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Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III (8/21/2014)

Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard IIIA recent study by the British Geological Survey, in association with researchers at the University of Leicester, has delved into the bone and tooth chemistry of King Richard III and uncovered fascinating new details about the life and diet of Britain's last Plantagenet king. This forensic study will feature in a documentary, 'Richard III: The New Evidence,' airing on Channel 4 on Sunday, Aug. 17, at 9 p.m. ...> Full Article


New home for an 'evolutionary misfit' (8/20/2014)

New home for an 'evolutionary misfit'One of the most bizarre-looking fossils ever found -- a worm-like creature with legs, spikes and a head difficult to distinguish from its tail -- has found its place in the evolutionary tree of life, definitively linking it with a group of modern animals for the first time. ...> Full Article


Embalming study 'rewrites' key chapter in Egyptian history (8/18/2014)

Researchers from the Universities of York, Macquarie and Oxford have discovered new evidence to suggest that the origins of mummification started in ancient Egypt 1,500 years earlier than previously thought. ...> Full Article


Bones from nearly 50 ancient flying reptiles discovered (8/17/2014)

Bones from nearly 50 ancient flying reptiles discoveredScientists discovered the bones of nearly 50 winged reptiles from a new species, Caiuajara dobruskii, that lived during the Cretaceous in southern Brazil. ...> Full Article


Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds (8/6/2014)

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birdsA new study led by an Adelaide scientist has revealed how massive, meat-eating, ground-dwelling dinosaurs -- the theropods -- evolved into agile flyers: they just kept shrinking and shrinking, for over 50 million years. ...> Full Article


CT scans provide evidence of atherosclerosis in wide range of ancient populations (8/4/2014)

Although atherosclerosis is widely thought to be a disease of modern times, computed tomographic evidence of atherosclerosis has been found in the bodies of a large number of mummies. In a paper published in Global Heart the authors review the findings of atherosclerotic calcifications in the remains of ancient people -- humans who lived across a very wide span of human history and over most of the inhabited globe. ...> Full Article


Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost world (8/3/2014)

Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost worldScientists are searching through a massive collection of 20-million-year-old amber found in the Dominican Republic more than 50 years ago, and the effort is yielding fresh insights into ancient tropical insects and the world they inhabited. (Includes a video about the work narrated by David Attenborough.) ...> Full Article


Violent aftermath for the warriors at Alken Enge (7/31/2014)

Violent aftermath for the warriors at Alken EngeDenmark attracted international attention in 2012 when archaeological excavations revealed the bones of an entire army, whose warriors had been thrown into the bogs near the Alken Enge wetlands in East Jutland after losing a major engagement in the era around the birth of Christ. Work has continued in the area since then and archaeologists and experts from Aarhus University, Skanderborg Museum and Moesgaard Museum have now made sensational new findings. ...> Full Article


Unique images bring fossil insects back to life (7/31/2014)

Unique images bring fossil insects back to lifeA groundbreaking new book that brings together two of the major disciplines behind 'Jurassic Park' is aiming to raise the profile of insect fossils through stunning photographs and unique illustrations. ...> Full Article


Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows (7/29/2014)

Dinosaurs might have survived the asteroid strike that wiped them out if it had taken place slightly earlier or later in history, scientists say. ...> Full Article


The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flint (7/27/2014)

The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flintA piece of research by the UPV/EHU-University of the Basque Country has determined, on the basis of the Ametzagaina site, in San Sebastian, the mobility patterns and management of lithic resources. ...> Full Article


Mammoth and mastodon behavior was less roam, more stay at home (7/26/2014)

Mammoth and mastodon behavior was less roam, more stay at homeUC research on mammoths and mastodons could benefit modern-day elephants. ...> Full Article


3-D image of Paleolithic child's skull reveals trauma, brain damage (7/26/2014)

3-D image of Paleolithic child's skull reveals trauma, brain damage3-D imaging of a Paleolithic child's skull reveals potentially violent head trauma that likely lead to brain damage. ...> Full Article


Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared (7/25/2014)

Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appearedAfter the asteroid impact at the end of the Cretaceous period that triggered the dinosaurs' extinction and ushered in the Paleocene, leaf-mining insects in the western United States completely disappeared. Only a million years later, at Mexican Hat, in southeastern Montana, fossil leaves show diverse leaf-mining traces from new insects that were not present during the Cretaceous, according to paleontologists. ...> Full Article


Meet the gomphothere: UA archaeologist involved in discovery of bones of elephant ancestor (7/23/2014)

Meet the gomphothere: UA archaeologist involved in discovery of bones of elephant ancestorAn ancient ancestor of the elephant, once believed to have disappeared from North America before humans ever arrived there, might actually have roamed the continent longer than previously thought. Archaeologists, including the University of Arizona's Vance Holliday, have uncovered the first evidence that gomphotheres were once hunted in North America. ...> Full Article

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Bone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard IIIBone chemistry reveals royal lifestyle of Richard III

New home for an 'evolutionary misfit'New home for an 'evolutionary misfit'

Embalming study 'rewrites' key chapter in Egyptian history

Bones from nearly 50 ancient flying reptiles discoveredBones from nearly 50 ancient flying reptiles discovered

Shrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birdsShrinking dinosaurs evolved into flying birds

CT scans provide evidence of atherosclerosis in wide range of ancient populations

Decades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost worldDecades-old amber collection offers new views of a lost world

Violent aftermath for the warriors at Alken EngeViolent aftermath for the warriors at Alken Enge

Unique images bring fossil insects back to lifeUnique images bring fossil insects back to life

Dinosaurs fell victim to perfect storm of events, study shows

The economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flintThe economic territory of Upper Palaeolithic groups is specified by flint

Mammoth and mastodon behavior was less roam, more stay at homeMammoth and mastodon behavior was less roam, more stay at home

3-D image of Paleolithic child's skull reveals trauma, brain damage3-D image of Paleolithic child's skull reveals trauma, brain damage

Leaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appearedLeaf-mining insects destroyed with the dinosaurs, others quickly appeared

Meet the gomphothere: UA archaeologist involved in discovery of bones of elephant ancestorMeet the gomphothere: UA archaeologist involved in discovery of bones of elephant ancestor



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