Archaeology

The parasitic infections were first described by Hippocrates, the father of medicine, in reports from thousands of years ago. Now, detailed microscopy has...
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2:51pm
12.15.2017
The Chachapoyas, “Warriors of the Clouds,” were a people that lived in the northern elevations of Peru, and put up a long-running struggle against the Inca...
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2:40pm
12.13.2017
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Fossilized ticks discovered trapped and preserved in amber show that these parasites sucked the blood of feathered dinosaurs almost 100 million years ago,...
by University of Oxford
1:34pm
12.13.2017
Since work on a subway extension began in 2014, fossilized remains have routinely turned up from creatures that roamed the grasslands and forests that covered...
by Christopher Weber, Associated Press
9:48am
12.11.2017
The paleontological detective work has been in process for 20 years, since a tiny ankle bone matched a tiny outcropping in a deep dark cave in South Africa....
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9:46am
12.8.2017
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Researchers have found that statistical methods and 3-D imaging can be used to accurately measure animal bone cut marks made by prehistoric human butchery, and...
by Purdue University
9:43am
12.6.2017
New research has revealed that bones long venerated as relics of the saint, do in fact date from the right historical period.
by University of Oxford
9:34am
12.6.2017
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The Natufian culture emerged from southwest Asia during a time of hardship at the tail end of the last Ice Age, a period when the climate was becoming cooler...
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9:49am
12.5.2017
Over 200 three-dimensionally preserved eggs of pterosaurs have been unearthed in China, providing new insight into the life history of the rulers of the skies...
by Chinese Academy of Sciences
3:19pm
12.1.2017
The “eureka moment” emerged from the ashes, as archaeologist Alan Sullivan recounts. For years, the survival of the ancient peoples of the Southwest were...
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2:15pm
11.30.2017
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In the 19th century, some affluent Europeans held sensational “mummy unwrapping” parties, particularly in England. Scientists and surgeons would manually...
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9:44am
11.30.2017
Based on new evidence, the team suggests that in 54 BC Julius Caesar’s fleet first landed in Britain at Pegwell Bay on the Isle of Thanet, the north—east point...
by University of Leicester
9:57am
11.29.2017
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Archaeologists have for decades have used aerial photography and more recently satellite imagery and data from laser sensors known as Lidar to map and discover...
by Michael Casey, Associated Press
9:31am
11.27.2017
Even in the ancient world, wealth was represented by the size of your home, according to a new study. The study found that the introduction of agriculture...
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2:13pm
11.16.2017
In 2009, the world's largest dinosaur tracks were discovered in the French village of Plagne. Since then, a series of excavations at the site has uncovered...
by CNRS
9:14am
11.15.2017
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Excavations in the Republic of Georgia uncovered evidence of the earliest winemaking anywhere in the world. The discovery dates the origin of the practice to...
by University of Toronto
2:00pm
11.14.2017
A new study analyzed 2,000-year-old papyri fragments with X-ray microscopy, showing that black ink used by Egyptian scribes also contained copper, an element...
by University of Copenhagen
2:22pm
11.10.2017
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The largest study to date of body sizes over millions of years finds a “pulse and stasis” pattern to hominin evolution, with surges of growth in stature and...
by University of Cambridge
9:12am
11.9.2017
In the more than two years since researchers unearthed the 3,500-year-old tomb of a Bronze Age warrior in southwest Greece, an incredible trove of riches has...
by University of Cincinnati
9:52am
11.8.2017
Fossils of the oldest mammals related to mankind have been discovered on the Jurassic Coast of Dorset. The two teeth are from small, rat-like creatures that...
by University of Portsmouth
9:37am
11.8.2017
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Scientists have found a hidden chamber in Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, the first such discovery in the structure since the 19th century and one likely to...
by Brian Rohan, Associated Press
9:03am
11.2.2017
Every day, information washes over the world like so much weather. From casual conversations, tweets, texts, emails, advertisements and news stories, humanity...
