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Chauvet Cave

It has been almost two decades since the Chauvet Cave was discovered, revealing some of the most beautiful and important Palaeolithic art in the world; across its walls danced paintings of mammoths, lions, panthers and woolly rhinoceroses dating as far back as 35,000BCE. Written by Amy Quinn

Climate strongly affects human conflict, war and violence worldwide, says study

Shifts in climate are strongly linked to human violence around the world, with even relatively minor departures from normal temperature or rainfall substantially increasing the risk of conflict in ancient times or today, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Princeton University.

Lost royal deer park discovered by Cardiff University archaeologists

A royal 13th century deer park has been identified at Brynkir in Gwynedd, North Wales, following a season of excavations led by Cardiff University.

A piece of London’s historic past to be sold off by the Ministry of Defence to developers

Just a stone’s throw from Harrods in central London and in prime real estate territory lies Brompton Road Tube Station. The station, once part of the Piccadilly line between South Kensington and Knightsbridge was closed in 1934 and abandoned..

Much ado about babies

The management of childbirth and care of newborns have always been hotly-debated topics. PhD candidate Leah Astbury looks at narratives of reproduction in the 16th and 17th centuries and finds evidence for many of the same concerns.

The Archaeology of Morphine – Michael Jackson’s Darkest Hours

Morphine is one of the most famous drugs in the world and has brought to an end, the lives of some of the most famous people on the planet. Morphine abuse is news nearly every day of the year throughout the world. Written by Charles T. G. Clarke

University researchers discover “lost” Elizabethan craftsmanship to match 21st century technology

Elizabethan craftsmen developed advanced manufacturing technology that could match that of the 21st century, claim researchers from Birmingham City University who are analysing a 400-year-old hoard of jewellery.

Museum in China harbouring thousands of fake artefacts

The 60 million yuan Jibaozhai Museum opened in China in 2010 in the midst of a culture boom that sees many new museums opening every year.

Rare manuscript by Italian master found

A University of Manchester academic has discovered an important and previously unknown manuscript by one of the medieval period’s greatest thinkers, who was born 700 years ago this year.

Scheduled Site of Welsh mining ‘Jewel’ sold to preservation trust

Cwmystwyth Mines The Crown Estate has completed a deal to sell a historic mining complex in Wales to a special preservation trust. Cwmystwyth Mines, in Ceredigion,...

Korean War Remembered

The MOD and Westminster Abbey will formally mark the bravery and dedication of those who fought in the Korean War over 60 years ago.

Light cast on lifestyle and diet of first New Zealanders

A University of Otago-led multidisciplinary team of scientists have shed new light on the diet, lifestyles and movements of the first New Zealanders by analysing isotopes from their bones and teeth.