One of the most pressing issues in modern biological conservation is “invasion biology”.
Today, we sit down and talk with ‘Punk Archaeologist’ and ‘Archaeogamer’, Andrew Reinhard. Links: http://archaeogaming.com/ Andrew on Twitter: @Archaeogaming
Malformed fossil plankton reveal heavy metal pollution might have contributed to some of the largest extinction events
Metal poisoning caused the malformation observed in ancient organisms and may have contributed to their extinction and that of many other species.
Ice Age paleontologist Prof. Dr. Ralf-Dietrich Kahlke of the Senckenberg Research Station for Quaternary Paleontology in Weimar recorded the maximum geographic distribution of the woolly mammoth during the last Ice Age and published the most accurate global map in this regard.
The second ice age during the Cryogenian period was not followed by the sudden and chaotic melting-back of the ice as previously thought, but ended with regular advances and retreats of the ice, according to research published by scientists from the University of Birmingham in the journal Nature Geoscience.
University of Alberta paleontologists have discovered a new species of lizard, namedGueragama sulamericana, in the municipality of Cruzeiro do Oeste in Southern Brazil in the rock outcrops of a Late Cretaceous desert, dated approximately 80 million years ago.
Understanding the planet’s history is crucial if we are to predict its future. While some records are preserved in ice cores or tree rings, other records of the climate’s ancient past are buried deep in the seafloor.
A study provides multiple lines of new evidence that pigments and the microbodies that produce them can remain evident in a dinosaur fossil.
When they’re not being the stars of various animated movies, penguins are playing an important role in evolutionary studies. Penguins are unique among modern birds in that they ‘fly’ through the water.
Welcome to Archaeo-Chat. In this series we record unscripted conversations about archaeology, what it is like to be an archaeologist and related topics. Today, we re-visit the question – What is a Celt?
Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup Towers along with links to a selection of news from the rest of the month. 0:57 Liv: Danish ‘monster’ pulled out of Swedish waters: http://www.thelocal.se/20150812/danish-monster-pulled-out-of-swedish-waters Medieval
On Saturday 22 August the Egyptian Antiquities Minister Mamdouh el-Damaty told a press conference in Cairo that the sale of the statue of Sekhemka at Christie’s in July 2014 was an ”ethical crime”
Welcome to Archae-Facts, the place to find bite-sized chunks of Archaeological Trivia! Today, we consider the origins of plastic surgery…
Humans are just one of many predators in this world, but a new study highlights how their intense tendency to target and kill adult prey, as well as other carnivores, sets them distinctly apart from other predators. As humans kill other species in their reproductive prime, there can be profound
Welcome to Questions of Doom. In this series, we answer your questions about Archaeology and our shared heritage. Today, I tackle the reasons why people bend swords in graves? Links: Killing the Weapons. An Insight on Graves with Destroyed Weapons in Late Iron Age Transylvania: http://www.academia.edu/2024265/Killing_the_Weapons._An_Insight_on_Graves_with_Destroyed_Weapons_in_Late_Iron_Age_Transylvania Hidden Histories: Fake it
Researchers at Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) and Queen’s University in Canada have unraveled the mystery of how Jupiter and Saturn likely formed. This discovery, which changes our view of how all planets might have formed, will be published in the Aug. 20 issue of Nature.
A team from Wits University’s Evolutionary Studies Institute has discovered a fossil monkey specimen representing the earliest baboon ever found.
A new study shown that meteorite impacts on ancient oceans may have created nucleobases and amino acids.
Violent conflicts in Neolithic Europe were held more brutally than has been known so far.
More than 20 million years ago, a short struggle took place in what is now the Dominican Republic, resulting in one animal getting its leg bitten off by a predator just before it escaped. But in the confusion, it fell into a gooey resin deposit, to be fossilized and entombed forever in amber.
The diversity of animal life that inhabited the coastlines of South West England 200 million years ago has been revealed in a study by an undergraduate at the University of Bristol.
Indiana University paleobotanist David Dilcher and colleagues in Europe have identified a 125 million- to 130 million-year-old freshwater plant as one of earliest flowering plants on Earth.