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Study shows Maya civilization decimated by massive, fiery war

August 6, 2019

A Tulane University anthropologist is among a team of researchers who have uncovered evidence of extreme and violent…
Rare prehistoric footprints redefined as 7,000 years old

March 1, 2017

In a massive time-shift, new analysis conducted by a Cardiff University researcher pushes our understanding of a set…
New analysis shows insect diversity is nothing new

February 3, 2016

Insects are astonishingly diverse, accounting for nearly three-quarters of all named animal species living today, and their diversity…
Evidence of a prehistoric massacre extends the history of warfare

January 22, 2016

Skeletal remains of a group of foragers massacred around 10,000 years ago on the shores of a lagoon…
‘Virtual fossil’ reveals last common ancestor of humans and Neanderthals

December 20, 2015

New digital techniques have allowed researchers to predict structural evolution of the skull in the lineage of Homo…
Millet: the missing piece in the puzzle of prehistoric humans’ transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers

December 15, 2015

New research shows a cereal familiar today as birdseed was carried across Eurasia by ancient shepherds and herders…
Australia’s new armoured dinosaur revealed

December 8, 2015

It has a parrot-like beak, bones in its skin and an inner ear similar to a turtle. Meet…
A new look at an old jaw clarifies mammal evolution

December 5, 2015

On an expedition to Greenland in the summer of 1995 — their fifth season of digging in the…
Researchers Confirm Original Blood Vessels in 80 Million-Year-Old Fossil

December 3, 2015

Researchers from North Carolina State University have confirmed that blood vessel-like structures found in an 80 million-year-old hadrosaur…
Eat a paleo peach: first fossil peaches discovered in southwest China

December 2, 2015

The sweet, juicy peaches we love today might have been a popular snack long before modern humans arrived…
New species of early anthropoid primate found amid Libyan strife

November 25, 2015

During upheaval in Libya in 2013, a window of opportunity opened for scientists from the University of Kansas…
Isle of Skye fossil makes three species one

November 17, 2015

During a fossil-hunting expedition in Scotland last year, a team of researchers from the University’s Department of Earth…
Digging Up the Celluloid Pueblo

October 19, 2015

Jennifer Jenkins’ smile betrays the fondness of someone talking about an old friend. Her language evokes indulgence of the…
“Globally unparalleled” evidence of prehistoric Welsh feasting practices unearthed by archaeologists

June 13, 2015

New research led by archaeologists at Cardiff University has showcased “globally unparalleled” evidence of a unique prehistoric pork-focused…
James Evans and Christián Carman Find Clues to an Ancient Greek Riddle

December 1, 2014

The New York Times reported the new evidence today in a story about research by James Evans, professor…
Money talks when ancient Antioch meets Google Earth

January 3, 2014

The University of Cincinnati’s Kristina Neumann uses Google Earth in her research on ancient Antioch. Credit: Kristina Neumann,…
Head-butting did not lure mates for horny-domed dinosaur

November 14, 2013

For glory, not sex. Credit: PLOS Pachycephalosaurus is famous for its appearance in the movie Jurassic Park: The…
Early uses of chili peppers in Mexico

November 14, 2013

This photo shows the vessels that tested positive for Capsicum. Each vessel had a culinary use. Credit: Roberto Lopez…
Oldest big cat fossil found in Tibet

November 13, 2013

This artist rendering by Mauricio Anton of the Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows a reconstruction of an extinct…
Reef fossil find sets new age limit

November 12, 2013

Ms Melendez says it was an unusual opportunity to analyse a carbonate concretion containing a well-preserved fossil. Credit:…
Visualizing the past: Nondestructive imaging of ancient fossils

November 12, 2013

This shows fossil and recent araucarian cones sectioned in 2D by microCT (A, D, G), and showing one…
Tutankhamun may have spontaneously combusted

November 11, 2013

The mummy of King Tutankhamun is removed from his stone sarcophagus in his underground tomb in the famed…
Scientists digitally reconstruct giant steps taken by dinosaurs for the first time

October 31, 2013

This is the 40-meter original skeleton, Argentinosaurus huinculensis reconstruction at Museo Municipal Carmen Funes, Plaza Huincul, Neuquén, Argentina. Credit: Dr.…
Tell-tale toes point to oldest-known fossil bird tracks from Australia

October 29, 2013

Two fossilized footprints found at Dinosaur Cove in Victoria, Australia, were likely made by birds during the Early…
Hi-tech aqueduct explorers map Rome’s ‘final frontier’

October 29, 2013

‘Speleo-archaeologists’ make their way through a perfectly preserved tunnel in a section of the Acqua Claudia aqueduct, on…
High school student discovers skeleton of baby dinosaur

October 24, 2013

A chance find by a high school student led to the youngest, smallest and most complete fossil skeleton…
Archaeologists rediscover the lost home of the last Neanderthals

October 18, 2013

A record of Neanderthal archaeology, thought to be long lost, has been re-discovered by NERC-funded scientists working in…
Neanderthals may have made a meal of animal stomachs

October 18, 2013

Plant material found on Neanderthal teeth suggests they had a better understanding of their food than previously thought.…
Wari, predecessors of the Inca, used restraint to reshape human landscape

October 17, 2013

The Wari, a complex civilization that preceded the Inca empire in pre-Columbia America, didn’t rule solely by pillage,…
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