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Hungarian mummy

Researchers sampled 26 mummies from the crypt of a Dominican church in Vác, Hungary, including the remains of Terézia Hausmann, for signs of tuberculosis bacteria. All of the individuals died between 1745 and 1808. 

Forager jewelry

CHANGING STYLES  Necklaces and other ornaments used by members of some of the last Central and Southern European hunter-gatherer societies date to between 8,000 and 7,500 years ago. These foragers' jewelry style changed in step with the spread of farming, new research finds.

Fossil teeth from East Africa

ANCIENT MOUTHFUL  Researchers who discovered and analyzed a nearly complete set of 2-million-year-old fossil teeth from a lower jaw suspect that the East African find comes from an early member of the human genus, Homo habilis.

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