by Washington State University
9:23am
11.1.2017
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Exploration of 70 cave systems -- part of an interdisciplinary study of past human activity on Puerto Rico's Mona Island -- revealed that Mona's caves include...
by University of Leicester
10:10am
10.30.2017
An international team of scientists has discovered the first evidence that a huge carnivorous dinosaur roamed southern Africa 200 million years ago.
by University of Manchester
9:09am
10.26.2017
An older Neandertal from about 50,000 years ago, who had suffered multiple injuries and other degenerations, became deaf and must have relied on the help of...
by Washington University in St. Louis
9:26am
10.24.2017
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Britain announced Monday it will give Canada the shipwrecks of British explorer John Franklin, who perished with his crew while trying to chart the Northwest...
by Danica Kirka, Associated Press
2:47pm
10.23.2017
A remarkable new fossilized skeleton of a tyrannosaur discovered in the Bureau of Land Management’s Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument (GSENM) in...
by University of Utah
9:37am
10.20.2017
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The biological makeup of humans in East Asia is shaping up to be a very complex story, with greater diversity and more distant contacts than previously known.
by Chinese Academy of Sciences
2:38pm
10.13.2017
What was previously thought to be typical Viking Age patterns in silver have now proven to be geometric Kufic characters. Researchers behind the study also...
by Uppsala University
9:03am
10.13.2017
Scientists have conducted experiments to accelerate degradation in keratinous tissues such as feathers, scales and hair in order to simulate the processes that...
by University of Bristol
9:44am
10.10.2017
A new study suggests that at about 58,000 years ago, Stone Age humans began to settle down, staying in one area for longer periods. The research also provides...
by Wits University
9:43am
10.9.2017
The first dedicated House of Commons chamber, destroyed in the 1834 Palace of Westminster fire, has been reconstructed with the help of 3-D visualization...
by University of York
2:51pm
10.6.2017
Madagascar, an island off the southeastern coast of Africa, is home to its own unique species of birds, insects and reptiles. A team of researchers has found...
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9:53am
10.5.2017
Humans migrated out of Africa as the climate shifted from wet to very dry about 60,000 years ago. Genetic research indicates people migrated from Africa into...
by University of Arizona
9:34am
10.5.2017
Leprosy was a scourge for Medieval Europe, inflicting disfiguring agony on commoners and kings alike. The condition was just a grueling fact of life that didn’...
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3:01pm
10.4.2017
A newly identified prehistoric marine predator has shed light on the origins of the distant relatives of modern crocodiles. The discovery reveals that an...
by University of Edinburgh
9:29am
10.3.2017
Indo-European peoples swept from the east into Europe, bringing their culture and language that displaced much of the Neolithic traditions that had held sway...
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3:31pm
9.29.2017
South Africa is well-known for its hominin fossil record. But this time, results from a study of ancient DNA show that the 2000-year-old remains of a boy found...
by University of Johannesburg
9:08am
9.29.2017
The legend says that St. Francis of Assisi, on his way to sainthood and traveling in France, sent a sack of bread on the wings of an angel back to the doorstep...
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10:33am
9.26.2017
Trilobites were evolutionary pioneers. Fossils from a quarry in southernmost China from more than 500 million years ago show at least two of the species...
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9:54am
9.22.2017
Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied...
by University of Colorado at Boulder
9:29am
9.21.2017
Teotihuacan, the mysterious metropolis of ancient Mexico, seems to have provided a blueprint for Aztec city builders a millennia later. A new re-analysis of...
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3:18pm
9.20.2017
The best known sauropod dinosaurs were huge herbivorous creatures, whose brain structures were markedly different from those of their evolutionary predecessors...
by Ludwig-Maximillians Universitat Munchen
2:31pm
9.20.2017
An intact German World War I submarine containing the bodies of 23 people has been found off the coast of Belgium, authorities said Tuesday. Western Flanders...
by Lorne Cook, Associated Press
8:55am
9.19.2017
With the help of an artist, a geology professor at Lund University in Sweden has figuratively speaking breathed life into one of science's most well-known...
by Lund University
2:35pm
9.15.2017
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