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July 8, 2015

Getting to the Heart of the Matter: CERN's Hidden Heritage

June 8, 2015 — A nuclear physicist and an archaeologist have joined forces to produce a unique appraisal of the cultural significance of one of the world's most important locations for scientific inquiry: ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A new relative joins 'Lucy' on the human family tree. Scientists have discovered a 3.3 to 3.5 million-year-old new human ancestor species. Upper and lower jaw fossils recovered from the ... read more

Social Media and Archaeology: A Match Not Made in Heaven

May 27, 2015 — The social web is bound up in relations of power, control, freedom, labor and exploitation, with consequences that portend real instability for the cultural sector and for social welfare overall. ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Maps show us the way and identify major landmarks – rivers, towns, roads and hills. For centuries, they also offered a perspective on how societies viewed themselves in comparison to the rest of ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Despite a billion years of evolution separating humans from the baker's yeast in their refrigerators, hundreds of genes from an ancestor that the two species have in common live on nearly ... read more

May 21, 2015 — Dogs' special relationship to humans may go back 27,000 to 40,000 years, according to genomic analysis of an ancient Taimyr wolf bone. Earlier genome-based estimates have suggested that the ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Scientists working in the desert of northwestern Kenya have found stone tools dating back 3.3 million years, long before the advent of modern humans, and by far the oldest such artifacts yet ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Their migration spanned half the globe and their culture was spread across the Pacific and Indian Oceans; but in Madagascar, the ancient Indonesians left behind a ... read more

May 19, 2015 — The original snake ancestor was a nocturnal, stealth-hunting predator that had tiny hindlimbs with ankles and toes, according to new research. Snakes show incredible diversity, with over 3,400 living ... read more

May 19, 2015 — Researchers determined DNA sequences from the Y chromosomes of 334 men belonging to 17 populations from Europe and the Middle East. The study shows that almost two out of three (64%) modern European ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Gas and oil seeps have been part of religious and cultural practices for thousands of years. Seeps from which gas and oil escape were formative to many ancient cultures and societies. They gave rise ... read more

Unique Social Structure of Hunter-Gatherers Explained

May 14, 2015 — Sex equality in residential decision-making explains the unique social structure of hunter-gatherers, a new study ... read more

May 13, 2015 — Archaeologists have found evidence suggesting leprosy may have spread to Britain from Scandinavia. The team examined a 1500 year old male skeleton, excavated at Great Chesterford in Essex, England ... read more

May 11, 2015 — When it comes to winning evolutionary fitness races, the tortoise once again prevails over the hare. Scientists have found that limiting migrations among populations of bacteria produced better ... read more

May 8, 2015 — Researchers are unearthing artifacts under former slave quarters, filling in historical gaps of slaves, including black Indians. The Hume Plantation is an artifact rich site with pre-historic and ... read more

May 4, 2015 — Our view of what makes us happy has changed markedly since 1938. That is the conclusion of the psychologist who has recreated a famous study of happiness conducted in Bolton in ... read more

May 4, 2015 — As with rivers, civilizations across the world rise and fall. Sometimes, the rise and fall of rivers has something to do with it. At Cahokia, the largest prehistoric settlement in the Americas north ... read more

Apr. 22, 2015 — Researchers have discovered new insights into the appearance of humans' common ancestor. It will help to construct a natural system of the animal kingdom, through which the classification of ... read more

May 1, 2015 — An international archaeological team is investigating an historic site devastated by conflict in Lebanon. They have demonstrated it is possible to obtain original and important information from ... read more

DNA Suggests All Early Eskimos Migrated from Alaska's North Slope

Apr. 29, 2015 — Genetic testing of Inupiat people currently living in Alaska's North Slope is helping Northwestern University scientists fill in the blanks on questions about the migration patterns and ... read more

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