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Grave of Gothic warrior buried with his weapons unearthed in downtown Thessaloniki

Grave of Gothic warrior buried with his weapons unearthed in downtown Thessaloniki

The three-aisled basilica, which was unearthed in 2010 in the context of the Metro works at Thessaloniki's Syntrivani station, "hid...
Cooking in the shadow of Mount Olympus

Cooking in the shadow of Mount Olympus

Kitchen utensils with features from Thessaly, Macedonia, the Balkans, but also Mycenaean ones found in excavations made in the Olympus regio...
Cracking the code of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Cracking the code of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls, discovered some 70 years ago, are famous for containing the oldest manuscripts of the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and...
A manifesto for investigating the impacts of object flows on past societies: Objectscapes

A manifesto for investigating the impacts of object flows on past societies: Objectscapes

World history is often framed in terms of flows of people and migration: humans coming 'out of Africa," the spread of farmers in th...
Recolonization of Europe after the last Ice Age started earlier than previously thought

Recolonization of Europe after the last Ice Age started earlier than previously thought

A new study in Current Biology sheds new light on the continental migrations which shaped the genetic background of all present Europeans. ...
Early Neolithic farmers modified the reproductive cycle of sheep

Early Neolithic farmers modified the reproductive cycle of sheep

A study led by the UAB on the remains of animals found at the site of the Chaves cave obtains new data on the control of breeding and feedin...
Walk the dinosaur! New biomechanical model shows Tyrannosaurus rex in a swinging gait

Walk the dinosaur! New biomechanical model shows Tyrannosaurus rex in a swinging gait

Humans and animals have a preferred walking speed. This is, in part, influenced by the amount of energy required: they prefer to walk at the...
Insect evolution was more complex than previously assumed

Insect evolution was more complex than previously assumed

Certain signalling proteins, which are responsible for the development of innate immune function in almost all animals are also required for...
Little Foot fossil shows early human ancestor clung closely to trees

Little Foot fossil shows early human ancestor clung closely to trees

A long-awaited, high-tech analysis of the upper body of famed fossil "Little Foot" opens a window to a pivotal period when human a...
Creativity and community: How modern humans overcame the Neanderthals

Creativity and community: How modern humans overcame the Neanderthals

A new study is the first-ever to identify the genes for creativity in Homo sapiens that distinguish modern humans from chimpanzees and Neand...
Fearsome tyrannosaurs were social animals, study suggests

Fearsome tyrannosaurs were social animals, study suggests

The fearsome tyrannosaur dinosaurs that ruled the northern hemisphere during the Late Cretaceous period (66-100 million years ago) may not h...
'Dead clades walking': Fossil record provides new insights into mass extinctions

'Dead clades walking': Fossil record provides new insights into mass extinctions

Mass extinctions are known as times of global upheaval, causing rapid losses in biodiversity that wipe out entire animal groups. Some of the...

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