Category: Archaeology

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Neanderthals cellular DNA found in cave dust

Around 100,000 years ago, Neanderthals lived for many generations in the Atapuerca ridge in northern Spain, as indicated by stone tools, ancient fireplaces and bones from hunted animals. Researchers have now succeeded in recording...

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Do Teenage “Tyrants” – Carnivorous Dinosaur Offspring – Explain Lack of Dinosaur Diversity?

New research suggests offspring of enormous carnivorous dinosaurs, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, may have fundamentally re-shaped their communities by out-competing smaller rival species. UNM researchers examine how carnivorous dinosaur offspring reduced species diversity. Paleo-ecologists...

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How many early human species existed on Earth?

We Homo sapiens didn’t used to be alone. Long ago, there was a lot more human diversity; Homo sapiens lived alongside an estimated eight now-extinct species of human about 300,000 years ago. As recently as 15,000 years ago, we were...

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Muinainen muuttoliike oli valinta, ei sattuma

Paleoliittiset ihmiset asuttivat todennäköisesti Ryukyu-saaret tarkoituksella Muinaisen valtameren muuttoliikkeen, kuten Taiwanin ja Manner-Japanin välisten Ryukyu-saarten, taustalla olevan tahallisuuden asteesta on keskusteltu laajalti. Tutkijat käyttivät satelliittiseurantaa poijuja simuloimaan muinaisia itsepäisiä ajajia ja totesivat, että valtava...