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Archaeologists Uncover an Iron Age Murder & Circular Timber Monument

Archaeologists carrying out excavations as part of the HS2 project at Wellwick Farm near Wendover, England have announced the discovery of a skeleton that was buried facedown with their hands bound together under the pelvis.

Alaskan Volcano Linked to Mysterious Period With Extreme Climate in Ancient Rome

The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC has long been shrouded in mystery.

Study Suggests Cats Accompanied Kazakh Pastoralists as Pets 1,000 Years Ago

A new study by an international team has suggested that the common domestic cat accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago.

The Lion’s Roar: New Telescope Spots Superflare in Leo

A new telescope in Okayama, Japan observed a superflare on a star in the constellation Leo to better understand how superflares on the Sun can affect technology and life on Earth.

Hafnium Isotopes Clinch Origin of High-Quality Roman glass

Glass is an immensely interesting archaeological material: While its fragility and beauty is fascinating in itself, geochemical studies of invisible tracers can reveal more than what meets the eye.

Pueblo Bonito – The Great House

Pueblo Bonito is an archaeological site and Puebloan “Great House”, located in modern-day New Mexico, in the United States.

Geophysical Survey Reveals Lost Castle

Archaeologists conducting a geophysical survey in the grounds of Kasteel Oud Haerlem have discovered the remains of a later previously unknown castle that dates from AD 1250.

Dunwich – The medieval town lost at sea

Dunwich is a quaint seaside village in Suffolk, England that can boast a fine pub, tea room and small beach popular with holidaymakers. But underlying this picture postcard setting, Dunwich hides a unique history of a medieval town that succumbed to ruin by the elements.

Did Corn Fuel Cahokia’s Rise?

A new study suggests that corn was the staple subsistence crop that allowed the pre-Columbian city of Cahokia to rise to prominence and flourish for nearly 300 years.

The Real Dracula?

“Dracula”, published in 1897 by the Irish Author Bram Stoker, introduced audiences to the infamous Count and his dark world of sired vampiric minions.

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15,000 year old ear infections discovered in burials from the Levant

A study by Tel Aviv University has discovered evidence of ear infections in human remains, by studying the skulls from inhabitants of the Levant around 15,000 years ago.

Injuries from medieval arrows just as horrific as gunshot wounds

Bones exhumed from a Dominican Friary in Exeter has revealed that arrows fired from a longbow caused injuries as deadly as modern-day gunshot wounds.

Deformed skulls in an ancient cemetery reveal a multicultural community in transition

The ancient cemetery of Mözs-Icsei d?l? in present-day Hungary holds clues to a unique community formation during the beginnings of Europe's Migration Period.

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Dilophosaurus is Less Lizard, More Bird

From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember it best from the movie "Jurassic Park," where it's depicted as a venom-spitting beast with a rattling frill around its neck and two paddle-like crests on its head.

Different tracks, same dinosaurs: Brown researchers dig deeper into dinosaur movements

When picturing dinosaur tracks, most people imagine a perfectly preserved mold of a foot on firm layer of earth.

New Family of Extinct Giant Wombat-Like Marsupial Discovered

The unique remains of a prehistoric, giant wombat-like marsupial - Mukupirna nambensis - that was unearthed in central Australia are so different from all other previously known extinct animals that it has been placed in a whole new family of marsupials.
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The Lion’s Roar: New Telescope Spots Superflare in Leo

A new telescope in Okayama, Japan observed a superflare on a star in the constellation Leo to better understand how superflares on the Sun can affect technology and life on Earth.

Dying Stars Breathe Life into Earth

As dying stars take their final few breaths of life, they gently sprinkle their ashes into the cosmos through the magnificent planetary nebulae.

Higher Concentration of Metal in Moon’s Craters Provides New Insights to its Origin

Life on Earth would not be possible without the Moon; it keeps our planet's axis of rotation stable, which controls seasons and regulates our climate.

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NATURAL HISTORY

First Evidence of Snake-Like Venom Glands Found in Amphibians

Caecilians are limbless amphibians that, to the untrained eye, can be easily mistaken for snakes.

Sledge Dogs Closely Related to 9,500-Year-Old ‘Ancient Dog’

A new study on the origins of the sledge dog by the University of Copenhagen suggests they adapted to the Artic much earlier than previously thought.

