Stone ships show signs of maritime network in Baltic Sea region 3,000 years ago
In the middle of the Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, the amount of metal objects increased dramatically in the Baltic Sea region. Around the same time, a new type of stone monument, arranged in the form of ships, ...
Fossil bird study on extinction patterns could help today's conservation efforts
(Phys.org) —A new University of Florida study of nearly 5,000 Haiti bird fossils shows contrary to a commonly held theory, human arrival 6,000 years ago didn't cause the island's birds to die simultaneously.
Lost and found, the first find of an early human artwork
A 14,000-year-old engraved reindeer antler is possibly the first piece of early human art ever found. The specimen was uncovered in the 1800s and has been in the vast collections of the Natural History Museum. ...
Mexico demands Sotheby's halt auction of artifacts
(AP)—The Mexican government demanded Wednesday that the Sotheby's auction house halt the planned sale of 51 pre-Colombian Mexican artifacts, arguing they are protected national historical pieces.
Remains of huge fossilized flying reptile displayed in Rio
The fossilized remains of a huge prehistoric flying reptile was unveiled Wednesday at the Rio de Janeiro National Museum where an international congress on the extinct species is to be held in May.
Study of grinding stones suggests adaption to ice age may have led to birth of agriculture in China
Fossil find adds three million years to oldest known old-world monkey
Skulls of early humans carry telltale signs of inbreeding, study says
Buried for 100,000 years at Xujiayao in the Nihewan Basin of northern China, the recovered skull pieces of an early human exhibit a now-rare congenital deformation that indicates inbreeding might well have ...
Fossils give glimpse into future
A Flinders University researcher is digging up the past to solve problems of the future.
Paleontologists discover fossilized ovarian follicles in three birds from Early Cretaceous
Remains of fossilized 'giant pelican' found in Peru
The fossilized remains of a giant pelican-like bird dating back some 35 million years have been uncovered in Peru's Ica desert, paleontologists said Friday.
Stone artifacts found from the Gonglou site in China
The Gonglou Paleolithic site in Baise (Bose) basin is located on the fourth terrace of the south bank of the Youjiang River in Tianyang county, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and was first discovered in ...
One of the world's oldest sun dial dug up in Kings' Valley
During archaeological excavations in the Kings' Valley in Upper Egypt a team of researchers from the University of Basel found one of the world's oldest ancient Egyptian sun dials. The team of the Egyptological ...
London rail workers find likely plague burial pit (Update)
Workers digging a new railway line in London have uncovered what they believe is a burial ground containing victims of the Black Death—a plague that wiped out as much as half of London's inhabitants when ...