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Pollen analysis reveals ancient Egyptian climate

Analysis of pollen and charcoal deposits in the Nile Delta have revealed a record of climate catastrophes in Ancient Egypt, including a massive drought which may have lead to the downfall of Egypt's Old Kingdom. Scientists with the US Geological Survey (USGS) and the University of Pennsylvania expected that they would

The oldest rock art drawings in Australia

Charcoal drawings found in the Northern Territory of Australia have been dated back 28,000-years, making them the oldest in the country. University of Southern Queensland archeologist Bryce Barker said Monday that found the rock in June last year but only recently had it dated at New Zealand’s University of Waikato radiocarbon

Bison bones tell of Texas prehistory

Bison bones, tools and ancient fire pits have been found near the Mexican border in Texas. Bison were an important part of prehistoric life, a major component of human diets, customs, clothing and hunting patterns. Bones have been found throughout much of North America, but never in the Eastern Pecos region

Stone Age flint tools and charcoal uncovered in England

10,000-year-old flint tools and charcoal from controlled fires have been found in Birmingham. Until now, the earliest known settlements in the city centre are medieval, dating back to the 12th century, less than 1,000 years ago. A time team from the University of Leicester carried out the dig and found the artefacts