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2013-01-24 09:52:08

Researchers from Wits University, the University of Johannesburg and international scientists announced on Tuesday, 22 January 2012, the discovery of a two million year old fossil fox at the now renowned archaeological site of Malapa in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site. In an article published in the prestigious journal Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa, the researchers describe the previously unknown species of fox named Vulpes Skinneri - named in honor of the...

12 Unusual Shaman's Stones Discovered Near Boquete, Panama
2013-01-15 11:20:40

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Archaeologists working at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama have discovered a cluster of 12 unusual stones in the back of a small, prehistoric rock-shelter near the town of Boquete. The cache represents the earliest material evidence of shamanistic practice in lower Central America. Ruth Dickau, Leverhulme Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Exeter in England, unearthed the cache of stones in the Casita de Piedra...

Space Archeology: Your Universe Today Podcasts
2013-01-12 07:03:28

John P. Millis, Ph.D. and Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online In this special edition of redOrbit´s Your Universe Today podcast series, we´re making a minor departure from our usual talks about the frontiers of space exploration. Instead, we´ve decided to take a look back at the history of our world — from outer space of course. In celebration of National Geographic´s 125th Anniversary this Sunday (January 13), redOrbit´s Dr. John...

2013-01-12 05:00:22

Grow taller 4 Idiots is the updated guide made by Darwin Smith, who claims to help people increase height naturally and effectively. A full Grow taller 4 Idiots review in the website Health Review Center shows if the guide is worth trying. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 11, 2013 Grow taller 4 Idiots is a brand new program authorized by Darwin Smith. The author promises to help people increase height naturally. Darwin has been working as a physical expert and medical researcher for many years....

2013-01-05 05:00:19

The team of wedding planners at the Exquisite Weddings headquarters are celebrating the growing demand for Turkey weddings by expanding their portfolio of stylish wedding venues set in stunning locations across Turkey. (PRWEB) January 04, 2013 The new additions are designed to offer couples a wider choice of romantic venues to host dream weddings in Turkey. An Exquisite Weddings Turkey spokeswoman said: "We´re extending our selection of marriage venues so we know that we can cater for...

2012-12-22 05:01:28

Couples getting married are increasingly using social networking to great advantage when planning their wedding, report the experts at The Pavilion at Lane End following a new survey. Wedding couples are increasingly engaging with their guests via social media according to Mashable´s Social and Tech wedding survey, carried out in conjunction with TheKnot.com. Lane End, Buckinghamshire (PRWEB) December 21, 2012 Couples getting married are increasingly using social networking to great...

2012-12-14 12:19:49

Insights from Characterizing Extinct Human Gut Microbiomes A University of Oklahoma-led study has demonstrated that ancient DNA can be used to understand ancient human microbiomes.  The microbiomes from ancient people have broad reaching implications for understanding recent changes to human health, such as what good bacteria might have been lost as a result of our current abundant use of antibiotics and aseptic practices. Cecil M. Lewis Jr., professor of anthropology in the OU...


Latest Anthropology Reference Libraries

Primatology
2013-10-02 13:00:50

Primatology is the study of primates that focuses on their behaviors and possible evolution. Those who practice this science, known as primatologists, focus on primates in the wild and in laboratory settings. There are many different sub-divisions of primatology that differ based on methodology and theory, but the two major branches are Western primatology and Japanese primatology. There share basic principles, but differ culturally and in many other regards. Western primatology originated...

Zooarchaeology
2013-09-30 13:29:48

Zooarchaeology is the study of animal remains including shells, bones, hides, scales, DNA, chitin, and hair. Shells and bones are most frequently studied because these do not decay at a fast rate, but most remains do not survive because they break or decompose. In eastern areas of North America, Zooarchaeology developed over three periods. The first, known as the Formative period, occurred in the 1860s and was not a specific area of study at that time. The second period, known as the...

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Word of the Day
bodacious
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'
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