22 Sep 2015

‘Tree of life’ for 2.3 million species released

A first draft of the “tree of life” for the roughly 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes has been released, and two University of Michigan biologists played a key role in its creation.

07 Sep 2015

Greedy kestrel provides first proof of bird breeding in Ancient Egypt

3D imaging of a mummified kestrel that died due to forced overeating provides evidence that the ancient Egyptians bred birds of prey as offerings for the gods, according to a new study published in the Journal of Archaeological Science.

27 Aug 2015

Lab experiments question popular measure of ancient ocean temperatures

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.

Credit : Rachel Strohm
05 Aug 2015

First measurements taken of South Africa’s iron age magnetic field history

Ancient Ritualistic Village Burnings Opened the Door to Data Collection

28 Jul 2015

Loughborough scientists’ new chemical blueprint could be the answer to tackling stone theft

Scientists at Loughborough University hope their early trials of a new chemical blueprint technique could assist a crackdown on stone theft.

Bering Strait
27 Jul 2015

Past and present genomes tell the story of Native American biological origins

The first human inhabitants of the Americas lived in a time thousands of years before the first written records, and the story of their transcontinental migration is the subject of ongoing debate and active research.

21 Jul 2015

Fossil fuel emissions could soon make it impossible for radiocarbon dating artefacts that are hundreds of years old

Carbon released by burning fossil fuels is diluting radioactive carbon-14 and artificially raising the radiocarbon ‘age’ of the atmosphere.

27 May 2015

Social Media & Archaeology – a match not made in heaven

Archaeologists are avid users of social media, as well as online crowd-based funding and content-sourcing tools—deploying them to save sites, sustain the historic environment and protect history, often in the face of government disinterest, ‘austerity’ and short-sighted cultural policy.

21 Mar 2015

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19 Mar 2015

Human parasites found in medieval cesspit reveal links between Middle East and Europe

A new analysis of a medieval cesspit in the Christian quarter of the old city of Jerusalem has revealed the presence of a number of ancient parasite eggs, providing a window into the nature and spread of infectious diseases in the Middle East during the 15th century.

21 Jan 2015

MAXICULTURE boosts initiatives in digital culture

Digital technologies provide a unique opportunity to preserve, access and spread our cultural heritage. But what are their socio-economic and technological impacts?

06 Jan 2015

Twenty-five century-old mystery uncovered

Researchers at Macquarie University’s Australian Centre for Ancient Numismatic Studies (ACANS) have joined forces with scientists from the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), on a joint research program to solve a twenty-five century-old mystery behind the technology used to produce a special variety of ancient Greek coins.

17 Dec 2014

Gothic cathedrals blend iron and stone

Using radiocarbon dating on metal found in Gothic cathedrals, an interdisciplinary team has shown, for the first time through absolute dating, that iron was used to reinforce stone from the construction phase.

17 Dec 2014

Virtual view for some of Scotland’s most iconic heritage sites

Google Street View has launched a new collection of historic Scottish sites, allowing people to now explore a number of the nation’s picturesque castles, forts and abbeys from their phone, tablet or computer.

16 Dec 2014

Back to future with Roman architectural concrete

No visit to Rome is complete without a visit to the Pantheon, Trajan’s Markets, the Colosseum, or the other spectacular examples of ancient Roman concrete monuments that have stood the test of time and the elements for nearly two thousand years.

15 Nov 2014

High-Tech Authentication of Ancient Artifacts

In ongoing studies, Rose and his colleague Jane Walsh have now analyzed hundreds of artifacts, including carved stone figurines and masks and ceramic pieces from the ancient Olmec, Maya, Teotihuacan and Mezcala civilizations dating from 1500 B.C. to A.D. 600.

12 Nov 2014

Supercomputing Beyond Genealogy Reveals Surprising European Ancestors

What if you researched your family’s genealogy, and a mysterious stranger turned out to be an ancestor?

30 Sep 2014

Hyperspectral imaging shines light on the early Finns’ life in the Stone Age

The 5,500 years old clay figurines found at community excavations in Vantaa, Finland in summer 2014, were recently scanned with SPECIM’s hyperspectral camera.

01 Jul 2014

Siberian Bronze Age skull reveals secrets of ancient society

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.

01 May 2014

Geographic Population Structure can locate the village your ancestors lived 1,000 years ago

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 Sheffield.

21 Feb 2014

Jawed vertebrates get a face

A  team of French and Swedish researchers present new fossil evidence for the origin of one of the most important and emotionally significant parts of our anatomy: the face. They show how a series of fossils, with a 410 million year old armoured fish called Romundina at its centre, documents the

03 Jan 2014

Ball State simulation helps unravel ancient Roman puzzle

An enduring mystery of archaeology involving a well-known historical site in ancient Rome.