Social inequality in Bronze Age households
Archaeogenetic analyses provide new insights into social inequality 4000 years ago: nuclear families lived together with foreign women and individuals from lower social classes in the same household.
10 Oct 2019 ⋅ Science
Meet Siamraptor suwati, a new species of giant predatory dinosaur from Thailand
Siamraptor provides a new glimpse at the early evolution of carcharodontosaurian dinosaurs
9 Oct 2019 ⋅ PLOS ONE
Study finds prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago
Bone and skin preserved the nutritious marrow for later consumption, Tel Aviv University researchers sayю
9 Oct 2019 ⋅ Science Advances
New method reveals how differences in the genetic “instruction booklet” between humans and Neanderthals influenced traits
The computational technique compares thousands of human genomes and the few Neanderthal genomes available.
8 Oct 2019 ⋅ Nature Ecology & Evolution
New Australian pterosaur may have survived the longest
Pterosaurs are known from fossils discovered on every continent but their remains are often incomplete and fragmentary because their bones are thin and hollow.
3 Oct 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
45,000 years ago in Sri Lanka: The oldest microlith technology in a rainforest setting
New study reveals the earliest microliths (small stone tools <40 millimeters) in South Asia and in any rainforest environment worldwide, alongside tree-dwelling monkeys, other small mammals, and tropical plants in a Sri Lankan Cave.
2 Oct 2019 ⋅ PLOS ONE
Microscopic evidence sheds light on the disappearance of the world’s largest mammals
New, state-of-the-art methods provide detailed insights into the timing and causes of 'megafauna' extinctions in the past.
2 Oct 2019 ⋅ BioScience
Ancient genomes provide insight into the genetic history of the second plague pandemic
Analysis of 34 ancient plague genomes from the Black Death and succeeding plague epidemics in Europe between the 14th and 17th centuries, reveals how the bacterium diversified after a single introduction.
2 Oct 2019 ⋅ Nature Communications
Dishing the dirt on an early man cave
Microscopic study yields intriguing ancient Denisovan secrets.
26 Sep 2019 ⋅ Scientific Reports
New species of crocodile discovered in museum collections
Crocodylus halli named after late scientist who started investigating the reptile's lineage.
25 Sep 2019 ⋅ Copeia