Temporary grave of English King Richard III opens to public

Jul 27, 2014

Temporary grave of English King Richard III opens to public

The grave of King Richard III, immortalized by Shakespeare as one of history’s great villains, was opened up to the public on Saturday in central England. The remains of the infamous ruler were found in 2012 under a car park in the city of ...

Jul 27, 2014

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday. The workers found the remains last week as they started construction on a new building in ...

Fecal fossils show Neanderthal diet

Jun 26, 2014

Fecal fossils show Neanderthal diet

The discovery of the oldest known human excrement is offering valuable scientific insight into the lifestyle of Neanderthals who lived in Spain around 50,000 years ago. Scientists said on Wednesday they had found five samples of human fecal matter at an archaeological site called ...

Items from ancient Sumeria's Ur found in cupboard

Jun 26, 2014

Items from ancient Sumeria's Ur found in cupboard

It is amazing what you can find when you do a good cleaning. Bristol University in Britain learned this firsthand when researchers discovered a box containing materials from archaeologist Sir Leonard Woolley’s dig of the Sumerian city of Ur tucked away on top of ...

How ancient parasite wormed its way into human life

Jun 20, 2014

How ancient parasite wormed its way into human life

In a skeleton more than 6,200 years old, scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection by a parasitic flatworm, revealing how human advancement enabled a creature resembling a tiny slug to spread. Today it afflicts more than 200 million people. Archaeologists discovered ...

Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not

Jun 13, 2014

Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not

The hot question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals or cold blooded, like reptiles, fish and amphibians, finally has a good answer. Dinosaurs, for eons Earth’s dominant land animals until being wiped out by an asteroid 65 million years ago, were ...