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Brent Seales' Research Team Reveals Biblical Text From Damaged Scroll

For the first time, advanced technologies made it possible to read parts of a damaged scroll that is at least 1,500 years old, discovered inside the Holy Ark of the synagogue at Ein Gedi in Israel. High-resolution scanning and UK Professor Brent Seales' revolutionary virtual unwrapping tool revealed verses from the Book of Leviticus.

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Researchers Reanalyzing Tennessee Valley Artifacts in New Project

In a collaborative effort with the Tennessee Valley Authority, The University of Alabama’s Office of Archaeological Research has begun a rehabilitation project on collections that were gathered 80 years ago with artifacts that span a 13,000-year time period.

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University of Chicago Anthropologist Leads Global Effort to Improve Climate Change Models

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Current climate models do not accurately account for humans’ role in changing the environment, according to a University of Chicago-led team of international researchers embarking upon a project to help climate scientists better document land cover and use over the past 10,000 years.

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Radiation Safety for Sunken-Ship Archaeology

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A WWII aircraft carrier used for atomic-bomb target practice is scuttled off the coast of California in the 1950s. Berkeley Lab researchers help scientists determine the radiation risk of exploring the sunken ship.

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Studies Find Early European Had Recent Neanderthal Ancestor

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The new study, co-led by Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator David Reich at Harvard Medical School and Svante Pääbo at the Max Planck Institute in Germany, provides the first genetic evidence that humans interbred with Neanderthals in Europe.

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Ancient Dental Plaque Reveals Healthy Eating and Respiratory Irritants 400,000 Years Ago

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New research conducted by archaeologists from the University of York and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, in collaboration with members of Tel Aviv University, reveals striking insights into the living conditions and dietary choices of those who lived during the Middle Pleistocene some 300,000 - 400,000 years ago.

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What Rabbits Can Tell US About Neanderthal Extinction?

When thinking about the extinction of Neanderthals some 30,000 years ago, rabbits may not be the first thing that spring to mind. But the way rabbits were hunted and eaten by Neanderthals and modern humans – or not, as the case may be – may offer vital clues as to why one species died out while the other flourished.

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Historian Available to Comment on Discovery of Portuguese Slave Ship

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Archaeologists Discover Evidence of Prehistoric Gold Trade Route

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Archaeologists at the University of Southampton have found evidence of an ancient gold trade route between the south-west of the UK and Ireland. A study suggests people were trading gold between the two countries as far back as the early Bronze Age (2500BC).

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Primates’ Understanding of Quantities Offers Clues to the Origins of Human Counting

Monkey see, monkey count—almost. New research from the University of Rochester shows that while monkeys don’t have words or symbols for numbers like we do, they do understand the basic logic behind counting—and that can show us how humans first learned to count.