Alan Cannon

97 articles

Master and slave died together

Outlines of the two dead preserved in ashes. (Image: Parco archeologico di Pompei) In Pompeii, archaeologists have discovered another testimony to the dramatic events...

Hundreds of first editions of Newton’s Principia tracked

First edition of Isaac Newton's Principia. (Image: Caltech Archives) Isaac Newton founded classical physics in 1687 with his main work "Philosophiae Naturalis Principia Mathematica"....

Monkey skeleton with a sad story

The remains of an unusual pet from the Middle Ages were found in the backfill of a latrine. (Image: Philippe Saurbeck, Archaeological Soil...

Was hunting also a woman’s business?

Artist's impression of a huntress in South America 9000 years ago. (Image: Matthew Verdolivo, UC Davis IET Academic Technology Services) Finds in Peru contradict...

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