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An Early European Had a Close Neandertal Ancestor

11 days ago − Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
Neandertals became extinct about 40,000 years ago but contributed on average one to three percent to the genomes of present-day Eurasians. Researchers have now analyzed DNA from a 37,000 to 42,000-year-old human mandible from Oase Cave in Romania and have found that six to nine percent of this person's genome came from Neandertals, more than any other human sequenced to date. Because large segments of this individual's chromosomes are…
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• The Stapes of a Neanderthal Child Points to the Anatomical Differences with Our Species − 3 months ago
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An international research team led by the University of Colorado Boulder and the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa has discovered a milk-and ochre-based paint dating to 49,000…
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Archaeologists Discover Maya 'Melting Pot'
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The Stapes of a Neanderthal Child Points to the Anatomical Differences with Our Species
The Neanderthals (Homo neanderthalensis) inhabited Europe and parts of western Asia between 230,000 and 28,000 years ago; during the last few millennia they coincided with Homo Sapiens Sapiens, and…
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New Discoveries Concerning pre-Columbian Settlements in the Amazon
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Egypt
Dirt Provides New Insight into Roman Burials

7 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. …
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Greek, Roman

New Research Dishes the Dirt on the Demise of a Civilization


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Islael, Middle East

Prehistoric 'Bookkeeping' Continued Long After Invention of Writing


11 months ago − University of Cambridge
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Europe

An Early European Had a Close Neandertal Ancestor


11 days ago − Max-Planck-Gesellschaft
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Neanderthal

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


3 months ago − University of the Basque Country
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Clovis Culture

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


11 months ago − University of Arizona
 
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