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Archaeologists unveil 7,000-year-old seal impressions discovered at Tel Tsaf in northern Israel

Archaeologists unveil 7,000-year-old seal impressions discovered at Tel Tsaf in northern Israel

A team of archaeologists from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) made a rare discovery when they unearthed a small clay seal impression...
Two Viking relatives reunited in Denmark after 1,000 years

Two Viking relatives reunited in Denmark after 1,000 years

Separated for 1,000 years, two Viking warriors from the same family were reunited on Wednesday at Denmark's National Museum, as DNA anal...
New research shows that Siberian Neanderthals also liked their greens

New research shows that Siberian Neanderthals also liked their greens

Neanderthals, extinct cousins of modern humans, occupied Western Eurasia before disappearing and although it was once thought that they trav...
Researchers link ancient wooden structure unearthed in northern Italy to water ritual

Researchers link ancient wooden structure unearthed in northern Italy to water ritual

The Noceto Vasca Votiva is a unique wood structure that was unearthed on a small hill in northern Italy in 2005. Built primarily of oak and ...
Ceramics provide insights into medieval Islamic cuisine

Ceramics provide insights into medieval Islamic cuisine

Organic residues on ceramic pottery are a valuable resource for understanding medieval cuisines of Islamic-ruled Sicily, according to a stud...
Ancient sea-level rise linked to settlement decline in the Southern Levant

Ancient sea-level rise linked to settlement decline in the Southern Levant

Recent archaeological observations and multidisciplinary research from Dor, a settlement along the Carmel coast in northern Israel, shed new...
Māori connections to Antarctica may go as far back as 7th century, new study shows

Māori connections to Antarctica may go as far back as 7th century, new study shows

Indigenous Māori people may have set eyes on Antarctic waters and perhaps the continent as early as the 7th century, new research published ...
Language extinction triggers loss of unique medicinal knowledge

Language extinction triggers loss of unique medicinal knowledge

Language is one of our species' most important skills, as it has enabled us to occupy nearly every corner of the planet. Among other thi...
Uncovering the lost Indigenous NE Florida settlement of Sarabay

Uncovering the lost Indigenous NE Florida settlement of Sarabay

The University of North Florida archaeology team is now fairly confident they have located the lost Indigenous northeast Florida community o...
Oldest plant fossils on the African continent discovered

Oldest plant fossils on the African continent discovered

The analysis of very old plant fossils discovered in South Africa and dating from the Lower Devonian period documents the transition from ba...
99-million-year-old snail fossilized in amber while giving birth

99-million-year-old snail fossilized in amber while giving birth

Land snails are usually preserved as fossilized snail shells or imprints, while preservation of their soft bodies is a rarity. "Our new...
Tracking RNA through space and time

Tracking RNA through space and time

The "miracle of life" is most obvious at the very beginning: When the fertilized egg cell divides by means of furrows into blastom...
Experiments show natural selection opposes sexual selection

Experiments show natural selection opposes sexual selection

Natural selection can reverse evolution that occurs through sexual selection and this can lead to better females, new research shows. An ass...
Ancient chickens seen as sacred, not food, study shows

Ancient chickens seen as sacred, not food, study shows

Ancient chickens lived significantly longer than their modern equivalents because they were seen as sacred - not food - archaeologists have ...

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