glyptodont

Armadillo ancestor’s spiked tail had a ‘sweet spot’

Published on August 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

New research shows that the ancient armadillo ancestor, the gylptodont, used a 'sweet spot' on it's spiked tail to hit rivals. Dr Blanco and colleagues were inspired by previous studies on baseball bats to calculate the ... Read More


ballnchain

Ball and chain found in Thames

Published on August 26th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The world's only known complete ball and chain, dating back to the 17th or 18th century and believed to have once been attached to a convict who drowned trying to escape, has been found in the ... Read More


orkney

Colossal Neolithic building discovered

Published on August 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A Neolithic building, a staggering 82ft long and 65ft wide in size, has been discovered in Orkney. Dr Colin Richards, a leading expert on the period, said the building would have stood at the heart of ... Read More


conquest

Mexican history textbook omits Spanish conquest

Published on August 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

The government of Mexico has distributed a history textbook to primary schools which completely omits the Spanish conquest. The new history textbook, published and distributed free by the education ministry, omits what historians agree was one ... Read More


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Clovis point sheds light on ancient people

Published on August 25th, 2009 | by Sevaan Franks

A rare clovis point found in the Tucson basin is shedding new light on the earliest North American human settlers. These Clovis people, as they’re now called, are the predecessors of the ancestors of Native Americans. ... Read More


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