Carbon emissions aren’t just changing the climate — they’re making it harder to solve crimes. As our atmosphere fills with fossil carbon, scientists will have a tougher time using radiocarbon dating, a standard forensic technique, to analyze human remains and wildlife tissues.
An updated radiocarbon dating technique has thrown our conceptions of when Neanderthals died out into question. A new paper in PNAS is suggesting that Neanderthals disappeared considerably earlier than previously thought — a resetting of the anthropological clock that calls into question whether our human ancestors…
Forget your tired images of prehistoric humans riding atop woolly mammoths and replace them with the thought of people hopping about inside the pouch of a giant wallaby. New research suggests that early humans coexisted with Tasmania's megafauna — and might have had a hand in their extinction.
Woolly mammoths may have lived millennia later than initially believed, if new dating techniques of a recent fossil discovery are accurate. Scientists are now estimating that the originally-thought extinction date of 21,000 years ago is off... by a third.