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April 23, 2017

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April 23, 2017

Cracking the Origin of Ancient Decorative Ostrich Eggs

Apr. 12, 2017 — Archaeologists and scientists are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich ... read more

Feb. 27, 2017 — An archaeologist found a jade pendant once belonging to an ancient Maya king in what we think of as the provinces of that world. Why was it buried? And might its inscriptions change our understanding ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study, looking at the sex-specifically inherited X chromosome of prehistoric human remains, shows that hardly any women took part in the extensive migration from the Pontic-Caspian Steppe ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — Discovering who was a leader, or even if leaders existed, from the ruins of archaeological sites is difficult, but now a team of archaeologists and biological anthropologists, using a powerful ... read more

Temple Culture in Ptolemaic Egypt Alive and Kicking

Feb. 14, 2017 — Egyptian temple culture was thought to be declining in the Ptolemaic era, after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. Nothing could be further from the truth, says Egyptologist Carina van den ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — A giant pterosaur – a toothless flying reptile with a 10 metre wingspan – may have been the dominant predator in ancient Romania, suggests new research. The creature has a considerably shorter ... read more

Feb. 7, 2017 — The Amazonian rainforest was transformed over 2,000 years ago by ancient people who built hundreds of large, mysterious ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Archaeologists are excavating site in the city center of Leicester, England. They have uncovered the largest Roman mosaic pavement found in Leicester in last 30 years, with a possible shrine at the ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Ancient DNA analyses show that -- unlike elsewhere in Europe -- farmers from the Near East did not overtake hunter-gatherer populations in the Baltic. This research suggests the Balto-Slavic branch ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — In contrast to Western Europeans, new research finds contemporary East Asians are genetically much closer to the ancient hunter-gatherers that lived in the same region eight thousand years ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — New research reveals that the prehistoric Pueblo people of the American Southwest, despite not having a written language or number system, created architectural complexes using advanced geometry -- ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, a team of archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to ... read more

Major Viking Age Manor Discovered at Birka, Sweden

Jan. 19, 2017 — For centuries it has been speculated where the manor of the royal bailiff of Birka, Herigar, might have been located. New geophysical results provide evidence of its location at Korshamn, outside the ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — New discoveries at Tel Aviv University's Timna Valley excavation have revealed intact defensive structures and livestock pens that provide insight into the complexity of Iron Age copper ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — New insight has been gained into the everyday hazards of life in the late Byzantine Empire, sometime around the early 13th century, as well as the evolution of Staphylococcus saprophyticus, a common ... read more

Newly Discovered Ancient Tombs in Egypt

Dec. 22, 2016 — Archaeologists have found "compelling evidence" of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities has ... read more

Dec. 19, 2016 — Scientists have uncovered the earliest direct evidence of humans processing plants for food found anywhere in the world. Researchers studied unglazed pottery dating from more than 10,000 years ago, ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. Researchers have now investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — The arid Atacama Desert, thought to be a barrier to early South American settlers, may have held lakes large enough to sustain small human populations, according to new research. The lakes' ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — An international research team is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backwater of the ... read more

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