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December 7, 2019

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In ancient Egypt, sacred ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a ... read more
Experiments are casting a new light on Egyptian soil and ancient mummified bone samples that could provide a richer understanding of daily life and environmental conditions ... read more

First Evidence of Feathered Polar Dinosaurs Found in Australia

A cache of 118 million-year-old fossilized dinosaur and bird feathers has been recovered from an ancient lake deposit that once lay beyond the southern polar ... read more

Machu Picchu: Ancient Incan Sanctuary Intentionally Built on Faults

The ancient Incan sanctuary of Machu Picchu is considered one of humanity's greatest architectural achievements. Built in a remote Andean setting atop a narrow ridge high above a precipitous river ... read more
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Early DNA Lineages Shed Light on the Diverse Origins of the Contemporary Population

A new genetic study demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Finland was inhabited by separate and differing populations, all of them influencing the gene pool of modern Finns. The study is so ... read more

Strong Winter Dust Storms May Have Caused the Collapse of the Akkadian Empire

Fossil coral records provide new evidence that frequent winter shamals, or dust storms, and a prolonged cold winter season contributed to the collapse of the ancient Akkadian Empire in ... read more

Lead Pollution from Native Americans Attributed to Crushing Galena for Glitter Paint

A new study of Native American use of galena increases understanding of how they were using the land and its ... read more

Archaeologists Uncover 2,000-Year-Old Street in Jerusalem Built by Pontius Pilate

An ancient walkway most likely used by pilgrims as they made their way to worship at the Temple Mount has been uncovered in the 'City of David' in the Jerusalem Walls National ... read more

Surveying Solar Storms by Ancient Assyrian Astronomers

Researcher finds evidence of ancient solar magnetic storms based on cuneiform astrological records and carbon-14 dating. This work may help with our understanding of intense solar activity that can ... read more

Discovered: Unknown Yellow Colors from Antiquity

Antique artefacts have been studied by chemists, revealing a hitherto unknown use of yellow in Ancient ... read more

Archaeology: Social Inequality in Bronze Age Households

Archaeogenetic analyses provide new insights into social inequality 4,000 years ago: nuclear families lived together with foreign women and individuals from lower social classes in the same ... read more

Cretan Tomb's Location May Have Strengthened Territorial Claim

Examining the position occupied by tombs in their landscape in Prepalatial Crete gives us new insights into the role played by burial sites, mortuary practices and the deceased in the living ... read more

Early Hunter-Gatherers Interacted Much Sooner Than Previously Believed

A nearly 4,000-year-old burial site found off the coast of Georgia hints at ties between hunter-gatherers on opposite sides of North America, according to new ... read more

Preserving Old Bones With Modern Technology

Anthropologists are out to change the way that scientists study old bones ... read more

Dishing the Dirt on an Early Man Cave

Fossil animal droppings, charcoal from ancient fires and bone fragments litter the ground of one of the world's most important human evolution sites, new research reveals. A team of scientists ... read more

Tripolye 'Mega-Structures' Were Ancient Community Centers

So-called 'mega-structures' in ancient Europe were public buildings that likely served a variety of economic and political purposes, according to a new ... read more

Traditional Fisherfolk Help Uncover Ancient Fish Preservation Methods

Archaeologists have little insight into the methods used for the long-term processing and preservation of fish in the past. A study of traditional fish preparation employed by fisherfolk in Panama ... read more

A Technological 'Leap' in the Edomite Kingdom During the 10th Century BCE

During the late 10th century BCE, the emerging Edomite Kingdom of the southern Levant experienced a 'leap' in technological ... read more

The Enigma of Bronze Age Tin

The origin of the tin used in the Bronze Age has long been one of the greatest enigmas in archaeological research. Now researchers have solved part of the puzzle. They were able to proof that tin ... read more

Extinction of Icelandic Walrus Coincides With Norse Settlement

Scientists have used ancient DNA analyses and C14-dating to demonstrate the past existence of a unique population of Icelandic walrus that went extinct shortly after Norse settlement some 1100 years ... read more

Reconstructing the Evolution of All Species

By looking into fossil teeth from almost 2 million years old rhinos, researchers have launched a new molecular method for studying the evolutionary history of fossil species dating back millions of ... read more

Early Humans Used Tiny, Flint 'Surgical' Tools to Butcher Elephants

A new study reveals that the early humans known as Acheulians crafted tiny flint tools out of recycled larger discarded instruments as part of a comprehensive animal-butchery tool ... read more

Bones of Roman Britons Provide New Clues to Dietary Deprivation

Researchers have shown a link between the diet of Roman Britons and their mortality rates for the first time, overturning a previously-held belief about the quality of the Roman ... read more

Earliest Evidence of Milk Consumption Found in Teeth of Prehistoric British Farmers

Archaeologists have identified a milk protein called beta lactoglobulin (BLG) entombed in the mineralized dental plaque of seven individuals who lived in the Neolithic period around 6,000 ... read more

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