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Leading battlefield archaeologist to confirm crucial Wars of the Roses battle site of first Yorkist King

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IT was a morning in early February 1461 and a freak of meteorology made it appear that there were three suns in the sky.  For the 18-year-old Edward, Duke of York, this was a sign that he and his army would prevail when they clashed with a Lancastrian force marching north from Wales.

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Swiss archaeologist discovers the earliest tomb of a Scythian prince

Added: 08.01.2018 10:46 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Deep in a swamp in the Russian republic of Tuva, SNSF-funded archaeologist Gino Caspari has discovered an undisturbed Scythian burial mound.

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Prehistoric Paradise discovered at Jaljulia

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Archaeologists have discovered a prehistoric site dating from 500,000 years ago at Juljulia near Tel Aviv.

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Did ancient irrigation technology travel Silk Road?

Added: 05.01.2018 6:13 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Using satellite imaging and drone reconnaissance, archaeologists from Washington University in St. Louis have discovered an ancient irrigation system that allowed a farming community in arid northwestern China to raise livestock and cultivate crops in one of the world's driest desert climates.

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The Sinagua and Montezuma Castle

Added: 02.01.2018 12:15 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The Sinagua was a pre-Columbian civilisation from 500CE to 1425CE that lived primarily in what is now Arizona, USA. The modern name of Sinagua was created in 1939 by archaeologist Harold S. Colton from the Spanish words “Sin” and “Aqua”, meaning “Without” and “Water” that was in reference to the name given by early Spanish […]

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Doggerland – Europe’s Lost Land

Added: 29.12.2017 10:58 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Doggerland is a submerged land mass beneath what is now the North Sea, that once connected Britain to continental Europe.

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Archaeologists uncover Byzantine Monastery and Church

Added: 28.12.2017 12:08 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Remains of a 1500-year-old monastery and church dating from the Byzantine period has been uncovered by archaeologists at an archaeological site in Beit Shemesh, Israel.

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Scientists describe ‘enigmatic’ species that lived in Utah some 500 million years ago

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments


To the untrained eye, it looks like a flower crudely etched into rock -- as if a child had scratched a picture of a bloom. But to the late fossil hunter Lloyd Gunther, the tulip shape he unearthed at Antimony Canyon in northern Utah looked like the remnant of an ancient marine animal.

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Evolution: The beneficiaries of mass extinction

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Mass extinctions were followed by periods of low diversity in which certain new species dominated wide regions of the supercontinent Pangaea, reports a new study.

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‘Fake fin’ discovery reveals new ichthyosaur species

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments


An ichthyosaur first discovered in the 1970s but then dismissed and consigned to museum storerooms across the country has been re-examined and found to be a new species.

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Ancient petrified salamander reveals its last meal

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A new study on an exceptionally preserved salamander from the Eocene of France reveals that its soft organs are conserved under its skin and bones.

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Monstrous crocodile fossil points to early rise of ancient reptiles

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments


A newly identified prehistoric marine predator has shed light on the origins of the distant relatives of modern crocodiles.

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Prehistoric squid was last meal of newborn ichthyosaur 200 million years ago

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Scientists from the UK have identified the smallest and youngest specimen of Ichthyosaurus communis on record and found an additional surprise preserved in its stomach.

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

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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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.

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Big herbivorous dinosaurs ate crustaceans as a side dish, says CU Boulder study

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Some big plant-eating dinosaurs roaming present-day Utah some 75 million years ago were slurping up crustaceans on the side, a behavior that may have been tied to reproductive activities, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

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Dinosaur evolution: Lumbering giants had agile ancestors

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments


The best known sauropod dinosaurs were huge herbivorous creatures, whose brain structures were markedly different from those of their evolutionary predecessors, for the earliest representatives of the group were small, lithe carnivores.

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Ancient amphibian had mouthful of teeth ready to grab you: UTM research

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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The idea of being bitten by a nearly toothless modern frog or salamander sounds laughable, but their ancient ancestors had a full array of teeth, large fangs and thousands of tiny hook-like structures called denticles on the roofs of their mouths that would snare prey, according to new research by paleontologists at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM).

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Celebrity fossil reveals all for science

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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With the help of an artist, a geology professor at Lund University in Sweden has figuratively speaking breathed life into one of science's most well-known fossil species; Agnostus pisiformis. The trilobite-like arthropod lived in huge numbers in Scandinavia a half-billion years ago. Today, this extinct species provides important clues for science in several ways.

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New Peruvian whale fossil discovery sheds light on whale lineages

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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A new study led by a Monash biologist has provided fresh information on the origin of one of the major baleen whale lineages, which helps to connect living whales with their deep evolutionary past.

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An exceptionally preserved sea turtle reveals ancient sun protection

Added: 24.12.2017 13:42 | 0 views | 0 comments

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Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have discovered well-preserved pigments and other biomolecules in a 54 million-year-old baby sea turtle. The molecular analyses show that the turtle’s shell contained pigments to protect it from harmful UV rays of the sun.

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