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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...
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...
Are hyoliths Palaeozoic lophophorates?

Are hyoliths Palaeozoic lophophorates?

Hyoliths are extinct invertebrates with calcareous shells that were common constituents of the Cambrian fauna and formed a minor component ...
Farmer discovers giant Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey

Farmer discovers giant Byzantine-era pithos in central Turkey

A farmer plowing his field in Turkey's central Kırıkkale province discovered a giant ancient pithos jar from the Byzantine era. Cre...
Early DNA lineages from Finland shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

Early DNA lineages from Finland shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

A new genetic study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Fi...
Lichens are way younger than scientists thought

Lichens are way younger than scientists thought

You've probably seen a lichen, even if you didn't realize it. If you've ever meandered through the forest and wondered what the...
Horse-head statue looted by Anglo-French allied forces during Second Opium War in 1860 repatriated to China

Horse-head statue looted by Anglo-French allied forces during Second Opium War in 1860 repatriated to China

A bronze horse head will be returned to the Old Summer Palace, or "Yuanmingyuan" in Chinese, according to China's National Cu...
Alpine rock axeheads became social and economic exchange fetishes in the Neolithic

Alpine rock axeheads became social and economic exchange fetishes in the Neolithic

Axeheads made out of Alpine rocks had strong social and economic symbolic meaning in the Neolithic, given their production and use value. T...
What felled the great Assyrian Empire?

What felled the great Assyrian Empire?

The Neo-Assyrian Empire, centered in northern Iraq and extending from Iran to Egypt -- the largest empire of its time -- collapsed after mo...
Genetic analysis of sacred ibis mummies sheds light on early Egyptian practices

Genetic analysis of sacred ibis mummies sheds light on early Egyptian practices

New genetic research into the mummification of ibises found in Egyptian catacombs has shed light on how Ancient Egyptians obtained millions...
DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe

DNA data offers scientific look at 500 years of extramarital sex in Western Europe

These days it's easy to resolve questions about paternity with over-the-counter test kits. Now, researchers have put DNA evidence toget...
Lifelike chemistry created in lab search for ways to study origin of life

Lifelike chemistry created in lab search for ways to study origin of life

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have cultivated lifelike chemical reactions while pioneering a new strategy for studying the or...

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