Noctilucent" clouds are the highest clouds in the Earth's atmosphere.
There are no artefacts buried alongside the skeleton that could offer arcaheologists clues to the woman's life or death.
The figurine, which is about 2.4 inches long, was made about 8,500 years ago.
Researchers used a precise method of tree-ring dating to calculate the age of the Neolithic well, "give [or] take one year."
Previously scientists believed the different burials found at the site represented social differences.
The development of farming and introduction of livestock during the Neolithic Revolution was an opportunity for the African wolf and boosted populations, suggests study.
Archaeologists have described a "unique" find dating back thousands of years ago to Neolithic Europe. Researchers say it is just the second ring of its kind found in Denmark.
The 330-foot-long structure was created with boulders from a river over a mile away.
Archaeologists say the neolithic structure was used for up to 250 years, with more features added every few dozen years.
Archaeobotanists at the University of Glasgow in Scotland have identified more than 75 species of plant frozen alongside Ötzi.
At its peak, Çatalhöyük was home to up to 8,000 people.
The Bronze Age victims are thought to have been killed by a neighbouring, rival culture.
Researchers analysed the genomes of 24 Stone Age individuals from five megalithic burial sites across Europe.
The henge likely dates from somewhere between 3,150 B.C. and 2,500 B.C.
The artwork sheds new light on a crucial period in Japanese history.
"These houses would have been replete with symbolism and meaning, and charged with spiritual energy."
The hundreds of 9,000-year-old structures initially baffled experts when they saw them in satellite imagery.
11,000-year-old defleshed and carved skulls were found at the site of the 'world's first temple'.