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Ancient brewery discovered on mountaintop in Peru
...o Bal in the early 1980s and conducted preliminary excavations
in 1989. Extensive investigations have been underway for the past five years, and this season revealed the first evidence of a large-scale brewery. "As we continue our excavations, we will learn more about the scale of chicha production and how it fi...
Earliest evidence of hereditary genetic disorder discovered by Hebrew University researchers
...a 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 prehistoric perio...
Archaeologists announce discoveries at the ancient Maya site of Waka' in northern Guatemala
...the first research project to undertake scientific excavations
at Waka'. The Laguna del Tigre National Park is ...d supplement the historical record. The project's excavations
have focused on a number of important areas of the site, looking into the past activities at locatio...
Hebrew University excavations strengthen dating of archaeological findings to David, Solomon
... century B.C.E. has been revealed as the result of excavations
carried out by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem ...n University, Holland, tell of their findings from excavations
at Tel Rehov, located some 5 kilometers south of the town of Beit She'an in the Beit She'an Valley. ...
Prehistoric NW Indians hunted fur seals of sustainable basis
...lections of seal bones previously uncovered during excavations
on Umnak and Kodiak islands in Alaska and at Ozette on Washington's Olympic Peninsula. The Ozette assemblage was by far the largest, consisting of more than 60,000 seal bones recovered from an Indian village buried by mudslides. The bones were recov...
Archaeological journey reveals new information on chimpanzee stone tool technology
...ods on a non-human species for the first time, the excavations
revealed new facets and confirmed others of chimpanzee tool behavior. Chimpanzees at the site known as "Panda 100," for example, collect rocks from various sources across the landscape and bring them to nut-cracking sites. The repeated occupation of...
Chimpanzee stone tool site excavated
...ods on a non-human species, for the first time the excavations
revealed new facets of chimpanzee tool behavior. Especially interesting was the excavation of Panda 100, a large tree where Hedwige and Christophe Boesch have observed for many years chimpanzees cracking nuts with different stones they transported ov...
Origins of 'modern' behavior might be linked to population pressures
...es. Along with the shift in small game use, recent excavations
of Upper Paleolithic sites such as agizli Cave in Turkey (WEBSITE: http://w3.arizona.edu/~hatayup ) and Ksar' Akil in Lebanon revealed an "unprecedented proliferation" of personal ornaments like shell beads and pendants. The upswing in personal orna...
African bone tool discovery has important implications for evolution of human behavior
...duction of art evidence of symbolic thinking. The excavations
at Blombos Cave and other similar sites have also yielded substantial quantities of ochre, a mineral compound that aboriginal peoples frequently use for body decoration. More than 8,000 pieces of ochre were brought to the site and were used almost ce...
Anthropologists find evidence of early humans in southern China cave
... preferred prey. Schepartz noted that none of the excavations
would have been possible without close collaboration and support from the Chinese government, which even built a lab near thecave for the researchers to use. Local families also help with the excavations. She is also grateful for the wide-ranging su...
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... 1973 and again in 1975 and returned to direct new excavations
in 1997 with the assistance of fellow Temple faculty member Dr. Patricia Hansell, one of the studys co-authors. The study was also co-authored by Dolores Piperno, a Temple alumna, and Irene Holst, both of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. ...
Ancient running reptile was bipedal, say Science researchers
...rinting speed to escape predators. In fact, recent excavations
at the quarry have uncovered a fossil of a small p... said Reisz. Reisz and colleagues plan to continue excavations
at the site, which has already yielded a number of other well-preserved fossils. "It's a super site,...
Study provides direct evidence of cannibalism in the Southwest
...h a total population of 70 to 125 people. Previous excavations
of three other sites in the community revealed the same pattern of cannibalism at abandonment. In total, at least 35 adults and children were butchered when the settlement was abandoned. "We believe the entire community was extinguished in a single e...
Evidence For Earliest Maritime-Based Societies In The Americas Reported In Science Magazine
...e U.S. Geological Survey in Menlo Park,CA. The two excavations
help clarify a newly emerging picture of Paleoindiansocieties in which members exploited a wide variety of resources. Although thefirst discoveries of Paleoindian sites suggested that the inhabitants reliedsolely on hunting big game animals, a growin...
Dating A Caveman
...n dwelled at Zhoukoudian, not far from Beijing. In excavations
that began in 1921, archeologists and paleontologists have recovered the remains of at least 40 individuals belonging to a hominid species that used fire and crudely fashioned stone tools but was anatomically distinct from Homo sapiens. Working with...