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Uncovering the secrets of ancient rock art using ‘X-ray vision’ — ScienceDaily

Prehistoric rock paintings are a source of fascination across the world. Aside from their beauty, there's deep meaning in these strokes, which depict...

Researchers find ancient Maya farms in Mexican wetlands — ScienceDaily

Archaeologists with the University of Cincinnati used the latest technology to find evidence suggesting ancient Maya people grew surplus crops to support an...

Ancient Caribbean children helped with grocery shopping in AD 400 — ScienceDaily

Researchers have long thought that snail and clam shells found at Caribbean archaeological sites were evidence of "starvation food" eaten in times when...

Unique diversity of the genetic history of the Iberian Peninsula revealed by dual studies...

An international team of researchers have analyzed ancient DNA from almost 300 individuals from the Iberian Peninsula, spanning more than 12,000 years, in...

The largest sacrifice of its kind known from the Americas was associated with heavy...

A mass sacrifice at a 15th century archaeological site in Peru saw the ritual killing of over 140 children and over 200 llamas,...

Oldest tattoo tool in western North America — ScienceDaily

Washington State University archaeologists have discovered the oldest tattooing artifact in western North America. With a handle of skunkbush and a cactus-spine business end,...

New research casts doubt on cause of Angkor’s collapse — ScienceDaily

New University of Sydney research has revealed the ancient Cambodian city of Angkor underwent a gradual decline in occupation rather than an abrupt...

Researchers discover when and where O2 began its rise — ScienceDaily

Oxygen in the form of the oxygen molecule (O2), produced by plants and vital for animals, is thankfully abundant in Earth's atmosphere and...

3,000-year-old eastern North American quinoa discovered in Ontario — ScienceDaily

A mass of charred seeds found while clearing a home construction site in Brantford, Ontario, has been identified as ancient, domesticated goosefoot (C....

Fossils from ‘Valley of Whales’ suggest B. isis predated smaller whales and fish —...

The stomach contents of ancient whale Basilosaurus isis suggest it was an apex predator, according to a study published January 9, 2019 in...