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Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads

Raids and bloody rituals among ancient steppe nomads

Ancient historiographers described steppe nomads as violent people dedicated to warfare and plundering. Little archaeological and anthropolo...
Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120,000 years ago

Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia give glimpse of Arabian ecology 120,000 years ago

Situated between Africa and Eurasia, the Arabian Peninsula is an important yet understudied region for understanding human evolution across ...
Human genetics: A look in the mirror

Human genetics: A look in the mirror

Who are we? Where did we come from? How did we get here? Throughout the ages, humans have sought answers to these questions, pursuing wisdom...
Newly-described fossils reveal an ancient origin for New Zealand penguins

Newly-described fossils reveal an ancient origin for New Zealand penguins

New Zealand is surrounded by highly productive oceans that attract seabirds from around the world, forming a global hotspot for seabird dive...
Unknown details identified in the Lions' Courtyard at the Alhambra

Unknown details identified in the Lions' Courtyard at the Alhambra

Through drawings, researchers from the University of Seville, the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (Switzerland) and the University ...
48,000 years old tooth from one of the last Neanderthals found in Northern Italy

48,000 years old tooth from one of the last Neanderthals found in Northern Italy

A milk-tooth found in the vicinity of "Riparo del Broion" on the Berici Hills in the Veneto region bears evidence of one of the la...
Sea ice triggered the Little Ice Age, finds a new study

Sea ice triggered the Little Ice Age, finds a new study

A new study finds a trigger for the Little Ice Age that cooled Europe from the 1300s through mid-1800s, and supports surprising model result...
Discovery of microbes with mixed membranes sheds new light on early evolution of life

Discovery of microbes with mixed membranes sheds new light on early evolution of life

Current research suggests that more complex life-forms, including humans, evolved from a symbiosis event of Bacteria and another single-cell...
Blonde Scandinavians or well-travelled Southern Europeans? Research busts myths of Vikings

Blonde Scandinavians or well-travelled Southern Europeans? Research busts myths of Vikings

When we talk of Nordic history, it is all but impossible not to mention the Vikings. Stories about the Scandinavian warriors and their Old N...
Domestic horses probably did not originate in Anatolia

Domestic horses probably did not originate in Anatolia

Domestic horses likely did not originate in Anatolia as previously suspected, according to a new study of ancient horse remains dating as fa...
Discovery of a new mass extinction

Discovery of a new mass extinction

It's not often a new mass extinction is identified; after all, such events were so devastating they really stand out in the fossil recor...
T-rex skeleton could fetch record price at New York auction

T-rex skeleton could fetch record price at New York auction

The skeleton of a 40-foot (12-meter) dinosaur nicknamed "Stan", one of the most complete Tyrannosaurus rex specimens ever found, w...

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