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Ice Age engravings found at Jersey archaeological site

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Archaeology

Green Arabia's key role in human evolution

<b>Scientists have been illuminating the vital role played by the Arabian Peninsula in humankind's exodus from Africa. Far from being a desert, the region was once covered by lush vegetation and criss-crossed by rivers, providing rich hunting grounds for our ancestors.</b><p>As the sun rises over a vast sand …

Anthropology

Social insights from whale chatter

<b>Scientists think they have new insights into the different dialects used by groups of sperm whales.</b><p>These great beasts live in very tight social networks, chatting amongst each other using a system of clicks.<p>The researchers have shown how separate clans - perhaps numbering thousands of animals - …

Whales

Stonehenge researchers 'may have found largest Neolithic site'

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Archaeology

Remains of English Jamestown colony leaders discovered

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1182000/1182950_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522362273_587f7e7ab3f56377e9bd7ca316d8e270<p><b>Scientists say they have identified the remains of four men who were among the early leaders of Virginia's Jamestown settlement.</b><p>Jamestown was the …

Archaeology

Wigtownshire Iron Age discovery forces history re-think

<b>The discovery of an Iron Age settlement has forced a re-think of the early history of the south of Scotland.</b><p>Archaeologists believe that the group of round houses found in Dumfries and Galloway date back to the fifth century BC.<p>It proves that people lived in Wigtownshire long before Ninian set up a …

Archaeology

Oxford Westgate dig: Medieval leather shoes found

<b>"Rare and exciting" leather and wooden objects 700 years old have been found at an archaeological dig in Oxford.</b><p>Experts uncovered 50 medieval leather shoes and a bag as well as a wooden bowl and timber posts at the Westgate Shopping Centre excavation.<p>The objects which "tell us about everyday …

Archaeology

Keynsham cemetery: Roman temple excavation under way

<b>Fresh excavation work has begun at Keynsham cemetery, near Bristol, on the site of a possible Roman temple.</b><p>In 1877 substantial remains of a large Roman building were uncovered by workers building mortuary chapels.<p>Archaeologists have spent two years conducting geophysical surveys in part of the old …

Archaeology

Ancient fort found under Monmouthshire housing estate

<b>This ancient fort could not look more different to the red brick housing estate currently occupying suburbia in Monmouthshire.</b><p>But archaeologist Steve Clarke believes this fortified farmhouse once stood on stilts on a manmade island in an Ice Age lake 4,900 years ago.<p>The "crannog's" timbers survived …

Archaeology

Fort dig unearths 'evidence' Cardiff is 6,000 years old

<b>The excavation of an Iron Age hillfort in Cardiff has revealed the "most compelling evidence yet" the city dates back 6,000 years, archaeologists said.</b><p>A dig at Caerau Hillfort revealed a Neolithic causeway enclosure and one of the largest collections of pottery from the period ever discovered in …

Archaeology

Ancient board game piece unearthed at Lyminge dig

<b>A 7th Century board game piece, the first discovery of its kind for 130 years, has been unearthed in Kent by University of Reading archaeologists.</b><p>Researchers believe the hollow bone cylinder found at the Lyminge dig belongs to an early backgammon or draughts-type games set.<p>It was found in the …

Archaeology

Oxford archaeologists find 92 skeletons at medieval church site

<b>Ninety-two human skeletons have been found on the site of a medieval church in Oxford.</b><p>Archaeologists made the discovery near the Kassam Stadium after a valuation was carried out as part of a planning application for a new hotel.<p>Paul Murray, from John Moore Heritage Services, described the discovery …

Archaeology

Rare Roman tombstone 'part of mausoleum', experts say

The tombstone had a Latin inscription as well as decorative carvings in the triangular pediment<p><b>A Roman tombstone unearthed in Cirencester may have been part of a mausoleum wall and not linked with the skeleton beneath it, experts have said.</b><p>The gravestone was thought to be the first of its kind …

Archaeology

Bronze Age child's skeleton discovered at Pewsey Vale dig

<b>A 4,000-year-old Bronze Age skeleton, believed to be that of a child, has been unearthed by archaeologists at a dig in Wiltshire.</b><p>The team from the University of Reading made the discovery while excavating Wilsford henge in the Vale of Pewsey.<p>The body was found lying in a foetal position and wearing …

