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The skull (not pictured) could tell us more about life in the Stone Age

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The bone remains could be those of a human from the Stone Age

Arrow head marks on skeletons, suggest the victims were killed by enemy archers

Saharan remains may be evidence of first race war, 13,000 years ago

The skeletons – from the east bank of the Nile in northern Sudan – are from victims of the world’s oldest known relatively large-scale human armed conflict

The remains of Richard III, found under a car park in Leicester two years ago

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The bird, named Pelagornis sandersi, lived about 25 million or 28 million years ago

Ainara Sistiaga and her team dug at the site of an ancient campfire to find the human faeces

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Analysis of world's oldest faecal matter ever discovered indicated significant plant intake

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Fossils are being discovered preserved in tar pits

The schistosome parasite, which enters the body through the skin of persons coming in contact with infested waters. The adult worm lives in the veins of its host and causes schistosomiasis

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Scientists have found the earliest known evidence of infection with a parasitic worm, that now afflicts more than 200 million people worldwide, in a skeleton more than 6,000 years old.

The 70-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus bataar on display in Ulan Bator

Fossil of a 70-million-year-old ‘Terror Lizard’ goes back to Mongolia

Deal agreed to return Tarbosaurus skeleton after it was illegally smuggled to Britain by a 'one-man black market in prehistoric fossils'

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Vast ‘fish lizard’ graveyard discovered under melting glacier in Chile could reveal how the ancient ichthyosaurs became extinct

Scientists say it is the greatest South American ichthyosaur find in history

Richard III ’s remains show his scoliosis

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