A 1,500 year old mosaic, depicting a map with streets and buildings, was exposed about two years ago in archaeological excavations the Israel Antiquities Authority conducted together with school children and employees from the Qiryat Gat Industrial Park.
Scientists from Virginia Tech and the University of Bristol have revealed how pigment can be detected in mammal fossils, a discovery that may end the guesswork in determining the colors of extinct species.
Discoveries about how the human brain contributes to our success – both as a species and as individuals – are among the first fruit of projects funded under the National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative program as well as the Human Connectome Project.
Archaeologists in Orkney have uncovered the remains of over 30 buildings dating from around 4000 BC to 1000 BC, together with field systems, middens and cemeteries.
About 20 million years ago a single flea became entombed in amber with tiny bacteria attached to it, providing what researchers believe may be the oldest evidence on Earth of a dreaded and historic killer – an ancient strain of the bubonic plague.
Archaeologists from Austria have been working to excavate the ruins of the ancient city of Ephesus since the 19th century.
How good is the fossil record? And does it paint an accurate picture of the history of life? Those are the long-standing questions that geobiologist Bjarte Hannisdal at the University of Bergen’s Centre for Geobiology is trying to answer.
Scientists at the University of Birmingham have discovered evidence of carbonaceous aerosols – organic dust – transported from Asia and deposited in the Arctic over the last 450 years, according to research published in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.
Plans to preserve Camp 21 at Cultybraggan in Scotland, the site of the former WW2 prisoner of war camp, are being launched by the Comrie Development Trust and Community Shares Scotland.
Researchers from the University of Bristol describe how they used radiocarbon measured in deep-sea fossil corals to shed light on carbon dioxide (CO2) levels during the Earth’s last deglaciation.
An international team led by researchers at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich observed massive dead galaxies in the universe 4 billion years after the Big Bang with the Subaru Telescope’s Multi-Object InfraRed Camera and Spectrograph (MOIRCS).
Black rice has a rich cultural history; called “Forbidden” or “Emperor’s” rice, it was reserved for the Emperor in ancient China and used as a tribute food.
Research into human fossils dating back to approximately two million years ago reveals that the hearing pattern resembles chimpanzees, but with some slight differences in the direction of humans.
From a Scandinavian perspective, the Viking Age (ca. 800 to 1050) was a time of increased contact with other countries.
Archaeologists excavating the famous ancient Greek shipwreck that yielded the Antikythera mechanism have recovered more than 50 items including a bronze armrest (possibly part of a throne), remains of a bone flute, fine glassware, luxury ceramics, a pawn from an ancient board game, and several elements of the ship itself.