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The destruction of a 2,300-year-old Mayan pyramid by a company constructing a highway near the Nohmul archaeological site in northern Belize is "unforgivable," the government said. The company moved bulldozers and backhoes through the Nohmul complex, practically wiping out one of the largest Mayan pyramids in the Central American country. continue reading »
Canadian paleontologists have discovered the fossilized remains of a giant camel that lived in the Arctic some 3.5 million years ago, when the area was a boreal forest during an epoch of global warming. continue reading »
The ancient Mayan civilization, which developed a sophisticated culture in the Central American rainforests, vanished mysteriously a thousand years ago. Now, an international team of anthropologists, archeologists, chemists and climatologists says it has identified the cause of the Mayan collapse: climate change. continue reading »
Scientists believe cave paintings discovered in Spain could be the work of Neanderthals, our closest prehistoric relatives, who lived throughout Europe and Asia until about 30,000 years ago. "This currently is Europe’s oldest dated art, by at least 4,000 years,” says Alistair Pike of the University of Bristol in England. continue reading »