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How Australian children’s teeth helped solve an ancient mystery

How Australian children’s teeth helped solve an ancient mystery

Teeth from dozens of Australian children helped scientists confirm a theory about how Neanderthal children developed.

  • by Stuart Layt

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Pompeii dig finds slaves had Ikea-style beds

Pompeii dig finds slaves had Ikea-style beds

Archaeologists at Pompeii have unearthed 2000-year-old extendable beds likened to Ikea furniture for the ancient world.

  • by Nick Squires
Diver discovers ancient crusader sword off Israeli coast

Diver discovers ancient crusader sword off Israeli coast

Encrusted in shells, the metre-long weapon lay hidden for 900 years near the old city of Haifa until it was revealed by shifting sandbanks.

Israeli archaeologists discover ancient winemaking complex

Israeli archaeologists discover ancient winemaking complex

Researchers estimate the facility, which dates back some 1500 years, could produce about 2 million litres of wine a year.

  • by Tsafrir Abayov
Ancient humans used a once-lush Arabia as a migration route

Ancient humans used a once-lush Arabia as a migration route

Early humans took advantage of ancient lakes in the Arabian Peninsula to make long journeys out of Africa as early as 400,000 years ago, new research shows.

  • by Stuart Layt
First ancient human DNA recovered from islands between Asia and Australia

First ancient human DNA recovered from islands between Asia and Australia

The DNA, from a woman who died 7200 years ago on the island of Sulawesi, has given remarkable insight into the movement of ancient peoples through the region.

  • by Stuart Layt
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Well-preserved skeleton sheds light on culture in ancient Pompeii

Well-preserved skeleton sheds light on culture in ancient Pompeii

The body of the man, believed to be in his 60s, was found in a tomb that dated to the final decades of Pompeii, before it was destroyed by the Vesuvius volcano in 79AD.

  • by Crispian Balmer
A strained victory for Jock o’ groat
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A strained victory for Jock o’ groat

Thirteen pockets and a clear conscience, plus a sample from the real centre for excellence.

The ancient art disappearing before our eyes due to climate change

The ancient art disappearing before our eyes due to climate change

Experts have sounded a warning that priceless ancient rock art is being damaged by the effects of climate change, with a race against time to preserve them.

  • by Stuart Layt
How giant snails helped confirm the oldest human burial in Africa

How giant snails helped confirm the oldest human burial in Africa

Researchers have confirmed the oldest known human burial site in Africa - a young boy buried at least 78,000 years ago.

  • by Stuart Layt
Early humans off the hook for many species extinctions, experts say

Early humans off the hook for many species extinctions, experts say

An Australian-led research group has found ancient humans were often not the cause of extinctions when they first arrived on uninhabited islands.

  • by Stuart Layt