The shores of Kenya’s Lake Victoria have provided researchers with a glimpse into the past, uncovering some of the oldest butchery tools ever found.
Fossil site provides insight into ancient Australian rainforests
Though Australia is typically regarded as a dry and hot country, millions of years ago it was covered in rainforests. The McGraths Flat fossil site provides answers into the landscape of ancient Australia and additional information on how changes in climate impact ecosystems.
Concretions: Inexplicable spherical rocks
Though concretions are almost perfectly smooth and round, these rock formations are in fact completely naturally occurring.
Evidence of Roman invasion unearthed at Scottish quarry
A recent archaeological dig at a quarry in Scotland found evidence of a potential Roman battle on a former ironworking settlement, with some findings dating back to around 2000 BCE.
The mystery of king herod’s bathtubs
Herod “the Great” was a Jewish Roman king that ruled Judea in the second half of the first century BC.
Quarrying: an 13,000 year old art
While modern quarrying is a hot topic, University of Wyoming researchers and Wyoming’s state archaeologist have looked 13,000 years into the past to discover an ancient mine in the eastern part of the state.
Is ore-sand the answer to sand shortage?
Researchers from Queensland and Geneva have used samples from one of Vale’s largest iron ore sites to repurpose mineral waste while alleviating the global sand crisis.
Queenslanders to vote on fossil emblem
Queenslanders have been given the chance to pick their favourite fossil to add to Queensland’s nine official emblems.
Meteor mining unlocks solar system secrets: Curtin
Curtin University researchers have used Drone technology to study the potential of mining asteroids as a source of rare elements, following the successful discovery of a meteorite in Western Australia.
Zircon answers the age old question: Curtin
Researchers from Curtin University have studied the age of sand granules to understand more about the Earth’s ancient history than ever before.