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Life could had started from XNA in place of RNA too

Life could had started from XNA in place of RNA too

Some scientists think that XNA evolved into RNA, which then evolved into DNA forming the very beginnings of life. Scientists showed that L-aTNA fragments could interlink on complementary L-aTNA, RNA and DNA templates without the need for enzymes.…

Guano of the eastern horseshoe bats helped archaeologists

Guano of the eastern horseshoe bats helped archaeologists

UOW Ph.D. student Conor McAdams said for an experimental microarchaeological study of guano-driven diagenesis in tropical cave sediments; "Our bat poo experiment might seem like mad science, but it is helping to fill gaps in the story of the peopling…

A study of the death beliefs of bronze age people

A study of the death beliefs of bronze age people

Radiocarbon Dating And CT Scans Reveal Bronze Age Tradition Of Keeping Human Remains. While the findings, may seem eerie or even gruesome by today's convention, they indicate a tangible way of honouring and remembering known individuals between close…

99-million-year-old fossil shows how ants hunted

99-million-year-old fossil shows how ants hunted

New Fossil Discovery Shows How Ancient 'Hell Ants' Hunted With Headgear. Researchers discover a worker of the hell ant Ceratomyrmex ellenbergeri grasping a nymph of Caputoraptor elegans (Alienoptera) preserved in amber dated to 99-million-year-old.

Oldest humans bed who 200 thousand years old

Oldest human's bed who 200 thousand years old

Early plant use by humans is not well studied because of poor preservation over time, however Border Cave's unique ecosystem has allowed for excellent preservation of this material - providing further insight into the lives of early humans in these…

8.000 years old fluted stone tools discovered in Arabia

8.000 years old fluted stone tools discovered in Arabia

Stone fluted points dating back some 8,000 to 7,000 years ago, were discovered on archaeological sites in Manayzah, Yemen and Ad-Dahariz, Oman. Until now, the prehistoric technique of fluting had been uncovered only on 13,000 to 10,000-year-old…

Two New Fellowships from ANAMED

Two New Fellowships from ANAMED

DAI-ANAMED Joint fellowships in Environmental Archeology for Post- Doctoral scholars and the post-doctoral fellowships in geospatial and/or data sciences are now available.

2020 is the year of Patara

2020 is the year of Patara

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced 2020 as the year of Patara in a bid to promote and draw more attention to the ancient city and said 'I hope the year of Patara will be good for our country and the tourism sector'.