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UCSF scientist Joe Derisi named MaCarthur Fellow
...ch talents as a ragtime pianist, a novelist and an archaeological
illustrator. The award is popularly referred to as the "genius award." "I'm very surprised and extremely honored," says DeRisi, who learned about the award with a single phone call from the MacArthur Foundation last Tuesday, Sept. 21. "I feel like...
Gulf of Maine marine ecosystem may have entered new phase
...d how these changes are accelerating, we looked at archaeological
data for coastal Maine over the past 4,500 years. The long dominance of predators has given way to many species playing 'king of the hill,'" says Steneck. "While there is no fear of these species going extinct," he adds, "entire sections of th...
Ancient brewery discovered on mountaintop in Peru
... including the Inca," Dr. Williams said. "However, archaeological
evidence shows the Wari preferred the spicy chicha made from molle." Project botanists are attempting to recreate the ancient Wari beer brewed from the pepper tree berries using traditional pottery. Video of this process can be seen at www.fieldmuse...
Croatian skeletons reveal changing status of cancer in Europe across the centuries
...n Academy of Sciences and Arts in Zagreb presented archaeological
findings at the 18th Annual meeting of the Europea...o the 19th Century AD and have been collected from archaeological
sites across Croatia. Analysis (including gross morphology, X-rays and CT-scans) revealed 4 cases of...
The first domesticated donkey was born in Africa
...uld contribute new clues that will redirect future archaeological
studies to approach new evidence on the origins of animal domestication. Other participants in the research were: Albano Beja-Pereira, of the University of Porto (Portugal), who was the study director; Phillip R. England, Pierre Taberlet and Gordon ...
Earliest evidence of hereditary genetic disorder discovered by Hebrew University researchers
...nesis imperfecta in the teeth of a fossil found in archaeological
excavations in Ethiopia. The fossil is dated as 1.5 million years old and is from a two-year-old Homo erectus child. Homo erectus was a precursor of modern man. According to Dr.Zilberman, this is the first recorded evidence from such an early prehi...
Stonehenge study tells pagans and historians it's good to talk
...gans sympathetic to preservation are interested in archaeological
views and want to become involved in site maintenance. They also try to explain their perceptions about landscapes as 'living' entities. But archaeologists who take part in pagan conferences tend to provide information rather than seek it, and the re...
Earstones tell fishes' tale of early life in the Colorado River estuary
...ba otoliths that had been collected from an Indian archaeological
site near San Felipe, Baja, Mexico. Otoliths grow in layers, one layer per year of life. Rowell used a dental drill to grind off bits of otolith one layer at a time. She then analyzed each layer for different forms of oxygen, called isotopes, to see ...
Microbes found in Mayan ruins may deteriorate stone from inside out
...his colleagues collected stone samples from a Maya archaeological
site and separated it into surface and interior portions, which were then broken down into tiny particles. They extracted DNA from the samples and identified and compared bacterial communities on the inside and outside surfaces of the stone. Photos...
Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala
DALLAS (SMU) -- An international archaeological
project, sponsored by Southern Methodist Universit...d to Guatemala as a whole." That first step is the archaeological
research of the site that is being conducted by a team of 20 Guatemalan, American and Canadian archa...
New method for determining age of artifacts fills chronological gap for scientists
Irvine, Calif., April 12, 2004 -- A UC Irvine archaeological
scientist has created a new method for determining...ercent of the object's age. Quartz can be found at archaeological
excavation sites worldwide from Africa's Olduvai Gorge to China's Choukoutien and even California's ...
East African artifacts support evolution of symbolic thinking in Middle Stone Age
New finds from an open-air archaeological
site in the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania have intriguing implications for the evolution of modern human behavior, including further indications that symbolic thinking developed in humans earlier than the currently accepted date of about 35,000...
Severn Estuary success in Europe
... working to develop a greater understanding of the archaeological
and nature conservation values of the Severn Estuary coastal zone. George Ashworth, Chairman of the Severn Estuary Partnership said that the new funding will make a big difference to the work of the Partnership. "It means that, as well as getting a...
Bones from French cave show Neanderthals, Cro-Magnon hunted same prey
...th the Dordogne River. The cave has a rich, dated archaeological
sequence that extends from about 65,000 to about 12,000 years ago, spanning the time when Neanderthals flourished and died off and when Cro-Magnon moved into the region. Neanderthals disappeared from southwestern France around 35,000 years ago, alth...
Research: Coral reefs' decline actually began centuries ago
...nt era. The scientists pored over historical and archaeological
records surrounding major reef systems in 14 regio...erences for the Bahamas alone, including papers on archaeological
findings and colonial fishing-catch records. Among her sources: research by UF anthropologists showi...
New desert research and education center established
...rt District with tremendousgeological, biological, archaeological
and cultural resources.Anza-Borrego Desert State Park has bighorn sheep, rare elephanttrees, spectacular spring wildflowers and a 6-million-year fossilrecord. Other district parks contain the coniferous forests of MountPalomar, the oak woodlands of t...
Scientists find evidence for crucial root in the history of plant evolution
...This is the first time STXM has been used to study archaeological
fossils, and it could be applied to other lingering questions of paleontology, Cody says. For example, it could be used to determine whether what some scientists have called extremely ancient micro-fossils on the order of 3.5 billion years old are ...
New age for Mungo Man, new human history
... Bowler. "The new dates reveal a rich tapestry of archaeological
change that is rarely equaled elsewhere in the world and provides an ancient example of humans being forced to adapt to severe drought conditions similar to those that affect much of semi-arid and arid Australia today," he says. The oldest evidence f...
[Mis]understanding village abandonments
...rien also investigated the connection between the archaeological
sites in the area and the Native Americans who cur...t is that the descendents hold the belief that the archaeological
sites are still occupied by their ancestors. This link has important implications for Pueblo people ...
Genetics may help solve mysteries of human evolution
...t spurred human creativity. ''When you look at the archaeological
record before 50,000 years ago, it's remarkably homogeneous,'' he says. ''There are no geographically delineated groups of artifacts.'' Artifacts made by modern humans of that era in Africa closely resemble those found in France, made by Neanderthals...
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