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Geologists reveal ancient connection between England and France

The British mainland was formed from the collision of not two, but three ancient continental land masses, according to new research. Scientists have for centuries believed that England, Wales and Scotland were created by the merger of Avalonia and Laurentia more than 400 million years ago. However, geologists based at ... Read More »

Wild animals were routinely captured and traded in ancient Mesoamerica

New evidence from the Maya city of Copan, in Honduras, reveals that ancient Mesoamericans routinely captured and traded wild animals for symbolic and ritual purposes, according to a study published September 12, 2018 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Nawa Sugiyama from George Mason University, Virginia, USA, and colleagues. ... Read More »

Mud from the deep sea reveals clues about ancient monsoon

Analyzing traces of leaf waxes from land plants that over millennia accumulated in deep sea sediments, a team of researchers led by the University of Arizona reconstructed the history of monsoon activity in northern Mexico. Their results, published online on Sept. 3 in the journal Nature Geoscience, help settle a ... Read More »

Three previously unknown ancient primates identified

Biological anthropologists from The University of Texas at Austin have described three new species of fossil primates that were previously unknown to science. All of the new primates were residents of San Diego County at a time when southern California was filled with lush tropical forests. Since the 1930s, numerous ... Read More »

Light from ancient quasars helps confirm quantum entanglement

Last year, physicists at MIT, the University of Vienna, and elsewhere provided strong support for quantum entanglement, the seemingly far-out idea that two particles, no matter how distant from each other in space and time, can be inextricably linked, in a way that defies the rules of classical physics. Take, ... Read More »

Dating the ancient Minoan eruption of Thera using tree rings

New analyses that use tree rings could settle the long-standing debate about when the volcano Thera erupted by resolving discrepancies between archeological and radiocarbon methods of dating the eruption, according to new University of Arizona-led research. “It’s about tying together a timeline of ancient Egypt, Greece, Turkey and the rest ... Read More »

Egypt unearths ancient artefacts ‘hidden’ in WWII

Pots and other receptacles dating back to Greek, Roman, Coptic and Islamic eras were discovered “during restoration work” in a garden inside the Greco-Roman museum of Alexandria in northern Egypt, the ministry said in a statement. “These pots were most probably hidden by (British) archaeologist Alan Rowe and employees in ... Read More »

ANCIENT PANDA SKULL REVEALS NEW GIANT PANDA LINEAGE

The report, published in the journal Current Biology, shows that the ancient panda found in Cizhutuo Cave in the Guangxi Province of China separated from present-day pandas 144,000 to 227,000 years ago, suggesting that it belonged to a distinct group that are not found today. “Using a single complete mitochondrial ... Read More »

Modern methods threaten ancient craft of organic Kalamkari

Driving through the town, it is not uncommon to see yards of kalamkari fabric laid out to dry in the scorching sun, with the ambient sounds of nature seemingly bringing alive the trees, birds and animals on the textile. In 2013, Pedana town and its neighbouring villages of Machilipatnam, Polavaram ... Read More »