Carbon dating

Britain`s oldest town unearthed

Until now, Thatcham in Buckinghamshire was known as the oldest settlement in Britain but now, archaeologists have unearthed the country`s oldest town that dates back more than 10 millennia to 8,820 BC.

May 06, 2014, 16:05 PM IST

Antarctic moss brought back to life after being trapped in ice for 1,500 years

Researchers from the British Antarctic Survey and Reading University have shown that moss can come back to life and continue to grow even after being frozen in Antarctic ice for over 1,500 years.

Mar 18, 2014, 14:41 PM IST

Captain Cook not first European to reach east coast of Oz?

The discovery of a white man`s skull, dating back to the 1600s, has raised doubts whether Captain James Cook really was the first European to land on Australia`s east coast.

Jul 01, 2013, 18:11 PM IST

Mayan Long Count calendar did end on December 2012

Carbon dating of a wooden beam from a Guatemalan temple has confirmed the end date of the Mayan Long Count calendar.

Apr 18, 2013, 13:42 PM IST