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Article ID: 518073

NASA, UNH Scientists Uncover Lost Maya Ruins "“ from Space

University of New Hampshire

NASA and University of New Hampshire scientists are using space- and aircraft-based "remote-sensing" technology to uncover remains of the ancient Maya culture using the chemical signature of the civilization's ancient building materials.

15-Feb-2006 9:15 AM EST

Article ID: 517976

Early California: A Killing Field

University of Utah

Pioneers were astonished by the abundance of birds and other wildlife at San Francisco Bay. Since then, people assumed such faunal wealth represented California's natural condition. That assumption is collapsing due to a study by University of Utah archaeologist Jack Broughton.

12-Feb-2006 2:00 PM EST

Article ID: 517657

Archaeologists Find Evidence of Earliest African Slaves Brought to New World

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Digging in a colonial era graveyard in one of the oldest European cities in Mexico, archaeologists have found what they believe are the oldest remains of slaves brought from Africa to the New World. The remains date between the late-16th century and the mid-17th century.

31-Jan-2006 12:45 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 502721

Mesoamerican Relic Provides New Clues to Mysterious Ancient Writing System

Brigham Young University

A previously unknown ancient mask from southern Mexico contains an inscription that shows the language used there prior to the Maya civilization remains undecipherable, according to a new study by Stephen Houston and Michael Coe.

9-Jan-2004 5:30 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 29471

Origin of Bipedalism Seems Most Closely Tied to Environmental Changes

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

During the past 100 years, scientists have tossed around a great many hypotheses about the evolutionary route to bipedalism, and what inspired our prehuman ancestors to stand up straight and amble off on two feet.

7-May-2002 12:00 AM EDT

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