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Science & Environment Ancient ancestors of dogs and wolves had a bite so strong it allowed them to crush and eat BONE

Fossilized feces show extinct relatives of dogs and wolves could crush bone. Borophagus parvus' 2 million-year-old poop had fragments of undissolved bone. More

US & Canada 1,000-year-old mummy wrapped in huge burial bundle discovered at site of ancient sanctuary in Peru

During a major excavation in Pachacamac, Peru – a Pre-Colombian pilgrimage site under the Inca Empire – researchers discovered a sanctuary filled with funerary chambers and mummies. More

Europe The Pour: Reviving Ancient Spanish Vineyards, Building New Traditions

In the hills outside of Madrid, Comando G prospects for old vines of garnacha at high altitudes, and makes wonderfully fresh, distinctive wines. More

US & Canada The human brain got so big because life was tough in ancient Africa

A new mathematical model created by St Andrews University researchers suggests the evolution of our remarkable intelligence was fuelled by adversity and not social cooperation. More

Science & Environment Ancient Native American village in Louisiana reveals its secrets

An ancient Native American village in Louisiana is revealing its secrets thanks to new research. More

Asia Zhao Kangmin, Restorer of China’s Ancient Terra-cotta Warriors, Dies at 81

The reconstruction of an underground army, one of China’s greatest treasures, would become an archaeologist’s crowning achievement. More

US & Canada Ancient calendar carved into stone lay hidden in an Arizona valley

Archaeologists say a slab of sandstone in Arizona’s Verde Valley may have served as a calendar or clock hundreds of years ago, marking the seasons and onset of important agricultural dates. More

Europe Remains of ancient horse unearthed at Pompeii

Thanks to a special casting technique, archaeologists were able to reconstruct the remains of a horse on the spot. More

Science & Environment Lost city mystery solved as archaeologists decipher ancient clay tablets

The discovery of clay tablets in Iraqi Kurdistan has helped archaeologists unlock the mystery of an ancient lost city. More

Science & Environment Lost city mystery solved as archaeologists decipher ancient stone tablets

The discovery of clay tablets in Iraqi Kurdistan has helped archaeologists unlock the mystery of an ancient lost city. More

Sports Mo Salah's boots displayed in British Museum among ancient statues of the pharaohs

The adidas X17 Deadly Strike boots have been donated to the museum to celebrate the Liverpool star winning the Golden Boot More

Science & Environment Arctic ice brings an understanding of ancient Europe’s economy

GREENLAND’S icy mountains are not an obvious place to search for an archive of economic history, but a study just published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences shows... More

Technology 800-year-old 'Made in China' label reveals the lost history of an ancient shipwreck

It sank in the Java Sea, off the coast of Indonesia, hundreds of years ago More

Science & Environment An ancient 'Made in China' label has revealed the secrets of a mysterious shipwreck

Archaeologists at the Field Museum in Chicago studied treasure found in a shipwreck in the Java Sea. Little is known about the ancient wreck and the scientists believe it could be 800 years old. More

Science & Environment Extraordinary Pompeii discovery: Racehorse remains found among ancient city's ruins

Archaeologists have unearthed the final resting place of an ancient racehorse among the ruins of the ancient city of Pompeii in Italy. More

Science & Environment Stonehenge secret revealed? Scientist suggests new theory about ancient site

The ingenuity of our stone-age ancestors never ceases to amaze. More

US & Canada Remains of an ancient Roman horse that died 2,000 years ago are found at Pompeii

The horse was found in an area now known as Civita Giuliana, to the north of the ancient city and outside of its protective walls, by experts who work to conserve the rich history of Pompeii. More

Science & Environment Ancient Romans painted horrifying blood-red and bright yellow warnings on walls across Scotland

Louisa Campbell from the University of Glasgow spent eight months painstakingly studying the slabs of rock on the Antonine Wall, which runs from the Firth of Forth to the Firth of Clyde. More

Science & Environment 34 million-year-old ancient whale would have ripped you to shreds

This ancient, gummy whale is breaking all the rules. More

Science & Environment 180 million year old fossil sheds light on how ancient crocodiles evolved into dolphin-like animals

A backbone fragment found in Hungary in 1996 has been found to belong to an ancient reptile that is a genetic bridge between crocodiles and dolphin-like animals. More