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Newswise: Oldest Evidence of Stone Tool Production Discovered in Ethiopia

Article ID: 713858

Oldest Evidence of Stone Tool Production Discovered in Ethiopia

George Washington University

A new archaeological site discovered by an international team of researchers working in Ethiopia shows the origin of stone tool production dates back more than 2.58 million years. Previously, the oldest evidence for systematic stone tool production and use was 2.58 to 2.55 million years ago.

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3-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
Newswise: Ancestral Puebloan Pottery-Making: It Wasn’t Just Women’s Work

Article ID: 713860

Ancestral Puebloan Pottery-Making: It Wasn’t Just Women’s Work

University of North Florida

New research from Dr. John Kantner, a University of North Florida professor specializing in anthropological archaeology, suggests that pottery making wasn’t a primarily female activity in ancient Puebloan society, as had long been assumed based on historical evidence that women produced pottery for each household.

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3-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Article ID: 713756

Ancient feces reveal parasites in 8,000-year-old village of Çatalhöyük

University of Cambridge

New research published today in the journal Antiquity reveals that ancient faeces from the prehistoric village of Çatalhöyük have provided

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31-May-2019 12:05 PM EDT

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Newswise: Ancient DNA Tells the Story of the First Herders and Farmers in East Africa
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    30-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713579

Ancient DNA Tells the Story of the First Herders and Farmers in East Africa

Saint Louis University

A collaborative study led by archaeologists, geneticists and museum curators is providing answers to previously unsolved questions about life in sub-Saharan Africa thousands of years ago.

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28-May-2019 5:00 PM EDT
Newswise: DNA Study Illustrates the Complex Story of Ancient Herders and Farmers in East Africa and How Food Production Entered Sub-Saharan Africa
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    30-May-2019 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 713621

DNA Study Illustrates the Complex Story of Ancient Herders and Farmers in East Africa and How Food Production Entered Sub-Saharan Africa

Stony Brook University

How food production entered sub-Saharan Africa some 5,000 years ago and the ways in which herding and farming spread through the continent in ancient times has been a topic of archaeological debate. Now an international scientific team is unlocking some of those mysteries.

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29-May-2019 1:35 PM EDT
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

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