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How did ancient man run for long distances?

Published on January 29th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Ancient humans were endurance runners, but how did they do it without air-cushioned soles? [Thx Tron] The secret might have been to land on the balls of their feet. Daniel Lieberman at Harvard University and colleagues ... Read More


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Viking settlement found in Ireland

Published on January 28th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

An 11th-century viking settlement has been found in Dublin, Ireland. Clear signs of a late-11th century – ie Viking – house have been found at a site in the Smithfield area owned by the Office of ... Read More


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Last Neanderthals in Europe died 37,000 years ago

Published on January 28th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Analysis on some teeth found in Pego do Diabo, Portugal, show that the last Neanderthals in Europe died out 37,000 years ago. The paper, by Professor João Zilhão and colleagues, builds on his earlier research which ... Read More


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Sam’s Club mound not American Indian?

Published on January 28th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Remember the hubub last year regarding a large 1,000-year-old mound that was going to be be bull-dozed to help construct a Sam’s Club? The archaeologist to signed the archaeological report is now backtracking and claims the ... Read More


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Italian police seal off illegal archaeological dig

Published on January 28th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Police in Italy have sealed off an illegal archaeological dig and have recovered 108 stolen artifacts. The artefacts were excavated from tombs dating to the Daunian era, which preceded the Roman empire, in the southern region ... Read More


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Dinosaur colour determined: yellow and white stripes

Published on January 28th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

In what I think is an amazing discovery, the colour of a dinosaur, Sinosauroopteryx, has been determined to be yellow and white stripes. “In particular, it helps to resolve a long-standing debate about the original function ... Read More


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2,000-year-old Roman aqueduct discovered

Published on January 27th, 2010 | by Sevaan Franks

Archaeologists in Britain have found the hidden source of a Roman aqueduct 1,900 years after it was inaugerated by Emperor Trajan. The underground spring lies behind a concealed door beneath an abandoned 13th century church on ... Read More


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