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Woolly mammoths interbred with other mammoths

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.

Evidence of Incan war found in Ecuador

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

More than 4,600 Civil War graves identified in New York

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

9,000-year-old hunting camp found in Eastern Ontario

A ancient hunting camp dating back between 3,500 to 9,000 years has been found along the South Nation River in Ontario, Canada. Thousands of stone items have been found at what Thibaudeau said was an obvious portage around a waterfall and rapids on the South Nation River. The spot is believed

Remains of 5 individuals killed in battle found under castle

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

Medieval village found in England

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

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