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ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS

ANTHROPOLOGY NEWS

New branch added to European family tree
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New branch added to European family tree

September 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Genetic analysis reveals present-day Europeans descended from at least 3, not 2, groups of ancient...
Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb
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Non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb

September 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Research has unveiled that the non-dominant hand is likely to have played a vital role in the evolution of modern hand...

PALAEOANTHROPOLOGY NEWS

GEOLOGY NEWS

First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption
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First eyewitness accounts of mystery volcanic eruption

September 19th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The eruption occurred just before the 1815 Tambora volcanic eruption, which is famous for its overwhelming impact on climate worldwide, with 1816 given memorable names such as ’Eighteen-Hundred-and-Froze-to-Death’, the...
The Gulf Stream kept going during the last Ice Age
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The Gulf Stream kept going during the last Ice Age

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The warm Atlantic water continued to flow into the icy Nordic seas during the coldest periods of the last Ice...

PALAEONTOLOGY NEWS

‘Jaws’ lived in Doncaster
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‘Jaws’ lived in Doncaster

September 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Sharks, swamps and a tropical rainforest bursting with life – this isn’t exactly what comes to mind when you think of...
Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus
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Scientists report first semiaquatic dinosaur, Spinosaurus

September 15th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Enormous predator was over 9 feet longer than largest Tyrannosaurus...
How good is the fossil record?
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How good is the fossil record?

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Methods have been developed to try to identify and correct for bias in the fossil record but new research from the Universities...
T. Rex times seven: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina
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T. Rex times seven: New dinosaur species is discovered in Argentina

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Scientists have discovered and described a new supermassive dinosaur species with the most complete skeleton ever found of its...

HERITAGE NEWS

First Phase of Severn Princess restoration completed
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First Phase of Severn Princess restoration completed

September 18th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Mabey Bridge apprentices successfully stabilise historic vessel ready for next stage of...
How the British treated ‘hardcore’ Mau Mau women
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How the British treated ‘hardcore’ Mau Mau women

September 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
New research on the treatment of 'hardcore' female Mau Mau prisoners by the British in the late 1950s sheds new light on how ideas about gender, deviancy and mental health shaped colonial practices of...

NATURAL WORLD NEWS

The Age of the Sahara desert

The Age of the Sahara desert

September 18th, 2014

FUN & INTERESTING

  • 10 must see historic walls
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    August 7th, 2014

    10 must see historic walls

    The world has seen many wars and conflicts throughout history, which has given us a multitude of ancient defensive structures,...Read More

  • 10 Historical Houses
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    August 6th, 2014

    10 Historical Houses

    The world is full of fascinating historic houses that are begging to be explored. By visiting them you can obtain a wealth of...Read More

POLITICAL FEATURES

Culture Secretary appoints Commissioners to English Heritage
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Culture Secretary appoints Commissioners to English Heritage

May 19th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid MP has appointed 7 new Commissioners with effect from 1 June...
Migration: Britain’s hospitable past
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Migration: Britain’s hospitable past

February 11th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
In the midst of current controversies over immigration law and...

CONFLICT FEATURES

TECHNOLOGY FEATURES

Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society
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Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society

July 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Unlike most hunter-gatherer societies of the Bronze Age, the people of the Baikal region of modern Siberia (Russia) respected their dead with formal graves....
Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago
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Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago

May 1st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Tracing when your DNA was formed, is now possible due to a revolutionary technique developed by a team of international scientists led by experts from the University of...

TRAVEL FEATURES

  • 10 must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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    Fun and Interesting
    August 25th, 2014

    10 must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites

    To date there are over 1000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites so it is pretty unlikely that one person will be able to see the whole cohort of beautiful sites. However, here listed are just 10 of the must see UNESCO World Heritage Sites that our world has to...Read More

UNDERWATER FEATURES

Divers guilty of raiding shipwrecks without declaring their finds
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Divers guilty of raiding shipwrecks without declaring their finds

May 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Two divers from Kent have today pleaded guilty to not declaring valuable items from shipwrecks off the UK...
Prehistoric caribou hunting structure discovered beneath Lake Huron
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Prehistoric caribou hunting structure discovered beneath Lake Huron

April 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Underwater archaeologists have discovered evidence of prehistoric caribou hunts that provide unprecedented insight into the social and seasonal organization of early peoples in the Great Lakes...