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May 25, 2016

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May 25, 2016

Apr. 4, 2016 — Microbiologists have recently released results that may have answered one of ancient history's greatest enigmas: Where did Hannibal cross the ... read more

Possible Viking Discovery by Archaeologist Could Rewrite North American History

Apr. 1, 2016 — Using satellite imaging, an archaeologist may have found evidence of the 2nd Norse settlement in North America at a site in ... read more

Apr. 1, 2016 — The first large-scale study of ancient DNA from early American people has confirmed the devastating impact of European colonization on the Indigenous American populations of the ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — An ancient species of pint-sized humans discovered in the tropics of Indonesia may have met their demise earlier than once believed, according to scientists who reinvestigated the original finding. ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Archaeologists in Italy have discovered what may be a rare Etruscan sacred text likely to yield rich details about Etruscan worship and early beliefs of a lost culture fundamental to western ... read more

Mar. 29, 2016 — Using advanced sequencing technologies, anthropologists demonstrate that human DNA can be significantly enriched from dental calculus (calcified dental plaque) enabling the reconstruction of whole ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — A new analysis of the prehistoric origin of malaria suggests that it evolved in insects at least 100 million years ago, and the first vertebrate hosts of this disease were probably reptiles, which at ... read more

Metallic Ink Revealed in Herculaneum Papyri

Mar. 25, 2016 — Thanks to a novel, non-invasive X-ray imaging technique (3D phase contrast tomography), scientists were able to decipher words and reconstitute an almost complete Greek alphabet from inside the very ... read more

Mar. 22, 2016 — The archaeologists who discovered and helped to identify the mortal remains of King Richard III have created a 3D interactive representation of the grave and the skeleton of the king under the car ... read more

Mar. 3, 2016 — The Canaanite palace at Tel Kabri keeps on yielding surprises. The discovery two years ago of 40 jugs of wine was considered a massive find. This year, no fewer than four more rooms full of jugs have ... read more

Mar. 2, 2016 — The remains of an Anglo-Saxon island have been uncovered in one of the most important archaeological finds in ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — An anthropologist details how excavations in Sudan reveal the transformation Egyptian and Nubian culture. In a middle-class tomb just east of the Nile River in what was Upper Nubia, a woman offers a ... read more

Mar. 1, 2016 — Losing the ability to fly gave ancient penguins their unique locomotion style. But leaving the sky behind didn't cause major changes in their brain structure, researchers suggest after examining ... read more

Feb. 25, 2016 — Biological anthropologists have discovered a new way of examining the fragile teeth of children who lived between the 11th and 15th centuries without damaging them. By using 3-D microscopic imaging, ... read more

Genetics Reveal 50,000 Years of Independent History of Aboriginal Australian People

Feb. 25, 2016 — The first complete sequences of the Y chromosomes of aboriginal Australian men have revealed a deep indigenous genetic history tracing all the way back to the initial settlement of the continent ... read more

Feb. 24, 2016 — Archaeological and genetic analysis may indicate that three skeletons buried in medieval graves in France may have been Muslim, according to a new ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — Impressions of cockroach egg cases from 4,300-year-old Japanese potsherds (broken pottery fragments) have been found in southern Japan. X-ray, computed tomography and scanning electron microscopy ... read more

Feb. 22, 2016 — A newly found genus, and two new species of, extinct kangaroos which couldn't hop, but may have been ancestral to all kangaroos and wallabies living today. Researchers report that the new ... read more

Feb. 18, 2016 — Newly-excavated village in the Jordan Valley sheds light on the historical shift from foraging to agriculture, say ... read more

Detective Scientists Discover Ancient Clues in Mummy Portraits

Feb. 14, 2016 — Researchers have taken CSI to a new level: employing science to investigate details of the materials and methods used by Roman-Egyptian artists to paint mummy portraits more than 2,000 years ago. ... read more

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