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Impressive new finds at Akrotiri on Greek island of Santorini

Impressive new finds at Akrotiri on Greek island of Santorini

Significant new finds have been unearthed during the ongoing excavation directed by Prof. Christos Doumas at Akrotiri, Thira, which are spo...
'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave

'Vampire burial' reveals efforts to prevent child's return from grave

The discovery of a 10-year-old's body at an ancient Roman site in Italy suggests measures were taken to prevent the child, possibly inf...
Ancient shipwrecks found in Greek waters tell tale of trade routes

Ancient shipwrecks found in Greek waters tell tale of trade routes

Archaeologists in Greece have discovered at least 58 shipwrecks, many laden with antiquities, in what they say may be the largest concentra...
Humans may have colonized Madagascar later than previously thought

Humans may have colonized Madagascar later than previously thought

New archaeological evidence from southwest Madagascar reveals that modern humans colonized the island thousands of years later than previou...
Cambodia's city of Koh Ker was occupied for centuries longer than previously thought

Cambodia's city of Koh Ker was occupied for centuries longer than previously thought

The classic account of the ancient city of Koh Ker is one of a briefly-occupied and abruptly-abandoned region, but in reality, the area may...
Wild chimpanzees share food with their friends

Wild chimpanzees share food with their friends

Sharing meat after hunting and exchanging other valued food items is considered key in the evolution of cooperation in human societies. One...
Newly described fossils could help reveal why some dinos got so big

Newly described fossils could help reveal why some dinos got so big

By the time non-avian dinosaurs went extinct, plant-eating sauropods like the Brontosaurus had grown to gargantuan proportions. Weighing in...
GeoSEA array records sliding of Mount Etna's southeastern flank

GeoSEA array records sliding of Mount Etna's southeastern flank

As Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna is intensively monitored by scientists and Italian authorities. Satellite-based measurement...
Improving paleotemperature reconstruction—Swiss lakes as a model system

Improving paleotemperature reconstruction—Swiss lakes as a model system

For years, scientists have been trying to determine the climate of the past in order to make better predictions about future climate condit...

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