Archaeology

  1. Archaeology

    Cremated remains hint at who was buried at Stonehenge

    A chemical analysis shows that people carried bodies from far away to be buried at the mysterious ancient monument known as Stonehenge.

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  2. Archaeology

    Putting hats on Easter Island statues may have required some rock and roll

    Fitting huge stone hats on 3-story-high Easter Island statues may have required only a small workforce armed with ropes and ramps.

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  3. Materials Science

    Cool Jobs: Drilling into the secrets of teeth

    A bioengineer, a biologist and an archaeologist all study teeth to explore new materials, to grow better tissues and to learn more about prehistoric humans.

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  4. Archaeology

    Scientists detect mystery void in Great Pyramid of Giza

    Using high-tech tools normally reserved for studies in particle physics, scientists have found a large, hidden void inside Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza.

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  5. Archaeology

    Fiery tests suggest gooey tech by Neandertals

    Neandertals could have used simple methods and handy materials to make tar. It would have helped them glue their tools together.

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  6. Archaeology

    Clay reveals secrets of China’s mysterious terra-cotta army

    Production of the famous terra-cotta troops found in ancient Chinese emperor’s tomb was made possible by a specialized system of clay manufacturing.

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  7. Archaeology

    DNA from African mummies tie these folk to Middle Easterners

    Ancient DNA extracted from 90 Egyptian mummies reveals genetic links to Greece and the Middle East.

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  8. Archaeology

    European fossils may belong to earliest known hominid

    New fossils suggest that the earliest non-ape human ancestors may have evolved in Europe, not Africa.

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  9. Archaeology

    America’s first settlers may have arrived 130,000 years ago

    An archaeological site where mastodon remains were found suggests that the first Americans may have arrived unexpectedly early.

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  10. Fossils

    This hominid may have shared Earth with humans

    Newfound fossils in South Africa point to a far more recent age for Homo naledi than had been accepted. If correct, this hominid might have coexisted with humans — even interacted with our species.

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  11. Archaeology

    Stone Age dentists treated cavities with tar

    Is Italy the home of dentistry? That’s where treated tooth decay has been found, dating back 14 millennia. Cavities appear picked clean with sharp tools. Ouch!

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  12. Archaeology

    Fossils point to Neandertal diets — and medicine use

    Whether Neandertals were largely meat-eaters or vegans depended on their environment, fossils now suggest. Their teeth also indicate they used natural medicines.

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