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Examining age, sustainability of fossil aquifers in Arabian Peninsula

What does the presence of 1,000 year old water mean for the future of water supplies under the desert regions of Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Jordan, Oman, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates? New research has sought to identify how much … Continue reading

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Holocene temperature in the Iberian Peninsula reconstructed studying insect subfossils

Remains of chironomid subfossils, a type of insects similar to mosquitoes, were used to reconstruct the temperature of the Iberian Peninsula in the Holocene, the geological period that goes from 11,000 years ago until now. The results of the study … Continue reading

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Earliest hominin migrations into the Arabian Peninsula required no novel adaptations

A new study suggests that early hominin dispersals beyond Africa did not involve adaptations to environmental extremes, such as to arid and harsh deserts. The discovery of stone tools and cut-marks on fossil animal remains at the site of Ti’s … Continue reading

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Neanderthal-like features in 450,000-year-old fossil teeth from the Italian Peninsula

Fossil teeth from Italy, among the oldest human remains on the Italian Peninsula, show that Neanderthal dental features had evolved by around 450,000 years ago, according to a new study. Paleontology News — ScienceDaily

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Iberian Peninsula rodents migrated due to climate change 12 million years ago

Changes in Southwestern Europe’s climate which happened between 12 and 5 million years ago had a drastic impact over the rodent communities. These profound changes in environmental conditions led to a separation between species adapted to arid environments which migrated … Continue reading

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Meet the first Iberian lynx on the Iberian Peninsula

The remains of an Iberian lynx specimen which lived 1.6 million years ago — the oldest ever discovered — were found resting in a cave in Barcelona. This discovery not only allows us to shed light on the origins of … Continue reading

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