A new study has revealed that woolly mammoths cavorted with Columbian mammoths, breeding hybrids of the two. “Living African elephant species hybridize where their ranges overlap, with the bigger species out-competing the smaller for mates. This results in mitochondrial genomes from the smaller species showing up in populations of the larger.
Fortresses built 500 years ago have been found in Ecuador, evidence of a war fought by the people before the Spanish conquistadors arrived. The discoveries suggest that there is a ring of truth to stories that Spanish chroniclers told when they penetrated into South America during the 16th and 17th centuries. According
A collection of Japanese pottery dating between the 17th to 19th centuries has been unearthed in southern Cebu in the Philippines. The shards of large dishes recovered from the excavation site would serve as “evidence” on the occurrence of the trading activity back in the 16th century, Nogami said. Nogami identified the
The final resting place of more than 4,600 Civil War fatalies have been identified in Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn, New York. Today, the 478-acre expanse of greenery and statuary covering the cemetery's rolling hills is believed to be the final resting place of about 8,000 Civil War veterans. A team of volunteers
The remains of five people have been found under the Royal Chapel at Stirling Castle in Scotland, including a woman "Amazon" killed by a warhammer during the Wars of Independence. Peter Yeoman, Historic Scotland's head of cultural heritage, said yesterday that the new discoveries about the grim fate of the lady
Construction has unearthed the remains of a medieval village in Runcorn, England. A cobbled street and pottery dating back to the 13th century have been unearthed, near Lodge Farm, off Highgate Close in Norton. Post holes of timber framed houses were identified by archeologists who have spent three weeks excavating the 700
Between 1520 and 1650 Spain's economy took a dive. This was previously attributed to the belief that too much imported silver from the New World entered circulation as currency, but new analysis has revealed that this was not the case. Between the 16th and 18th centuries, the Spanish extracted as much