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Archaeologists find ancient rock art in Egypt's Edfu

Archaeologists find ancient rock art in Egypt's Edfu

An Egyptian-American archaeological mission involving Yale University has uncovered a flint quarrying area that has been dated to several a...
New research unveils true origin of Mesoamerican turquoise

New research unveils true origin of Mesoamerican turquoise

New research published in the journal Science Advances overturns more than a century of thought about the source of turquoise used by anci...
Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests

Amber fossils provide oldest evidence of frogs in wet, tropical forests

About 99 million years ago, a tiny juvenile frog in present-day Myanmar was suddenly trapped in sap with a beetle, perhaps its intended nex...
DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses

DNA 'fossils' in fish, amphibians, and reptiles reveal deep diversity of retroviruses

Retroviruses, a broad category of viruses that infect humans and other vertebrates, have much greater diversity than previously thought, ac...
Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century

Large-scale whaling in north Scandinavia may date back to 6th century

The intensive whaling that has pushed many species to the brink of extinction today may be several centuries older than previously assumed....
Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes in Ireland

Ancient agricultural activity caused lasting environmental changes in Ireland

Agricultural activity by humans more than 2,000 years ago had a more significant and lasting impact on the environment than previously thou...
Harappan site of Rakhigarhi: DNA study claims to debunk Aryan invasion theory

Harappan site of Rakhigarhi: DNA study claims to debunk Aryan invasion theory

The much-awaited DNA study of the skeletal remains found at the Harappan site of Rakhigarhi, Haryana, shows no Central Asian trace, indicat...
Scientists discover a new way to find mass extinctions

Scientists discover a new way to find mass extinctions

During the history of the Earth, there were many mass extinctions, when huge numbers of species died out. They are usually easy to identify...

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