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Article ID: 702195

PBS' 'Native America' Documentary Features Research by UIC Anthropologists

University of Illinois at Chicago

Christopher Davis and Anna Roosevelt, both from the University of Illinois at Chicago, returned to the Brazilian research site to discuss their findings while being filmed for the four-part documentary “Native America,” which premieres Oct. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT on PBS.

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15-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 701798

Easter Island inhabitants collected freshwater from the ocean’s edge in order to survive

Binghamton University, State University of New York

Ancient inhabitants of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) maintained a society of thousands by utilizing coastal groundwater discharge as their main source of “freshwater,” according to new research from a team of archaeologists including faculty at Binghamton University, State University at New York.

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8-Oct-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 700685

Concealed Silver Cross Testifies to the Religious Tolerance of the First Muslim Caliphate in the Seventh Century CE

University of Haifa

A brass weight weighing approximately 160 grams discovered during the University’s archeological excavations at Hippos (Sussita) provides groundbreaking evidence of the delicate relations between the Christian residents of the city

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8-Oct-2018 8:55 AM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 701219

Scientists Call for Microbial “Noah’s Ark” to Protect Global Health

Rutgers University-New Brunswick

A Rutgers University–New Brunswick-led team of researchers is calling for the creation of a global microbiota vault to protect the long-term health of humanity. Such a Noah’s Ark of beneficial germs would be gathered from human populations whose microbiomes are uncompromised by antibiotics, processed diets and other ill effects of modern society, which have contributed to a massive loss of microbial diversity and an accompanying rise in health problems. The human microbiome includes the trillions of microscopic organisms that live in and on our bodies, contributing to our health in a myriad of ways.

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4-Oct-2018 2:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701562

3,500-Year-Old Pumpkin Spice? Archaeologists Find Earliest Use of Nutmeg as a Food

University of Washington

A new study describes the earliest-known use of nutmeg as a food ingredient, found at an archaeological site in Indonesia.

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3-Oct-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 701265

Unprecedented Study Confirms Massive Scale of Lowland Maya Civilization

Tulane University

Tulane University researchers, documenting the discovery of dozens of ancient cities in northern Guatemala through the use of jungle-penetrating Lidar (light detection and ranging) technology, have published their results in the prestigious journal Science.

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27-Sep-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700667

Turmoil Behind Primate Power Struggles Often Overlooked by Researchers

Washington University in St. Louis

Anyone who peruses relationship settings on social media knows that our interactions with other humans can be intricate, but a new study in Nature: Scientific Reports suggests that researchers may be overlooking some of these same complexities in the social relations of our closest primate relatives, such as chimpanzees and macaques.

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17-Sep-2018 3:30 PM EDT
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Article ID: 700427

Tulane Archaeologist Leads Team to Major Maya Find

Tulane University

A team of archaeologists has discovered a nearly 1,500-year old carved altar in the jungles of northern Guatemala.

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12-Sep-2018 2:05 PM EDT

Arts and Humanities

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    12-Sep-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 700389

Human Activity In Madagascar Dates Back 6,000 Years Earlier Than Thought, According To Study Led By Stony Brook University Researcher Pat Wright

Stony Brook University

Humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought based on an analysis of bones from what was once the world’s largest bird, according to a study led by Stony Brook University researcher Dr. Pat Wright and published today in the journal Science Advances.

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12-Sep-2018 10:00 AM EDT

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