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Sun, 2013-03-24 00:57
Let's celebrate the memory of a show that charmed and educated through bejumpered boffins at toil in soil
Sun, 2013-03-24 00:46
In the middle of the Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, the amount of metal objects increased dramatically in the Baltic Sea region.
Sun, 2013-03-24 00:34
A 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler is possibly the first piece of early human art ever found.
Sun, 2013-03-24 00:17
Buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China, the recovered skull pieces of an early human exhibit a now-rare congenital deformation that indicates inbreeding might well have been common among our ancestors, new research from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Washington University in St. Louis suggests.
Sun, 2013-03-24 00:07
More than 200 million years ago, a massive extinction decimated 76 percent of marine and terrestrial species, marking the end of the Triassic period and the onset of the Jurassic.
Fri, 2013-03-15 14:10
Archaeologists working on the UK’s largest infrastructure project, Crossrail, have discovered an historical burial ground in central London.
Thu, 2013-03-14 16:46
Although a relatively large number of late Middle Pleistocene hominins have been found in East Asia, these fossils have not been consistently included in current debates about the origin of anatomically modern humans (AMHS), and little is known about their phylogenetic place in relation to contemporary hominins from Africa and Europe as well as to Upper Pleistocene hominins.
Thu, 2013-03-14 13:08
Christopher Cameron of the University of Montreal’s Department of Biological Sciences and his colleagues have unearthed a major scientific discovery - a strange phallus-shaped creature they found in Canada’s Burgess Shale fossil beds, located in Yoho National Park. The fossils were found in an area of shale beds that are 505 million years old.
Thu, 2013-03-14 12:46
A joint expedition of scientists led by Chapurukha M. Kusimba of The Field Museum and Sloan R. Williams of the University of Illinois at Chicago has unearthed a 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda that shows trade existed between China and east Africa decades before European explorers set sail and changed the map of the world.
Thu, 2013-03-14 12:35
During archaeological excavations in the Kings’ Valley in Upper Egypt a team of researchers from the University of Basel found one of the world’s oldest ancient Egyptian sun dials.
Wed, 2013-03-13 17:58
Leicester cathedral says remains should be reburied under floor but Richard III Society calls for elaborate limestone sarcophagus
Wed, 2013-03-13 15:49
The Israel Antiquities Authority conducted an archaeological excavation prior to the construction of the new railroad line to Karmiel by the National Roads Company of Israel. Among the finds: thousands of broad bean seeds and a large number of arrowheads and stone axes.
Wed, 2013-03-13 15:24
When, how and why modern humans first stood up and walked on two legs is considered to be one of the greatest missing links in our evolutionary history. Scientists have gone to the far ends of the earth – and the wonderful creatures in it - to look for answers to why we walk the way we walk.
Wed, 2013-03-13 14:27
Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today, we [...]
Wed, 2013-03-13 14:06
Neanderthal brains were adapted to allow them to see better and maintain larger bodies, according to new research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B today.
Wed, 2013-03-13 13:52
A study headed by the Miquel Crusafont Catalan Palaeontology Institute has for the first time documented detailed records of dinosaur egg fossils in the Coll de Nargó archaeological site in Lleida, Spain. Up until now, only one type of dinosaur egg had been documented in the region.
Tue, 2013-03-12 15:49
Butterflies are among the most vibrant insects, with colorations sometimes designed to deflect predators. New University of Florida research shows some of these defenses may be driven by enemies one-tenth their size.
Mon, 2013-03-11 16:48
The Temple of Amun-Ra at Karnak isn’t the most famous ancient site in Egypt — that honor goes to the Pyramids at Giza — but newly developed reconstructions using 3-D virtual reality modeling make clear its architectural importance and rich history.
Mon, 2013-03-11 12:42
Since most of the research that has been done regarding Pirosmani and his work has been carried out by Georgians most of the research has also been published in Georgian.
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