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The Tollund man's last meal

The Tollund man's last meal

Although it is 2400 years since the Tollund man ate his last meal, Danish researchers - from Museum Silkeborg, the National Museum, Moesgaar...
Stone tool tells the story of Neanderthal hunting

Stone tool tells the story of Neanderthal hunting

65,000 years ago Neanderthal from the Swabian Jura hunted horses and reindeer with hafted leaf-shaped stone points. A newly discovered leaf ...
The ethics of remote sensing in archaeology

The ethics of remote sensing in archaeology

Remote sensing—beginning with aerial photography—has been used for decades in one form or another in archaeology, but, the discussion on the...
Roman road discovered in the Venice lagoon

Roman road discovered in the Venice lagoon

The discovery of a Roman road submerged in the Venice Lagoon is reported in Scientific Reports this week. The findings suggest that extensi...
Fossil reveals burrowing lifestyle of tiny dinosaur

Fossil reveals burrowing lifestyle of tiny dinosaur

A finger-sized fossil from 308 million years ago unearthed in the United States gives tantalising clues to the habits of tiny dinosaur-like ...
Medieval French coins unearthed in Poland possibly linked to Viking siege of Paris

Medieval French coins unearthed in Poland possibly linked to Viking siege of Paris

Over 100 silver deniers minted in the 9th century by the rulers of the Carolingian dynasty has been found at a dig in Poland. Credit: Museum...
Widespread cultural diffusion of knowledge started 400,000 years ago

Widespread cultural diffusion of knowledge started 400,000 years ago

Different groups of hominins probably learned from one another much earlier than was previously thought, and that knowledge was also distrib...
Chimpanzees have not entered the Stone Age

Chimpanzees have not entered the Stone Age

Unlike early human species, chimpanzees do not seem to be able to spontaneously make and use sharp stone tools, even when they have all the ...
A foot tumor and two tail fractures complicated the life of this hadrosaur

A foot tumor and two tail fractures complicated the life of this hadrosaur

When it was discovered in the 1980s in Argentina, this hadrosaur was diagnosed with a fractured foot. However, a new analysis now shows that...
15,000-year-old viruses discovered in Tibetan glacier ice

15,000-year-old viruses discovered in Tibetan glacier ice

Scientists who study glacier ice have found viruses nearly 15,000 years old in two ice samples taken from the Tibetan Plateau in China. Most...
Using archaeology to better understand climate change

Using archaeology to better understand climate change

Throughout history, people of different cultures and stages of evolution have found ways to adapt, with varying success, to the gradual warm...
The sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Alexandria reveals new archaeological treasures

The sunken city of Thônis-Heracleion in Alexandria reveals new archaeological treasures

During an underwater excavation at the sunken city of Heracleion in Abu Qir bay in Alexandria, the Egyptian-French mission, led by the Europ...

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