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Horse herd in the steppes of Inner Mongolia, China, July 2019. (Picture: Ludovic Orlando)
20/10/2021

Origin of domestic horses finally established

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Reinout Verbeke

Horses were first domesticated in the northern Caucasus, before conquering the rest of Eurasia within a few centuries.

Hepatitis B virus
08/10/2021

10,000 years of Hepatitis B virus evolution

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Reinout Verbeke

A new study traces the evolution of the hepatitis B virus from prehistory to the present, revealing dissemination routes and changes in viral diversity.

Winnaars van de Palaeontologica Belgica Awards en de Louis De Pauw Awards.
04/10/2021

RBINS palaeontologists win awards

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Reinout Verbeke

Two of our palaeontologists and one of our citizen scientists have received an award for their contribution to palaeontology.

An artist's depiction of a "touchdown" meteor impact over Antarctica. (by Mark Garlick / markgarlick.com)
01/04/2021

New Study Discovers Ancient Meteoritic Impact Over Antarctica 430,000 Years Ago

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Reinout Verbeke

A research team of international space scientists, led by Dr Matthias van Ginneken from the University of Kent’s School of Physical Sciences, has found new evidence of a low-altitude meteoritic touchdown event reaching the Antarctic ice sheet 430,000 years ago.

Maxilla and mandible assemblage of a late Neanderthal from Spy cave (c) Patrick Semal
09/03/2021

Neanderthals disappeared from Belgium thousands of years earlier than thought

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Siska Van Parys

Belgian Neanderthal remains, including the world-famous Neanderthals of Spy, are thousands of years older than previously assumed. This is the conclusion of an international research team that re-dated the Belgian Neanderthal remains with a new technique.

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