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Evolutionary story of Australia’s dingoes revealed by ancient DNA

Dingoes are found across most of the Australian continent Dominic Jeanmaire/Getty Images/iStockphoto Analysis of ancient DNA from dingoes suggests that…

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Florida farmers turn to ancient tree from India as the citrus industry dries up

An ancient tree from India is now thriving in groves where citrus trees once flourished in Florida, and could help…

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Ancient Denisovans hunted snow leopards on the Tibetan plateau

Snow leopards were among the animals hunted by Denisovans Klaus Honal / Alamy Ancient humans known as Denisovans hunted a…

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Archaeologists discover ancient relic believed to be tied to Moses and the Ten Commandments

Archaeologists conducting excavations at the site of a church have unearthed a marble shrine containing a relic that they believe…

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Layers of carbonate provide insight into the world of the ancient Romans

Archaeologists face a major challenge when they intend to acquire information about buildings or facilities of which only ruins remain.…

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Ancient artefacts suggest Australian ritual endured for 12,000 years

Ancient ritual stick discovered in Cloggs cave, Australia Gunaikurnai Land and Waters Aboriginal Corporation Wooden artefacts found in an Australian…

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A frozen wolf discovered in Siberia turned out to be 44,000 years old. It’s so well-preserved that scientists are checking its gut for ancient viruses.

Researchers are studying a 44,000-year-old mummified wolf found in the permafrost in Russia. The wolf may tell scientists what its…

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An ancient earthquake changed the course of the Ganges River

India’s Ganges River shifted abruptly due to a distant yet massive earthquake around 2,500 years ago, new geologic evidence suggests.…

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Ancient amber from Lebanon offers a glimpse of a turning point in Earth’s history : NPR

Paleontologist Dany Azar holds up one of his treasures that he discovered in Lebanon in a piece of amber from…

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Skeletons reveal ancient Egyptian scribes had bad posture at work

Statues depicting the high dignitary Nefer and his wife from Abusir, Egypt Martin Frouz/Czech Institute of Egyptology, Charles University Ancient…

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