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Article ID: 709629

Prehistoric Britons rack up food miles for feasts near Stonehenge, study shows

University of Sheffield

Archaeologists have unearthed evidence of the earliest large-scale celebrations in Britain – with people and animals travelling hundreds of miles for prehistoric feasting rituals.

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14-Mar-2019 10:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 709529

Fossil Teeth from Kenya Solve Ancient Monkey Mystery

University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)

The teeth of a new fossil monkey, unearthed in the badlands of northwest Kenya, help fill a 6-million-year void in Old World monkey evolution, according to a study by U.S. and Kenyan scientists published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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12-Mar-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709502

Ancient records prompt rethink of animal evolution timeline

University of Edinburgh

Scientists are rethinking a major milestone in animal evolution, after gaining fresh insights into how life on Earth diversified millions of years ago.

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12-Mar-2019 12:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 709232

Short Birth Intervals Associated with Higher Offspring Mortality in Primates New Study Finds

New York University

Shorter intervals between primate births are associated with higher mortality rates in offspring, finds a new study of macaque monkeys. The results are consistent with previous research on human birth intervals, suggesting that this is a pattern of evolutionary origin.

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6-Mar-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 709227

Tulane Professor’s Work at “Unthinkable Sacrifice” Site Published in Major Journal

Tulane University

A Tulane University professor’s research into the world’s largest mass sacrifice of children and llamas in northern Peru is being published in one of the world’s top scientific journals.

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6-Mar-2019 3:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 708830

Hundreds of Children and Llamas Were Sacrificed in a Single Ritual Event in 15th Century Peru

PLOS

The largest sacrifice of its kind known from the Americas was associated with heavy rainfall and flooding

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27-Feb-2019 3:50 PM EST
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Article ID: 708875

WSU researcher discovers oldest tattoo tool in western North America

Washington State University

PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State University archaeologists have discovered the oldest tattooing artifact in western North America.

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28-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST

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Article ID: 708860

New Findings Shed Light on Origin of Upright Walking in Human Ancestors

Case Western Reserve University

The oldest distinguishing feature between humans and our ape cousins is our ability to walk on two legs – a trait known as bipedalism. Among mammals, only humans and our ancestors perform this atypical balancing act. New research led by a Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine professor of anatomy provides evidence for greater reliance on terrestrial bipedalism by a human ancestor than previously suggested in the ancient fossil record.

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28-Feb-2019 10:10 AM EST
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Article ID: 708472

3500 Years of Shellfish Farming by Indigenous Peoples on the Northwest Coast of North America

PLOS

The Indigenous Peoples of British Columbia have been harvesting shellfish from specially-constructed clam gardens for at least 3500 years, according to a study released February 27, 2019 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE

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21-Feb-2019 1:05 PM EST

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