Archeology

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The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular stalks. They’re well-represented in the fossil record all the way back to the Devonian …
The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular …
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Six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's reign on Earth. Climate scientists now reconstructed how tiny droplets of sulfuric acid formed high …
Six million years ago, the sudden extinction of the dinosaurs started the ascent of the mammals, ultimately resulting in humankind's …
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The Swedish mission at Gebel el Silsila, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson from Lund University and John Ward, has discovered 12 new tombs dating from the 18th Dynasty (Thutmosid period), including crypts cut into the rock, …
The Swedish mission at Gebel el Silsila, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson from Lund University and John Ward, has discovered 12 …
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Roughly 90% of humans are right-handed and this is one of the traits that separates us from most other primates who don’t really show any overall preference for left or right handedness.It’s believed …
Roughly 90% of humans are right-handed and this is one of the traits that separates us from most other primates who …
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After more than 100 years of residency in London’s Natural History Museum, the world famous cast of a Diplodocus carnegii skeleton, known as “Dippy”, is going on tour to inspire and educate more people than …
After more than 100 years of residency in London’s Natural History Museum, the world famous cast of a Diplodocus carnegii …
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A human typically gives birth after nine months. An ostrich hatchling emerges from its egg after 42 days. But how long did it take for a baby dinosaur to incubate?Groundbreaking research led by a Florida …
A human typically gives birth after nine months. An ostrich hatchling emerges from its egg after 42 days. But how long …
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Raw foodies: Europe's earliest humans did not use fire New research conducted by scientists at the University of York and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona reveals for the first time that Europe's earliest humans …
Raw foodies: Europe's earliest humans did not use fire New research conducted by scientists at the University of York and …
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The finding reported in Current Biology helps to fill in details of the dinosaurs’ feather structure and evolution, which can’t be determined from fossil evidence.While the feathers aren’t the first to be …
The finding reported in Current Biology helps to fill in details of the dinosaurs’ feather structure and evolution, which can’…
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Move over, hyenas and saber-toothed cats; there's a mammal with an even stronger bite. A new study by Burke Museum and University of Washington paleontologists describes an early marsupial relative called Didelphodon vorax that lived …
Move over, hyenas and saber-toothed cats; there's a mammal with an even stronger bite. A new study by Burke Museum …
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Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old human ancestor spent all of her time walking on the ground or instead combined walking with frequent …
Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old human ancestor …
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