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Tools made by some of North America's earliest inhabitants were made only during a 300-year period

Tools made by some of North America's earliest inhabitants were made only during a 300-year period

There is much debate surrounding the age of the Clovis—a prehistoric culture named for stone tools found near Clovis, New Mexico in the earl...
Large tides may have been a key factor in the evolution of bony fish and tetrapods

Large tides may have been a key factor in the evolution of bony fish and tetrapods

Pioneering research, published in Proceedings of the Royal Society A , into ancient tides during the Late Silurian—Devonian periods (420 mil...
Ancient Maya built sophisticated water filters

Ancient Maya built sophisticated water filters

Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural materials they imported from miles away, acc...
Unravelling prehistoric fire use: Variation in fire conditions equals variation in human behaviour

Unravelling prehistoric fire use: Variation in fire conditions equals variation in human behaviour

Building a fire involves many variables, such as size, choice of fuel, temperature, and burn time, that affect the way the generated heat ca...
Tooth marks and lost teeth offer insights into dinosaur feeding behaviour

Tooth marks and lost teeth offer insights into dinosaur feeding behaviour

The carcass of a large long-necked dinosaur in the Junggar Basin in northwestern China served as food for several other dinosaurs, T├╝bingen ...
These two bird-sized dinosaurs evolved the ability to glide, but weren't great at it

These two bird-sized dinosaurs evolved the ability to glide, but weren't great at it

Despite having bat-like wings, two small dinosaurs, Yi and Ambopteryx, struggled to fly, only managing to glide clumsily between the trees w...
African crocodiles lived in Spain six million years ago

African crocodiles lived in Spain six million years ago

Millions of years ago, several species of crocodiles of different genera and characteristics inhabited Europe and sometimes even coexisted. ...
Turbulent era sparked leap in human behaviour, adaptability 320,000 years ago

Turbulent era sparked leap in human behaviour, adaptability 320,000 years ago

For hundreds of thousands of years, early humans in the East African Rift Valley could expect certain things of their environment. Freshwate...
Mysterious vandal attacks at Berlin museums

Mysterious vandal attacks at Berlin museums

Vandals have damaged dozens of artworks and artefacts at some of Berlin's most renowned museums, police said Wednesday, in a stunning at...
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...

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