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Scientists and engineers have drawn up plans for a spacecraft that could knock big, incoming space rocks off course via blunt-force impact or blow them to bits with a nuclear warhead.
The first nuclear genome for an extinct moa species begins a new chapter in research on these big bygone birds, possibly improving the chances that they will one day be resurrected.
A conference held at the RPS London headquarters provided a rare insight into the history of cosmetics, from Ancient Egypt to the 20th century.
The GPR data suggests existence of a set of small and shallow reservoirs possibly connected with the existing Eastern Reservoir.
Stone flakes – the single most common type of tool made by prehistoric humans and other hominins – show longer, sharper and more complex cutting edges as time goes by.
New research has outlined a new methodology for estimating ancient atmospheric water content based on fossil plant leaf waxes.
Infrared examination has revealed the marks are tattoos depicting two animals – a giant wild bull and a wild North African goat-like creature.
An Italian woman’s post featuring the 30,000-year-old artifact was removed late last year; last month, the museum that houses it called out the social network.
This suggests that alternative types of stone tool technologies were simultaneously being used by different populations in this area – supporting the idea that a prehistoric “Game of Thrones” scenario existed as Neanderthals emerged in Europe.
Elizabeth Walker, Palaeolithic & Mesolithic Archaeologist and Head of Collections at National Museum Cardiff, talks about a Neanderthal hand axe, which dates back to c. 60,000-35,000 BC.
A new smartphone app ‘Melbourne Dreaming’ has been launched this month designed to help locals and travellers discover more about Aboriginal Melbourne’s rich history and vibrant culture.
The AI designed by Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology’s Tuan Nam Ly and Kha Cong Nguyen, both 28, managed to read 96 percent of single characters, and 88 percent of three-character sets.
The new flood of genetic information represents a “coming of age” for the nascent field of ancient DNA.
Despite the notable affinities with Homo neanderthalensis, the population of Sima de los Huesos displays lower intra-population variability and has certain features even more derived than the Neanderthals themselves.
The Baduy tribe from Banten in Indonesia practise seclusion and reject all modern technology to protect their ancient traditions.