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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Jan. 14, 2016 — Biological anthropologists look at skeletal remains of past cultures to gain insight into how earlier peoples lived, and forensic anthropologists work with modern-day law enforcement to decipher ... read more

CSI Medieval: Researchers to Uncover Forensic Secrets of Britain's Historic Wax Seals

Jan. 4, 2016 — Historical research using forensic fingerprinting techniques on the wax seals of thousands of medieval documents will reveal new insights into 12th to 14th century British society, help determine how ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Humans haven't learned much in more than 2,000 years when it comes to religion and politics. Religion has led to social tension and conflict, not just in today's society, but dating back to ... read more

Dec. 17, 2015 — A thigh bone found in China suggests an ancient species of human thought to be long extinct may have survived until as recently as the end of the last Ice Age. The 14,000 year old bone -- found among ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Archaeologists have announced a unique discovery: the location where the Roman general and statesman Julius Caesar massacred two Germanic tribes 55 BC. The location of this battle, which Caesar wrote ... read more

Knowledge Gap on Extreme Change in Temperature Elucidated

Dec. 14, 2015 — Whereas the origins of warm periods during the Jurassic (201-145 million of years ago) are well investigated, there has so far been a poor understanding of the mechanisms behind changes into cooler ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Insights into Roman and medieval domestic life has been revealed by archaeologists whose project has taken place below a former city center bus ... read more

Fossils Reveal Ancient Shrublands in Fiery Landscape

Dec. 10, 2015 — New fossil evidence shows that Australia’s fire-prone shrubland open vegetation originated at least 70 million years ago – 40-50 million years earlier than previously ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — Prior to the rise of modern day mammalian carnivores, North America was dominated by a now extinct group of mammalian carnivores, hyaenodontids. Fossils of hyaenodontids are relatively common from ... read more

Dec. 4, 2015 — A new study questions the popular notion that 10th-century Norse people were able to colonize Greenland because of a period of unusually warm weather. Researchers say the climate was already cold ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Archaeologists have found evidence of raw materials trade between Bronze Age Iran and ... read more

Dec. 1, 2015 — A group of researchers have been the first to find the genetic material of a human virus from old human bones. The study analyzed the skeletal remains of Second World War casualties from the ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Around 390 million years ago, the first vertebrate animals moved from water onto land, necessitating changes in their musculoskeletal systems to permit a terrestrial life. Forelimbs and hind limbs of ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new Lower Paleolithic elephant butchering site has been discovered in Megalopolis, Greece. The site has yielded stratified stone artifacts in association with a nearly complete skeleton of Elephas ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Populations of hunter-gatherers weathered Ice Age in apparent isolation in Caucasus mountain region for millennia, later mixing with other ancestral populations, from which emerged the Yamnaya ... read more

Nov. 10, 2015 — An archaeological expedition has recorded 22 shipwrecks over 13 days in what may be the ancient shipwreck capital of the ... read more

Breakthrough for Mining Research in the Bronze Age

Nov. 9, 2015 — Mining in the Alps dates back much further than previously thought – in the Austrian region of Montafon since the Bronze Age. Thanks to C14 dating, a group of researchers was able to detect in the ... read more

New Test for Ancient DNA Authenticity Throws Doubt on Stone Age Wheat Trade

Nov. 3, 2015 — A new method reliably tests whether DNA shows ancient or modern patterns of biochemical change. This has recently cast doubt on the authenticity of what was thought to be evidence of a Stone Age ... read more

Invaluable Ancient Syrian Mosaic Discovered

Nov. 2, 2015 — Classical scholars are excavating one of the few sites of ancient Roman Syria in Turkey that are currently accessible as a result of the political situation in the Middle ... read more

Oct. 29, 2015 — Most of what we know about Mayan civilization relates to kings, queens and their elaborate temples. To understand what life was like for the 99 percent, one researcher turned to ancient animal ... read more

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