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Kennewick Man skeleton may be on its way back to ancestral home
PHYS.ORG The 9,000-year-old skeleton Native Americans call The Ancient One and scientists refer to as Kennewick Man may be headed back to his ancestral home... 1 hour
Ancient Roman House and Phallic Amulets Discovered in Israel
LIVE SCIENCE A house dating back around 1,900 years, which is decorated with frescoes showing scenes of nature, has been discovered at the site of Omrit in Israel. 17 hours
'Tully monster' mystery is far from solved, group argues
PHYS.ORG Last year, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and other outlets declared that a decades-old paleontological mystery had been solved. The "Tully monster," an ancient animal... 19 hours
Sharpening our knowledge of prehistory on East Africa's bone harpoons
PHYS.ORG A project exploring the role of East Africa in the evolution of modern humans has amassed the largest and most diverse collection of prehistoric bone harpoons ever assembled... 19 hours
'Tully monster' mystery is far from solved, group argues
SCIENCE DAILY Last year, headlines in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Scientific American and other outlets declared that a decades-old paleontological mystery had been solved. The 'Tully monster,' an ancient animal... 19 hours
hints from the fossil record on how to re oyster the chesapeake Hints from the fossil record on how to re-oyster the Chesapeake
PHYS.ORG VIDEO Rowan Lockwood is extracting pearls of data from long-dead oysters. 20 hours
Study on prehistoric violence published
PHYS.ORG A longtime Cal Poly Pomona anthropology professor who studies violence among prehistoric people in California has been published in a prestigious journal. 21 hours
Researchers Uncover New Evidence for Water on Ancient Mars
SCI-NEWS.COM Dr. Mary Bourke from Trinity College Dublin and University of Oxford Professor Heather Viles have discovered a patch... 2 days
When long-lived oysters roamed Earth
Science Magazine Ancient bivalves give clues to conserving their modern relatives 3 days
When long-lived oysters roamed the earth
Science Magazine Ancient bivalves give clues to conserving their modern relatives 3 days
Giant Pterosaurs Ruled Late Cretaceous Romania, Says New Study
SCI-NEWS.COM Hatzegopteryx, a flying reptile with a 10-m wingspan and a mass of 220 kg, was the dominant predator... 4 days
Scientists Say They Could Bring Back Woolly Mammoths Within Two Years
HISTORY A team of scientists working on the “de-extinction” of the woolly mammoth say they are on the brink of resurrecting the prehistoric species, in a revised... 4 days
Scarcity of resources led to violence in prehistoric central California
SCIENCE DAILY A longtime anthropology professor who studies violence among prehistoric people in California has published his work, outlining that there are two views related to the origins of violence... 4 days
Ceramic Pottery Reveals an Ancient Geomagnetic Field Spike
SPACE.COM The Earth's geomagnetic field increased in intensity around the Levant during the late eighth century B.C. before rapidly weakening. 4 days
Ancient cave reveals Syria may suffer further from severe droughts
PHYS.ORG A stalagmite collected from a remote cave in the Middle East has revealed climate models may be underestimating the severity of droughts likely to hit the region in... 4 days
Paleolithic Pebbles Used in Death Rituals Uncovered
LIVE SCIENCE A 12,000-year-old site reveals signs that prehistoric people used stones and ochre to paint the bodies of the dead, and then smashed the stones to "kill" them. 4 days
Proto-Mammals were First Terrestrial Vertebrates to Produce Venom, Paleontologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM When you’re a small pre-mammalian creature, sometimes the only way to protect yourself against fearsome predators... 4 days
researchers pinpoint watery past on mars Researchers Pinpoint Watery Past on Mars
ASTRO WATCH Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a patch of land in an ancient valley on Mars that appears to have held water in... 4 days
Linguist's 'big data' research supports waves of migration into the Americas
SCIENCE DAILY Linguistic anthropologists are applying the latest technology to an ancient mystery: how and when early humans inhabited the New World. Their new research suggests complex patterns... 5 days
Pre-Mammalian Reptiles Were First Terrestrial Vertebrates to Produce Venom, Paleontologists Say
SCI-NEWS.COM When you’re a small pre-mammalian creature, sometimes the only way to protect yourself against... 5 days
Linguist's 'big data' research supports waves of migration into the Americas
PHYS.ORG University of Virginia linguistic anthropologist Mark A. Sicoli and colleagues are applying the latest technology to an ancient mystery: how and when early humans inhabited the... 5 days
2017 American Samoa deep-sea expedition to reveal wonders of unexplored ecosystem
PHYS.ORG There is a species of coral—called bubblegum coral for its pinkish appearance—that has provided a peak into ancient migration paths for marine species as far back... 5 days
Deadly Cocktail: Mammal-Like Reptiles Were 1st Venomous Vertebrates
LIVE SCIENCE The world's first land-dwelling venomous vertebrate wasn't a snake, but a mammal-like, cat-size reptile that lived before the dinosaur age in what is now South Africa, a new study finds. 5 days
