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SA's Archaeological Wonder-sites Reveal More of the Origins of Our Unity And Diversity

1 months ago − University of the Witwatersrand
Two of South Africa's most famous archaeological sites, Sibudu and Blombos, have revealed that Middle Stone Age groups who lived in these different areas, more than 1 000 kilometres apart, used similar types of stone tools some 71 000 years ago, but that there were differences in the ways that these tools were made. …
• Ancient New Guinea Pot Makers Surprising Innovation − 2 days ago
• Skeletons Found in Mass Graves Are Those of 17th Century Scottish Soldiers − 2 days ago
• Where Bread Began: Ancient Tools Used to Reconstruct - And Taste - Prehistoric Cuisine − 9 days ago
• Bar-Ilan U. Archaeologists Uncover Entrance Gate And Fortification of Biblical City − 1 months ago
• First Ancient Genome Recovered from the Mediterranean Area − 2 days ago
• New Study Shows South Africans Using Milk-based Paint 49,000 Years Ago − 2 months ago
• An Early European Had a Close Neandertal Ancestor − 2 months ago
• The 'Return' of the Hazel Dormouse to the Iberian Peninsula − 2 months ago
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09-02-15

First Ancient Genome Recovered from the Mediterranean Area

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09-02-15

Skeletons Found in Mass Graves Are Those of 17th Century Scottish Soldiers

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09-02-15

Ancient New Guinea Pot Makers Surprising Innovation

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08-26-15

Where Bread Began: Ancient Tools Used to Reconstruct - And Taste - Prehistoric Cuisine
A group of intrepid Israeli researchers recently went back to the dawn of the Stone Age to make lunch. …
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08-03-15

Bar-Ilan U. Archaeologists Uncover Entrance Gate And Fortification of Biblical City

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01-28-15

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

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05-08-15

Traces of Flowers Placed on a Palaeolithic Tomb Are Found

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08-15-11

Roman Civilisation Travelled Further Than History Books Tell Us

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05-20-11

Archaeologists Uncover Oldest Mine in the Americas

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04-25-11

New Research Suggests Right-handedness Prevailed 500,000 Years Ago
LAWRENCE — Right-handedness is a distinctively human characteristic, with right-handers outnumbering lefties nine-to-one. But how far back does right-handedness reach in the human story? Researchers have tried…
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04-21-15

A Better Grasp of Primate Grip
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…
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03-28-15

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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06-22-15

An Early European Had a Close Neandertal Ancestor
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…
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11-05-10

New Statistical Model Moves Human Evolution Back 3 Million Years
Evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely accepted by scientists, a new statistical model suggests.…
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Egypt
Dirt Provides New Insight into Roman Burials

9 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 − 11 months ago
 
Greek, Roman

New Research Dishes the Dirt on the Demise of a Civilization


8 months ago − University of Cincinnati
• Greek Bronze Age Ended 100 Years Earlier Than Thought, New Evidence Suggests − 11 months ago
• Where Bread Began: Ancient Tools Used to Reconstruct - And Taste - Prehistoric Cuisine − 9 days ago
• Dirt Provides New Insight into Roman Burials − 9 months ago
• New Digital Map Reveals Stunning Hidden Archaeology of Stonehenge − 11 months ago
 
Islael, Middle East

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


7 months ago − The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
• Bar-Ilan U. Archaeologists Uncover Entrance Gate And Fortification of Biblical City − 1 months ago
 
Europe

First Ancient Genome Recovered from the Mediterranean Area


2 days ago − Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)
• New Study Shows South Africans Using Milk-based Paint 49,000 Years Ago − 2 months ago
• An Early European Had a Close Neandertal Ancestor − 2 months ago
• The 'Return' of the Hazel Dormouse to the Iberian Peninsula − 2 months ago
• Two Ancient Human Fossils from Laos Reveal Early Human Diversity − 4 months ago
• The Stapes of a Neanderthal Child Points to the Anatomical Differences with Our Species − 5 months ago
• Ancient Skull Proves Modern Humans Colonized Eurasia 60-70,000 Years Ago − 7 months ago
 
Neanderthal

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


5 months ago − University of the Basque Country
• Neanderthals Manipulated the Bodies of Adults And Children Shortly After Death − 4 months ago
• Yabba Dabba D'oh! Stone Age Man Wasn't Necessarily More Advanced Than the Neanderthals − 7 months ago
• Ancient Genomes Show the European Meta-population − 10 months ago
 
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