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Newswise: Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered
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Earliest interbreeding event between ancient human populations discovered

University of Utah

The study documented the earliest known interbreeding event between ancient human populations— a group known as the “super-archaics” in Eurasia interbred with a Neanderthal-Denisovan ancestor about 700,000 years ago. The event was between two populations more distantly related than any other recorded.

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20-Feb-2020 11:50 AM EST
Newswise: Computers scour satellite imagery to unveil Madagascar's mysteries

Computers scour satellite imagery to unveil Madagascar's mysteries

Penn State Institute for Computational and Data Sciences

Scientists may be a step closer to solving some of anthropology’s biggest mysteries thanks to a machine learning algorithm that can scour through remote sensing data, such as satellite imagery, looking for signs of human settlements, according to an international team of researchers.

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20-Feb-2020 9:40 AM EST
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Ancient gut microbiomes shed light on human evolution

Frontiers

The microbiome of our ancestors might have been more important for human evolution than previously thought, according to a new study published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution.

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19-Feb-2020 11:05 AM EST
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Ancient plant foods discovered in Arnhem Land, Australia

University of Queensland

Australia's first plant foods - eaten by early populations 65,000 years ago - have been discovered in Arnhem Land.

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18-Feb-2020 11:25 AM EST
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Discovery at 'flower burial' site could unravel mystery of Neanderthal death rites

University of Cambridge

The first articulated Neanderthal skeleton to come out of the ground for over 20 years has been unearthed at one of the most important sites of mid-20th century archaeology: Shanidar Cave, in the foothills of Iraqi Kurdistan.

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18-Feb-2020 10:55 AM EST
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Newswise: ‘How I Fell for My Field’

‘How I Fell for My Field’

California State University (CSU) Chancellor's Office

As the adage goes, “Choose a job you love, and you'll never work a day in your life." The CSU is lucky to be replete with faculty and staff across its 23 campuses who've found their true calling. And for those who work with them—whether students or colleagues—that dedication to education is infectious. Read on to hear how faculty and staff at nine CSU campuses fell head over heels for their discipline.

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12-Feb-2020 3:15 PM EST
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Newswise: Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, new research shows

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact, new research shows

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Easter Island society did not collapse prior to European contact and its people continued to build its iconic moai statues for much longer than previously believed, according to a team of researchers including faculty at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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6-Feb-2020 10:15 AM EST
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Newswise: 9,900-year-old Mexican female skeleton is morphologically distinct from most of America’s earliest known settlers
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