Archaeologist finds oldest rock art in Australia
An archaeologist says he found the oldest piece of rock art in Australia and one of the oldest in the world: an Aboriginal work created 28,000 years ago in an Outback cave.
Iberian paintings are Europe's oldest cave art, uranium-series dating study confirms
Paleolithic paintings in El Castillo cave in Northern Spain date back at least 40,800 years making them Europe's oldest known cave art, according to new research published today in Science.
Evidence of past Southern hemisphere rainfall cycles related to Antarctic temperatures
Geoscientists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and the University of Minnesota this week published the first evidence that warm-cold climate oscillations well known in the Northern Hemisphere over ...
Neanderthal home made of mammoth bones discovered in Ukraine
Cavers find mass fossil deposit Down Under
Australian scientists said Wednesday cavers had stumbled upon a vast network of tunnels containing fossils that could offer key insights into species' adaptation to climate change.
Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, scientists say
(Phys.org) —A record of ancient rainfall teased from long-buried sediments in Mongolia is challenging the popular idea that the arid conditions prevalent in Central Asia today were caused by the ancient ...
Pottery 20,000 years old found in a Chinese cave
Pottery fragments found in a south China cave have been confirmed to be 20,000 years old, making them the oldest known pottery in the world, archaeologists say.
Indonesia cave reveals history of ancient tsunamis
A cave discovered near the source of Indonesia's massive earthquake-spawned tsunami contains the footprints of past gigantic waves dating up to 7,500 years ago, a rare natural record that suggests the next ...
Eyeless Australian fish have closest relatives in Madagascar
A team of researchers from Louisiana State University and the American Museum of Natural History has discovered that two groups of blind cave fishes on opposite sides of the Indian Ocean are each other's ...
Neanderthals ate shellfish 150,000 years ago: study
Neanderthal cavemen supped on shellfish on the Costa del Sol 150,000 years ago, punching a hole in the theory that modern humans alone ate brain-boosting seafood so long ago, a new study shows.
Chemical fingerprinting tracks the travels of little brown bats
They're tiny creatures with glossy, chocolate-brown hair, out-sized ears and wings. They gobble mosquitoes and other insect pests during the summer and hibernate in caves and mines when the weather turns cold. ...
'Stunning' tsunami record discovered in Indonesia cave
Scientists said Friday they have discovered a cave on the Indonesian island of Sumatra that provides a "stunning" record of Indian Ocean tsunamis over thousands of years.
Slowest crystal growth ever measured
DNA of Jesus-era shrouded man in Jerusalem reveals earliest case of leprosy
The DNA of a 1st century shrouded man found in a tomb on the edge of the Old City of Jerusalem has revealed the earliest proven case of leprosy. Details of the research will be published December 16 in the ...