Rare finds from poorly known culture in Iran; 12,000-year-old bird bone flutes in Israel; ritual offerings at Uxmal; malaria in Medici family


Remnants of settlement belonging to little-known Dalma culture discovered in Iran

12,000-year-old bird-bone flutes in Israel may have been used for hunting

Vessels that once contained ritual offerings discovered in ancient Maya city of Uxmal

New study finds deadly strain of malaria preserved in jarred organs of a scion of the famous Medicis