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Ancient faeces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

Ancient faeces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

New research published today in the journal Parasitology shows how the prehistoric inhabitants of a settlement in the freshwater marshes o...
Neanderthals commonly suffered from 'swimmer's ear'

Neanderthals commonly suffered from 'swimmer's ear'

Abnormal bony growths in the ear canal were surprisingly common in Neanderthals, according to a study published in the open-access journal ...
Greek inscription in Cypriot syllabary discovery on citadel of ancient Paphos

Greek inscription in Cypriot syllabary discovery on citadel of ancient Paphos

The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus (Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works) has announced the completion of the 14th annual f...
Monster penguin find in Waipara, New Zealand

Monster penguin find in Waipara, New Zealand

A new species of giant penguin - about 1.6 metres tall - has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury. Dr. Paul ...
New sphenodontian from Brazil is the oldest record of the group in Gondwana

New sphenodontian from Brazil is the oldest record of the group in Gondwana

Research published in Scientific Reports describes Clevosaurus hadroprodon, a new reptile species from Rio Grande do Sul state in southern...
What a group of bizarre-looking bats can tell us about the evolution of mammals

What a group of bizarre-looking bats can tell us about the evolution of mammals

Bats with skulls and teeth adapted to a wide range of diets are helping scientists understand how major groups of mammals first evolved. ...
Trove of jewels and charms found at Pompeii give insight into 'female world' of ancient Rome

Trove of jewels and charms found at Pompeii give insight into 'female world' of ancient Rome

Archaeologists working in Pompeii have found a collection of ornate jewellery, glass beads and good luck charms which they say give them an...
Not just genes: Environment also shaped population variation in first Americans

Not just genes: Environment also shaped population variation in first Americans

The first humans who crossed onto the North American continent and then dispersed throughout Central and South America - all share common a...
Two huge petrified tree trunks found on Greek island of Lesvos

Two huge petrified tree trunks found on Greek island of Lesvos

Two gigantic petrified tree trunks, lying one on top of one another, were discovered during salvage excavations conducted by the Petrified ...
Meteorite strikes made life on Earth possible

Meteorite strikes made life on Earth possible

Meteorites from the far reaches of the solar system delivered large amounts of water, carbon and volatile substances to the Earth. Only the...
Two unlooted Mycenaean chamber tombs unearthed in southern Greece

Two unlooted Mycenaean chamber tombs unearthed in southern Greece

The Greek Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday that archaeologists have discovered two ancient, unlooted chamber tombs dating from the ...
Jurassic world of volcanoes found in central Australia

Jurassic world of volcanoes found in central Australia

An international team of subsurface explorers from the University of Adelaide in Australia and the University of Aberdeen in Scotland have ...

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