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A Better Grasp of Primate Grip

1 months ago − Yale University
New Haven, Conn. - Scientists are coming to grips with the superior grasping ability of humans and other primates throughout history. In a new study, a research team led by Yale University found that even the oldest known human ancestors may have had precision grip capabilities comparable to modern humans. This includes Australopithecus afarensis, which appears in the fossil record a million years before the first evidence of…
• Traces of Flowers Placed on a Palaeolithic Tomb Are Found − 19 days ago
• Neanderthals Manipulated the Bodies of Adults And Children Shortly After Death − 1 months ago
• Two Ancient Human Fossils from Laos Reveal Early Human Diversity − 1 months ago
• The Stapes of a Neanderthal Child Points to the Anatomical Differences with Our Species − 2 months ago
• Archaeologists Discover Maya 'Melting Pot' − 2 months ago
• Poorly Preserved DNA from African Slaves Reveals Their Origins − 2 months ago
• Excavation Reveals Ancient Town And Burial Complex in Diros Bay, Greece − 2 months ago
• When Age Matters − 2 months ago
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04-14-15

Neanderthals Manipulated the Bodies of Adults And Children Shortly After Death

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05-08-15

Traces of Flowers Placed on a Palaeolithic Tomb Are Found

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03-09-15

Poorly Preserved DNA from African Slaves Reveals Their Origins
Despite extensive historical knowledge about the African slave trade - including trends in the volume and demographics of the roughly 12 million people shipped from West and West Central…
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09-25-14

Stone Age Site Challenges Old Archaeological Assumptions About Human Technology
The analysis of artifacts from a 325,000-year-old site in Armenia shows that human technological innovation occurred intermittently throughout the Old World, rather than spreading from a single point of…
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04-08-15

Two Ancient Human Fossils from Laos Reveal Early Human Diversity

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03-23-15

Archaeologists Discover Maya 'Melting Pot'

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04-21-15

A Better Grasp of Primate Grip

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03-28-15

The Stapes of a Neanderthal Child Points to the Anatomical Differences with Our Species

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01-29-15

Ancient Skull Proves Modern Humans Colonized Eurasia 60-70,000 Years Ago

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01-28-15

Anthropology: Ancient Skull from Galilee Cave Offers Clues to the First Modern Europeans

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02-10-15

Historic Indian Sword Was Masterfully Crafted
The master craftsmanship behind Indian swords was highlighted when scientists and conservationists from Italy and the UK joined forces to study a curved single-edged sword called a shamsheer. The…
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01-14-15

Yabba Dabba D'oh! Stone Age Man Wasn't Necessarily More Advanced Than the Neanderthals
A multi-purpose bone tool dating from the Neanderthal era has been discovered by University of Montreal researchers, throwing into question our current understanding of the evolution of human behaviour.…
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05-20-11

Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Mine in the Americas
Archaeologists have discovered a 12,000-year-old iron oxide mine in Chile that marks the oldest evidence of organized mining ever found in the Americas, according to a report in the…
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03-05-15

Excavation Reveals Ancient Town And Burial Complex in Diros Bay, Greece
Recent research by The Diros Project, a five-year excavation program in Diros Bay, Greece, has uncovered the remains of an ancient town and burial complex that date to the…
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Egypt
Dirt Provides New Insight into Roman Burials

5 months ago − University of Bradford
The first scientific evidence of frankincense being used in Roman burial rites in Britain has been uncovered by a team of archaeological scientists led by the University of Bradford. The findings - published today in the Journal of Archaeological Science - prove that, even while the Roman Empire was in decline, these precious substances were being transported to its furthest northern outpost. …
• Greek Bronze Age Ended 100 Years Earlier Than Thought, New Evidence Suggests − 7 months ago
 
Greek, Roman

New Research Dishes the Dirt on the Demise of a Civilization


4 months ago − University of Cincinnati
• Greek Bronze Age Ended 100 Years Earlier Than Thought, New Evidence Suggests − 7 months ago
• Dirt Provides New Insight into Roman Burials − 5 months ago
• New Digital Map Reveals Stunning Hidden Archaeology of Stonehenge − 8 months ago
• Violent Aftermath for the Warriors at Alken Enge − 10 months ago
 
Islael, Middle East

Violent Aftermath for the Warriors at Alken Enge


10 months ago − Aarhus University
• Anthropology: Ancient Skull from Galilee Cave Offers Clues to the First Modern Europeans − 3 months ago
• Prehistoric 'Bookkeeping' Continued Long After Invention of Writing − 10 months ago
 
Europe

Ancient Skull Proves Modern Humans Colonized Eurasia 60-70,000 Years Ago


3 months ago − American Friends of Tel Aviv University
• The Stapes of a Neanderthal Child Points to the Anatomical Differences with Our Species − 2 months ago
• Two Ancient Human Fossils from Laos Reveal Early Human Diversity − 1 months ago
• Fossil Skull Connects Continents − 3 months ago
• Anthropology: Ancient Skull from Galilee Cave Offers Clues to the First Modern Europeans − 3 months ago
• Yabba Dabba D'oh! Stone Age Man Wasn't Necessarily More Advanced Than the Neanderthals − 4 months ago
• Scientists Discover Oldest Stone Tool Ever Found in Turkey − 5 months ago
 
Neanderthal

The Stapes of a Neanderthal Child Points to the Anatomical Differences with Our Species


2 months ago − University of the Basque Country
• Neanderthals Manipulated the Bodies of Adults And Children Shortly After Death − 1 months ago
• Yabba Dabba D'oh! Stone Age Man Wasn't Necessarily More Advanced Than the Neanderthals − 4 months ago
• Ancient Genomes Show the European Meta-population − 6 months ago
 
Clovis Culture

Meet the Gomphothere: UA Archaeologist Involved in Discovery of Bones of Elephant Ancestor


10 months ago − University of Arizona
 
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