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Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making —...

A grape variety still used in wine production in France today can be traced back 900 years to just one ancestral plant, scientists...

Finding hints at unexpected diversity of cereal products for possible ritual purposes — ScienceDaily

Strange ring-shaped objects in a Bronze Age hillfort site represent a unique form of cereal-based product, according to a study published June 5,...

Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic hunter-gatherer migration to North America around 5,000 years...

New research reveals the profound impact of Arctic hunter-gathers who moved from Siberia to North America about 5,000 years ago on present-day Native...

DNA from 31,000-year-old milk teeth leads to discovery of new group of ancient Siberians...

Two children's milk teeth buried deep in a remote archaeological site in north eastern Siberia have revealed a previously unknown group of people...

Details of first historically recorded plague pandemic revealed by ancient genomes — ScienceDaily

An international team of researchers has analyzed human remains from 21 archaeological sites to learn more about the impact and evolution of the...

Research reveals the link between primate knuckles and hand use — ScienceDaily

Research carried out by the University of Kent has found differences between the knuckle joints of primates that will enable a better understanding...

Ancient DNA tells the story of the first herders and farmers in east Africa...

A collaborative study led by archaeologists, geneticists and museum curators is providing answers to previously unsolved questions about life in sub-Saharan Africa thousands...

Cocktails with Cleopatra? Israeli scientists resurrect yeast from ancient beer jugs to recreate 5,000-year-old...

What kind of beer did the Pharaohs drink? In ancient times, beer was an important ingredient in people's daily diet. Great powers were...

Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA — ScienceDaily

The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums, which are masticated...

Oldest known trees in eastern North America documented — ScienceDaily

A recently documented stand of bald cypress trees in North Carolina, including one tree at least 2,624 years old, are the oldest known...