New UD study shows that tropical forest loss is increased by large-scale land acquisitions

In recent years, there has been a rise in foreign and domestic large-scale land acquisitions--defined as being at least roughly one square mile--in Latin America, Asia, and Africa where investing countries and multinational investors take out long-term contracts to use the land for various enterprises.

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The Lost Palace of Henry The VIII

A small village in Kent might now be the location for a building that would be looked upon as the jewel of Tudor design.

300,000-year-old throwing stick documents the evolution of hunting

Homo heidelbergensis used wooden weapons to hunt waterbirds and horses.

Unravelling the mysteries of the Mayans

Beneath the tropical rainforests of Guatemala lies what remains of ‘one of the foremost archaeological sites in the world’ (Sharer & Traxer, 1946). Its modern name is Tikal, but when it was one of the most powerful kingdoms of the ancient Maya, it was known as Yax Mutul meaning "First Mutal".

Medicinal and Ritualistic Uses for Chocolate in Mesoamerica

Chocolate finds its way onto even the most simplistic dessert menus today to satisfy the sweetest sweet-tooth. In ancient Mesoamerica, chocolate was deemed a specialty food, achieving a sacred status.

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Archaeologists Uncover an Iron Age Murder & Circular Timber Monument

Archaeologists carrying out excavations as part of the HS2 project at Wellwick Farm near Wendover, England have announced the discovery of a skeleton that was buried facedown with their hands bound together under the pelvis.

Alaskan Volcano Linked to Mysterious Period With Extreme Climate in Ancient Rome

The cold, famine and unrest in ancient Rome and Egypt after the assassination of Julius Caesar in 44 BC has long been shrouded in mystery.

Study Suggests Cats Accompanied Kazakh Pastoralists as Pets 1,000 Years Ago

A new study by an international team has suggested that the common domestic cat accompanied Kazakh pastoralists as pets more than 1,000 years ago.

The Lion’s Roar: New Telescope Spots Superflare in Leo

A new telescope in Okayama, Japan observed a superflare on a star in the constellation Leo to better understand how superflares on the Sun can affect technology and life on Earth.

Hafnium Isotopes Clinch Origin of High-Quality Roman glass

Glass is an immensely interesting archaeological material: While its fragility and beauty is fascinating in itself, geochemical studies of invisible tracers can reveal more than what meets the eye.

Pueblo Bonito – The Great House

Pueblo Bonito is an archaeological site and Puebloan “Great House”, located in modern-day New Mexico, in the United States.

Geophysical Survey Reveals Lost Castle

Archaeologists conducting a geophysical survey in the grounds of Kasteel Oud Haerlem have discovered the remains of a later previously unknown castle that dates from AD 1250.

New Way to Locate Metal Deposits in the Earth’s Crust

Scientists have discovered a new tool to predict the location of base metal deposits buried too deep beneath the Earth’s surface to be found using current exploration methods.

Dilophosaurus is Less Lizard, More Bird

From movies to museum exhibits, the dinosaur Dilophosaurus is no stranger to pop culture. Many probably remember it best from the movie "Jurassic Park," where it's depicted as a venom-spitting beast with a rattling frill around its neck and two paddle-like crests on its head.

The Great Pyramid of Cholula

The Great Pyramid of Cholula is an archaeological site and temple complex believed to be dedicated to the god Quetzalcoatl in the San Andrés Cholula, Puebla municipality of Mexico.

Study Suggests Avraga Was Genghis Khan’s Winter Home

New research by archaeologists from the Australian National University has suggested that Avraga, in Eastern Mongolia was the winter home (or ordū) of Genghis Khan.

Dying Stars Breathe Life into Earth

As dying stars take their final few breaths of life, they gently sprinkle their ashes into the cosmos through the magnificent planetary nebulae.

Norman Conquest of 1066 Did Little to Change People’s Eating Habits

Archaeologists from Cardiff University and the University of Sheffield have combined the latest scientific methods to offer new insights into life during the Norman Conquest of England.

Tanis – The Ancient Egyptian Capital

Tanis is an archaeological site and ancient Egyptian city on the Tanitic branch of the Nile River delta near the modern-day town of Ṣān al-Ḥajar al-Qibliyyah.

Nan Madol – Capital of the Saudeleur Dynasty

Nan Madol is an archaeological site and former capital of the Saudeleur Dynasty, located on Temwen Island off the shores of the island of Pohnpei, in the modern-day Federated States of Micronesia.

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