‘Extraordinarily rare’: intact 1,200-year-old canoe recovered from Wisconsin lake | Wisconsin

A 1,200-year-old, 15-foot (4.5-metre) dugout canoe has been taken from Lake Mendota in Madison, Wisconsin, after two divers stumbled upon it while riding underwater scooters. The vessel was recovered from roughly 27ft of water and brought to shore this week. “This is the first time this thing has been out of the water in 1,200 […]

‘Genetic fossil’: intact DNA from woman who lived 7,200 years ago discovered in Indonesia | Archaeology

Archaeologists have discovered ancient DNA in the remains of a woman who died 7,200 years ago in Indonesia, a find that challenges what was previously known about migration of early humans. The remains, belonging to a teenager nicknamed Bessé, were discovered in the Leang Panninge cave on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. Initial excavations were […]