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Recovered bones may belong to Amelia Earhart

Bones recovered from the island of Nikumaroro in the Republic of Kiribati may belong to the pilot Amelia Earhart who disappeared in 1937. "Until we started investigating the skeleton, we found what history knew was that Amelia Earhart died in July 2nd, 1937, in a plane crash. But there is an

Mastodon remains found in Michigan may have been butchered

The 11,000-13,000-year-old remains of a mastodon found in Michigan bears evidence of being butchered by humans. The most complete ice age mastodon skeleton found in Michigan in decades was recovered last weekend by a team of University of Michigan researchers and teachers in Tuscola County in the state’s thumb region. The recovery,

Badger unearths 4,200-year-old remains in Ireland

A badger in Ireland has unearthed ancient human remains dating back 4,200 years. The bones were found near one of the many ancient burial sites located at the Cavan Burren Park by historian Séamus Ó hUltacháin, as well as archaeologists Sam Moore from IT Sligo, Vicki Cummings of the University of

800-year-old skeleton bears marks of boomerang death

An ancient skeleton found in Australias Toorale National Park has a wound consistent with that of being struck by a boomerang. Kaakutja's main head wound was about 6 inches (15 centimeters) long, meaning the weapon must have had a blade at least this length, the scientists reasoned. In their study, which

Human remains found at Antikythera shipwreck

A set of human remains has been found at the site of the Antikythera Shipwreck in Greece. Hannes Schroeder snaps on two pairs of blue latex gloves, then wipes his hands with a solution of bleach. In front of him is a large Tupperware box full of plastic bags that each

1,100-year-old human remains found in Bolivia

The remains of a young woman buried 1,100 years ago has been found in Bolivia. The millennium-old bones of a presumably young body were found lying in the fetal position and, unlike other similar discoveries, were not inside some form of ceramic urn, but were topped by a mosaic covering about

1,000-year-old human remains found in Northern Ireland

The skeleton of a woman who lived 1,000 years ago has been found in Northern Ireland. Archaeologists found it during excavation work ahead of a major redevelopment project. The human remains are thought to be that of a young woman. They will be removed for further tests that will confirm the gender and

Iron Age burials found in England

Nine skeletons have been found at a Late Iron Age settlement in southeastern England. Nine Iron Age skeletons uncovered during a dig could "completely change our understanding" of how ancient people lived, archaeologists claim. The well-preserved remains were found by Bournemouth University students during a dig at a pre-Roman town near Winterborne