Archaeology

One of the last African dinosaurs discovered in Moroccan mine

One of the last African dinosaurs discovered in Moroccan mine

One of the last dinosaurs living in Africa before their extinction 66 million years ago has been discovered in a phosphate mine in northern...
Easter Island not destroyed by war, new analysis shows

Easter Island not destroyed by war, new analysis shows

A new study led by a Binghamton University archaeologist contradicts the belief that the ancient civilization of Rapa Nui, Chile, was destroyed by warfare. An...
Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs

Volcanic eruptions triggered dawn of the dinosaurs

Huge pulses of volcanic activity are likely to have played a key role in triggering the end-Triassic mass extinction, which set the scene for...
Medieval fragments yield surprises

Out of the blue: Medieval fragments yield surprises

Analyzing pigments in medieval illuminated manuscript pages at the Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source (CHESS) is opening up some new areas of research bridging...
How did plesiosaurs swim with such long necks

How did plesiosaurs swim with such long necks?

When dinosaurs ruled the land, plesiosaurs ruled the oceans. Famous for their incredibly long necks – some of which were up to 7 metres long...
Through fossil leaves, a step towards Jurassic Park

Through fossil leaves, a step towards Jurassic Park

For the first time, researchers have succeeded in establishing the relationships between 200-million-year-old plants based on chemical fingerprints. Using infrared spectroscopy and statistical analysis of...
Archaeological detectives discover ‘secret square’ beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeological detectives discover ‘secret square’ beneath world-famous Avebury stone circle

Archaeologists have found a striking and apparently unique square monument beneath the world famous Avebury stone circle in Wiltshire. The UNESCO World Heritage Site, cared...
Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone Proves Jurassic Park Will Never Exist

Tyrannosaurus Rex Bone Proves Jurassic Park Will Never Exist

Paleontologists at the University of Manchester have definitively proven there will never be a Jurassic Park after re-analyzing collagen from a Tyrannosaurus rex bone discovered more...
Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

Rare, exceptionally preserved fossil reveals lifestyle of ancient armor-plated reptile

An exceptionally-preserved fossil from the Alps in eastern Switzerland has revealed the best look so far at an armoured reptile from the Middle Triassic...
3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

3,000-year-old textiles are earliest evidence of chemical dyeing in the Levant

Tel Aviv University archaeologists have revealed that cloth samples found in the Israeli desert present the earliest evidence of plant-based textile dyeing in the...

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