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New DNA studies of human fossils have shed new light on the history of European populations – including the revelation that hunter-gatherers and immigrant farmers lived together in the central part of the continent for more than 2,000 years.
Professor Martin Richards, of the Archaeogenetics Research Group at the University of Huddersfield, has published a paper uncovering new information about how Ashkenazi Jewish men moved into Europe from the Middle East, and their marriage practices with European women.
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A Swedish archaeological expedition from the University of Gothenburg has excavated a previously unknown part of the Bronze Age city Hala Sultan Tekke (around 1600–1100 BC).
The Corn Bunting, Miliaria calandra, is a passerine bird in the bunting family Emberizidae. It breeds across southern and central Europe, north Africa and Asia across to Mongolia. It is mainly resident, but some birds from colder regions of central Europe and Asia migrate southwards in winter. The Corn Bunting is a bird of open country with trees, such as farmland and weedy wasteland. Sexes are similar in appearance. The male Corn Bunting is about 20% larger than the female. They have...
The Ring Ouzel (Turdus torquatus) is a European member of the thrush family Turdidae. During times of breeding it is found in the higher regions of western and central Europe and also in the Caucasus. During winter it prefers the warmer south. Ring Ouzels are omnivorous, and prefer a wide range of insects, earthworms and berries. They nest in bushes or similar, laying several eggs in a neat cup-shaped nest in rocky areas such as gullies or scree slopes. They do not form flocks, but...
The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) can be distinguished from the Common Raven by its size (48"“52 cm in length) and from the Hooded Crow by its black plumage. There is frequent confusion between it and the Rook. The beak is stouter and in consequence looks shorter, and whereas in the adult Rook the nostrils are bare, those of the crow are covered with bristle-like feathers, in both adults and juveniles. This species breeds in western and central Europe, with an allied race (C. c....
The Migrant Hawker (Aeshna mixta) is one of the smaller species of hawker dragonflies. It measures roughly 63 mm in length and prefers still or slow-flowing water and can tolerate brackish sites. The flight period is from July to the end of October. They can be found in North Africa, southern and central Europe to the Baltic.
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