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Ancient DNA hints at diverse Stone Age traditions of kinship

Ancient DNA hints at diverse Stone Age traditions of kinship

Genomes from University of Liverpool excavations of burials around some of the earliest houses in history contributed to a major study by an...
New evidence regarding emerald production in Roman Egypt coming from Wadi Sikait

New evidence regarding emerald production in Roman Egypt coming from Wadi Sikait

A new paper published in the Journal of Near Eastern Studies presents the results of and images from the resuming of the archaeological sea...
3D-printed material to replace ivory for restoration of artefacts

3D-printed material to replace ivory for restoration of artefacts

For centuries, ivory was often used to make art objects. But to protect elephant populations, the ivory trade was banned internationally in ...
New evidence suggests sexual division of labour as farming arose in Europe

New evidence suggests sexual division of labour as farming arose in Europe

A new investigation of stone tools buried in graves provides evidence supporting the existence of a division of different types of labor bet...
Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

Ancient pottery reveals the first evidence for honey hunting in prehistoric West Africa

A team of scientists, led by the University of Bristol, with colleagues from Goethe University, Frankfurt, has found the first evidence for ...
Boomerangs return with greater insights into ample uses

Boomerangs return with greater insights into ample uses

If you thought all boomerangs were used solely for throwing and—hopefully—returning then think again, because new research by a team of Grif...
Ocean temperature reconstructed over the last 700,000 years

Ocean temperature reconstructed over the last 700,000 years

Bern's ice core researchers were already able to demonstrate in 2008 how the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has changed over the...
Gigantic flying pterosaurs had spoked vertebrae to support their 'ridiculously long' necks

Gigantic flying pterosaurs had spoked vertebrae to support their 'ridiculously long' necks

Little is known about azhdarchid pterosaurs, gigantic flying reptiles with impressive wingspans of up to 12 meters. Cousins of dinosaurs and...
Short duration of the Yixian Formation and 'Chinese Dinosaur Pompeii'

Short duration of the Yixian Formation and 'Chinese Dinosaur Pompeii'

The Early Cretaceous Jehol Biota, renowned for its exceptionally well preserved volcanic-influenced ecosystem, was buried in lacustrine and ...
Study cements age and location of hotly debated skull from early human Homo erectus

Study cements age and location of hotly debated skull from early human Homo erectus

A new study verifies the age and origin of one of the oldest specimens of Homo erectus--a very successful early human who roamed the world f...
The chillest ape: How humans evolved a super-high cooling capacity

The chillest ape: How humans evolved a super-high cooling capacity

Humans have a uniquely high density of sweat glands embedded in their skin--10 times the density of chimpanzees and macaques. Now, researche...
Ancient ammonoids' shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Ancient ammonoids' shell designs may have aided buoyancy control

Ammonoids, ancestors of today's octopus, squid and cuttlefish, bobbed and jetted their way through the oceans for around 340 million yea...
Megafauna extinction mystery - size isn't everything

Megafauna extinction mystery - size isn't everything

Ancient clues, in the shape of fossils and archaeological evidence of varying quality scattered across Australia, have formed the basis of s...

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