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Secrets of Dinosaur Ecology discovered in fragile amber
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Secrets of Dinosaur Ecology discovered in fragile amber

October 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The research conducted by Ryan McKellar’s sounds like it could of come straight out of Jurassic Park: he studies pieces of amber found buried with dinosaur skeletons. However, instead of re-creating dinosaurs, McKellar uses the...
Journey to the centre of the earth
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Journey to the centre of the earth

October 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
UCSB geochemist uses helium and lead isotopes to obtain a better understanding of the makeup of the planet’s deep...
Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life
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Scientists find ancient mountains that fed early life

October 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Scientists have uncovered evidence for a huge mountain range that sustained an explosion of life on Earth 600 million years...
Microfossils reveal warm oceans had less oxygen, according to Syracuse geologists
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Microfossils reveal warm oceans had less oxygen, according to Syracuse geologists

October 16th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Professor Zunli Lu uses geochemistry and micropalaeontology to track oxygen levels in global...
Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used to be
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Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used to be

September 23rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The Tibetan Plateau in south-central Asia, because of its size, elevation and impact on climate, is one of the world’s greatest geological...
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...
Trinity geologists re-write Earth’s evolutionary history books
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Trinity geologists re-write Earth’s evolutionary history books

September 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Geologists from Trinity College Dublin have rewritten the evolutionary history books by finding that oxygen-producing life forms were present on Earth some 3 billion years ago – a full 60 million years earlier than previously...
Climate change and drought in ancient times
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Climate change and drought in ancient times

August 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The influence of climate on agriculture is believed to be a key factor in the rise and fall of societies in the Ancient Near East. Dr. Simone Riehl of Tübingen University’s Institute for Archaeological Science and the...
Western Wall Wearing Away? Discovery of Extreme Erosion Process Could Guide New Preservation Techniques
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Western Wall Wearing Away? Discovery of Extreme Erosion Process Could Guide New Preservation Techniques

August 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem investigated erosion in the different types of limestone in the Western Wall located at the foot of Jerusalem’s Temple Mount. Stones comprised of large crystals were almost...
Decades-old amber collection offers news views of a lost world
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Decades-old amber collection offers news views of a lost world

July 31st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Scientists are searching through an extremely large collection of 20-million-year-old amber unearthed in the Dominican Republic over 50 years ago; the effort is displaying new insights into ancient tropical insects and the world...
Jeju Island is a live volcano
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Jeju Island is a live volcano

July 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In Jeju, renowned as an attractive holiday destination with natural tourism resources, a recent study unveiled a volcanic eruption occurred on the island. The Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM) discovered...
New view of Rainier’s volcanic plumbing
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New view of Rainier’s volcanic plumbing

July 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Electrical images show flows of fluids to magma...
One secret of ancient amber revealed
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One secret of ancient amber revealed

July 10th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Amber is known as one of the most beautiful gemstones and its mysterious qualities were enough to inspire myths and legends many years ago, and the fossilized tree resin still manages to lock away secrets today....
Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years
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Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years

July 6th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
A year-by-year record of volcanic eruptions from a comprehensive Antarctic ice core...
Grinding Away at History Using ‘Forensic’ Palaeontology and Archaeology
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Grinding Away at History Using ‘Forensic’ Palaeontology and Archaeology

June 24th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Grinding Away at History Using ‘Forensic’ Palaeontology and...
Scientist Uses Fossils to Confirm Historic Ohio Millstones Have French Origins
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Scientist Uses Fossils to Confirm Historic Ohio Millstones Have French Origins

June 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A geologist studied fossils to confirm that stones used in 19th century Ohio grain mills originated from France....
Australia’s deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction
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Australia’s deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction

May 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A Curtin University researcher has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly affected the climate, causing the first known mass extinction in the history of complex...
Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike
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Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike

May 8th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The discovery of an ancient ring-like structure in southern Alberta suggests the area was struck by a meteorite large enough to leave an eight-kilometre-wide crater, producing an explosion strong enough to destroy present-day...
Researchers Find 3-million-year-old Landscape Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet
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Researchers Find 3-million-year-old Landscape Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

April 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Glaciers and ice sheets are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything — vegetation, soil and even the top layer of bedrock....
Ancient Egyptian weather report describes result of massive volcanic eruption
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Ancient Egyptian weather report describes result of massive volcanic eruption

April 3rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports—and could provide new evidence about the chronology of events in the ancient Middle...
Santorini tree rings support the traditional dating of the volcanic eruption
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Santorini tree rings support the traditional dating of the volcanic eruption

March 11th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Will the dating of the volcanic eruption of Santorini remain an unsolved mystery? The question whether this natural disaster occurred 3,500 or 3,600 years ago is of great historiographical importance and has indeed at times been...
The precise chronology of geological events prior to the great extinction 66 million years ago
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The precise chronology of geological events prior to the great extinction 66 million years ago

February 17th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Geologists are constantly aiming at obtaining more precise and detailed...
San Francisco’s big 1906 quake was third of a series on San Andreas Fault
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San Francisco’s big 1906 quake was third of a series on San Andreas Fault

February 13th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Research led by a University of Oregon doctoral student in California's Santa Cruz Mountains has uncovered geologic evidence that supports historical narratives for two earthquakes in the 68 years prior to San Francisco's...
Researchers discover ‘epic’ new Burgess Shale site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park
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Researchers discover ‘epic’ new Burgess Shale site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park

February 11th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Yoho National Park's 505-million-year-old Burgess...
Unearthing the history of the Naracoorte Caves
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Unearthing the history of the Naracoorte Caves

February 5th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
REsearcher discovers the age of sedimentary layers in the Naracoorte...
Ancient crater may be clue to Moon’s mantle
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Ancient crater may be clue to Moon’s mantle

January 3rd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
A massive impact on the Moon about 4 billion years ago left a 2,500-km....
Earth’s crust was unstable in the Archean eon and dripped down into the mantle
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Earth’s crust was unstable in the Archean eon and dripped down into the mantle

January 2nd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Earth's mantle temperatures during the Archean...
First Rock Dating Experiment Performed on Mars
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First Rock Dating Experiment Performed on Mars

December 15th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Researchers have successfully determined the age of a Martian...
Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, Stanford scientists say
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Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, Stanford scientists say

December 11th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Mountain uplift made Central Asia...
Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica
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Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica

November 18th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Its heat may increase the rate of ice loss from one of the continent’s major ice streams It wasn’t what they were looking for but that only made the discovery all the more exciting. In January 2010 a team of...
Unique sighting of lava solves mystery
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Unique sighting of lava solves mystery

November 11th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Scientists have made the first ever observations of how a rare type of lava continues moving almost a year after a volcanic...
Great civilisations rise and fall on the quality of their soil
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Great civilisations rise and fall on the quality of their soil

November 4th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Civilisations have fallen because they failed to prevent the degradation of the...
Birth of Earth’s continents
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Birth of Earth’s continents

September 17th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
New research provides clues on how continents formed early in Earth...
Paleorivers across Sahara may have supported ancient human migration routes
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Paleorivers across Sahara may have supported ancient human migration routes

September 13th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Paleoclimate simulations reveal potential 'green corridors' across North...
Ancient Earth crust stored in deep mantle
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Ancient Earth crust stored in deep mantle

April 24th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust. But decisive evidence for this phenomenon has proven elusive. New research from a team including...