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World's smallest palaeolithic ornamental beads unearthed in China

World's smallest palaeolithic ornamental beads unearthed in China

Chinese archaeologists have unearthed the world's smallest palaeolithic ornamental beads, in northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomo...
Mummies’ tummies to reveal digestive evolution

Mummies’ tummies to reveal digestive evolution

Mummified bodies from Egypt and the Canary Islands are having their digestive tracts tested and compared to living people in order to revea...
Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots discovered underneath 16th century painting

Portrait of Mary Queen of Scots discovered underneath 16th century painting

An unfinished portrait of a woman believed to be Mary, Queen of Scots has been found hidden beneath another 16th-century portrait during a ...
Slow flow of human immigration may have doomed Neanderthals

Slow flow of human immigration may have doomed Neanderthals

What killed off the Neanderthals? It's a big debate, and now a study says that no matter what the answer, they were doomed anyway. ...
Three ways to preserve a Neolithic site

Three ways to preserve a Neolithic site

An EPFL study commissioned by the Canton of Bern has come up with three possible ways of protecting the Sutz-Lattrigen archaeological site,...
Neolithic rock painting of labyrinth discovered in eastern India

Neolithic rock painting of labyrinth discovered in eastern India

A prehistoric painting of a mystic labyrinth has been discovered at a cave on top of a hill near Kolimeru village near Tuni in East Godavar...
Outrage after Kyrgyzstan reburies its only ancient mummy

Outrage after Kyrgyzstan reburies its only ancient mummy

Scientists have called for Kyrgyzstan's only mummy to be immediately dug back up after the 1,500-year-old relic was taken from a museum...
Skull of Italy's 400,000 year old 'Man of Ceprano' digitally reconstructed

Skull of Italy's 400,000 year old 'Man of Ceprano' digitally reconstructed

The truth about the 'Man of Ceprano' has been revealed thanks to a very high resolution computerized micro-tomography scan at the I...
Pre-Inca elites and the social life of fragments

Pre-Inca elites and the social life of fragments

Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inca Empire. Urns f...
The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 years

The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 years

Three major pulses of increased mobility in Europe over the last 10,000 years and a general upward trend in migration have been uncovered i...
'Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond' at the British Museum

'Living with gods: peoples, places and worlds beyond' at the British Museum

There is no known culture in the world or in history without religious beliefs. What sustains this worldwide phenomenon? The answer to this...
Dinosaur killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought

Dinosaur killing asteroid impact cooled Earth's climate more than previously thought

The Chicxulub asteroid impact that wiped out the dinosaurs likely released far more climate-altering sulfur gas into the atmosphere than or...
Research at Petrified Forest provides unique insight into extinction dynamics in late Triassic

Research at Petrified Forest provides unique insight into extinction dynamics in late Triassic

One of the most exciting discoveries that paleontologists can make is finding the causal relationship between the extinction of ancient cre...
Animals had energy hungry brains long before humans

Animals had energy hungry brains long before humans

For years, scientists assumed that humans devote a larger share of their daily calories to their brains than other animals. Although the hu...
Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of dingoes

Genetic study uncovers evolutionary history of dingoes

A major study of dingo DNA has revealed dingoes most likely migrated to Australia in two separate waves via a former land bridge with Papua...
Mass seal deaths in Russia's Lake Baikal

Mass seal deaths in Russia's Lake Baikal

Around 130 dead seals have washed up on the shores of Russia's Lake Baikal, authorities said Tuesday, as they launched a probe into the...

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