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'Fourth strand' of ancient European ancestry spread to India

Researchers say this strand of ancestry may have flowed into the region with the bringers of Indo-Aryan languages.

Warrior tomb filled with Bronze Age wealth found in Greece

The Bronze Age warrior's tomb dating back to about 1500 BC was discovered in Pylos, Greece, by an international research team led by The University of Cincinnati (UC).

Black Death plagued humans since Bronze Age

It turns out the plague was plaguing humans far earlier than previously believed.New research using ancient DNA has revealed that plague has been endemic in human populations for more than twice as long as previously thought and that the ancestral plague would have been predominantly spread by human-to-human contact, until genetic mutations allowed Yersinia pestis (Y. pestis), the bacteria that causes plague, to survive in the gut of fleas.

Ancient Britons commonly mummified their dead

Ancient Britons commonly mummified their dead

Bronze Age Britons may have intentionally mummified some of their dead, suggests a new study which reveals that ancient Brits practised some novel and bizarre funerary rituals.