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Discovery of ancient Peruvian burials sheds new light on Wari culture

Discovery of ancient Peruvian burials sheds new light on Wari culture

A team of archaeologists in northern Peru discovered the remains of 29 people, including three children, that could help experts rewrite the...
When and why did human brains decrease in size 3,000 years ago?

When and why did human brains decrease in size 3,000 years ago?

The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. Now, a new study has brought us closer to understanding some of its evolution. It sho...
Fossils of two Early Cretaceous species discovered in southwest Arkansas

Fossils of two Early Cretaceous species discovered in southwest Arkansas

Two new species dating back to the Early Cretaceous Period were recently discovered in Sevier County in southwest Arkansas. One is a small s...
Early dinosaurs may have lived in social herds as early as 193 million years ago

Early dinosaurs may have lived in social herds as early as 193 million years ago

To borrow a line from the movie "Jurassic Park:" Dinosaurs do move in herds. And a new study shows that the prehistoric creatures ...
‘Raptor-like’ dinosaur discovered in Australian mine, actually uncovered as a timid vegetarian

‘Raptor-like’ dinosaur discovered in Australian mine, actually uncovered as a timid vegetarian

Fossil footprints found in an Australian coal mine around 50 years ago have long been thought to be that of a large 'raptor-like' pr...
Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to early life

Some of the world’s oldest rubies linked to early life

While analyzing some of the world’s oldest coloured gemstones, researchers from the University of Waterloo discovered carbon residue that wa...
What drove the invention of military technologies?

What drove the invention of military technologies?

Peter Turchin from the Complexity Science Hub Vienna (CSH) and an interdisciplinary team of colleagues set out to test competing theories ab...
Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

Europeans in the Americas 1000 years ago

Columbus was not the first European to reach the Americas. The Vikings got there centuries beforehand, although exactly when has remained un...
Origin of domestic horses finally established

Origin of domestic horses finally established

Horses were first domesticated in the Pontic-Caspian steppes, northern Caucasus, before conquering the rest of Eurasia within a few centurie...
First dinosaur era crab fully preserved in amber discovered

First dinosaur era crab fully preserved in amber discovered

Fossils trapped in amber provide a unique snapshot of the anatomy, biology, and ecology of extinct organisms. The most common fossils found ...
Savannah chimpanzees, a model for the understanding of human evolution

Savannah chimpanzees, a model for the understanding of human evolution

To prosper, most great apes need lush forests in Africa (bonobos, chimpanzees, and gorillas) or Southeast Asia (orangutans), except for some...

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