Million-Dollar Find: Shipwreck's Golden Treasure Includes Very Rare Coin
The royal coin.
July 28th, 2015
Treasure hunters off the coast of Florida recently pulled up the haul of a lifetime.
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In Photos: New Jamestown Settlers Identified
jamestown burials
July 28th, 2015
Archaeologists have identified four of the men who were buried at the historic American settlement of Jamestown, and all were prominent leaders of the community.
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Human Evolution's Biggest Questions May Find Answers in New Analysis
skull of Australopithecus sediba
July 22nd, 2015
A huge database of human fossils suggests hobbits were a separate human species and the recently unearthed species Australopithecus sediba may be the ancestor of the human lineage, say researchers who point out their findings will surely be controversial.
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Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House
The 5,000-year-old house found in China was about 14 by 15 feet in size.
July 27th, 2015
A prehistoric disaster, possibly an epidemic, may be responsible for the remains of nearly 100 bodies found stuffed into a 5,000-year-old house in northeast China.
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Mysterious 'Population Y' May Have Bred with Amazonia Peoples
An illustration of the ice age landscape that early Native Americans would have encountered.
July 21st, 2015
A number of natives of the Amazon rainforest may partly descend from the Pacific, though researchers don't know when and how this group called Population Y made its way to the Amazon.
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Alexander the Great's Father Found — Maybe
The lower jaw of an adult male found in Tomb I. This jaw may belong to Philip II, father of Alexander the Great.
July 20th, 2015
A skeleton with a tell-tale knee injury may belong to Alexander the Great's father, Philip II. But a decades-old debate about the identity of these bones won't go down without a fight.
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Identities of Mysterious Jamestown Settlers Revealed
bodies of jamestown men
July 28th, 2015
Archaeologists have identified four of the men who were buried at the historic American settlement of Jamestown, and all were prominent leaders of the community.
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1,500-Year-Old Quran Manuscript Could Be Oldest Known Copy
July 22nd, 2015
A 1,500-year-old parchment could be one of the oldest known copies of the Quran, possibly dating back to a time that overlapped with the life of the Prophet Muhammad.
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Cracked Bones Reveal Cannibalism by Doomed Arctic Explorers
The skeleton of HMS Erebus, sonar, ghost shipwrecks
July 21st, 2015
The crewmembers of the Franklin Expedition, a doomed Arctic expedition to find a Northwest Passage through Canada, practiced end-stage cannibalism.
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