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Largest, oldest Maya monument suggests importance of communal work

Largest, oldest Maya monument suggests importance of communal work

From the ground, it's impossible to tell that the plateau underfoot is something extraordinary. But from the sky, with laser eyes, and ...
Humans and Neanderthals: Less different than polar and brown bears

Humans and Neanderthals: Less different than polar and brown bears

Ancient humans, Neanderthals and Denisovans were genetically closer than polar bears and brown bears, and so, like the bears, were able to ...
Two new extinct primate species found in the Ethiopia site of Gona

Two new extinct primate species found in the Ethiopia site of Gona

Sileshi Semaw from the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), is coauthor of a paper published in the Journal...
Doubts about the Nerja cave art having been done by Neanderthals

Doubts about the Nerja cave art having been done by Neanderthals

Dating cave art is a key issue for understanding human cognitive development. Knowing whether the ability for abstraction and conveying rea...
Piecing together the Dead Sea Scrolls with DNA evidence

Piecing together the Dead Sea Scrolls with DNA evidence

The collection of more than 25,000 fragments of ancient manuscripts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls include, among other ancient texts, the o...
On the hunt for megafauna in North America

On the hunt for megafauna in North America

Research from Curtin University has found that pre-historic climate change does not explain the extinction of megafauna in North America at...
Canadian scientists discover what an armoured dinosaur ate for its last meal

Canadian scientists discover what an armoured dinosaur ate for its last meal

More than 110 million years ago, a lumbering 1,300-kilogram, armour-plated dinosaur ate its last meal, died, and was washed out to sea in w...
Ancient genomes link subsistence change and human migration in northern China

Ancient genomes link subsistence change and human migration in northern China

While recent advances in ancient DNA analysis have established the major patterns of prehistoric human migration in western Eurasia, the po...
Snowball's chance in Earth and early signs of life

Snowball's chance in Earth and early signs of life

New research led by the University of St Andrews helps answer one of the most asked questions in geoscience, when did Earth start to become...
Study shows today's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels greater than 23 million-year record

Study shows today's atmospheric carbon dioxide levels greater than 23 million-year record

A common message in use to convey the seriousness of climate change to the public is: "Carbon dioxide levels are higher today than the...
Loss of land-based vertebrates is accelerating, according to biologists

Loss of land-based vertebrates is accelerating, according to biologists

In 2015, Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich coauthored a study declaring the world's sixth mass extinction was underway. Five years later,...
Heightened interaction between neolithic migrants and hunter-gatherers in Western Europe

Heightened interaction between neolithic migrants and hunter-gatherers in Western Europe

The Neolithic lifestyle, including farming, animal domestication and the development of new technologies, emerged in the Near East around 1...

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