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Study confirms ancient Spanish cave art was made by Neanderthals

Study confirms ancient Spanish cave art was made by Neanderthals

Neanderthals, long perceived to have been unsophisticated and brutish, really did paint stalagmites in a Spanish cave more than 60,000 years...
Decline in CO2 cooled earth’s climate over 30 million years ago, scientists find

Decline in CO2 cooled earth’s climate over 30 million years ago, scientists find

New research led by the University of Bristol demonstrates that a decline in the concentration of atmospheric CO2 played a major role in dri...
Researchers find oxygen spike coincided with ancient global extinction

Researchers find oxygen spike coincided with ancient global extinction

Two hundred fifty-two million years ago, much of life on planet Earth was dying. In an event that marked the end of the Permian period, more...
Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

Lake Huron sinkhole surprise: The rise of oxygen on early Earth linked to changing planetary rotation rate

The rise of oxygen levels early in Earth's history paved the way for the spectacular diversity of animal life. But for decades, scientis...
Simulating 195 million years of global climate in the Mesozoic

Simulating 195 million years of global climate in the Mesozoic

The Mesozoic, which stretched from about 252 million to 66 million years ago, was a pivotal period in Earth's history. In addition to be...
Remains suggest wild hunting dogs arrived in Europe more than 1.7 million years ago

Remains suggest wild hunting dogs arrived in Europe more than 1.7 million years ago

Scientists have unearthed the earliest evidence of wild hunting dogs in Europe, from more than 1.7 million years ago – and they may have liv...
UK court overturns govt go-ahead for Stonehenge road tunnel

UK court overturns govt go-ahead for Stonehenge road tunnel

A British court on Friday overturned government approval for the construction of a controversial road tunnel close to the Stonehenge stone c...
Metal artifacts in Southeast Asia challenge long-held archaeological theory

Metal artifacts in Southeast Asia challenge long-held archaeological theory

In archaeometallurgy, the study of ancient metal, archaeologists have historically taken a top-down approach, meaning that the jewelry, tool...
Bird brains left other dinosaurs behind

Bird brains left other dinosaurs behind

Today, being “birdbrained” means forgetting where you left your keys or wallet. But 66 million years ago, it may have meant the difference b...
‘Digging’ into early Medieval Europe with big data

‘Digging’ into early Medieval Europe with big data

During the middle of the sixth century CE a dramatic transformation began in how the people of western Europe buried their dead. The transit...
Weapon grave of Suontaka, Hattula in Finland reveals flexible gender roles in the early Middle Ages

Weapon grave of Suontaka, Hattula in Finland reveals flexible gender roles in the early Middle Ages

The modern re-analysis of a weapon grave found in Suontaka, Hattula in Finland over 50 years ago challenges the traditional beliefs about ge...
Icy waters of 'Snowball Earth' may have spurred early organisms to grow bigger

Icy waters of 'Snowball Earth' may have spurred early organisms to grow bigger

A new study from CU Boulder finds that hundreds of millions of years ago, small single-celled organisms may have evolved into larger multice...
Sediments from lake in Japan reveal stable climate led to origin of agriculture

Sediments from lake in Japan reveal stable climate led to origin of agriculture

The development of agriculture was a landmark feat for modern humans. It marked the beginning of a sedentary lifestyle and development of “c...

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