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6,000-yr-previous cranium might be from the world’s earliest recognized tsunami sufferer

Scientists have found what they consider is the cranium of the earliest recognized tsunami sufferer, an individual who lived 6,000 years in the past in Papua New Guinea. The cranium itself was discovered virtually 100 years in the past, however … Continue reading

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Genome of 6,000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time

An international team of researchers has succeeded for the first time in sequencing the genome of Chalcolithic barley grains. This is the oldest plant genome to be reconstructed to date. The 6,000-year-old seeds were retrieved from Yoram Cave in the … Continue reading

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