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2008-08-15 09:00:24

By John Noble Wilford New York Times News Service When Paul C. Sereno went hunting dinosaur bones in the Sahara, his career took a sharp turn from paleontology to archaeology.

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2008-08-14 14:25:00

Researchers have uncovered the remains of a woman and two children in an ancient cemetery located in what is now the Sahara Desert.

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2008-02-12 13:45:00

Archaeologists from UCLA and the University of Groningen (RUG) in the Netherlands have found the earliest evidence ever discovered of an ancient Egyptian agricultural settlement, including farmed grains, remains of domesticated animals, pits for cooking and even floors for what appear to be dwellings, the National Geographic Society announced today.

2006-08-04 08:14:44

JERICHO, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian gunmen dressed in police uniforms on Friday broke into a prison in the West Bank city of Jericho and shot dead six Palestinian inmates, security sources said.

2006-03-14 11:43:52

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United States called for calm and restraint by both the Palestinians and the Israelis on Tuesday after Israeli forces stormed a West Bank prison following the withdrawal of British monitors. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, who is traveling with U.S.

2006-03-14 11:42:37

JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United States called for calm and restraint by both the Palestinians and the Israelis on Tuesday after Israeli forces stormed a West Bank prison following the withdrawal of British monitors. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack, who is traveling with U.S.

2005-11-29 16:21:40

Archaeologists in northern Greece have uncovered traces of two prehistoric farming settlements dating back as early as 6,000 B.C., the Culture Ministry said Monday


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.