archaeology

Prehistoric Shark
7:01 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Idaho Researchers Reveal The Terrifying Face Of Prehistoric Shark

Artist conception of Helicoprion by illustrator Ray Troll.
Photo by Ray Troll

Researchers in Idaho say they've finally solved a mystery surrounding a 270-million-year-old shark. After a century of guessing, scientists have put a face to the giant animal that once swam the region, back when the Northwest was underwater. Jessica Robinson reports.

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Kennewick Man
6:31 am
Thu October 11, 2012

Buff Kennewick Man Had Coastal Diet

Final Kennewick Man facial reconstruction.
Photo by Brittney Tatchell Northwest News Network

For nearly a decade, scientists and Northwest tribes fought bitterly over whether to bury or study the 9,500 year old bones known as Kennewick Man. Now, after years of careful examination, scientists are releasing some of their findings to tribes at meetings this week in Central Washington. As correspondent Anna King reports, Kennewick Man grew up on the coast.

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Early Human DNA Found
4:47 pm
Thu July 12, 2012

South-Central Oregon Caves Yield Early Human DNA

Archaeologist Dennis Jenkins holds dried feces taken from Oregon's Paisley Caves.
Jim Barlow Univ. of Oregon

An archeological dig at a group of remote caves in south-central Oregon may force some rethinking about how the first humans colonized North America. Scientists found the critical evidence in a form you might not expect.

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