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46,000-year-old bone ornament discovered in Australia

A piece of bone jewelry dating back more than 46,000 years has been found in a rock shelter in Western Australia. O’Connor’s team believes the crafted bone is more likely to be jewellery than a tool, based on comparisons with 19th and 20th-century sewing needles and ornaments made by Indigenous Australians.

Mammoth-carved bone not a forgery

Researchers have examined a 13,000-year-old carved bone featuring the image of a mammoth and have determined it to be genuine. In early 2009, local fossil collector James Kennedy cleaned off an old bone he found two years earlier and noticed some lines on it — lines that turned out to

2,500-year-old tomb found in Vietnam

A 2,500-year-old tomb has been found in Khanh Hoa, Vietnam. Between July and November, archaeologists from the Archaeology Institute and the Khanh Hoa Museum excavated this site, collecting more than 2,000 objects including tools and jewelry made of bronze, iron, porcelain, bone and shells. Dr. Tran Quy Thinh, the leader of the

Prehistoric remains found during home construction

A homebuilder unearthed prehistoric Native American remains during construction in Texas. Nueces County Medical Examiner Ray Fernandez on Monday examined two partial skeletons found in the 8000 block of Wooldridge Road near Oso Bay. He determined the bones were prehistoric and will ship the bones to a University of North Texas

Medieval skeletons found with rare bone growth disorder

Scientists are hoping the discovery of two ancient skeletons in a medieval Irish graveyard may hold key insights for medical experts studying a rare genetic bone disease. There have only been 16 cases of the hereditary bone growth disorder, now known as multiple osteochondromas, identified in ancient remains worldwide. Four of

Neanderthal skull fragment dredged up from bottom of North Sea

In the first find of it's kind, a fragment from a Neanderthal man's skull has been dredged up from the bottom of the North Sea. [thanks to my grandpa for the link!] Scientists in Leiden, in the Netherlands, have unveiled the specimen - a fragment from the front of a skull belonging to

Ancient bone found with etching of mastodon

In what is being hailed as a spectacularly rare find, a bone has been found in Florida, etched with a clear image of a walking mammoth. According to leading experts from the University of Florida, the remarkable find demonstrates with new and startling certainty that humans coexisted with prehistoric animals more

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