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Ancient DNA gives new insights into ‘lost’ Indigenous people of Uruguay

The first whole genome sequences of the ancient people of Uruguay provide a genetic snapshot of Indigenous populations of the region before they were...

Oldest-known aquatic reptiles probably spent time on land

The oldest known aquatic reptiles, the mesosaurs, probably spent part of their life on land, reveals a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology...

Uruguay’s capital digs into its colonial past

The recent discovery of vestiges of early Montevideo's colonial-era defense system has provided an opportunity to enhance and integrate a past that was buried...

Rare fossils of giant rodents found in Uruguay raise questions

Adult and juvenile remains of a giant rodent species (Isostylomys laurdillardi) have been uncovered by researchers, in the Río de la Plata coastal region...

Massive sea lion, fur seal hunting in the Patagonian coasts is altering Southern Atlantic Ocean ecosystems

Sea lion hunting by the Europeans at the Atlantic coasts of South America -it started in the 19th Century and continued up to the...

Prehistoric megafauna were more susceptible to environmental pressures than smaller species

For close to a quarter of a million years the Earth was dominated by huge prehistoric beasts, including giant ground sloths, sabre-toothed tigers and...