A number of the larger roundhouses were burned down and the defensive enclosure cleared during the late First Century AD OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGY EAST The destruction of a “clearly high status” Iron Age village “may represent reprisals after the Boudiccan revolt”, an archaeologist has said. More than 17 roundhouses were discovered […]

Lidar technology revealed long-abandoned villages that look like the rays of a sun. (Image: © University of Exeter; Iriarte, J, et al. 2020; CC BY 4.0) Laser and satellite technology revealed more than 35 villages Billions of lasers shot from a helicopter flying over the Brazilian Amazon Rainforest have detected a […]

Credit: University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus Investigators say humanity’s oldest sculptures may be linked to climate change, diet. One of world’s earliest examples of art, the enigmatic `Venus’ figurines carved some 30,000 years ago, have intrigued and puzzled scientists for nearly two centuries. Now a researcher from the University of […]

Pterosaurs with these types of beaks are better known at the time period from North Africa, so it would be reasonable to assume a likeness to the North African Alanqa. Credit: Attributed to Davide Bonadonna Palaeontologists have made a surprising discovery while searching through 100-year-old fossil collections from the UK […]

A temple rises above the rainforest at the ancient Maya city of Tikal. Credit: David Lentz Maya imported zeolite and quartz to filter drinking water. Clean drinking water helped Tikal flourish, University of Cincinnati archaeologists say. Ancient Maya in the once-bustling city of Tikal built sophisticated water filters using natural […]

Buriolestes schultzi brain. Credit: Márcio L. Castro The study of the brain of extinct organisms sheds lights on their behaviors. However, soft tissues, like the brain, are not usually preserved for long periods. Hence, researchers reconstruct the brains of dinosaurs by analyzing the cranial cavities under computed tomography. It demands […]

Illustration of female hunter depicting hunters who may have appeared in the Andes 9,000 years ago. Credit: Matthew Verdolivo, UC Davis IET Academic Technology Services For centuries, historians and scientists mostly agreed that when early human groups sought food, men hunted and women gathered. However, a 9,000-year-old female hunter burial […]