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Ancient Egyptian Kitten Skeletons Hint at Cat Domestication
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Marty
- 33 days ago - livescience.com
The skeletons of six cats, including four kittens, found in an Egyptian cemetery may push back the date of cat domestication in Egypt by nearly 2,000 years.
Palaeontologists Unearth Rare 15-Million-Year-Old Bilby
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Marty
- 36 days ago - heritagedaily.com
An ancient fossil of the bilby, Australia's answer to the Easter rabbit, has been discovered at the Riversleigh World Heritage site in north west Queensland.
Nine Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found
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Marty
- 37 days ago - news.discovery.com
Nine newly found penny-sized pieces of parchment belonging to the Dead Sea Scrolls laid unopened for nearly six decades before they were rediscovered in Israel.
More on Facing Death in the Neolithic Near East
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Marty
- 38 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
Archaeologists working at the Neolithic site of Tell Qarassa in Syria discovered a small carved bone artefact within a funerary layer. This unique artefact which contains two bas relief human faces, holds significance for research on the origins and mean
New Stratigraphic Research Makes Little Foot the Oldest Complete Australopithecus
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Marty
- 39 days ago - heritagedaily.com
After 13 years of meticulous excavation of the nearly complete skeleton of the Australopithecus fossil named Little Foot, South African and French scientists have now convincingly shown that it is probably around 3 million years old
Parental Care of the Young From 450 Million Years Ago
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Marty
- 39 days ago - heritagedaily.com
The 'nursery in the sea' has revealed a species new to science - with specimens preserved incubating their eggs together with probable hatched individuals. As a result, the team has named the new species Luprisca incuba after Lucina, goddess of childbirth
Natural Selection Led To Different Features In Europeans As Recent As 5,000 Years Ago, According To Researchers
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Marty
- 39 days ago - bionews-tx.com
An increasing volume of archaeological research and effort has come to focus particularly on the genetic evolution and development of human beings since the last Ice Age. While the last glacial period ended about 10,000 years ago
Prehistoric Rock Art Engraving Discovered in Brecon Beacons
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Marty
- 39 days ago - heritagedaily.com
A large stone containing engraved Bronze Age rock art has been found by a national park geologist in the Brecon Beacons and confirmed as the first prehistoric rock engraved panel to be discovered in the region.
Messengers to the Gods
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Marty
- 40 days ago - archaeology.org
During a turbulent period in ancient Egypt, common people turned to animal mummies to petition the gods, inspiring the rise of a massive religious industry
Pygmy Tyrannosaur Roamed the Arctic
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Marty
- 40 days ago - theguardian.com
Though far smaller than other tyrannosaurs, the adult was still nearly 2 metres tall at the hips, and measured around 7 metres from snout to tail. An adult T. rex could grow to twice the size.
Oldest Sea Monster Babies Found; Fossil Shows Reptiles Had Live Birth
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Marty
- 44 days ago - news.nationalgeographic.com
The oldest embryos of a Mesozoic marine reptile have been unearthed in China, pre-dating the previous record by ten million years, a new study says.
11,000-Year-Old Settlement Found Under Baltic Sea
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Marty
- 45 days ago - news.discovery.com
Evidence of a Stone-Age settlement that may have been swallowed whole by the Baltic Sea has resurfaced near Sweden, revealing a collection of well preserved artifacts left by nomads some 11,000 years ago.
New Discoveries at the Gallic Necropolis of Esvres-Sur-Indre
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Marty
- 48 days ago - pasthorizonspr.com
Archaeologists have continued work on a Late Iron Age/Early Roman period necropolis, with a fourth excavation conducted at the site in Central France. In total, 74 graves have been uncovered, including 31 new inhumations
Digging on the Dark Side of Vesuvius
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Marty
- 48 days ago - popular-archaeology.com
Since their discoveries, the ancient Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum, those hapless victims of the Mt. Vesuvius eruptions of AD 79, have captured the public's imagination and have thus commanded the attention of both the academic community and the
Archaeologists Found Bones of a Stone Age Child and An Adult in Tiny Cave
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Marty
- 48 days ago - irishmirror.ie
Archaeologists at IT Sligo have found bones of a Stone Age child and an adult in a tiny cave high on Knocknarea mountain near the town. Radiocarbon dating has shown that they are some 5,500 years old, which makes them among the earliest human bones found
 

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