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How archaeologist created a prehistoric GPS for tracking ancient humans

Where's the best place to start when retracing the life of a person who lived 4,000 years ago? Turns out, it's simple -- you...

‘False’ biosignatures may complicate search for ancient life on Earth, other...

Self-assembling carbon microstructures created in a lab by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could provide new clues -- and new cautions -- in efforts...

Fossil bee nest provides clues about the environment of human ancestor

Analysis of the first fossil bee nest from the Plio-Pleistocene of South Africa suggests that the human ancestor Australopithecus africanus lived in a dry...

Life in ancient oceans enabled by erosion from land

As scientists continue finding evidence for life in the ocean more than 3 billion years ago, those ancient fossils pose a paradox. Organisms, including...

‘False’ biosignatures may complicate search for ancient life on Earth, other...

Self-assembling carbon microstructures created in a lab by University of Colorado Boulder researchers could provide new clues -- and new cautions -- in efforts...

Researchers identify oldest textile dyed indigo, reflecting scientific knowledge from 6,200...

A George Washington University researcher has identified a 6,200-year-old indigo-blue fabric from Huaca, Peru, making it one of the oldest-known cotton textiles in the...

Ancient DNA traces extinct Caribbean ‘Island Murderer’ back to the dawn...

From skeletal remains found among ancient owl pellets, a team of scientists has recovered the first ancient DNA of the extinct West Indian mammal...

Under the Champagne vineyards, ancient shells offer rare look at the...

In caves deep underground in France's Champagne region lie thousands of shells that are 45 million years old, a site researchers describe as "rare...

Ancient DNA shows perfect storm felled Ice Age giants

Giant Ice Age species including elephant-sized sloths and powerful sabre-toothed cats that once roamed the windswept plains of Patagonia, southern South America, were finally...

Historic fossils find new life telling the story of ancient proteins

A few snippets of protein extracted from the fossil of an extinct species of giant beaver are opening a new door in paleoproteomics, the...

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