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About heritagedaily

Heritage Daily is an independent online magazine for archaeological and associated disciplines, dedicated to the heritage and historical sector. We identified the need for a central resource offering the latest archaeological news, journals, articles and press releases.
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Dust in the wind drove iron fertilization during ice age

Researchers from Princeton University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich have confirmed that during the last ice age iron fertilization caused plankton to thrive in a region of the Southern Ocean.

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Humans drive evolution of conch size

The first humans to pluck a Caribbean fighting conch from the shallow lagoons of Panama’s Bocas del Toro were in for a good meal.

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Ancient DNA shows moa were fine until humans arrived

A study by Curtin University researchers and colleagues from Denmark and New Zealand strengthens the case for human involvement in the disappearance of New Zealand’s iconic megaherbivore, the moa – a distant relative of the Australian Emu.

Image Credit : Stuart Herbert

10 must see castles in Wales

Castles have played an important military, economic and social role in Great Britain and Ireland since their introduction following the Norman invasion of England in 1066.

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Antarctic moss lives after 1,500+ years under ice

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and University of Reading report in the Cell Press journal Current Biologyon March 17 that Antarctic mosses can essentially come back to life after 1,500 completely inactive years under the ice.

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Parental care of the young from 450 million years ago

A portrait of prehistoric parenthood captured deep in the fossil record has been uncovered by an international team of scientists led by University of Leicester geologist Professor David Siveter.