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Neolithic skeleton uncovered in Malaysia

Human remains that are at least 5,000 years old have been uncovered during construction in Malaysia. He said the bones were found 70cm underground as Public Works Department (PWD) backhoes were digging on Monday. "This is an important discovery not only for us, but the state, and the nation as a whole.

25 medieval skeletons found at the University of Cambridge

More than 25 skeletons have been found on the grounds of the University of Cambridge in an area that used to be home to an Augustinian friary found in 1290. He said: "The bones are really perfectly preserved apart from where early 20th Century foundations have chopped through them so in

Bacteria found preserved in Byzantine-era skeleton

Researchers have identified a case of maternal sepsis in a skeleton unearthed near the site of Troy. As archaeologists excavating a cemetery near Troy, the fabled city from Homer's Iliad, carefully removed the skeleton of a woman buried eight centuries ago, they noticed two chalk-like strawberry-sized nodules near her ribs. The unusual

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

17th-century equine skeleton found in Florida

An equine skeleton dating back to the 17th century has been found at the site of a hotel in St. Augustine, Florida. While construction crews were putting in a new swimming pool, they - and archaeologists who were monitoring the project - found a horse skeleton. "We estimate this horse to date

Human remains found at Temple of Zeus

The 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager has been found at the Temple of Zeus at Mount Lykaion in Greece. Excavations this summer on Mount Lykaion, once worshipped as the birthplace of the god Zeus, uncovered the 3,000-year-old skeleton of a teenager amid a mound of ashes built up over a millennium

Medieval skeletons found in Ireland

Four medieval skeletons have been found in the graveyard at St. Mary's Church beneath just 14 inches of soil. The skeletons were located just 0.35m from the surface and, once records of them in the ground have been completed and analysed, have to be archaeologically excavated with permission from the National

Remains of Bronze Age couple found in Russia

The 4,500-year-old skeletons of a man and woman holding hands have been found near Lake Baikal in Russia. Experts speculation that this ancient couple are an elderly man and his wife or concubine, buried for eternity in a show of affection. There are some unique aspects to the couple who are