Articles tagged "archaeology"

Stereo photos of the upper left canine in a lingual b buccal

9 million-year-old teeth suggests earliest human relatives lived in Europe

Researchers in Germany have recovered an unusual set of teeth estimated to be 9.7 million years old. The teeth are unlike any found in Europe or Asia, but closely resemble the teeth of Lucy, the famed female specimen of the hominin species Australopithecus...

October 24, 2017

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New dating of Lida Ajer cave fossils places modern humans in SE Asia perhaps 73 000 years ago

Ancient teeth from a Sumatran archaeological site have pushed back the colonization of Southeast Asia by up to 20 000 years. The location of the cave site strongly suggests that the local human population was already well adapted to living in dense jungle...

August 13, 2017

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England’s ancient megaliths covered in secret star marker code visible by moonlight

A recent investigation of stone-age rock art at a megalithic construction known as Hendraburnick Quoit, in Cornwall, has revealed that ten times the number of artistic markings are visible when viewed in moonlight or feeble sunlight from the south east. These...

August 09, 2017

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Peter Mungo Jupp: Electric fossilization

Standard geology tells us that the Earth and the life that inhabits it has changed incrementally over eons of time for many millions of years. The processes thought to have shaped our planet’s landscape are wind and water erosion, volcanism, earthquakes, and...

July 27, 2017


4 500 years old skeleton provides first human genome sequence from Africa

A team of researchers from the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Ventura College and UCLA Extension have provided the first ancient human genome sequence from Africa. The discovery holds the potential to provide new information about how ancient African...

October 10, 2015