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Ancient DNA provides new insights into Human Migration and Life in Prehistoric Europe

La Trobe University molecular archaeologists Cristina Valdiosera and Colin Smith, in collaboration with colleagues from Uppsala University in Sweden and several universities across Spain, analysed the remains of 13 people aged 7,250 to 3,500 years old, from the north and south of Spain.

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Have Australia’s gun law reforms effectively stopped firearm massacres?

Published recently in the Annals of Internal Medicine, scholars at the University of Sydney and Macquarie University used mathematical techniques to test the null hypothesis that the rate of mass shootings in Australia before and after the 1996 law reforms is unchanged.

The National Firearms Agreement, enacted after the Port Arthur massacre in Tasmania in which 35 died and another 23 were seriously injured, saw the destruction of more than a million firearms—perhaps a third of the country’s private gun stock.

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Hundreds of Stolen Artefacts sold on Ebay

A 56 year-old male employee of the Orleans Museum of Natural History located South of Paris has been handed a 3 month suspended sentence after pleading guilty to the theft of 666 stones and fossils dating back to the Neolithic era.

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Rites of the Scythians

Spectacular new discoveries from the Caucasus set the stage for a dramatic hilltop ritual.

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Roman terror weapon discovered in Scotland

Evidence Found for Secret Terror Weapon of the Romans


A set of lead sling bullets that made a whistling sound when thrown have been discovered by archaeologists in Burnswark Hill in southwestern Scotland. Continue reading “Roman terror weapon discovered in Scotland”

15 Year Old Discovers Lost Mayan City

Inquisitive teen William Gadoury, has a deep fascination with ancient Maya, analysed 22 Mayan constellations and realised that the Mayans aligned their 117 cities with the positions of the stars.

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Western Australian Government deny Aboriginal site has heritage value

The Western Australian government says that a site where thousands of Aboriginal artefacts were discovered in the 1970’s Continue reading “Western Australian Government deny Aboriginal site has heritage value”

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