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April 24, 2017

Cracking the Origin of Ancient Decorative Ostrich Eggs

Apr. 12, 2017 — Archaeologists and scientists are using cutting edge technology to crack a conundrum surrounding the ancient trade in ostrich ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new study, looking at the sex-specifically inherited X chromosome of prehistoric human remains, shows that hardly any women took part in the extensive migration from the Pontic-Caspian Steppe ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Linguistic anthropologists are applying the latest technology to an ancient mystery: how and when early humans inhabited the New World. Their new research suggests complex patterns of contact and ... read more

Temple Culture in Ptolemaic Egypt Alive and Kicking

Feb. 14, 2017 — Egyptian temple culture was thought to be declining in the Ptolemaic era, after the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC. Nothing could be further from the truth, says Egyptologist Carina van den ... read more

Digging Deeper: Using New Archaeological Techniques to Uncover More About Our Past

Feb. 10, 2017 — Researchers are using new archaeological techniques and technologies to learn more about an iconic Islamic palace in Southern ... 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. 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

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

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. 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. 17, 2017 — New discoveries at Tel Aviv University's Timna Valley excavation have revealed intact defensive structures and livestock pens that provide insight into the complexity of Iron Age copper ... 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

Jan. 10, 2017 — New insight has been gained 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 ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — When anthropologists of the future find our fossilized teeth, what will they be able to conclude about our lives? One researcher has an ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Early Tibetan Plateau settlers managed to survive at high elevation at least 7,400 years ago, before the development of an agricultural economy between 5,200-3,600 years ... read more

Dec. 29, 2016 — The ancient inhabitants of New Mexico's Chaco Canyon, the zenith of Pueblo culture in the Southwest a thousand years ago, likely had to import corn to feed the multitudes residing there, says a ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — Invasive species have shaped island ecosystems and landscapes in the Gulf of Alaska, but their histories are unknown. Researchers have now investigated the archaeological and genetic history of the ... read more

Dec. 14, 2016 — The arid Atacama Desert, thought to be a barrier to early South American settlers, may have held lakes large enough to sustain small human populations, according to new research. The lakes' ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — An international research team is exploring the remains of an ancient city in central Greece. The results can change the view of an area that traditionally has been considered a backwater of the ... read more

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