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Trace element chemistry in human bones reveals dietary differences of Medieval Danes and Italians

Trace element chemistry in human bones reveals dietary differences of Medieval Danes and Italians

In the 1600s, two private chapels were erected as family burial sites for two noble families. One in the town Svendborg in Denmark, the oth...
Ancient oyster shells provide historical insights

Ancient oyster shells provide historical insights

An interdisciplinary team of scientists studying thousands of oyster shells along the Georgia coast, some as old as 4,500 years, has publis...
29,000 years of Aboriginal history

29,000 years of Aboriginal history

The known timeline of the Aboriginal occupation of South Australia's Riverland region has been vastly extended by new research led by F...
The settlement of Europe could be the result of several imigration waves by a single population

The settlement of Europe could be the result of several imigration waves by a single population

The Dental Anthropology Group of the Centro Nacional de Investigación sobre la Evolución Humana (CENIEH), in collaboration with the paleoan...
The plight of the Kalahari San

The plight of the Kalahari San

Over the past few decades, San (Bushmen) communities in southern Africa, former hunter-gatherers, have developed new adaptive strategies to...
Evolution after Chicxulub asteroid impact: Rapid response of life to end-cretaceous mass

Evolution after Chicxulub asteroid impact: Rapid response of life to end-cretaceous mass

The impact event that formed the Chicxulub crater (Yucatán Peninsula, México) caused the extinction of 75% of species on Earth 66 million y...
5,000 years of history of domestic cats in Central Europe

5,000 years of history of domestic cats in Central Europe

A loner and a hunter with highly developed territorial instincts, a cruel carnivore, a disobedient individual: the cat. These features make...
Most ancient evidence of horsemanship in the Bronze Age

Most ancient evidence of horsemanship in the Bronze Age

Scientists from South Ural State University (SUSU) have discovered new facts about the use of horses in the Bronze Age, working with materi...
Insights into climate change during origin of dinosaurs

Insights into climate change during origin of dinosaurs

The Triassic Period, about 252 to 201 million years ago, was a time of volatile change, particularly during an interval known as the Carnia...
The colourful history of plastids

The colourful history of plastids

A billion years ago, a single-celled eukaryote engulfed a cyanobacterium--an organism capable of converting the sun's energy into food ...
Against the trends: Local changes in species diversity in Europe

Against the trends: Local changes in species diversity in Europe

Together with an international team, Senckenberg researchers published the results of a unique compilation of 161 biodiversity time series ...
Did ancient Americans settle in Polynesia? The evidence doesn't stack up

Did ancient Americans settle in Polynesia? The evidence doesn't stack up

How did the Polynesian peoples come to live on the far-flung islands of the Pacific? The question has intrigued researchers for centuries. ...

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