Archaeology

Modern humans and Neanderthals 'interbred in Europe'

<b>Modern humans and Neanderthals interbred in Europe, an analysis of 40,000-year-old DNA suggests.</b><p>The study suggests an early <i>Homo sapiens</i> settler in Europe harboured a Neanderthal ancestor just a few generations back in his family line.<p>Previous work has shown our ancestors had interbred with …

Humanity

Prehistoric Danish girl 'probably born in Germany'

<b>A girl buried 3,400 years ago in Denmark, who became one of the country's best-known Bronze Age relics, was probably born in Germany, scientists have discovered.</b><p>The so-called Egtved Girl was discovered in 1921 in a burial mound in the Jutland Peninsula, along with the cremated bones of a young …

Archaeology

Oldest stone tools pre-date earliest humans

<b>The world's oldest stone tools have been discovered, scientists report.</b><p>They were unearthed from the shores of Lake Turkana in Kenya, and date to 3.3 million years ago.<p>They are 700,000 years older than any tools found before, even pre-dating the earliest humans in the <i>Homo</i> genus.<p>The find, reported in …

Anthropology

DNA study shows Celts are not a unique genetic group

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Oxford University

TED 2015: Terminator-inspired 3D printer 'grows' objects

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1153000/1153105_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522200696_2b640fbdd0a9126b3e1c68349f44bae1<p><b>A 3D printing process that harnesses light and oxygen has been demonstrated at the Ted (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in</b> …

3D Printing

X-ray technique reads burnt Vesuvius scroll

Unrolling the scrolls has proved difficult and destructive<p><b>For the first time, words have been read from a burnt, rolled-up scroll buried by Mount Vesuvius in AD79.</b><p>The scrolls of Herculaneum, the only classical library still in existence, were blasted by volcanic gas hotter than 300C and are …

Archaeology

Scientists make enzymes from scratch

<b>Experts say they have achieved a scientific milestone - creating enzymes out of artificial genetic material that they made in their lab.</b><p>The synthetic enzymes functioned just as well as real ones.<p>The work, in Nature journal, not only provides clues to the building blocks of life but also points to a …

Genetics

Portus: Rome's Other Port - World Archaeology

Most people, when they visit Rome, also go on to visit Ostia, the port of Rome. Here they admire the huge warehouses and the meeting rooms of the …

Archaeology

Shipwreck found in Japan believed to be from 13th century Mongol invasion

During the 13th century, the Mongols, led by Kublai Khan, grandson of Genghis Khan, attempted two major invasions of Japan in 1274 and 1281 AD. …

Medieval Chess Pieces Unearthed in England

NORTHAMPTON, ENGLAND—Two medieval chess pieces carved from antler have been unearthed at a construction site in England’s East Midlands. The larger …

Archaeology

Gunpowder Plot 'witchmarks' found at Knole

<b>A series of 17th Century "witchmarks" believed to be connected to the 1605 Gunpowder Plot have been uncovered at a historic house in Kent.</b><p>The marks, which include a chequerboard, mesh designs and interlocking V-shapes, were found on beams and joists at Knole.<p>The National Trust said the marks were …

Archaeology

Documents Tell of Childhood in Roman Egypt

OSLO, NORWAY—Ville Vuolanto of the University of Oslo and April Pudsey of the University of Newcastle are systematically examining papyri from the …

Archaeology

Ancient Greek Port Revealed Near Corinth, Peloponnese

An ancient Greek port was revealed and recorded at the location of the Ancient Lechaion harbor, in the area of the modern Corinth Gulf, in the …

Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides now work with any file across mutliple platforms

At Google I/O 2014, it was announced that new features would be worked into Docs, Sheets, and Slides. The most important one is the ability to use …

Software

Original 'Firefly' cast will reprise their characters for the upcoming Firefly Online game

The upcoming Firefly Online game for iOS devices looks to be worth the wait. First announced at last year’s Comic-Con, developers Spark Plug Games …