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Newswise: Cocktails with Cleopatra?

Article ID: 713412

Cocktails with Cleopatra?

Hebrew University of Jerusalem

What kind of beer did the Pharaohs drink? In ancient times, beer was an important ingredient in people's daily diet. Great powers were attributed to beer in the ancient world

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23-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
Newswise: High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize

Article ID: 713244

High-quality jadeite tool discovered in underwater ancient salt works in Belize

Louisiana State University

Anthropologists discovered a tool made out of high-quality translucent jadeite with an intact rosewood handle at a site where the ancient Maya processed salt in Belize.

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21-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Archaeological discovery upends a piece of Barbados history

Article ID: 713025

Archaeological discovery upends a piece of Barbados history

Simon Fraser University

Which came first, the pigs or the pioneers? In Barbados, that has been a historical mystery ever since the first English colonists arrived on the island in 1627 to encounter what they thought was a herd of wild European pigs.

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16-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Captive Chimpanzees Spontaneously Use Tools to Excavate Underground Food
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    15-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 712665

Captive Chimpanzees Spontaneously Use Tools to Excavate Underground Food

PLOS

Chimps’ ability to work out how to excavate underground food with tools may indicate how ancient hominins did likewise

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9-May-2019 3:00 PM EDT
Newswise: Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA

Article ID: 712935

Chewing gums reveal the oldest Scandinavian human DNA

Stockholm University

The first humans who settled in Scandinavia more than 10,000 years ago left their DNA behind in ancient chewing gums

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15-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 712658

Modern Economic Theory Explains Prehistoric Mediterranean Societies

Florida State University

A Florida State University professor’s research suggests a theory by famed economist Thomas Piketty on present-day wealth inequality actually explains a lot about how smaller-scale societies in the prehistoric Mediterranean developed.

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9-May-2019 2:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Research reveals surprisingly powerful bite of tiny early tetrapod

Article ID: 712646

Research reveals surprisingly powerful bite of tiny early tetrapod

University of Lincoln

Micro-CT scanning of a tiny snake-like fossil discovered in Scotland has shed new light on the elusive creature,

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9-May-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 711986

Mysterious volcanic ash layer from 29,000 years ago traced to volcano in Naples

University of Oxford

Researchers from the University of Oxford have traced the origin of a pre-historic eruption that blanketed the Mediterranean region in ash 29,000 years ago

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26-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Professor of Anthropology Julia A. King Earns St. Mary’s College President’s Trailblazer Award

Article ID: 711808

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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Newswise: Better labor practices could improve archaeological output

Article ID: 711721

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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