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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

A Cultural Catch: Evolution of Wooden Halibut Hooks Carved by Native People of the Northwest Coast

Feb. 15, 2017 — A scholar has examined the evolution of wooden halibut hooks carved by native people of the Northwest ... read more

Genomes in Flux: New Study Reveals Hidden Dynamics of Bird and Mammal DNA Evolution

Feb. 6, 2017 — Evolution is often thought of as a gradual remodeling of the genome, the genetic blueprints for building an organism. But in some instance it might be more appropriate to call it an overhaul. Over ... read more

Feb. 6, 2017 — A 480-million-year-old slug-like fossil has been uncovered in Morocco, shedding new light on the evolution of molluscs -- a diverse group of invertebrates that includes clams, snails and ... read more

Feb. 3, 2017 — Archaeologists are excavating site in the city center of Leicester, England. They have uncovered the largest Roman mosaic pavement found in Leicester in last 30 years, with a possible shrine at the ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — Ancient DNA analyses show that -- unlike elsewhere in Europe -- farmers from the Near East did not overtake hunter-gatherer populations in the Baltic. This research suggests the Balto-Slavic branch ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — A low level of atmospheric oxygen in Earth's middle ages held back evolution for 2 billion years, raising fresh questions about the origins of life on this planet. New research explains how ... read more

Feb. 1, 2017 — In contrast to Western Europeans, new research finds contemporary East Asians are genetically much closer to the ancient hunter-gatherers that lived in the same region eight thousand years ... read more

World Heritage Sites Getting Hammered by Human Activities

Jan. 30, 2017 — A new study warns that more than 100 natural World Heritage sites are being severely damaged by encroaching human ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Researchers have identified traces of what they believe is the earliest known prehistoric ancestor of humans -- a microscopic, bag-like sea creature, which lived about 540 million years ... read more

Preservation and Protection of Cultural Heritage Objects

Jan. 27, 2017 — Conservation and preservation of historical monuments as well as of single artworks of our cultural heritage are receiving increasing attention. Austrian scientists take a view on the current ... read more

Anthropologists Uncover Art by (Really) Old Masters

Jan. 27, 2017 — 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 ... read more

Ancient Indus Civilization's Adaptation to Climate Change

Jan. 27, 2017 — A new article explores how an ancient culture dealt with variable ... read more

Leprosy Strain Genotyped from Medieval Pilgrim at UK Burial Site

Jan. 26, 2017 — Researchers have investigated the strain of leprosy found in a leprosy hospital cemetery in Winchester, UK. A multidisciplinary team of researchers performed extensive tests on a skeleton excavated ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — New research reveals that the prehistoric Pueblo people of the American Southwest, despite not having a written language or number system, created architectural complexes using advanced geometry -- ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — The distribution of house shrews in the coastal areas from Asia to East Africa suggests a wider trade network in the middle-modern ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Using the largest set of radiocarbon dates ever obtained from a single Maya site, a team of archaeologists have developed a high-precision chronology that sheds new light on patterns leading up to ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A large extinct otter, Siamogale melilutra, has been found in the Miocene Shuitangba site in northeastern Yunnan Province in China. The new prehistoric otter was the size of a modern wolf and is one ... read more

Jan. 18, 2017 — Visiting a museum usually means looking at objects. Taking exhibits from their display cases, holding them, illuminating and examining them from all sides – this is normally strictly forbidden, ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Researchers have discovered a brownish piece of split limestone in a site in Croatia that suggests Neanderthals 130,000 years ago collected the rock that stands out among all other items in the ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years, scientists ... read more

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