In Norway, a repaired arrow from an unlucky hunter was found that had melted from under the ice.

Archaeologists have discovered in Norway the shaft of a medieval arrow, the broken shank of which was repaired by a hunter using sinew. However, apparently, then he was unsuccessful again and his shot missed the target, burying the arrow for several centuries under snow and ice. As the Secrets of the Ice project team reports… Continue reading In Norway, a repaired arrow from an unlucky hunter was found that had melted from under the ice.

Hamsters from the wet slopes of the Andes turned out to be larger than their relatives from the arid plains

Zoologists from Argentina, the USA and Chile have discovered that plateau hamsters Abrothrix hirta from the wet western slopes of the Andes are larger than relatives that inhabit the arid plains east of this mountain range. This pattern is explained by the fact that the abundance of precipitation has a positive effect on the growth… Continue reading Hamsters from the wet slopes of the Andes turned out to be larger than their relatives from the arid plains

Onions that melted in Norway turned out to be about 4,000 years old

Archaeologists have radiocarbon dated a wooden bow discovered last year in Norway. It turned out that the artifact that melted from under the ice was about four thousand years old. According to researchers, this is the oldest bow ever found in Norway, as they reported on the Secrets of the Ice project Facebook page*. Climate… Continue reading Onions that melted in Norway turned out to be about 4,000 years old

Archaeologists 50 years later rediscovered the ancient Church of St. Cyril in Smolensk at the mouth of Churilovka

Archaeologists spoke about the results of the work of the Smolensk expedition. A study of the sandy defensive rampart showed that the embankment on Cathedral Hill, built in the first half of the 9th century, currently reaches 1.5 meters in height and more than six meters in length. In addition, scientists have identified a large… Continue reading Archaeologists 50 years later rediscovered the ancient Church of St. Cyril in Smolensk at the mouth of Churilovka

Archaeologists have excavated the burial of a baby of the Okunev culture with a dagger and a marble ball in Khakassia

Archaeologists have excavated in Khakassia an unusual burial of an infant of the Okunev culture, presumably committed in the 24th century BC. Along with the remains, they found a marble ball – an attribute of men who had a special social status, as well as the oldest solid bronze dagger in Central Asia. The most… Continue reading Archaeologists have excavated the burial of a baby of the Okunev culture with a dagger and a marble ball in Khakassia

A new sauropod from Colombia reveals the early spread of long-necked dinosaurs to South America

A new species of giant, long-necked dinosaur that lived about 175 million years ago during the Jurassic period was described in Colombia. Vertebra belonging to Perijasaurus lapaz, is the earliest and northernmost sauropod specimen discovered in South America. The find provides information about the initial diversification of sauropods at low latitudes. The study was published… Continue reading A new sauropod from Colombia reveals the early spread of long-necked dinosaurs to South America

Lost Colombian saberwing hummingbird rediscovered after 12 years

Found in the mountains of northern Colombia, the Santamartian sabrewing is considered one of the rarest species of hummingbird. Over the past decades, he has been seen only twice – in 1946 and 2010. Some experts even suspected that this species had become extinct. However, according to a press release from the conservation organization Re:wild,… Continue reading Lost Colombian saberwing hummingbird rediscovered after 12 years

A magnolia from Haiti that was thought to be extinct has been rediscovered after 97 years.

Botanists have discovered a population of endemic magnolias in northern Haiti Magnolia emarginata. The first and last time scientists saw them was in 1925, after which the forest where these trees grew was cut down – like most Haitian forests. However, it turned out that a small number of trees managed to survive in the… Continue reading A magnolia from Haiti that was thought to be extinct has been rediscovered after 97 years.

Planetologists have found an explosive eruption of acidic magma in the ancient history of Mars

Scientists have simulated the formation of a mineral complex found by the Curiosity rover in the rocks of Gale Crater and including the rare mineral tridymite. It turned out that their joint occurrence was best satisfied by the conditions of an explosive volcanic eruption, which was fed by acidic magma, followed by the deposition of… Continue reading Planetologists have found an explosive eruption of acidic magma in the ancient history of Mars

Scientists have identified a Parthian fortress and excavated barracks and a sanctuary in it

Having examined the ruins of the mountain fortress of Rabana-Merkuli in Iraqi Kurdistan, archaeologists came to the conclusion that in the Parthian era there was an important fortified point here that controlled the area at the junction of the mountainous and lowland regions, as well as a cult center. Scientists have suggested that Rabana Merculi… Continue reading Scientists have identified a Parthian fortress and excavated barracks and a sanctuary in it