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Spanish authorities recover over 400 looted artefacts

Spanish authorities recover over 400 looted artefacts

Thanks to social media, the Spanish National Police recovered over 400 looted archaeological pieces spanning several historical periods and ...
Dinosaur trove in Italy rewrites the history, geography, and evolution of the ancient Mediterranean area

Dinosaur trove in Italy rewrites the history, geography, and evolution of the ancient Mediterranean area

Italy is not exactly renown for dinosaurs. In comparison to its excellent artistic and archaeological heritage, dinosaur fossils are very ra...
Volcanic fertilization of the oceans drove severe mass extinction

Volcanic fertilization of the oceans drove severe mass extinction

Scientists at the University of Southampton have discovered that two intense periods of volcanism triggered a period of global cooling and f...
New Zealand's extinct Haast's eagle feasted on moa guts

New Zealand's extinct Haast's eagle feasted on moa guts

New Zealand's extinct Haast's eagle (Hieraaetus moorei), the largest known eagle, gulped down viscera like a vulture and may even ha...
Italy to return fragment of the Parthenon frieze to Greece

Italy to return fragment of the Parthenon frieze to Greece

The return to Greece and the Acropolis Museum of a fragment of the Parthenon frieze from Italy is underway, via the process of long-term bor...
Mysterious footprints in Tanzania made by early humans, not bears

Mysterious footprints in Tanzania made by early humans, not bears

The oldest unequivocal evidence of upright walking in the human lineage are footprints discovered at Laetoli, Tanzania in 1978, by paleontol...
Gold jewellery from the time of Nefertiti found in Bronze Age tombs in Cyprus

Gold jewellery from the time of Nefertiti found in Bronze Age tombs in Cyprus

Archaeologists from the University of Gothenburg have concluded an excavation of two tombs in the Bronze Age city of Hala Sultan Tekke in Cy...
CT uncovers bone disease in Tyrannosaurus rex jaw

CT uncovers bone disease in Tyrannosaurus rex jaw

Researchers in Germany identified bone disease in the fossilized jaw of a Tyrannosaurus rex using a CT-based, nondestructive imaging approac...
New understanding of Patagonia’s long-necked dinosaurs

New understanding of Patagonia’s long-necked dinosaurs

Paleontologists of the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (SNSB-BSPG) examined the remains of the long-necked dinosaur...
New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

New dinosaur species from Chile had a unique slashing tail

Fossils found in Chile are from a strange-looking dog-sized dinosaur species that had a unique slashing tail weapon, scientists reported Wed...
Clam fossils help scientists find errors in evolutionary tree calculations

Clam fossils help scientists find errors in evolutionary tree calculations

There are extinctions, and then there’s the “Great Dying.” That was the Permian-Triassic extinction around 250 million years ago, which wipe...

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