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Tag: Archaeology

Fossils Reveal New Insight on Mesozoic Pollinating Insects

Insect pollination played an important role in the evolution of angiosperms. Little is known, however, about ancient pollination insects and…

Researchers Discover Two New Chinese Dinosaurs: Bannykus and Xiyunykus

Digit reduction occurs many times in tetrapod evolution, and the most famous example is the 'horse series' of North America.…

Easter Island’s Moai Provide Hints of a Complex Society

You probably know Easter Island as “the place with the giant stone heads.” This remote island 2,300 miles off the…

Scientists Show Laziness Lead to the Extinction of Primitive Humans

New archaeological research from The Australian National University (ANU) has found that Homo erectus, an extinct species of primitive humans,…

Archaeologists Shed New Light on the People Who Built Stonehenge

Despite over a century of intense study, we still know very little about the people buried at Stonehenge or how…

New Discovery Suggests Humans Left Africa Earlier Than Previously Thought

Ancient tools and bones discovered in China by archaeologists suggest early humans left Africa and arrived in Asia earlier than…

Researchers Identify Two New Ancient Mammals in Bolivia

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University and two other universities have discovered the 13-million-year-old fossils of a pair of new…

Archaeologists Reveal Swedes Have Been Brewing Beer Since The Iron Age

Archaeologists at Lund University in Sweden have found carbonised germinated grains showing that malt was produced for beer brewing as…

Clovis Burial Site Raises New Questions About Early Inhabitants

Scientists have shown that at the Anzick site in Montana - the only known Clovis burial site - the skeletal…

When Did Animals Leave Their First Footprint on Earth?

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put the first footprint on the moon. But when did animals leave the first…

Prehistoric Teeth Reveal Details on Ancient Africa’s Climate

Models of wetter conditions than contemporary climate suggest human ancestors lived in environments other than open, arid grasslands New research…

ANU Archaeologist Unearths Ancient Human Remains

An ANU archaeologist has hailed her excavation of a Bronze Age burial mound in south west England a huge success…

Scientists Uncover Important Genomic Info on Extinct Ground Sloth

Researchers have uncovered important genomic data from the remains of an ancient giant ground sloth, or Mylodon darwinii, the emblematic…

Jurassic Fossil Links Ancient Crocodiles With Dolphin-Like Animals

A 180 million-year-old fossil has shed light on how some ancient crocodiles evolved into dolphin-like animals. The specimen – featuring…

Cave Site Reveals 78,000-Year-Old Record of Stone Age Innovation

The first substantial cave record from coastal Kenya ranges from the Middle Stone Age to the Iron Age, showing gradual…

Researchers Uncover New Evidence of the Kingdom of David and Solomon

Over the last 25 years many scholars have questioned the existence of the kingdom of David and Solomon, which was…

Scientists Discover Oldest Directly Dated Homo Sapiens Fossil Outside of Africa

The first Homo sapiens fossil discovery from Saudi Arabia dates to 90,000 years ago during a time when the region’s…

Oldest Peace Treaty in the World Disproves a Widespread Notion

Today’s peace symbols go back to antiquity – According to archaeologists, peace images were widespread, especially during wars, despite glorification…