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New dates for Neanderthals in Italy

New dating researcher performed on two skulls found in Italy have revealed that Neanderthals arrived in Italy 250,000 years ago. "The results of our studies show that the Saccopastore remains are 100,000 years older than previously thought – and push back the arrival of Neanderthal man in Italy to 250,000 years

New dating technique could cut wait times for results

Researchers at the University of Liverpool are working on a new carbon-dating technique that could provide results for dating bone in two days, weeks faster than current methods. It is the hoped the pioneering dating technique will reduce the wait for results from more than six weeks to two days, all

Lake Minnetonka canoe is older than previously thought

A canoe found in the silt of Lake Minnetonka in 1934 that was thought to date back to the 1750s actually dates back 1,000 years. “We’ve always thought it was 200, 300 years old,” said Russ Ferrin, a retiree who runs the Pioneer Museum. “And then they came back and said

Atapuerca cave site 120,000 years old than previously thought

New dating methods have pushed back the age of the Atapuerca cave site in Spain, where the remains of homo antecessor were discovered, to 900,000 years ago. They were previously given a minimum age of 780,000 years and now it is known that they are referring more accurately to around 900,000

Spain officially homes to world’s oldest cave art

An analysis of a red disk painted on a wall in El Castillo cave in northern Spain has dated the work back 40,800 years, making it the world's oldest cave art. It’s no Mona Lisa, but a smudged red disk in northern Spain has been crowned the world’s earliest cave painting.

New technique developed to date silk

Researchers have developed a fast and reliable way to date silk. This new technique, which is based on capillary electrophoresis mass spectrometry, has great potential to improve the authentication and dating of the priceless silk artifacts held in museum and other collections around the world. The new method uses the natural deterioration

New dating technique shows Britain’s first “building boom”

A new dating technique shows that the Neolithic period had a slow start followed by a sharp growth in trade and technology. "What we thought before was very imprecise. We simply knew that all sorts of different sites and all sorts of new kinds of practices started to happen sometime in

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