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Pack animals: Tyrannosaurs not so solitary after all

Pack animals: Tyrannosaurs not so solitary after all

Long thought incapable of complex behaviours, these tyrannosaurs have been found to have hunted in packs.

  • by Juliet Eilperin

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Boomerangs were the multi-tool of early Indigenous Australians

Boomerangs were the multi-tool of early Indigenous Australians

Researchers analysed marks found on preserved boomerangs to show they were used for more than hunting, including shaping stone tools.

  • by Stuart Layt
Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Famed Egyptian archaeologist reveals details of ancient city

Egypt’s best-known archaeologist has revealed further details on a Pharaonic city recently found in the southern province of Luxor.

  • by Samy Magdy
Ancient bone tools confirmed as among oldest in Australia

Ancient bone tools confirmed as among oldest in Australia

Ancient bone tools discovered in a Kimberley cave have been dated to up to 46,000 years old, making them among the oldest ever found.

  • by Stuart Layt
‘It’s our church’: Land managers aim to rebuild wrecked stone eel

‘It’s our church’: Land managers aim to rebuild wrecked stone eel

Aboriginal land managers are hopeful that they can reconstruct an ancient ceremonial stone arrangement at Lake Bolac that was damaged by a farmer.

  • by Jackson Graham
‘A bit old’: Anchor found near Stewart Island likely from the 1800s

‘A bit old’: Anchor found near Stewart Island likely from the 1800s

A cruise vessel pulled the old anchor up along with its own after an overnight stop.

  • by Che Baker
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Israeli experts announce discovery of more Dead Sea scrolls

Israeli experts announce discovery of more Dead Sea scrolls

The scroll fragments bearing a biblical text were found in a desert cave and were believed to be hidden during a Jewish revolt against Rome nearly 1900 years ago.

  • by Ilan Ben Zion
Discovered at a book launch: the curious case of Caligula’s coffee table

Discovered at a book launch: the curious case of Caligula’s coffee table

An antiquities expert was astonished when women at his New York book launch recognised their friend’s Park Avenue table in a photo of a long-lost mosaic.

  • by Paolo Santalucia and Nicole Winfield
Egyptian art poses riddle for UQ scientist: Was the goose cooked?

Egyptian art poses riddle for UQ scientist: Was the goose cooked?

A painting of some unusual geese led a Queensland researcher to develop a new way to discover extinct animals hiding in plain sight.

  • by Stuart Layt
Don’t panic, Adams wrote. But Earth’s magnetic field collapsed years ago

Don’t panic, Adams wrote. But Earth’s magnetic field collapsed years ago

Researchers have used the rings of ancient trees to pinpoint the last time the Earth was left defenceless from cosmic rays, linking it to seemingly unrelated events 42,000 years ago.

  • by Stuart Layt
Auctioned pre-Columbian artefacts seized by police

Auctioned pre-Columbian artefacts seized by police

The ceramic pieces, believed to have been looted from archaeological sites or museum collections in Ecuador and Colombia, had been sold by a Rio de Janeiro art gallery.

  • by Rodrigo Viga Gaier