Popular Science articles about Paleontology & Archaeology
By poring over the fossilized skulls of ancient wildebeest-like animals (Rusingoryx atopocranion) unearthed on Kenya's Rusinga Island, researchers have discovered that the little-known hoofed mammals had a very unusual, trumpet-like...
Grilled, boiled or salted? Turtles, or tortoises, are rarely consumed today, but a select few cultures, primarily those in East Asia, still consider turtle soup, made from the flesh of...
The discovery of a juvenile Chasmosaurus--one of the rarest dinosaur discoveries--made headlines around the world in late 2013: Professor Philip Currie from the University of Alberta and his colleagues have...
Oxygen is crucial for the existence of animals on Earth. But, an increase in oxygen did not apparently lead to the rise of the first animals. New research shows that...
Two University of Pennsylvania professors are coauthors, along with two other scholars, on a perspective piece published this week in the journal Science that calls for an end to the...
An international team of researchers has uncovered new information about the Black Death in Europe and its descendants, suggesting it persisted on the continent over four centuries, re-emerging to kill...
Researchers have named a new leech after best-selling author Amy Tan based on an innovative method for peering inside soft-bodied animals. Chtonobdella tanae, a terrestrial leech from Australia, is the...
The Romans are well known for introducing sanitation technology to Europe around 2,000 years ago, including public multi-seat latrines with washing facilities, sewerage systems, piped drinking water from aqueducts, and...
Recent fieldwork at the ancient city of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete finds that during the early Iron Age (1100 to 600 BC), the city was rich in...
Archaeology News in Images
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- Fossils turn out to be a rich source of information
- Man found alive six days after he was buried by avalanche
- Eight die as commuter trains crash head-on in Germany
- Innate teaching skills 'part of human nature', study says
- NFL might supsend Aqib Talib for facemask
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- New book looks at the role of animals during westward expansion
- 3-point barrage powers Oklahoma City Thunder past Phoenix Suns
- Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron team up for the 'History of Sports'
- Sign of early settlement in the Nordic region date back to the cradle of civilization
- Online 'red envelopes' rocket for Chinese New Year
- Bootlegged alcohol could have killed 24 people in Indonesia, police say
- Peyton Manning's mom: 'I would like for him to retire'
- 9,200-year-old fish fermentation site found in Sweden
- Observatory: Portraits of an Older Michelangelo Indicate He Had Arthritic Hands
- Poachers Busted Following British Pilot’s Killing
- Old trees reveal Late Antique Little Ice Age (LALIA) around 1,500 years ago
- Genetics Society of America Awards Detlef Weigel the 2016 GSA Medal
- Mummy Identification Still Uncertain Science
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- New dinosaur species offers evolutionary clues
- New luminous creatures found in the Red Sea
- Iraq and Syria: Government sieges form around Aleppo and Fallujah
- Seriously? That Ancient Greek Statue Does Not Depict a Laptop
Popular Paleontology news
- Early human ancestor did not have the jaws of a nutcracker
- Early human ancestor didn't have the jaws of a nutcracker, study finds
- Removing race from human genetic research
- Two Penn professors call attention to the use of race in human genetic research
- Fossil discovery: Extraordinary 'big-mouthed' fish from Cretaceous Period
- New research sharpens understanding of poison-arrow hunting in Africa
- Smooth hunters: How environmental awareness helped the Bushmen to poison their game
- Turtle soup, perchance? Prehistoric man had a penchant for tortoises
- CU-Boulder study: Ancient extinction of giant Australian bird points to humans
- Removing race from human genetic research