Archaeology

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Early medieval female burial site is ‘most significant ever discovered’ in UK
Find dating from about 650AD in Northamptonshire includes jewelled necklace and changed archaeologists’ view of the period

Amelia Hill

06, Dec, 2022 @7:31 PM

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Queensland graziers unearth 100m-year-old plesiosaur remains likened to Rosetta Stone
Amateur fossil hunters find skull connected to body of marine giant elasmosaur for the first time in Australia

Joe Hinchliffe

06, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Fossil found in drawer is found to be oldest known modern lizard
Specimen collected in 1950s pushes back origins of squamates by at least 34m years

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

02, Dec, 2022 @7:00 PM

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‘Another slice of triceratops, Barbara?’ Did the fearsome T rexes take care of their sick?
The skeleton of ‘Barbara’, a pregnant and injured tyrannosaurus, raises a shocking possibility: that these dinosaurs had a touchy-feely side

29, Nov, 2022 @3:28 PM

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Coins make a solid case for the existence of Emperor Sponsian | Letter
Letter: Our hypothesis that the ‘fake’ Roman emperor was in fact real is based on a wealth of evidence, writes Prof Paul Pearson

27, Nov, 2022 @6:18 PM

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Lost city of Atlantis rises again to fuel a dangerous myth
Millions have watched Netflix hit Ancient Apocalypse, which is just the latest interpretation of an enduring tale. But in its appeal to ‘race science’ it’s more than merely controversial

Robin McKie Science Editor

27, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Forgotten photos show how Kenyan archaeologists unearthed secrets of their own country
Exhibitions in UK and Africa rewrite history by celebrating discoveries of overlooked black excavators in colonial era

Donna Ferguson

27, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Pompeii deploys flock of hungry sheep to keep grass short
Green lawn-mowing method part of plans for site which include reviving ancient vineyards

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

24, Nov, 2022 @2:07 PM

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Long-lost ancient mural rediscovered in northern Peru after more than a century
Student archaeologists unearth Huaca Pintada, described as ‘the most exciting and important find of recent years’

Dan Collyns in Lima

24, Nov, 2022 @10:30 AM

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Coins study suggests ‘fake emperor’ was real, say scientists
Hoard once thought to be a fraud appears to be genuine, indicating mysterious Roman Sponsian lived

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

23, Nov, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Researchers in Galicia open 15th-century tomb to test Columbus link theory
Explorer is generally believed to have been born in Italy in 1451 but some argue he was in fact born in Spain

Sam Jones in Madrid

22, Nov, 2022 @1:17 PM

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Unchecked deforestation destroying evidence of lost Amazon civilisation
Cutting down trees in Bolivia’s Beni region not only damages the environment, it obliterates ancient remains: ‘That part of the archaeological archive is lost’

Thomas Graham in Trinidad, Bolivia

22, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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