New Paleolithic sites discovered in Hanzhong Basin, Central China
The catchment of Hanjiang River is regarded as one of the most important Paleolithic sites in central China. During 2009-2012, a scientific team led by Dr. WANG Shejiang, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology ...
Genomic diversity and admixture differs for Stone-Age Scandinavian foragers and farmers
An international team led by researchers at Uppsala University and Stockholm University reports a breakthrough on understanding the demographic history of Stone-Age humans. A genomic analysis of eleven Stone-Age ...
New specimens of Yanornis indicate a digestive system of living birds
In a recent paper describing ten new specimens of Yanornis martini identified by the director of the Shandong Tianyu Museum of Natural History Mr. Xiaoting Zheng, an international team of scientists lead ...
New find challenges 'simple' Australian artefacts assumption
Purposely sharpened or 'retouched' stone axes evolved in Australia thousands of years before they appeared in Europe according to researchers studying the south-east Asian archaeological record.
New lens design drastically improves kidney stone treatment
Duke engineers have devised a way to improve the efficiency of lithotripsy—the demolition of kidney stones using focused shock waves. After decades of research, all it took was cutting a groove near the ...
Researchers claim to have found origin of Blarney Stone
Prehistoric rock art engraving discovered in Brecon Beacons
(Phys.org) —A large stone containing engraved Bronze Age rock art has been found by a national park geologist in the Brecon Beacons and confirmed as the first prehistoric rock engraved panel to be discovered ...
Scientists pinpoint the exact source of many of the rocks used to build Stonehenge
A new study, published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, suggests that the site researchers had previously thought was the starting place of many of Stonehenge's rocks may not have been the source ...
Money talks when ancient Antioch meets Google Earth (w/ Video)
There's a map of an ancient Syrian trade route that shows how one city's political sway extended farther than once thought.
Archaeologists uncover Late Stone Age settlement on Cyprus
(Phys.org) —Artifacts found at an archaeological site in Cyprus support a new theory that humans occupied the tiny Mediterranean island about 1,000 years earlier than previously believed – a discovery ...
New evidence suggests Neanderthals organized their living spaces
Scientists have found that Neanderthals organized their living spaces in ways that would be familiar to modern humans, a discovery that once again shows similarities between these two close cousins.
Workers dragged Forbidden City stones along roads of artificial ice
Dig turns up ancient artifacts at upstate NY site
New York archaeologists say they've uncovered 10,000-year-old American Indian artifacts at the site of an improvement project at a popular state-owned beach in the southern Adirondacks.
Early stone tool making more sophisticated than originally thought
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of Liverpool have found that long and slender stone tools were made by human ancestors at least a million years ago – nearly twice as long ago as generally thought.