Chinese skull study reveals ancestors had better oral health

Our ancient ancestors had better jaw alignment and less tooth decay because they ate more fibre-rich foods, while we eat more sugar and finer food, researchers have concluded after looking at skulls from 4,000 years ago.

Monday, 5 November, 2012, 5:45am

Hirst exhibition free of animal carcasses

Damien Hirst is probably best known for his giant installations of dissected dead animals preserved in formaldehyde. Unfortunately, Fabrik Contemporary Art's new gallery space probably couldn't display them even if they owned any. That's how small their little studio is on the fourth floor of the Yip Fung Building on D'Aguilar Street.

4 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Foul play ruled out in mysterious skull case

An initial investigation has ruled out foul play in the case of 121 skulls discovered last week in Gansu province , a senior public security official said yesterday.

The skulls were found abandoned with their crowns sawn off, and religious specialists said lamas were known to use skull caps as bowls or ceremonial artifacts.

7 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

DNA tests begin on 121 dumped skulls

A forensics expert has been sent to Lanzhou to confirm whether the 121 skulls discovered on a remote river bank in Gansu province belonged to humans or monkeys.

A source from the provincial Public Security Department's criminal investigation division said the expert arrived yesterday to conduct tests, including for DNA. Results were expected in weeks.

3 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

Uncovering the dirty truth

It all started the day they found the skull lying in the mud. They never knew what the tide would bring in, and that was why mudlarking was such great fun.

Reg and Jimmy are mudlarks. When the tide is out, they search the harbour's mud flats for objects brought in by the tide.

2 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Grisly find

Human bones and a skull were found at Lok Shin Tong graveyard behind Diamond Hill Crematorium by a cleaner.

29 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Body parts found

A skull and a piece of spine were found near a drain in Beacon Hill Road, Shekkipmei.

1 Jun 1998 - 12:00am

Students find skull in tree

A skull was found hanging from a tree yesterday with a skeleton on the ground beside it.

A group of students from Chinese University made the discovery in Kwai Chung Park near Kwai Hei Street after they had gone to collect plant samples.

3 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Skull found

A SKULL, human bones and an artificial hand were found on a hillside near Lau Fan Shan village.

30 Oct 1995 - 12:00am

Skull found

CAFETERIA old beach in Tuen Mun was sealed off by police after a decomposed human skull was found.

18 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

Skull found

AN autopsy will be performed today on a human skull found in the Quarry Bay country park. The skull, with no lower jaw but with the ear bone intact, was discovered in a ditch near Mount Parker Lodge.

6 Jan 1995 - 12:00am

Skull found

A SKULL and lower part of a human body was found between rocks near the yacht club in Clearwater Bay yesterday. Police said the identity of the person had still to be confirmed.

1 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

Boys find human skull on beach

TWO boys kept a human skull at their Discovery Bay home for two days before their mother alerted police.

Police searches led to the discovery of 54 bones at Yi Pak Wan, where the skull was found last Saturday.

30 Jun 1993 - 12:00am