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Our direct human ancestor Homo erectus is older than we thought

Our direct human ancestor Homo erectus is older than we thought

An unusual skullcap and thousands of clues have created a southern twist to the story of human ancestors, in research published in Science ....
2,000-year-old sundial unearthed in Laodikeia

2,000-year-old sundial unearthed in Laodikeia

A Hellenistic-era marble sundial has been unearthed in the ancient city of Laodikeia located in southern Turkey. Credit: AA Oriented towa...
Ancient copper smelting remains unearthed in north China's Shanxi

Ancient copper smelting remains unearthed in north China's Shanxi

Archaeologists have excavated a part of a copper smelting site dating from the late Xia Dynasty to the early Shang Dynasty in northern China...
2,000-year-old stele reveals mysteries of Mayan writing

2,000-year-old stele reveals mysteries of Mayan writing

A 2,000-year-old stele discovered in southwestern Guatemala revealed signs of the birth of writing in the Mayan culture that dominated south...
Warring States period tombs discovered in SW China

Warring States period tombs discovered in SW China

Archaeologists discovered four tombs dating back more than 2,000 years in Southwest China's Sichuan province, according to the Sichuan P...
4,000-year-old human bones found in Ras Al Khaimah

4,000-year-old human bones found in Ras Al Khaimah

An unprecedented joint project has seen Ras Al Khaimah’s Department of Antiquities and Museums collaborate with two prominent US universitie...
British Museum director "has insulted Greece"

British Museum director "has insulted Greece"

The British lobby for the reunification of the Parthenon Sculptures, as well as prominent British historians and lawyers, have accused the B...
Fossil skull casts doubt over modern human ancestry

Fossil skull casts doubt over modern human ancestry

Griffith University scientists have led an international team to date the skull of an early human found in Africa, potentially upending huma...
Fourth new pterosaur discovery in matter of weeks

Fourth new pterosaur discovery in matter of weeks

You wait ages for a pterosaur and then four come along at once. Hot on the heels of a recent paper discovering three new species of pterosau...
Fossil trove sheds light on ancient antipodean ecology

Fossil trove sheds light on ancient antipodean ecology

The oldest known animals and plants preserved in amber from Southern Gondwana are reported in Scientific Reports this week. Gondwana, the s...
Study offers new insight into the impact of ancient migrations on the European landscape

Study offers new insight into the impact of ancient migrations on the European landscape

Neolithic populations have long been credited with bringing about a revolution in farming practices across Europe. However, a new study sugg...
Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

Modern humans, Neanderthals share a tangled genetic history, study affirms

In recent years, scientists have uncovered evidence that modern humans and Neanderthals share a tangled past. In the course of human history...

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