Direct dating in archaeology

(Phys.org)—A team of anthropologists from several institutions in the U. has offered a Perspective piece in the journal Science outlining current theories regarding the first humans to populate the Americas. Who can forget Steven Spielberg's first Jurassic Park movie in 1993?

How eagerly did we anticipate that bellowing T-Rex?

Last month, the Bodleian Library at Oxford University announced that a Sanskrit manuscript housed in the library for the last century had been dated using radiocarbon techniques.

Oxford's radiocarbon dating laboratory announced ... Genetic analysis of a pre-Norman skull unearthed in a garden in Hoxne, Suffolk, has added to a growing body of evidence that East Anglia may have been the epicentre of an epidemic of leprosy that spread through medieval England. A new near-complete fossilized skeleton is thought to represent the first Jurassic ichthyosaur found in India, according to a study published October 25, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Guntupalli Prasad from ...

One of the most exciting discoveries that paleontologists can make is finding the causal relationship between the extinction of ancient creatures and the environmental conditions that led to that extinction. Every day, information washes over the world like so much weather.

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