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February 7, 2016

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February 7, 2016

Dec. 10, 2015 — Insights into Roman and medieval domestic life has been revealed by archaeologists whose project has taken place below a former city center bus ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — Wood in the 'great houses' built in Chaco Canyon by ancient Puebloans came from two different mountain ranges, according to new research. Between 1020 and 1060, the Chacoans switched from ... read more

Dec. 7, 2015 — A new study describes for the first time the developmental processes that differentiate Neanderthal facial skeletons from those of modern ... read more

Keeping Up Appearances: Were the Victorians Really So Civilized?

Dec. 7, 2015 — The notion of the Victorian era has historically been one of a formal, well-mannered, civilized and seemingly repressed society. New research challenges this neatly preserved image of Victorianism ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Archaeologists have found evidence of raw materials trade between Bronze Age Iran and ... read more

Nov. 30, 2015 — Biologists have documented groups of bonobos performing complex actions to extract food -- a characteristic that has hitherto been regarded as an exclusive evolutionary advantage of archaic ... read more

Rice Basket Study Rethinks Roots of Human Culture

Nov. 26, 2015 — Although teaching is useful, it is not essential for cultural progress because people can use reasoning and reverse engineering of existing items to work out how to make tools, suggests a new ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new Lower Paleolithic elephant butchering site has been discovered in Megalopolis, Greece. The site has yielded stratified stone artifacts in association with a nearly complete skeleton of Elephas ... read more

Nov. 16, 2015 — Populations of hunter-gatherers weathered Ice Age in apparent isolation in Caucasus mountain region for millennia, later mixing with other ancestral populations, from which emerged the Yamnaya ... read more

Nov. 11, 2015 — Humans have been exploiting bees as far back as the Stone Age, according to new ... read more

Breakthrough for Mining Research in the Bronze Age

Nov. 9, 2015 — Mining in the Alps dates back much further than previously thought – in the Austrian region of Montafon since the Bronze Age. Thanks to C14 dating, a group of researchers was able to detect in the ... read more

Nov. 9, 2015 — Archaeologists have unearthed the earliest known European Christian church in the tropics on one of the Cabo Verde islands, 500km off the coast of West Africa, where the Portuguese established a ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Research on ancient Moroccan snails shows clear evidence for climate-induced early human agricultural production. The work suggests that natural climate change that occurred seven to six thousand ... read more

New Test for Ancient DNA Authenticity Throws Doubt on Stone Age Wheat Trade

Nov. 3, 2015 — A new method reliably tests whether DNA shows ancient or modern patterns of biochemical change. This has recently cast doubt on the authenticity of what was thought to be evidence of a Stone Age ... read more

Invaluable Ancient Syrian Mosaic Discovered

Nov. 2, 2015 — Classical scholars are excavating one of the few sites of ancient Roman Syria in Turkey that are currently accessible as a result of the political situation in the Middle ... read more

3D Models Provide a Credible Stimulus to Current Archaeological Thought, Practice

Oct. 28, 2015 — Archaeological concepts such as the real, virtual, and authentic are becoming increasingly unstable as a consequence of archaeological artefacts and assemblages being digitalised, reiterated, ... read more

Oldest DNA Sequences May Reveal Secrets of Ancient Animal Ancestors

Oct. 28, 2015 — Researchers have discovered early conserved DNA sequences from almost 700 million years ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Archaeologists have discovered a Bronze Age warrior's tomb in southwestern Greece filled with more than 1,400 objects: jewels, weapons and armor, as well as bronze, silver and gold ... read more

Evidence of Ice Age ‘economic Migrants’ in Europe to Be Unearthed

Oct. 15, 2015 — New excavations aim to save flint artefacts from the impact of erosion. After being hidden for nearly 15,000 years, the lives of Ice Age hunter-gatherers who migrated to Europe to benefit from warmer ... read more

Oct. 8, 2015 — The first ancient human genome from Africa to be sequenced has revealed that a wave of migration back into Africa from Western Eurasia around 3,000 years ago was up to twice as significant as ... read more

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