Italian teams restore damaged busts from ancient Syrian city
PHYS.ORG Italian art conservationists have restored two funerary busts from the ancient city of Palmyra, Syria that were badly damaged by members of the Islamic State group. 5 days
New fossil discovery suggests sea life bounced back after the 'Great Dying' faster than thought
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—An international team of researchers has found a trove of marine fossils at a North American site that... 5 days
Unexpected Early Triassic marine ecosystem and the rise of the Modern evolutionary fauna
Science Magazine In the wake of the end-Permian mass extinction, the Early Triassic (~251.9 to 247 million years ago) is portrayed as an environmentally... 5 days
3-D reconstruction of skull suggests a small crocodile is a new species
SCIENCE DAILY A small crocodyliform dinosaur may be a new species. 6 days
Fossils show quick rebound of life after ancient mass extinction
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fossils including sharks, sea reptiles and squid-like creatures dug up in Idaho reveal... 6 days
Deadly Cocktail: Ancient Mammal-Like Reptiles Were 1st to Use Venom
LIVE SCIENCE The world's first venomous animal wasn't a scorpion, a jellyfish or even a snake, but a mammal-like, cat-size reptile that lived before the dinosaur age in what is... 6 days
After 60 Years, Archaeologists Find New Dead Sea Scrolls Cave
HISTORY Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 12th cave associated with the famed ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, the first such site to be excavated since 1956. 6 days
Triassic Fossil Reveals First Evidence of Live Birth in Archosauromorphs
SCI-NEWS.COM The first ever evidence of live birth in a group of animals previously thought only to... 6 days
Extinct tortoise yields oldest tropical DNA
PHYS.ORG An extinct tortoise species that accidentally tumbled into a water-filled limestone sinkhole in the Bahamas about 1,000 years ago has finally made its way out, with much of its DNA intact. 6 days
Researchers pinpoint watery past on Mars
PHYS.ORG Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have discovered a patch of land in an ancient valley on Mars that appears to have been flooded by water in the not-too-distant past. In doing so, they have pinpointed a... 6 days
Ancient jars found in Judea reveal Earth's magnetic field is fluctuating, not diminishing
SCIENCE DAILY Surprising new evidence derived from ancient ceramics proves that the Earth's geomagnetic force fluctuates -- not diminishes -- over time, researchers say. 6 days
Fossil shows pregnant momma sea monster with developing embryo
REUTERS WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An extraordinary fossil unearthed in southwestern China shows a pregnant long-necked marine reptile that lived... 7 days
Chemists seek 'game-changer' in electrochemical water catalysis
PHYS.ORG The world's current reliance on fossil fuel energy, which is finite and a major source of pollution, begs for new, greener energy solutions. Electrochemical water catalysis or "water splitting," the chemical reaction by which... 7 days
Fossil discovery rewrites understanding of reproductive evolution (Update)
PHYS.ORG A remarkable 250 million-year-old "terrible-headed lizard" fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother—clear evidence for live birth. 7 days
Fossil discovery rewrites understanding of reproductive evolution
SCIENCE DAILY A remarkable 250-million-year-old 'terrible-headed lizard' fossil found in China shows an embryo inside the mother -- clear evidence for live birth. The fossil unexpectedly provided the first evidence for live birth in an animal... 7 days
Fossil shows that ancient reptile gave live birth
SCIENCE-NEWS A new fossil shows that a prehistoric reptile may have given birth to live young, unlike its egg-laying descendants, birds and crocodiles. 7 days
Meet Zealandia, Earth’s New Continent
SCI-NEWS.COM Zealandia — a 4.9 million km2 region of the southwest Pacific Ocean — was once part of the ancient supercontinent Gondwana and today it is 94%... 7 days
Long-dead reptile gave live birth, study says
PHYS.ORG An unusually long-necked marine reptile gave birth to live young 245 million years ago—the only known member of the dinosaur, bird and croc family to not lay eggs, researchers said Tuesday. 7 days
Ancient 'Nessie' Delivered Live Baby Sea Monsters
LIVE SCIENCE The "birth plan" of an ancient Nessie look-alike didn't involve laying a giant egg, but rather delivering a live baby sea monster, a new study finds. 7 days
Iron Age Potters Carefully Recorded Earth's Magnetic Field — By Accident
NPR The planet's magnetic field is weakening. Scientists aren't sure why, but studying ancient jars could help them find out. The ceramics provide a remarkable window onto... 7 days
Ancient jar handles offer record of Earth's magnetic field strength over time
PHYS.ORG (Phys.org)—A team of researchers from Tel Aviv University, The Hebrew University and the University of California has used ancient jar handles to chart the... 7 days
Hints from the fossil record on how to re-oyster the Chesapeake
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