Dan Bradley

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Historian Catherine Corless holds a list of names of missing children from the mother-and-baby home run by the Bon Secours nuns in Tuam. File photograph:  Reuters

Latest DNA extraction and analysis techniques enable genetic profiles of remains that are thousands of years old to be identified. Vast amounts of gen(...)

A reconstruction of Ötzi the iceman, the 50,000-year-old European found in the Italian alps in 1991. Photograph: Thilo Parg

Over the past 10 years, a new field has emerged which is revolutionising our understanding of human history and anthropology. Ancient DNA, the analysi(...)

A shrine on the the site of the former mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph Peter Nicholls/Reuters

Minister for Children Katherine Zappone will bring proposals to Cabinet about the prospects of identifying babies in a mass grave in a former religiou(...)

Arthur Ward stands with his Pyrenean mountain dog Cody  in Birmingham, England. A 4,800-year-old dog bone dug out of the Newgrange monument in Co Meath has helped to explain how the canine came to be man’s best friend.  Photograph: Darren Staples/Reuters

A 4,800-year-old dog bone dug out of the Newgrange monument in Co Meath has helped to explain how the canine came to be man’s best friend. New rese(...)

Iain Barber of Fingal Living History Society at the launch earlier this year of a programme of events to commemorate Brian Boru and the Battle of Clontarf. Photograph: Eric Luke

One thousand years ago this week, Brian Boru, High King of all Ireland, defeated Norse King Sitric Silkenbeard of Howth at the Battle of Clonta(...)