New technique provides accurate dating of ancient skeletons
Jun 18, 2018
Interest in the origins of human populations and their migration routes has increased greatly in recent years. A critical aspect of tracing migration events is dating them. However, radiocarbon techniques commonly used to ...
Rare dinosaur skeleton sells for two million euros
Jun 04, 2018
The skeleton of an extremely rare form of dinosaur sold for more than two million euros ($2.3 million) at the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Monday.
T. Rex snarls at visitors to Paris botanical garden
Jun 04, 2018
Trix, an eight-tonne Tyrannosaurus rex, will find a home at Paris' Jardin des Plantes for three months from Wednesday, greeting visitors in attack mode, with her terrifying, toothy snarl mounted at eye level.
The mother of all lizards found in Italian Alps
May 30, 2018
Scientists said Wednesday they had tracked down the oldest known lizard, a tiny creature that lived about 240 million years ago when Earth had a single continent and dinosaurs were brand new.
Pompeii: New find shows man crushed trying to flee eruption
May 29, 2018
Officials at the Pompeii archaeological site have announced a dramatic new discovery, the skeleton of a man crushed by an enormous stone while trying to flee the explosion of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 A.D.
Ancient skeleton of child found in ruins of Pompeii's bath
Apr 25, 2018
Work at ancient thermal baths in Pompeii's ruins has revealed the skeleton of a crouching child who perished in Mount Vesuvius' eruption in A.D. 79.
Macedonia: 8 million-year-old elephant-like remains found
Apr 24, 2018
Paleontologists from Bulgaria and Macedonia are excavating the fossilized remains of a prehistoric elephant believed to pre-date the mammoth, after its bones were discovered accidentally by a man working in a field.
Two dinosaurs fetch over 1.4 million euros each in Paris sale
Apr 11, 2018
Two dinosaur skeletons marketed as hip design objects— one of a diplodocus, the other of an allosaurus—sold for more than 1.4 million euros ($1.7 million) apiece at auction in Paris on Wednesday.
Anyone want to buy a dinosaur? Two on sale in Paris
Apr 10, 2018
The skeletons of an allosaurus and a diplodocus are up for auction in Paris this week, marketed as hip interior design objects—for those with big enough living rooms.
Neanderthals cared for each other and survived into old age – new research
Apr 05, 2018
When we think of Neanderthals, we often imagine these distant ancestors of ours to be rather brutish, dying at a young age and ultimately becoming extinct. But new findings show that at least some of these ancient Neanderthals ...