Archaeology

Some of the mystery behind one of Sicily's largest ancient Roman villas is now solved thanks to a team of archeologists. They're the first to successfully...
by University of South Florida
2:43pm
8.16.2017
A new study on a 400-million-year-old fish fossil has found a jaw structure that is part of the evolutionary lineage linked to humans. The fossil comes from...
by Australian National University
9:26am
8.16.2017
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Egypt’s antiquities ministry says that archaeologists have discovered three tombs dating back more than 2,000 years, from the Ptolemaic Period.
by The Associated Press
9:09am
8.16.2017
The Roman Republic began its rise to mastery of the Mediterranean in a series of brutal and drawn-out wars with rival Carthage. A new analysis of the metal...
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3:13pm
8.14.2017
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by Antarctic Heritage Trust
9:19am
8.14.2017
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Millions of cameras will be pointed skyward on Aug. 21 as the moon passes between the Earth and sun. But the total solar eclipse pictures that will circulate...
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@SethAugenstein
9:57am
8.10.2017
Prehistoric cannibals did not eat other humans just to survive – there was also meaningful ritual behind the grisly funerary feasts, according to new research...
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@SethAugenstein
3:12pm
8.9.2017
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The discovery in Kenya of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living apes and humans may have looked like.
by The Leakey Foundation
2:45pm
8.9.2017
A study proclaims a newly named species the heavyweight champion of all dinosaurs, making the scary Tyrannosaurus rex look like a munchkin.
by Seth Borenstein, Associated Press
9:34am
8.9.2017
New research shows one of North America's most broadly identified dinosaur species is no longer a valid classification, naming two others in its place.
by University of Alberta
3:25pm
8.8.2017
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Hundreds of thousands of years ago, the ancestors of modern humans diverged from an archaic lineage that gave rise to Neanderthals and Denisovans. Yet the...
by University of Utah
2:56pm
8.8.2017
The study suggests that all contemporary dogs have a common origin and emerged through a single domestication process of wolves 20,000 to 40,000 years ago.
by Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
11:48am
8.7.2017
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Human scientists have attributed the rise of our ancestors—the genus Homo—to climate change in Eastern Africa. But a computer simulation of evolution appears...
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@SethAugenstein
2:42pm
8.4.2017
Scientists have identified a small marine predator that once patrolled the ocean floor and grabbed its prey with 50 spines that it deployed from its head.
by Yale University
9:29am
8.4.2017
Researchers have discovered old quarries where rock was extracted in order to sculpt Madrid fountains and other monuments. In it, numerous gastropod fossils of...
by SINC
9:32am
8.3.2017
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For the first time, scientists have obtained and analyzed genome sequences from the ancient Minoans and Mycenaeans, who lived 3,000 to 5,00 years ago and were...
by Howard Hughes Medical Institute
1:05pm
8.2.2017
In the most recent whole-genome study of ancient remains from the Near East, scientists sequenced the entire genomes of 4,000-year-old Canaanite individuals...
by Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute
9:17am
7.28.2017
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Swiss farmers practiced various different methods of animal farming as early as 5,400 years ago, as demonstrated by a recent study. The study focused on the...
by University of Basel
9:49am
7.27.2017
The flexibility and ability to adapt to changing climates by employing various cultural innovations allowed communities of early humans to survive through a...
by Wits University
9:34am
7.26.2017
The evolutionary history of a salivary protein may point to interbreeding between humans and an enigmatic ancient relative.
by University of Buffalo
11:26am
7.21.2017
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An international team has found that rising seas could be detrimental to human health on a short time scale. Findings from their study in northern Italy...
by University of Missouri
11:21am
7.21.2017
The Jebel Qurma region of northeastern Jordan is considered a desolate place of desert and winds. A British soldier traveling through the area said it...
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8:54am
7.21.2017
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When and how the first humans made their way to Australia has been an evolving story. While it is accepted that humans appeared in Africa some 200,000 years...
by University of Washington
9:19am
7.20.2017
Today, mammals and birds are the only true warm-blooded animals. They are called endotherms, meaning they produce their body heat internally. Endotherm animals...
by Kevin Rey, University of the Witwatersrand
2:36pm
7.18.2017
Scientists have identified and named a new species of dinosaur in honor of renowned Canadian palaeontologist Dr. Philip J. Currie. The find recognizes Currie...
by Royal Ontario Museum
2:24pm
7.17.2017
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Large, robust, lens-shaped microfossils from the approximately 3.4 billion-year-old Kromberg Formation of the Kaapvaal craton in eastern South Africa are not...
by Penn State
1:21pm
7.13.2017
Analysis of remains found on Rapa Nui, Chile (Easter Island) provides evidence contrary to the widely-held belief that the ancient civilization recklessly...
by Binghamton University
1:51pm
7.12.2017
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Many attempts to explain how past people experienced their wider world have focused on sight at the expense of sound, but researchers developed a tool that...
by University at Buffalo
9:20am
7.7.2017
Some good scientific sleuthing by an undergraduate has helped rewrite one of the earliest chapters in the planet’s evolutionary history. The millipede thought...
by University of Texas at Austin
1:43pm
7.5.2017
Archaeologists have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world-famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. The UNESCO World...
by University of Southampton
1:42pm
6.30.2017
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