Natural History

Study reveals disease landscape of Ancient Egypt

A new study, published in the journal Advances in Parasitology, has conducted a meta-analysis of mummies to reveal new insights into the disease landscape of Ancient Egypt.

Greenland’s Paradise Valley

The Qinngua Valley, also known as Paradisdalen (meaning “paradise valley”) is a unique biome in southern Greenland and contains the island’s only natural forest zone.

Exotic horses used for jousting tournaments were buried in Westminster

The cemetery is located under Elverton Street, which was excavated by archaeologists in the 1990’s in advance of building works

Ancient tsunami wiped out prehistoric communities in Northern England

A study by the University of York has revealed that a tsunami wiped out prehistoric communities living in Northumberland, England, causing wide-scale depopulation across the region.

Travels of a 14,000-year-old woolly mammoth tied to earliest Alaska hunting camps

Scientists have established a connection between the travels of a 14,000-year-old woolly mammoth and the oldest known human settlements in Alaska.

Decline and recovery of coral reefs linked to 700 years of human and environmental activity

Degradation of coral reefs has been contributed to by human activity

Ancient wild horses help unlock past

The lack of genetic diversity in modern horses has been shown to be caused by methods of modern domestication processes. 

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