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February 10, 2016

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February 10, 2016

Jan. 20, 2016 — Skeletal remains of a group of foragers massacred around 10,000 years ago on the shores of a lagoon is unique evidence of a violent encounter between clashing groups of ancient hunter-gatherers, and ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Biological anthropologists look at skeletal remains of past cultures to gain insight into how earlier peoples lived, and forensic anthropologists work with modern-day law enforcement to decipher ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — A study was published last week on the DNA of Helicobacter pylori, the pathogen extracted from the stomach of Otzi, the ice mummy who has provided valuable information on the life of Homo Sapiens. ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — The bacteria that causes plague, Y. pestis, may have persisted long-term in Europe from the 14th to 17th century in an unknown reservoir, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Evidence for a new geological epoch which marks the impact of human activity on the Earth is now overwhelming, according to a recent paper by an international group of ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Scientists are continually unearthing new facts about Homo sapiens from the mummified remains of Otzi, the Copper Age man, who was discovered in a glacier in 1991. Researchers have now succeeded in ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — Researchers have identified a change in gene expression between humans and primates that may have helped give us this edge when it comes to walking upright. And they did it by studying a tiny fish ... read more

Jan. 7, 2016 — When modern humans met Neanderthals in Europe and the two species began interbreeding many thousands of years ago, the exchange left humans with gene variations that have increased the ability of ... read more

Jan. 6, 2016 — Scientists reveal how evolutionary fine-tuning has obscured the origin of the glucocorticoid receptor's ability to adopt different shapes. It highlights how proteins that evolve 'new' ... read more

Archaeological Discovery Yields Surprising Revelations About Europe's Oldest City

Jan. 6, 2016 — An ancient Aegean city not only recovered but also flourished following the collapse of the Bronze Age, a new study shows. Recent fieldwork at the ancient city of Knossos on the Greek island of Crete ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — Analysis of grinding stones reveals that North African communities may have moved slowly and cautiously from hunter-gatherer lifestyles to more settled farming practices. Newly published research ... read more

CSI Medieval: Researchers to Uncover Forensic Secrets of Britain's Historic Wax Seals

Jan. 4, 2016 — Historical research using forensic fingerprinting techniques on the wax seals of thousands of medieval documents will reveal new insights into 12th to 14th century British society, help determine how ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — When farming spread throughout Europe some 8000 years ago, Anatolia functioned as a hub, spreading genes and the new ideas westward. An international study based on DNA from Anatolian remains ... read more

Jan. 4, 2016 — The demise of the giant ape <em>Gigantopithecus</em> has been the focus of recent study, where researchers have reached the conclusion that the presumably largest apes in geological ... read more

Dec. 28, 2015 — Scientists have sequenced first ancient Irish human genomes, demonstrating that the genomes show unequivocal evidence for mass migrations into Ireland. These genetic influxes are likely to have ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Seen from the air, the peninsula that is home to the mid-Norway town of Ørland and the nation's Main Air Station, looks like the head of a seahorse with its nose pointed ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Prehistoric human populations of hunter-gatherers in a region of North America grew at the same rate as farming societies in Europe, according to a new radiocarbon analysis. The findings challenge ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Humans haven't learned much in more than 2,000 years when it comes to religion and politics. Religion has led to social tension and conflict, not just in today's society, but dating back to ... read more

Turn-Taking in Communication May Be More Ancient Than Language

Dec. 18, 2015 — New research on turn-taking in conversation focuses on its implications for how languages are structured and for how language and communication ... read more

Dec. 18, 2015 — This first evidence of a Jewish village on the site strengthens the hypothesis, that until now was no more than folklore, that this is the “Kursi” mentioned in the New Testament as one of the ... read more

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