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Preserved fish found at prehistoric site in Sweden

Evidence of large-scale fish preservation has been found at a 9,000-year-old settlement in Sweden. The discovery of the world’s oldest storage of fermented fish in southern Sweden could rewrite the Nordic prehistory with findings indicating a far more complex society than previously thought. The unique discovery by osteologist Adam Boethius from

Neanderthals ate fish

New evidence suggests that Neanderthals, who were previously thought to have lived off of large mammals, caught and ate fish. There, the bone fragments of large salmon, migrating from marine water to their freshwater spawning places, were found in the Middle Palaeolithic archaeological layers, dated to around 42 to 48,000 years

Sturgeon remains found near cannibalism victim at Jamestown

The remains of dozens of large sturgeon have been found in the cellar of of a James Fort kitchen where archaeologists recently recovered the remains of a 14-year-old girl who had been cannibalized. The sturgeon scutes, which are pieces of pyramid-shaped bone covered in pores that line sturgeon bodies, are evidence

New species of ancient predatory fish found

A new species of predatory fish which lived 375-million-years ago has been discovered. The Devonian Period (415 to 360 million years ago) is often described as the Age of Fishes because of the rich variety of aquatic forms that populated the ancient seas, lagoons and streams. Laccognathus embryi is a lobe-finned

Fish swam across the sahara

10,000 years ago the Sahara was a fertile area, allowing fish to migrate across it. This is giving researchers a possible clue to how early humans migrated across the desert. In their analysis, Drake and his colleagues found evidence that many creatures, including aquatic ones, dispersed across the Sahara recently. For

Ancient mega-lake identified in Egyptian desert

Apparently the deserts of western Egypt were once home to a large mega-lake fed by the Nile River's earliest annual floods. Fossil fish and space shuttle radar images have defined the bed and drainage channels of the long lost lake, which at times was larger than Lake Michigan, stretching as

80-million-year-old fish fossil found in Manitoba

The fossilized remains of an 80-million-year-old predatory fish are being dug out of an ancient seabed in Manitoba, Canada. Paleontologists cleaning the specimens gathered from one of the sites found a set of massive xiphactinus jawbones locked on piece of flipper belonging to a mosasaur — a marine reptile. The

Giant sea reptiles were warm-blooded

A new study suggests that prehistoric underwater predators could control their body temperatures. Researchers found that ancient ocean predators possibly regulated their body temperatures, which allowed for aggressive hunting, deep diving, and fast swimming over long distances. "These marine reptiles were able to maintain a high body temperature independently of

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