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'Lost golden city' discovered in Luxor’s West Bank

'Lost golden city' discovered in Luxor’s West Bank

The Egyptian mission under Zahi Hawass discovered an ancient Egyptian city in Luxor - The Rise of Aten - that was lost under the sands 3000 ...
Earliest evidence of domesticated dogs uncovered in Arabian Peninsula

Earliest evidence of domesticated dogs uncovered in Arabian Peninsula

A team of archaeologists in north-west the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has uncovered the earliest evidence of dog domestication by the region...
Modern human brain originated in Africa around 1.7 million years ago

Modern human brain originated in Africa around 1.7 million years ago

Modern humans are fundamentally different from our closest living relatives, the great apes: We live on the ground, walk on two legs and hav...
Scant evidence that 'wood overuse' at Cahokia caused collapse

Scant evidence that 'wood overuse' at Cahokia caused collapse

Whatever ultimately caused inhabitants to abandon Cahokia, it was not because they cut down too many trees, according to new research from W...
Early dispersal of Neolithic domesticated sheep into the heart of central Asia

Early dispersal of Neolithic domesticated sheep into the heart of central Asia

Along the Tian Shan and Alay mountain ranges of Central Asia, sheep and other domestic livestock form the core economy of contemporary life....
Third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse as planet warms

Third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse as planet warms

More than a third of the Antarctic's ice shelf area could be at risk of collapsing into the sea if global temperatures reach 4°C above p...
Caught speeding: Clocking the fastest-spinning brown dwarfs

Caught speeding: Clocking the fastest-spinning brown dwarfs

Astronomers at Western University have discovered the most rapidly rotating brown dwarfs known. They found three brown dwarfs that each comp...
Foetus in bishop's coffin was probably his grandson

Foetus in bishop's coffin was probably his grandson

Bishop Peder Winstrup died in 1679, and is one of the most well-preserved human bodies from the 1600s. Researchers at Lund University in Swe...
Neanderthal ancestry identifies oldest modern human genome

Neanderthal ancestry identifies oldest modern human genome

Ancient DNA from Neanderthals and early modern humans has recently shown that the groups likely interbred somewhere in the Near East after m...
800-year-old medieval pottery fragments from Oxford reveal Jewish dietary practices

800-year-old medieval pottery fragments from Oxford reveal Jewish dietary practices

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with archaeologists from Oxford Archaeology, have found the first evidence of a reli...
Bone tools found in Kimberley region are among oldest discovered in Australia

Bone tools found in Kimberley region are among oldest discovered in Australia

Bone tools found in a well-known Kimberley cave site are more than 35,000 years old and among the oldest discovered in Australia, according ...

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