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Harvard Medical School Geneticist David Reich Shares $1M Prize for Ancient DNA Discoveries

David Reich, professor of genetics at Harvard Medical School, has been named co-recipient of the 2017 Dan David Prize in archaeology and natural sciences.

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Scarcity of Resources Led to Violence in Prehistoric Central California

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A longtime Cal Poly Pomona anthropology professor who studies violence among prehistoric people in California has been published in a prestigious journal.

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Broken Pebbles Offer Clues to Paleolithic Funeral Rituals

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Researchers from Canada, the U.S. and Italy uncover evidence that people in the Upper Paleolithic Period used stone spatulas to decorate the bodies of the dead with ochre

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Chimpanzee Feet Allow Scientists a New Grasp on Human Foot Evolution

An investigation into the evolution of human walking by looking at how chimpanzees walk on two legs is the subject of a new research paper published in Journal of Human Evolution.

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Key Friendships Vital for Effective Human Social Networks

Close friendships facilitate the exchange of information and culture, making social networks more effective for cultural transmission, according to new UCL research that used wireless tracking technology to map social interactions in remote hunter-gatherer populations.

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Chimps’ Behavior Following Death Disturbing to ISU Anthropologist

Shocking is one word Jill Pruetz uses to describe the behavior she witnessed after a chimp was killed at her research site in Senegal. The fact that chimps would kill a member of their own community is extremely rare, but the abuse that followed was completely unexpected.

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Anthropologists Uncover Art by (Really) Old Masters—38,000 Year-Old Engravings

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An international team of anthropologists has uncovered a 38,000-year-old engraved image in a southwestern French rockshelter—a finding that marks some of the earliest known graphic imagery found in Western Eurasia and offers insights into the nature of modern humans during this period.

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CSU Dominguez Hills Alumnus Robert Goodwin and Wife, Julie Kiernan, Open Stone & Compass Balkan Ecotourism and Cultural Retreat in Bulgaria

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CSU Dominguez Hills Alumnus Robert Goodwin opens Stone & Compass Balkan Ecotourism and Cultural Retreat in Bulgaria

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A Quark Like No Other, Biophysics Plays Key Role in Immune System Signaling and Response, ALMA Reveals Sun in New Light, and MORE in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Discovery Adds Rock Collecting to Neanderthal's Repertoire

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Interesting limestone rock found at Croatian Neanderthal site

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The First Humans Arrived in North America a Lot Earlier Than Believed

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Anthropologists at Université de Montréal have dated the oldest human settlement in Canada back 10,000 years.

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Byzantine Skeleton Yields 800-Year-Old Genomes From a Fatal Infection

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Writing this week (Jan. 10, 2017) in the journal eLife, a team led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison's Caitlin Pepperell and McMaster University's Hendrik Poinar provides insight into the everyday hazards of life in the late Byzantine Empire, sometime around the early 13th century, as well as the evolution of Staphylococcus saprophyticus, a common bacterial pathogen.

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Roman Theater Discovered in University of Haifa Excavations at Hippos (Sussita)

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Surprisingly, the theater is situated outside the city walls and appears to have formed part of a large sanctuary. Accordingly, it may not have functioned as a regular Roman theater, but rather played an important role in religious ceremonies to one of the gods of the sanctuary

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Tablets 1.0: Ancient Cuneiform Pieces Find Home in Creighton's Law Library

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Among the oldest items to be found on Creighton University’s campus is a receipt for barley that clocks in at just under four-and-a-half millennia of existence.

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University of Birmingham Researchers Discover New Ancient Tombs

Archaeologists from the University of Birmingham have found “compelling evidence” of new pharaonic tombs at Qubbet el-Hawa in Aswan, Egypt’s Ministry of Antiquities has revealed.

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Why We Walk on Our Heels Instead of Our Toes

A new study explores why humans walk with a heel-to-toe stride, while many other animals -- such as dogs and cats -- get around on the balls of their feet.

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Parcak named to 100 Global Thinkers list by Foreign Policy Magazine

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UAB professor Sarah Parcak, Ph.D., has been named to the list for her innovations in the area of satellite archaeology.

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Jersey Was a Must-See Tourist Destination for Neanderthals for Over 100,000 Years

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New research led by the University of Southampton, England, shows Neanderthals kept coming back to a coastal cave site in Jersey (UK) from at least 180,000 years ago until around 40,000 years ago.







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