

Scientists use modern technology to understand how ochre paint was created in rock art

Ochre, one of Earth's oldest naturally occurring materials, was often used as a vivid red paint in ancient rock art known as pictograph...
Breakthrough method of identifying sex and species of million-year-old fossils

Breakthrough method of identifying sex and species of million-year-old fossils

Reid Ferring, a professor in the University of North Texas Department of Geography and the Environment, is part of an international team of...
Huge tsunami hit Oman 1,000 years ago

Huge tsunami hit Oman 1,000 years ago

15-meter high waves that pushed boulders the weight of a Leopard tank inland: This is more or less how one can imagine the tsunami that hit...
Entomologist claims photos show evidence of life on Mars

Entomologist claims photos show evidence of life on Mars

As scientists scramble to determine whether there is life on Mars, Ohio University Professor Emeritus William Romoser's research shows ...
Research shows people made ropes and baskets during the Paleolithic era

Research shows people made ropes and baskets during the Paleolithic era

A research team from the University of Valencia and the CSIC has published a study that demonstrates the use of plant fibres during the F...
New finding on origin of avian predentary in Mesozoic birds

New finding on origin of avian predentary in Mesozoic birds

The predentary bone is one of the most enigmatic skeletal elements in avian evolution. Located at the tip of the lower jaw, this bone is ab...
Fossil dig leads to unexpected discovery of 91-million-year-old shark new to science

Fossil dig leads to unexpected discovery of 91-million-year-old shark new to science

A 91-million-year-old fossil shark newly named Cretodus houghtonorum discovered in Kansas joins a list of large dinosaur-era animals. Prese...

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