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Professor of Anthropology Julia A. King Earns St. Mary’s College President’s Trailblazer Award

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland President Tuajuanda C. Jordan presented the 2019 President’s Trailblazer Award on Thursday, April 18, to Julia A. King, professor of anthropology at St. Mary’s College of Maryland.

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23-Apr-2019 4:30 PM EDT

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Better labor practices could improve archaeological output

Lehigh University

Archaeological excavation has, historically, operated in a very hierarchical structure, according to archaeologist Allison Mickel

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22-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711498

Anthropologists Use Ancient Skeletal Collection to Study Anemia and Frailty

University of La Verne

A team of researchers, including a University of La Verne anthropologist, has developed a new methodology for investigating anemia and other diseases after studying a Portuguese skeletal collection dating back to the 19th and 20th centuries.

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17-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 711436

At last, acknowledging royal women's political power

Santa Fe Institute

Across the globe in a variety of societies, royal women found ways to advance the issues they cared about and advocate for the people important to them as detailed in a recent paper published in the Journal of Archaeological Research.

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16-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711260

Heads in the cloud: Scientists predict internet of thoughts 'within decades'

Frontiers

Imagine a future technology that would provide instant access to the world's knowledge and artificial intelligence, simply by thinking about a specific topic or question. Communications, education, work, and the world as we know it would be transformed.

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12-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 711051

Research uncovers Revolutionary War hero's intersex secret

Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU Bioarchaeologist sworn to secrecy after bone examination reveals Casimir Pulaski might have been a woman

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9-Apr-2019 6:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 710922

Declassified U2 spy plane images reveal bygone Middle Eastern archaeological features

University of Pennsylvania

In the 1950s and early '60s, with the Cold War at its peak, the United States flew U2 spy planes across Europe, the Middle East, and central eastern Asia, taking images of interesting military targets. Though the missions typically connected Point A to Point B, say an air field and an important city

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8-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Article ID: 710712

Food for thought: Why did we ever start farming?

University of Connecticut

The reason that humans shifted away from hunting and gathering, and to agriculture -- a much more labor-intensive process -- has always been a riddle. It is only more confusing because the shift happened independently in about a dozen areas across the globe.

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3-Apr-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 710633

Rise of religion pre-dates Incas at Lake Titicaca

Penn State University

An ancient group of people made ritual offerings to supernatural deities near the Island of the Sun in Lake Titicaca, Bolivia, about 500 years earlier than the Incas, according to an international team of researchers. The team's findings suggest that organized religion emerged much earlier in the region than previously thought.

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2-Apr-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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C-sections are seen as breastfeeding barrier in US, but not in other global communities

Purdue University

The increase in cesarean sections is on the verge of a global epidemic. Though the World Health Organization recommends an optimal C-section rate of 10-15 percent, the United States' C-section rate is more than 30 percent.

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22-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EDT

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