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Anthropologists find evidence of early humans in southern China cave
...tlers that were still attached to skulls. In later archaeological
sites, antler and tusk are fashioned into tools or used to produce tools. Many other specialists contribute to the Dadong studies. Sarah Stoutamire, an undergraduate student in anthropology at UC, spent her second field season at Dadong in 2000. She...
The college of veterinary medicine and the institute of nautical archaeology team up at Texas A&M University
...(CT) scans can be useful tools in both medical and archaeological
applications. The College of Veterinary Medicine and the Institute of Nautical Archaeology at Texas A&M University used a CT scan at the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital to interpret historical artifacts from the Denbigh, a British merchant ship ...
Vanderbilt archaeological team unearths buried Maya royal palace
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team unearths buried Maya royal palace A team of archaeologists from the United States and Guate...
Study provides direct evidence of cannibalism in the Southwest
...ersity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. "Previous archaeological
and osteological (bone) studies have strongly indi...r to flee in panic. Soil Systems, Inc., a private archaeological
consulting company for which Billman worked before moving to UNC-Chapel Hill, conducted the excavati...
Grasslands, deserts, mountains and fire
...f Indian burning are rare and that the substantial archaeological
and ethnographic data available in the Southwest reveal little indication of large-scale fires being deliberately set....
Gabon ends logging in key wildlife area
...ome found nowhere else on Earth. It also contains archaeological
remains without parallel in all of Central Africa, including stone tools dating back 350,000 years and an astonishing collection of over 2,000 rock engravings. Until recently, logging had been permitted within the reserve through a legal loophole th...
Ancient mediterranean port city may have been holy land way station
...re and increased coastal marauding by pirates. The archaeological
evidence shows that one of the last projects at Aperlae was to convert the Christian cathedral into a fortress late in the sixth century, he said. "It became too dangerous to live there, so the people probably fled by boat along the coast or north by...
Intriguing archaeological sites, isolated lake targets of Kuril Expedition
sites that may go back 15,000 years and a mountain...this is the first Kuril expedition to have a major archaeological
component, following successful seasons studying the flora and fauna of the islands. All the expedi...
Rockets or rainforest
...omes, swamps drained, forests cut down and ancient archaeological
remains trashed. In the US, Beal Aerospace is t... rocket launch site will very probably destroy the archaeological
record here before it has been fully explored," says Terry Roopnaraine, a Guyanese anthropologist at...
New fossils may be first human ancestors out of Africa, say Science authors
... The fossils were retrieved during the course of archaeological
investigations of a medieval castle at Dmanisi. Meticulous geological investigation confirms that the human fossils, accompanying animal bones, and tools come from sediment-filled, irregularly-shaped "burrows," scooped out of the ancient strata by th...
Past climate change effects on mammals may mirror global warming impact
...understood, but it is very difficult to find human archaeological
sites in the Great Basin for the middle Holocene," he said. "There are human sites dating back to around 11,000 years ago. It appears that when it got hot and dry the human population dropped dramatically and didn't come back until the late Holocene...
Brain releases marijuana-like substance in response to pain, study finds
... extractwas used as a surgical anesthetic, and archaeological
finds in Israel have revealed its use against the painof childbirth. Cannabis is still used to treat pain, despite its illegal status in mostparts of the world. A report early this year by the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medici...
Amid Albanian Turmoil, Archaeologists Unearth Secrets Of The Stone Age
...ves." Davis views the mission to explore Albania's archaeological
history as urgent and opted to launch the field pr...a Regional Archaeological Project (MRAP), using an archaeological
technique called field surface survey. This approach records and collects artifacts found as team m...
Symposium Explores Neandertal Question, Mystery Of Human Origins
...l body structure and theirbehavioral implications; archaeological
evidence for the lifestyles andecology of Neandertals; and the implications of ancient DNA, which recentlyhas been extracted from Neandertal fossils. The full symposium program is as follows: "Through a Glass, Darkly: Historical and Current Assessmen...
Earlier Human Speech?
...sed on the unambiguous appearance ofsymbols in the archaeological
record. Some researchers infer the presence oflanguage abilities from such symbols as body ornamentation and deliberate burialpractices, as well as evidence of such collective action as hunting or thedesign of habitation sites. The Duke find...
Excavations In Prehistoric Chinese Cave Uncover Unusual Collections Of Large Mammals
...ndon on April8. Schepartz will argue that there is archaeological
evidencethat complex language and behaviors evolved well before theappearance of modern humans and much earlier in the Homo line. The 1998 research in southern China is supported by theNational Science Foundation. Previous expeditions to Dadong t...
Bark Beetle Infestation Spurs Multifaceted Study
...burning can take place, afull investigation of the archaeological
sites and the environment is underway.Archaeologis...s. "The archaeologists don't want to disturb the archaeological
sitesor destroy the tree stumps which can give them information about dates,"says Taylor. "I'm looki...
Cornell Researchers Precisely Date Wood From Ancient Tomb In Turkey
...identified the exact year that logs were cut at an archaeological
site in Turkey, a finding that has major implicati... Midas of the Phrygians and located at the Gordion archaeological
site, were cut in 718 B.C. "That is not plus-or-minus anything; it is a date 'to the year,'" said Co...
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