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Newswise: Golden Ratio Observed In Human Skulls

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Golden Ratio Observed In Human Skulls

Johns Hopkins Medicine

The Golden Ratio, described by Leonardo da Vinci and Luca Pacioli as the Divine Proportion, is an infinite number often found in nature, art and mathematics. It’s a pattern in pinecones, seashells, galaxies and hurricanes.

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3-Oct-2019 8:00 AM EDT
Newswise: 45,000 Years Ago in Sri Lanka: The Oldest Microlith Technology in a Rainforest Setting
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    2-Oct-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 719641

45,000 Years Ago in Sri Lanka: The Oldest Microlith Technology in a Rainforest Setting

PLOS

This technology may be part of the ‘toolkit’ that allowed humans to spread across the globe

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25-Sep-2019 4:35 PM EDT
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    26-Sep-2019 7:00 PM EDT

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Historic British Landscapes Under Severe Threat From Climate Crisis

University of Sheffield

Climate crisis impacts, such as sea-level rise, coastal erosion and flooding pose a serious threat to archaeology and heritage, according to new research

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26-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Archeology Field School Opens Window to the Past

Article ID: 719477

Archeology Field School Opens Window to the Past

Texas State University

In the thorny desert along the Mexican border west of Del Rio, Texas State University students are learning methods of field archaeology and rock art recording and preservation. Dr. Carolyn Boyd, Shumla Endowed Research Professor, and Dr. David Kilby, associate professor, both in the Department of Anthropology, are leading this unusual joint field school.

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23-Sep-2019 4:05 PM EDT

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First glimpse at what ancient Denisovans may have looked like, using DNA methylation data

Cell Press

If you could travel back in time 100,000 years, you'd find yourself living among multiple groups of humans, including anatomically modern humans

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20-Sep-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Descendants of Early Europeans and Africans in U.S. Carry Native American Genetic Legacy

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Descendants of Early Europeans and Africans in U.S. Carry Native American Genetic Legacy

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Profiles of Native American DNA in modern populations show patterns of migration across the U.S.

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20-Sep-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Rare 10 million-year-old fossil unearths new view of human evolution

University of Missouri, Columbia

Near an old mining town in Central Europe, known for its picturesque turquoise-blue quarry water, lay Rudapithecus. For 10 million years, the fossilized ape waited in Rudabánya, Hungary, to add its story to the origins of how humans evolved.

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18-Sep-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718746

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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