What’s Cooking? Ancient Pots Reveal The Answer

Archaeologists study ancient pots in India’s Gujarat revealing cooking system of Indus Valley Civilization in the region.

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Owls That Ventured Out In The Sun

Fossil records unearthed in China suggest that a now-extinct owl species hunted during the day rather than at night.
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Digging Up The Genetic Origins Of Inner Asia’s Mummies

Genomic analysis of the Tarim Basin mummies has revealed their origins as a local group in China's Xinjiang region, rather than a migratory population.

Sowing The Seeds Of Language

Interdisciplinary research suggests the Transeurasian language family was started and spread by a group of early farmers in China around 9,000 years ago.

Asian Scientist Magazine’s May 2021 Roundup

From ancient Indonesian caves to the unexplored Martian terrain, Asia’s scientists are making discoveries with vast implications for our world and beyond.

How Climate Change Is Destroying Indonesia’s Ancient Rock Art

Extreme weather events caused by climate change are creating the ideal conditions for the degradation of some of the world's oldest rock art.

Extinct Rodents Of Unusual Size Found In Philippine Cave

New fossils suggest that giant cloud rats roamed the Philippines and lived alongside ancient humans for over 60,000 years.

On The Trail Of An Ancient Animal

The death march of an ancient segmented creature sheds light on the origins of segmented bilaterian animals.

Ancient DNA Gives A Peek Into South Asian Ancestry

Researchers have sequenced millennia-old DNA from an individual belonging to the Indus Valley Civilization, showing that modern Indians are likely to have descended from this ancient culture.

Uncovering The Origins Of Marijuana Use

Scientists have found psychoactive compounds preserved in 2,500-year-old funerary incense burners in eastern Pamirs, China.