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Archaeologists in Egypt discover mummification workshop
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Archaeologists in Egypt stumbled upon a new discovery dating back to more than 2,500 years ago near Egypt's famed pyramids at an ancient necropolis south of Cairo. phys.org/news/2018-07-archa...
Rare skull of elephant ancestor unveiled in France
A French farmer kept quiet for years after stumbling across the skull of an extinct ancestor of the elephant near the Pyrenees mountains, the Natural History Museum of Toulouse has told AFP. phys.org/news/2018-07-rare-...
Quake damage reveals older structure inside Mexico pyramid
Archaeologists say damage to a pre-Hispanic pyramid in central Mexico from the Sept. 19 earthquake has revealed an older structure that was covered by later building. phys.org/news/2018-07-quake...
Bone study sheds new light on the history of Britain's weaning habits
Archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen have led a significant new study on the history of Britain's weaning habits and have discovered that the early cessation of breastfeeding is not rooted in the Victorian era, as commonly perceived, but as early as the 16th and 17th centuries. phys.org/news/2018-07-bone-...
Rethinking Homo sapiens? The story of our origins gets dizzyingly complicated
You might say it's the ultimate prize of science, to discover when, where and why humans evolved. phys.org/news/2018-07-rethi...
Humankind's odyssey from Africa began more than two million years ago
Can you imagine walking 14,000km? Trekking across wide savannas, down creek beds, along mountain chains in terrain that is new and home to foreign types of plants and animals? Can I eat this? What is that? phys.org/news/2018-07-human...
Growing a dinosaur's dinner
Scientists have measured the nutritional value of herbivore dinosaurs' diet by growing their food in atmospheric conditions similar to those found roughly 150 million years ago. phys.org/news/2018-07-dinos...
Mystery of the Basel papyrus solved
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Since the 16th century, Basel has been home to a mysterious papyrus. With mirror writing on both sides, it has puzzled generations of researchers. A research team from the University of Basel has now discovered that it is an unknown medical document from late antiquity. The text was likely written by the famous Roman physician Galen. phys.org/news/2018-07-myste...
Discoveries by archaeology team give new clues on life in ancient Jewish village
Recent discoveries by a team of specialists and students at Huqoq in Israel's Galilee, led by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill professor Jodi Magness, shed new light on the life and culture of an ancient Jewish village. The discoveries indicate villagers flourished under early fifth century Christian rule, contradicting a widespread view that Jewish settlement in the region declined during that period. The large size and elaborate interior decoration of the Huqoq synagogue point to... phys.org/news/2018-07-disco...
Ancient bones reveal two whale species lost from the Mediterranean Sea
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Two thousand years ago the Mediterranean Sea was a haven for two species of whale which have since virtually disappeared from the North Atlantic, a new study analysing ancient bones suggests. phys.org/news/2018-07-ancie...