Researchers have discovered 12 new tombs dating from the 18th Dynasty (Thutmosid period).Credit: Image courtesy of Lund University The Swedish mission at Gebel el Silsila, led by Dr. Maria Nilsson from Lund University and John Ward, has discovered 12 new tombs dating from the 18th Dynasty (Thutmosid period), including crypts cut into the rock, rock-cut

Rock art painting showing a human figure collecting plants. Credit: The Archaeological Mission in the Sahara. Sapienza University of Rome. A team of international scientists, led by the University of Bristol, has uncovered the earliest direct evidence of humans processing plants for food found anywhere in the world. Researchers at the Organic Geochemistry Unit in

The city’s acropolis is barely visible during a cloudy day on the Thessalian plains. Credit: SIA/EFAK/YPPOA An international research team at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a

Discoveries indicate mass fishing and therefore a semi-permanent settlement.Credit: Arne Sjöström Six years ago divers discovered the oldest known stationary fish traps in northern Europe off the coast of southern Sweden. Since then, researchers at Lund University in Sweden have uncovered an exceptionally well-preserved Stone Age site. They now believe the location was a lagoon

Dinosaur skin impression on rock.Credit: Víctor Fondevilla/UAB Researchers from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) in collaboration with the Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont (ICP), have discovered in Vallcebre (Barcelona) an impression fossil with the surface of the skin of a dinosaur from the Late Cretaceous, a period right before their extinction. Its characteristics

Fossil bones from the skull of Bothriolepis rex and a line drawing of the head viewed from above. The large, thick bones create an armor with a single opening for the eyes. The mouth is on the lower surface of the skull, indicating a bottom-feeding lifestyle. Credit: Valentina Garcia, drawing by Jason Downs. We’ve all

Archaeologists have created a new database from the teeth of prehistoric humans found at ancient burial sites in Britain and Ireland that tell us a lot about their climate, their diet and even how far they may have travelled. In a paper, led by Dr Maura Pellegrini from the University of Oxford, researchers say that individuals in

A mirror discovered in the tomb of a Greek warrior in southwest Greece refers to a scene of a goddess holding a mirror in one of four gold rings unearthed in the excavation by a team of UC researchers.Credit: Image courtesy of University of Cincinnati When University of Cincinnati researchers uncovered the tomb of a

ANU PhD student Yuzhi Hu with a 3D print of the 400 million year old fish fossil that is six times the size of the specimen. Credit: Australian National University Three-dimensional prints of a 400 million year old fish fossil from around Lake Burrinjuck in southeast Australia reveal the possible evolutionary origins of human teeth,

The researchers speculated that proteins might survive better if they were stuck onto solid surfaces, and so they tested the theory with the support of computational scientists, who modeled the bindings of proteins in ostrich eggshells.Credit: Matthew J Collins Scientists have identified fossil proteins in a 3.8 million year-old ostrich eggshell, suggesting that proteins could

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