Nits on ancient mummies shed light on South American ancestry

Journal Reference: Mikkel W Pedersen, Catia Antunes, Binia De Cahsan, J Víctor Moreno-Mayar, Martin Sikora, Lasse Vinner, Darren Mann, Pavel B Klimov, Stuart Black, Catalina Teresa Michieli, Henk R Braig, M Alejandra Perotti. Ancient human genomes and environmental DNA from the cement attaching 2,000 year-old head lice nits. Molecular Biology and Evolution, 2021; DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msab351 … Read more

Ancient Maya lessons on surviving drought

Journal Reference: Scott L. Fedick, Louis S. Santiago. Large variation in availability of Maya food plant sources during ancient droughts. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 2021; 119 (1): e2115657118 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2115657118 There is no dispute that a series of droughts occurred in the Yucatan Peninsula of southeastern Mexico and northern Central America at … Read more

Geneticists’ new research on ancient Britain contains insights on language, ancestry, kinship, milk

Geneticists’ new research on ancient Britain contains insights on language, ancestry, kinship, milk – NovLink Home Mash B Geneticists’ new research on ancient Britain contains insights on language, ancestry, kinship, milk We want to thank the author of this short article for this awesome web content Geneticists’ new research on ancient Britain contains insights on … Read more

Ancient DNA reveals the world’s oldest family tree

Journal Reference: Chris Fowler, Iñigo Olalde, Vicki Cummings, Ian Armit, Lindsey Büster, Sarah Cuthbert, Nadin Rohland, Olivia Cheronet, Ron Pinhasi, David Reich. A high-resolution picture of kinship practices in an Early Neolithic tomb. Nature, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41586-021-04241-4 By analysing DNA extracted from the bones and teeth of 35 individuals entombed at Hazleton North long cairn … Read more

An ancient relative of Velociraptor is unearthed in Great Britain

Journal Reference: Nicholas R. Longrich, David M. Martill, Megan L. Jacobs. A new dromaeosaurid dinosaur from the Wessex Formation (Lower Cretaceous, Barremian) of the Isle of Wight, and implications for European palaeobiogeography. Cretaceous Research, 2021; 105123 DOI: 10.1016/j.cretres.2021.105123 The new animal has been named Vectiraptor greeni after local collector Mick Green who discovered its bones … Read more

Big-headed ancient fish had land on its mind

Journal Reference: Alice M. Clement, Richard Cloutier, Jing Lu, Egon Perilli, Anton Maksimenko, John Long. A fresh look at Cladarosymblema narrienense, a tetrapodomorph fish (Sarcopterygii: Megalichthyidae) from the Carboniferous of Australia, illuminated via X-ray tomography. PeerJ, 2021; 9: e12597 DOI: 10.7717/peerj.12597 Supported by the Australian Research Council and international experts, the new research led by … Read more

The Aqueduct of Constantinople: Managing the longest water channel of the ancient world

Journal Reference: Gül Sürmelihindi, Cees Passchier, James Crow, Christoph Spötl, Regina Mertz‐Kraus. Carbonates from the ancient world’s longest aqueduct: A testament of Byzantine water management. Geoarchaeology, 2021; DOI: 10.1002/gea.21853 The late Roman aqueduct provided water for the population of Constantinople The Roman Empire was ahead of its time in many ways, with a strong commitment … Read more

Ancient lineage of algae found to include five ‘cryptic’ species

Journal Reference: Iker Irisarri, Tatyana Darienko, Thomas Pröschold, Janine M. R. Fürst-Jansen, Mahwash Jamy, Jan de Vries. Unexpected cryptic species among streptophyte algae most distant to land plants. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 2021; 288 (1963) DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2021.2168 While small in number and vanishingly rare, these humble algae are valuable in terms … Read more

Lunar radar data uncovers new clues about moon’s ancient past

Journal Reference: Tieyuan Zhu, Jinhai Zhang, Yangting Lin. Ultra‐Thick Paleoregolith Layer Detected by Lunar Penetrating Radar: Implication for Fast Regolith Formation Between 3.6 and 2.35 Ga. Geophysical Research Letters, 2021; 48 (20) DOI: 10.1029/2021GL095282 “Using careful data processing, we found interesting new evidence that this buried layer, called paleoregolith, may be much thicker than previously expected,” … Read more

Ancient human relative, Australopithecus sediba, ‘walked like a human, but climbed like an ape’

Ancient human relative, Australopithecus sediba, ‘walked like a human, but climbed like an ape’ – NovLink Home Mash B Ancient human relative, Australopithecus sediba, ‘walked like a human, but climbed like an ape’ We would love to say thanks to the writer of this article for this awesome content Ancient human relative, Australopithecus sediba, ‘walked … Read more

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