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Article ID: 703679

Anglo-Bulgarian expedition finds evidence of the world’s ‘Oldest Intact Shipwreck’

University of Southampton

Following three years of highly-advanced technological mapping of the Black Sea floor, an international team scientists led by experts from the University of Southampton have confirmed that a shipwreck lying intact has been officially radiocarbon dates back to 400BC.

8-Nov-2018 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 703414

Ancient DNA Analysis Yields Unexpected Insights About Peoples of Central, South America

Harvard Medical School

The first high-quality ancient DNA data from Central and South America reveals two previously unknown genetic exchanges between North and South America, one representing a continent-wide population turnover Findings link the oldestCentral and South American samples with the Clovis culture, the first widespread archaeological culture of North America; however, this lineage disappeared within the last 9,000 years Analyses show shared ancestry between ancient Californians from the Channel Islands and groups that became widespread in the southern Peruvian Andes by at least 4,200 years ago

5-Nov-2018 4:00 PM EST

Article ID: 703600

Student to present research at 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

Wheeling, West Virginia, native and WVU anthropology and women's and gender studies student London Orzolek will present her research on first-generation college students at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association on Thursday, Nov. 15 in San Jose, California.

8-Nov-2018 8:05 AM EST


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Article ID: 703177

Anthropologists Publish on Tiniest Ever Fossil Ape Species Described

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook University Anthropology Professor James Rossie and the late Andrew Hill, an anthropology professor at Yale University, were just starting their 2004 field season in the Tugen Hills, Kenya when Rossie plucked a tooth out of the sediment. Now, a study authored by the pair shows that this belongs to a new species of ape — the smallest ever yet described, weighing just under 3.5 kilograms — from 12.5 million year old sites in the Tugen Hills, giving important clues about the unexplained decline in diversity of apes during the Miocene epoch. The paper, entitled “A new species of Simiolus from the middle Miocene of the Tugen Hills, Kenya,” is scheduled to published in the December issue of The Journal of Human Evolution.

31-Oct-2018 3:45 PM EDT

Article ID: 703234

Tulane archaeologist coauthors first details on remains of 450-year-old Spanish fort

Tulane University

Chris Rodning, the Paul and Debra Gibbons Professor in the Tulane University School of Liberal Arts’ Department of Anthropology, has co-authored a major paper on the archaeology of a Spanish colonial fort built in 1566 at the Berry site, a large Native American town in present-day North Carolina.

1-Nov-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 703239

A Clean Water Solution for the Developing World (Podcast)

Oregon State University, College of Engineering

How do you ensure a product designed for the developing world is useful for the people it’s intended to help? A team of researchers, led by Nordica MacCarty, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, is combining engineering with anthropology in field tests of a water purification system.

1-Nov-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 702578

Researchers Discover Earliest Recorded Lead Exposure in 250,000 Year-Old Neanderthal Teeth

Mount Sinai Health System

Using evidence found in teeth from two Neanderthals from southeastern France, researchers from the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai report the earliest evidence of lead exposure in an extinct human-like species from 250,000 years ago.

23-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 703026

What Happened in the Past When the Climate Changed?

University of California San Diego

New computer model shows for the first time how the changing climate in Asia, from 5,000 to 1,000 years ago, transformed people’s ability to produce food in particular places. Simulating the probability of crop failures enables the co-authors to get at the causes of some dramatic cultural changes.

30-Oct-2018 10:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 703103

Time travel with bat guano

Washington University in St. Louis

A favorite Halloween symbol leaves behind clues to what a tropical landscape looked like thousands of years ago. With support from the Living Earth Collaborative, postdoctoral scholar Rachel Reid of Washington University in St. Louis digs in.

30-Oct-2018 4:10 PM EDT

Article ID: 702839

Study reconstructs Neandertal ribcage, offers new clues to ancient human anatomy

University of Washington

An international team of scientists has completed the first 3D virtual reconstruction of the ribcage of the most complete Neandertal skeleton unearthed to date. Using CT scans of fossils from an approximately 60,000-year-old male skeleton, researchers were able to create a 3D model of the chest — one that is different from the longstanding image of the barrel-chested, hunched-over “caveman.”

30-Oct-2018 1:00 PM EDT

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