- Remains Of Copernicus Confirmed
In spring 2004, at the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Frombork-based Baltic Research Centre, Jerzy Gąssowski received an interesting challenge- find the remains of Nicolas Copernicus. To be sure, something was known of his death. He had died i ...
Article - Hank Campbell - Nov 27 2008 - 11:35am
- Wonderwerk Cave Yields Earliest Evidence Of Our Cave-Dwelling Ancestors
A research team led by Professor Michael Chazan, director of the University of Toronto's Archaeology Centre, has discovered the earliest evidence of our cave-dwelling human ancestors at the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa. Stone tools found at the bot ...
Article - News Staff - Dec 20 2008 - 12:10pm
- Solved- Mystery Of Nazca People Trophy Skulls
The mystery of why ancient South American peoples who created the mysterious Nazca Lines also collected human heads as trophies has long puzzled scholars who theorize the heads may have been used in fertility rites, taken from enemies in battle or associat ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 5 2009 - 10:42am
- 2000 Year Old Amazon Warrior Gets A Rapid Prototyping Face Lift
A 2000-year-old painted statue is being restored to her original glory by scientists from Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department of the University of Warwick, along with the University of Southampton and the Herculaneum Conservation Pro ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 12 2009 - 10:57pm
- Cold Case Rome- Chemical Warfare In 256 AD
A researcher from the University of Leicester has identified what looks to be the oldest archaeological evidence for chemical warfare--from Roman times. At the meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, Simon James presented CSI-style arguments t ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 14 2009 - 11:05am
- A Human Selection Reason For Coat Color In Animals
HUMANS have actively changed the coats of domestic animals by cherry-picking rare genetic mutations, causing variations such as different colours, bands and spots, according to a new study. Although the study was carried out on pigs, the results can expla ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 16 2009 - 2:25am
- Macabre Medieval Age- Oven Used To Bake Bones For Fortress Walls Discovered
It's not quite a "Book of the Dead" but a 14th century brick oven uncovered by archaeologists in Spain found a unique use for animal bones just the same- strengthening city fortifications. The scientists report that the animal bones were ...
Article - News Staff - Jan 20 2009 - 7:42pm
- Reading Between The Lines Of Prehistory And History With Synchrotron X-ray
The Archaeopteryx is experiencing a phoenix-like reascent to fossil celebrity status. The disovery of this clearly birdlike dinosaur in 1861 lent ethos to Darwin’s brand new Theory of Evolution. In December, the Thermopolis, WY archaeopteryx fossil was e ...
Article - Stephanie Pulford - Feb 17 2009 - 11:19am
- ISIS Neutron Source Takes A Look Into The Bronze Age
Roman artefacts which are nearly two thousand years old with similarities to ancient remains found at Pompeii in Italy will be examined at the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s ISIS neutron source in Oxfordshire this weekend. Researchers hope ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 20 2009 - 10:01am
- Clovis-Era Tools From 13,000 Years Ago Shows They Prepared Meat
A biochemical analysis of a rare Clovis-era stone tool cache recently unearthed in the city limits of Boulder, Colo., indicates some of the implements were used to butcher ice-age camels and horses that roamed North America until their extinction about 13, ...
Article - News Staff - Feb 25 2009 - 11:32am