Llull Maiden: DNA of The Doncela (The Maiden) Incan mummy found at Mount Llullaillaco, Argentina, in 1999, was used in the study.Credit: Credit Johan Reinhard The first largescale study of ancient DNA from early American..
The archaic Denisovan and Neanderthal DNA that persists in modern individuals from the Pacific islands of Melanesia could be a source of new information about early human history, according to a report published this Thursday..
Hidden annotation are mixed with biblical text in a 1535 Latin Bible. Credit: © Lambeth Palace Library Researchers have used complex image analysis to uncover annotations that were hidden for nearly 500 years between the..
Previous analyses of the hominins from Sima de los Huesos in 2013 showed that their maternally inherited mitochondrial DNA was distantly related to Denisovans, extinct relatives of Neanderthals in Asia. This was unexpected since their..
This is a life reconstruction of the new tyrannosaur Timurlengia euotica in its environment 90 million years ago. It is accompanied by two flying reptiles (Azhdarcho longicollis). The fossilized remains of a new horse-sized dinosaur,..
The collagen from the Neanderthals’ bones offers clues to their diet.Credit: © Bocherens Scientists from the Senckenberg Center for Human Evolution and Palaeoenvironment (HEP) in Tübingen have studied the Neanderthals’ diet. Based on the isotope..
The distribution of a virus studied among ancient mammals suggests the viruses spread to every continent except Antarctica and Australia, and that they jumped from one species to another more than 20 times. Researchers from..
Aboriginal pictographs known as Wandjina in the Wunnumurra Gorge, Barnett River, Kimberley, Western Australia The first complete sequences of the Y chromosomes of Aboriginal Australian men have revealed a deep indigenous genetic history tracing all..
A glass counter decorated with twisted colourful strands found at the site.Credit: Image courtesy of University of Sheffield The remains of an Anglo-Saxon island have been uncovered in one of the most important archaeological finds..
Professor Stuart Tyson Smith opens an intact tomb with the coffined, mummified burial of an elderly woman inside. Her name was Weret, and she was buried with a heart scarab, which the Egyptians believed help..