Tag: Skeleton

Neanderthals Were Not Hunched At All: Study Reveals They Walked Upright Like Modern Humans

Virtual reconstruction of the skeleton of an elderly male Neanderthal found in La Chapelle-aux-Saints, France sheds light on how this extinct species of human relative walked. They walked upright with a posture similar to modern humans.

Ancient March 2, 2019

Remains Of Men With Chopped Legs And Smashed Heads Buried In Garbage Dump Show Romans Were Brutal

Archaeologists unearthed the remains of two men believed to have suffered a horrific fate at the hands of the Romans. The skeletons were found in England, at the site of a future highway.

Ancient June 21, 2018

How 3,800-Year-Old Skeletons In Russia Changes The Timeline Of The Bubonic Plague By 800 Years

The 3,800-year-old skeletons of a woman and man buried together were discovered in Russia. Researchers say their teeth contain the bacteria that caused the Black Death.

Ancient June 10, 2018

Dinosaur Skeleton Sold For $2.3 Million At Paris Auction May Belong To New Theropod Species

The remains of the unknown theropod were found by an unnamed group of paleontologists in 2013. What are the features that suggest the skeleton belonged to a new species of dinosaur?

Animals June 5, 2018

Skeleton Of 'Unluckiest Man In History' Found In Pompeii

The Pompeii Archeological Park announced the discovery of the first victim of the Mount Vesuvius eruption found from the unexplored archeological site called Regio V. The bones were found under a large rock shaped like a doorjamb.

Ancient May 30, 2018

Utah Family Discovers Nearly 16,000-Year-Old Horse Skeleton In Backyard

A family in Utah was in shock to find a horse skeleton buried in their backyard. According to paleontologists, the horse skeleton could be 14,000 to 16,000 years old.

Ancient May 3, 2018

Woman Diagnosed With Rare 'Vanishing Bone Disease': Here's What Happened To Her Bones

A 44-year-old woman was diagnosed with Gorham-Stout disease, a rare condition that is also known as 'vanishing bone disease.' Doctors could not do anything, as the disease claimed the woman's shoulder and arm.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 6, 2018

Ancient Mammoth Skeleton Sold For $645,000: Guess Where It’ll Be Placed

In an auction in France, someone bought an ancient mammoth skeleton for nearly $700,000. The male mammoth's bones are 80 percent original bone, its tusks are 90 percent intact.

Animals December 18, 2017

Rare Composite Skeleton Of Dodo Bird Up For Sale In England

An auction house in England is putting up for sale a rare, composite skeleton of a Dodo bird. Officials say the near-complete skeleton is the first of its kind.

Ancient August 26, 2016

Scientists Find 2,500-Year-Old Skeleton Of Woman And Child Buried Next To Butchered Turtles

An ancient burial in southeastern Turkey revealed two Iron-Age skeletons buried with a number of turtles. The presence of Euphrates soft-shelled turtles in the burial was believed to strengthen the turtle-afterlife link among all chelonian species.

Animals February 26, 2016

2,000-Year-Old Cemetery Offers Clues About Human Migration To Imperial Rome

The ancient population of Imperial Rome had flourished at its peak. Among its people were migrants from surrounding cities and regions, experts said.

Arts & Culture February 11, 2016

Bronze Age Britons Mummify Their Dead Just Like Ancient Egyptians

Researchers had found that prehistoric Britons also mummified their dead during the Bronze Age, just like ancient Egyptians. The reason for preserving bodies were said to be due to an intense agricultural land competition between nations during that time.

Animals October 2, 2015

Uprooted Tree Yields Medieval Skeleton In Ireland

Uprooted trees command a certain kind of attention but one in Ireland had a unique draw: the skeleton of a medieval boy was entangled in its roots.

September 19, 2015

Scientists Unearth 4000-Year-Old Skeleton Near Stonehenge

A 4000-year-old skeleton of an adolescent child has been unearthed by a team of University of Reading archeologists at an excavation site near the world-famouse Stonehenge.

July 24, 2015

DNA Test Confirms 15th-Century Skeleton is Richard III...and Suggests Infidelity

DNA analysis of the bones believed to belong to Richard III and his living relatives ascertained that the skeleton dug by archaeologists from the University of Leicester in 2012, belonged to the 15th century king of England. Findings also show infidelity may have occurred in the royal bloodline.

Arts & Culture December 3, 2014

Louisville weatherman gives forecast in the coolest Halloween costume ever

A clever meteorologist from Kentucky put his green screen to good use, incorporating it into his Halloween costume. Jude Redfield, using a little television magic, turned himself into a skeleton.

Internet Culture October 31, 2014

Kidney stones put people at risk for bone fractures

Kidney stones may make bone fractures more common, but who is most at risk?

Life October 25, 2014

Supermassive Dreadnoughtus dinosaur discovered in Argentina

The discovery represents the most complete giant titanosaur discovered so far. The beast measured in at 85 feet long and 30 feet tall.

Internet Culture September 4, 2014

A mammoth discovery changes ranch life for Texas family

A Texas family discovered a mostly complete, well-preserved mammoth skeleton on their ranch.

Animals August 26, 2014

Museum finds misplaced 6,500-year-old skeleton in a basement

A mysterious human skeleton sat in a wooden box in the basement of the Penn Museum in Philadelphia for 85 years before a museum curator finally identified it as a previously-reported missing item.

Internet Culture August 6, 2014

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