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Malaria Mystery: Researchers Find Overwhelming Evidence of Malaria’s Existence 2,000 Years Ago at the Height of the Roman Empire

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An analysis of 2,000-year-old human remains from several regions across the Italian peninsula has confirmed the presence of malaria during the Roman Empire, addressing a longstanding debate about its pervasiveness in this ancient civilization.

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University Of Haifa, Dr. Gil Gambash, Prof. Asaf Yasur Landau, Gargilius Antiques, Bar Kochba Revolt, Roman Prefect

Ancient Inscription Permits for the First Time the Definite Identification of Gargilius Antiques as the Roman Prefect During the Period Before the Bar Kochba Revolt

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“This is only the second time that the name Judea has appeared in any inscription from the Roman periods,” note Prof. Assaf Yasur-Landau and Dr. Gil Gambash of the University of Haifa

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Lucy, Australopithecus afarensis, Ethiopia, The University Of Texas At Austin, Anthropology

Human Ancestor ‘Lucy’ Was a Tree Climber, New Evidence Suggests

Evidence preserved in the internal skeletal structure of the world-famous fossil, Lucy, suggests the ancient human species frequently climbed trees, according to a new analysis by scientists from The Johns Hopkins University and The University of Texas at Austin.

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Bone Scans Suggest Early Hominin "Lucy" Spent Significant Time in Trees

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Australopithecus afarensis arm bones were strong relative to leg bones; walking gait was likely inefficient

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Human Ancestor 'Lucy' Was a Tree Climber, New Evidence Suggests

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Since the discovery of the fossil dubbed Lucy 42 years ago this month, paleontologists have debated whether the 3 million-year-old human ancestor spent all of her time walking on the ground or instead combined walking with frequent tree climbing.

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Black Death ‘Plague Pit’ Discovered at 14th-Century Monastery Hospital

48 skeletons discovered in ‘Plague Pit’ – 27 of them children; Extremely rare discovery suggests community was overwhelmed by the Black Death

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Dakota Access Pipeline, cultural anthropology, American Indian culture, American Indian Education

Looking at Dakota Access pipeline from American Indian perspective

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Modern Hunter-Gatherers Show Value of Exercise

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In a remote area of north-central Tanzania, men leave their huts on foot, armed with bows and poison-tipped arrows, to hunt for their next meal. Dinner could come in the form of a small bird, a towering giraffe or something in between. Meanwhile, women gather tubers, berries and other fruits.

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Antarctica Research, Antarctica, Antarctic, Space, DNA, Bacteria

Georgetown Team Sets Off to Antarctica in Search of Traces of Ancient Life

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A quest to understand if and how life can endure in extreme cold— on Earth and, perhaps one day, on Mars — is sending a team of Georgetown University researchers to Antarctica to search for, and then sequence, ancient bacteria.

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Anthropology, Mammoth, mammoth tusk, Mammoths

Wichita State University Anthropology Team Excavates, Studies New Mammoth Tusk Discovery

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A Wichita State University anthropology professor and his students are learning first-hand what it takes to painstakingly uncover what could be one of the oldest mammoth tusks ever found in Kansas.







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