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Researchers find earliest evidence of milk consumption

University of York

Researchers have found the earliest direct evidence of milk consumption anywhere in the world in the teeth of prehistoric British farmers.

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10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Unearthing the art of fossils

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Unearthing the art of fossils

West Virginia University - Eberly College of Arts and Sciences

A rocky start in college hasn’t stopped alumnus Zachary Heck (BS Geology, ’16) from pursuing his prehistoric passions. Having a year off due to academic suspension helped him get back on track, giving him time to a begin career in paleontology before he even graduated.

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10-Sep-2019 8:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Ancient DNA study tracks formation of populations across Central Asia

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Ancient DNA study tracks formation of populations across Central Asia

Washington University in St. Louis

For some, it is written in artifacts. For others, truth can be found in cool, hard genetic code. Both kinds of data factor into an ambitious new study that reports genome-wide DNA information from 523 ancient humans collected at archaeological sites across the Near East and Central and South Asia. Washington University in St.

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6-Sep-2019 7:05 AM EDT
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Largest-Ever Ancient-DNA Study Illuminates Millennia of South and Central Asian Prehistory

Harvard Medical School

Researchers analyzed the genomes of 524 never before-studied ancient people, including the first genome of an individual from the ancient Indus Valley Civilization Insights answer longstanding questions about the origins of farming and the source of Indo-European languages in South and Central Asia Study increases the worldwide total of published ancient genomes by some 25 percent

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3-Sep-2019 4:55 PM EDT
Newswise: Time to retire the 'pristine myth' of climate change

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Time to retire the 'pristine myth' of climate change

Washington University in St. Louis

A new, global synthesis of regional archaeological knowledge on land-use changes over the past 10,000 years reveals that humans have reshaped landscapes, ecosystems and potentially climate over millennia in a manner that challenges conventional ideas that man’s impact has been "mostly recent."

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29-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Crowdsourced archaeology shows how humans have influenced Earth for thousands of years
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Crowdsourced archaeology shows how humans have influenced Earth for thousands of years

University of Washington

A new map synthesized from more than 250 archaeologists worldwide, including from the University of Washington, argues that the human imprint on our planet's soil goes back much earlier than the nuclear age.

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27-Aug-2019 2:00 PM EDT
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First Human Ancestors Breastfed for Longer Than Contemporary Relatives

University of Bristol

By analysing the fossilised teeth of some of our most ancient ancestors, a team of scientists led by the universities of Bristol (UK) and Lyon (France) have discovered that the first humans significantly breastfed their infants for longer periods than their contemporary relatives.

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29-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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The Beginnings of Trade in Northwestern Europe During the Bronze Age

University of Göttingen

People in England were using balance weights and scales to measure the value of materials as early as the late second and early first millennia BC.

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26-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT

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