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Newswise: New Geologic Modeling Method Explains Collapse of Ancient Mountains in American West

New Geologic Modeling Method Explains Collapse of Ancient Mountains in American West

Stony Brook University

By using the latest computer technologies, combined with geologic data, researchers at Stony Brook University have developed a geodynamic model that explains the forces behind the collapse of what were lofty mountains some 30 million years ago in what is now part of the American West.

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19-Nov-2019 2:35 PM EST
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Early DNA lineages shed light on the diverse origins of the contemporary population

University of Helsinki

A new genetic study carried out at the University of Helsinki and the University of Turku demonstrates that, at the end of the Iron Age, Finland was inhabited by separate and differing populations

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15-Nov-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Newswise: Ancient Egyptians Gathered Birds From the Wild for Sacrifice and Mummification
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Ancient Egyptians Gathered Birds From the Wild for Sacrifice and Mummification

PLOS

In ancient Egypt, Sacred Ibises were collected from their natural habitats to be ritually sacrificed, according to a study released November 13, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Sally Wasef of Griffith University, Australia and colleagues.

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6-Nov-2019 4:05 PM EST
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St. Mary's College of Maryland Receives Chesapeake Cultural Studies Grant

St. Mary's College of Maryland

St. Mary’s College of Maryland (SMCM) has been awarded a $24,000 Chesapeake Material Cultural Studies Grant from The Conservation Fund. The grant will advance the College’s work using archaeological artifacts to examine how Native American groups in the Chesapeake’s major river drainages responded to the region’s occupation by European settlers.

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12-Nov-2019 12:10 PM EST
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Scientists Explore Egyptian Mummy Bones With X-Rays and Infrared Light to Gain New Insight on Ancient Life

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Experiments at Berkeley Lab are casting a new light on Egyptian soil and ancient mummified bone samples that could provide a richer understanding of daily life and environmental conditions thousands of years ago. In a two-monthslong research effort that concluded in late August, two researchers from Cairo University in Egypt brought 32 bone samples and two soil samples to study using X-ray and infrared light-based techniques at the Lab's Advanced Light Source.

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7-Nov-2019 7:05 PM EST
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‘Ghost’ footprints from Pleistocene era revealed by radar tech

Cornell University

Invisible footprints hiding since the end of the last ice age – and what lies beneath them – have been discovered by Cornell University researchers using a special type of radar in a novel way.

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11-Nov-2019 2:25 PM EST
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Newswise: Ancient Rome: A 12,000-Year History of Genetic Flux, Migrations and Diversity

Ancient Rome: A 12,000-Year History of Genetic Flux, Migrations and Diversity

University of Vienna

Scholars have been all over Rome for hundreds of years, but it still holds some secrets – for instance, relatively little is known about where the city’s denizens actually came from. Now, an international team led by Researchers from the University of Vienna, Stanford University and Sapienza University of Rome, is filling in the gaps with a genetic history that shows just how much the Eternal City’s populace mirrored its sometimes tumultuous history.

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8-Nov-2019 3:05 AM EST
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GWU Professor Translates Ancient Inscriptions Discovered at the Site of Machaerus

George Washington University

Christopher Rollston examines ancient inscriptions which were excavated in 1968 in Jordan with the assistance of faculty in GW's science department.

Channels: Archaeology and Anthropology, History,

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5-Nov-2019 10:05 AM EST
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Ground penetrating radar reveals why ancient Cambodian capital was moved to Angkor

Flinders University

The largest water management feature in Khmer history was built in the 10th century as part of a short-lived ancient capital in northern Cambodia to store water but the system failed in its first year of operation, possibly leading to the return of the capital to Angkor.

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31-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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