Hidden ants reveal gold better than top-dwelling termites
Subterranean ants and termites are leading researchers and prospectors alike, to gold and other minerals in the northern Yilgarn district.
Image: Mystery mounds on Mars
Intriguing mounds of light-toned layered deposits sit inside Juventae Chasma, surrounded by a bed of soft sand and dust.
Computer simulation shows Mima mounds likely made by gophers
Fabulous figurines reveal secrets of ancient Africa
(Phys.org) —Secrets of sixty remarkable clay figurines - up to 1,400-years-old and excavated by archaeologists from The Universities of Ghana and Manchester, and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board (GMMB)– are to be ...
Hidden in middens: New clues of earliest known Bolivian Amazon humans
Researchers have discovered the earliest evidence yet of humans living in the Bolivian Amazon, putting the first known human habitation of the region at about 8000 years earlier than was previously thought.
Ancient mound in Greece fuels heady speculation
Greece's Culture Ministry has warned against "overbold" speculation that an ancient artificial mound being excavated could contain a royal Macedonian grave or even Alexander the Great.
Two 6,000-year-old 'halls of the dead' unearthed, in UK first
The remains of two large 6000-year-old halls, each buried within a prehistoric burial mound, have been discovered by archaeologists from The University of Manchester and Herefordshire Council—in a UK first.
High-tech inspired insights into Japan's ancient 'Kofun' burial mounds
Japan's ancient 'Kofun' burial mounds: Fusion of traditional archaeology with cutting edge information technology to uncover the mysteries of ancient civilizations.
Six-legged miners strike gold
Termites and ants are stockpiling gold in their mounds, new CSIRO research has found.
Archaic Native Americans built massive Louisiana mound in fewer than 90 days, research confirms
(Phys.org)—Nominated early this year for recognition on the UNESCO World Heritage List, which includes such famous cultural sites as the Taj Mahal, Machu Picchu and Stonehenge, the earthen works at Poverty ...
Study of pipestone artifacts overturns a century-old assumption
(Phys.org)—In the early 1900s, an archaeologist, William Mills, dug up a treasure-trove of carved stone pipes that had been buried almost 2,000 years earlier. Mills was the first to dig the Native American ...
Termites and ants stockpile gold in their mounds, researchers find
(Phys.org)—Australia's smallest and most numerous mining prospectors can show us where new gold deposits are.
Researchers find scales on crocodile heads are formed from cracks not genetically defined
Ancient tombs discovered in Pakistan's Swat
Italian archaeologists say they have discovered a cemetery that reveals complex funeral rites dating back more than 3,000 years in Pakistan's Swat valley, recently controlled by the Taliban.