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Unknown details identified in the Lions' Courtyard at the Alhambra

Unknown details identified in the Lions' Courtyard at the Alhambra

Through drawings, researchers from the University of Seville, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and the University ...
48,000 years old tooth from one of the last Neanderthals found in Northern Italy

48,000 years old tooth from one of the last Neanderthals found in Northern Italy

A milk-tooth found in the vicinity of "Riparo del Broion" on the Berici Hills in the Veneto region bears evidence of one of the la...
Sea ice triggered the Little Ice Age, finds a new study

Sea ice triggered the Little Ice Age, finds a new study

A new study finds a trigger for the Little Ice Age that cooled Europe from the 1300s through mid-1800s, and supports surprising model result...
Blonde Scandinavians or well-travelled Southern Europeans? Research busts myths of Vikings

Blonde Scandinavians or well-travelled Southern Europeans? Research busts myths of Vikings

When we talk of Nordic history, it is all but impossible not to mention the Vikings. Stories about the Scandinavian warriors and their Old N...
Domestic horses probably did not originate in Anatolia

Domestic horses probably did not originate in Anatolia

Domestic horses likely did not originate in Anatolia as previously suspected, according to a new study of ancient horse remains dating as fa...
Discovery of a new mass extinction

Discovery of a new mass extinction

It's not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil recor...
T-rex skeleton could fetch record price at New York auction

T-rex skeleton could fetch record price at New York auction

The skeleton of a 40-foot (12-meter) dinosaur nicknamed "Stan", one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found, w...
How a giant short-faced bear reached the California Channel Islands

How a giant short-faced bear reached the California Channel Islands

The California Channel Islands are renowned for their archaeological, biological and paleontological significance and richness, containing s...
Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

Did our early ancestors boil their food in hot springs?

Some of the oldest remains of early human ancestors have been unearthed in Olduvai Gorge, a rift valley setting in northern Tanzania where a...
Mexico identifies submerged wreck of Mayan slave ship

Mexico identifies submerged wreck of Mayan slave ship

Two nautical miles (3.7 km) from this port, a little-known story resurfaces thanks to the work of experts from the National Institute of Ant...
Dust may have controlled ancient human civilization

Dust may have controlled ancient human civilization

When early humans began to travel out of Africa and spread into Eurasia over a hundred thousand years ago, a fertile region around the easte...
100-million-year-old amber reveals sexual intercourse of ostracods

100-million-year-old amber reveals sexual intercourse of ostracods

Small bivalved crustacean ostracods are the most abundant fossil arthropods since the Ordovician and play an important role in paleoenvironm...

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