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Cuneiform reveals shared birthplace

Cuneiform reveals shared birthplace

Assyriologists in Leiden have been conducting research into ancient clay tablets from the Middle East for 100 years already. What exactly d...
Early El Greco painting found in Crete

Early El Greco painting found in Crete

A rare painting attributed to famous painter “El Greco” (Dominikos Theotokopoulos) was found near the city of Chania in Crete, according to...
An exceptional Gravettian 'Venus' discovered in Amiens

An exceptional Gravettian 'Venus' discovered in Amiens

The prehistoric site of Renancourt, in Amiens, has been known for many years and long remained one of the few sites providing evidence for ...
Iron Age shield found during Pocklington dig fully restored

Iron Age shield found during Pocklington dig fully restored

A shield discovered during a housing development in Pocklington has been hailed as the 'most significant Iron Age find this century....
World's oldest silk fabrics discovered in central China

World's oldest silk fabrics discovered in central China

Chinese archaeologists have used new technology to ascertain the carbonized texture residue in an urn coffin buried in the Neolithic Yangsh...
Iron Age graves, artefacts found in Oman’s Musandam

Iron Age graves, artefacts found in Oman’s Musandam

A new and important archaeological discovery dating back to the Iron Age has been found by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture at an archa...
Roman villa unearthed in southern England

Roman villa unearthed in southern England

A well preserved Roman villa has been rediscovered at the Dorset Wildlife Trust nature reserve, Nunnery Mead, near Frampton. Credit: Bo...
4,000-year-old granaries discovered in central China

4,000-year-old granaries discovered in central China

Archaeologists have unearthed a number of circular foundations at a Neolithic site of Longshan Culture dating back about 4,000 years in Hua...
Dull teeth, long skulls, specialized bites evolved in unrelated plant-eating dinosaurs

Dull teeth, long skulls, specialized bites evolved in unrelated plant-eating dinosaurs

Herbivorous dinosaurs evolved many times during the 180 million-year Mesozoic era, and while they didn't all evolve to chew, swallow, a...
New cretaceous mammal provides evidence for separation of hearing and chewing modules

New cretaceous mammal provides evidence for separation of hearing and chewing modules

A joint research team led by MAO Fangyuan from the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP) of the Chinese Academy...
Multiple correlations between brain complexity and locomotion pattern in vertebrates

Multiple correlations between brain complexity and locomotion pattern in vertebrates

Researchers at the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Helsinki, have uncovered multi-level relationships between locomotion - the wa...
Investigating the rise of oxygenic photosynthesis

Investigating the rise of oxygenic photosynthesis

About 2.4 billion years ago, at the end of the Archean Eon, a planet-wide increase in oxygen levels called the Great Oxidation Event (GOE) ...

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