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2017/09/22

Nymphaion in ancient city of Side undergoing restoration

Nymphaion in ancient city of Side undergoing restoration

Restoration and conversation is set to start again at the Monumental Fountain (Nymphaion) in the ancient city of Side in the southern Turkish province of Antalya. The Nymphaion of Side [Credit: AA]The Monumental Fountain dates back to the 2nd century AD...

2017/09/21

Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistory

Ancient human DNA in sub-Saharan Africa lifts veil on prehistory

The first large-scale study of ancient human DNA from sub-Saharan Africa opens a long-awaited window into the identity of prehistoric populations in the region and how they moved around and replaced one another over the past 8,000 years.Mount Hora in...

3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate

3-D analysis of dog fossils sheds light on domestication debate

In an effort to settle the debate about the origin of dog domestication, a technique that uses 3-D scans of fossils is helping researchers determine the difference between dogs and wolves.3D plot of PC1–3 mandible shape variation. Black: dogs, dark grey:...

Viking boat burial found in Norway

Viking boat burial found in Norway

On one of the last days of the excavation in the market square, archaeologists from the Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU) became aware of a feature with a somewhat special shape.The boat dates between the seventh and 10th...

Urartian necropolis reveals burial customs

Urartian necropolis reveals burial customs

Excavations in a Urartian necropolis in the eastern province of Van’s Çavuştepe Castle, which has been plundered by treasure hunters in recent years, provide important details about Urartian burial customs. AA PhotoThe Culture and Tourism Ministry has...

Dinosaurs laid blue-green eggs

Dinosaurs laid blue-green eggs

Scientists have found evidence that dinosaurs laid blue-green eggs, telling us something about the prehistoric creatures’ behaviour and challenging what we know about how coloured eggs evolved.(A) Pair of oviraptorid Heyuannia eggs (NMNS CYN-2004-DINO-05)...

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds

Early trilobites had stomachs, new fossil study finds

Exceptionally preserved trilobite fossils from China, dating back to more than 500 million years ago, have revealed new insights into the extinct marine animal's digestive system. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the new study shows that at least two...